The Details: Asia is in my opinion one of the first Rock supergroups or at least one of the first that I came to know about and was originally made up of four incredible Progressive Rock musicians such as Steve Howe, Carl Palmer, John Wetton and Geoff Downes for formed in 1981. The bands that these luminaries hailed from were Yes; Emerson, Lake & Palmer; King Crimson and The Buggles. Each an outstanding player in their own right and while one would have expected a level of Progressive Rock that broke all boundaries, the band instead gave us a solid Hard Rock and commercially viable album that first was given some public awareness based on the single “Heat Of The Moment”. A song that has remained a favorite of mine since I first heard it. I only followed the first few years of the band and they had numerous lineup changes until their 2006 reunion and I must admit that I have never ever seen them in concert before. With that all said it that makes me excited to announce that thanks to the fine folks in the venue Marketing team, that PiercingMetal will be letting some of their most ardent supporters into this show for free. Read on to learn how to get in on this one.
When and Where: Saturday, Sept. 20th at B.B. King Blues Club (237 West 42nd St. NYC)
To Participate: I will stick to format here and say give me three reasons that you wish to be at this show or three reasons why this band is so important to you (you may mix them up if you like but do number them sequentially so it is clear you gave me what I asked for. Feel free to toss in a 4th reason if you are feeling creative and want to get it out of your system. I will be replying to those who have won a ticket with a notation of my own. Please be sure to enter your full name and a working email address in the comment form (but not the comment itself) so we have you ready for the guest list. Please only enter once and know that no “Guest” or Anonymous” submissions will be eligible to win. Bring it on.
Restrictions: All PiercingMetal contests are open to our Facebook Page likers, Twitter Followers and Instagram Followers along with those who are regular supporters of this effort. However those who have won any of our past three months worth of contests will still be able to submit, but will be looked at after anyone new. My goal is to let everyone have a chance on enjoying a free show on the provider and us.
Official Website: http://www.originalasia.com/
Here are a few killer albums by the band that you should look into adding to your music library.