Steve Howe Quits Asia
Steve Howe has left Asia, the band have confirmed.
The guitarist has decided to concentrate fully on other projects, departing the band he co-founded in 1981 with John Wetton, Geoff Downes and Carl Palmer.
Howe says in a statement: “Myself and the band wish to thank their fans for the enthusiasm shown during the original members’ reunion. I will continue with Yes, and with my trio and solo guitar work. I wish my friends continued success.”
The band will announce their future plans in due course.
The original lineup reunited in 2006. Last month they were forced to cancel a UK tour after drummer Palmer suffered a severe attack of E.coli.
Yes recently announced they’d perform three classic albums in full during their upcoming US tour, The Yes Album, Close To The Edge and Going For The One.