Thursday 20 December 2012

Town Hall

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  • If you require a wheelchair position (subject to availability) please call the Box Office on 0121 780 4949.

UPDATE We have just been informed by the promoter of the concert that the ASIA 30th Anniversary UK tour is cancelled owing to Carl Palmer contracting an E. coli virus. Unfortunately it is not possible to reschedule the tour and ticket holders will therefore be given a full refund. We will be contacting ticket holders with further details.


Dear Asia fans ,

By the time many of you read this you will have heard that I have had to cancel the Asia 30th Anniversary tour of the UK this week. I was given less than a 10% chance of playing the tour. On Thursday afternoon I had lost my battle and under strict instructions from my Doctors I was told I had to cancel . By this time I could hardly stand up to the infection. E-coli had completely taken over.

I have always been proud of the fact that I have never cancelled a tour in my professional career, in 47 years as a musician. It had always been a personal goal of mine to maintain this feat, now sadly lost.

I would like to say to the people of Holmfirth and my home City of Birmingham, and to all the other places we were about to play, please accept my deepest apologies.

I would like to thank all of the people involved, including the Promoters and all of the Management involved in helping me through this terrible experience I am going through with E-coli. The messages and support from band mates have been so warm.

Most of all many thanks to Asia fans for being so understanding.

Carl Palmer


Thirty years after their eponymous debut album, ASIA, ascended to the top of the Billboard Top 100 chart, the legendary British classic rock band returns with a new studio album and a world tour.

ASIA’s debut album exploded onto the music scene in April 1982, with several Top 10 singles and was the world’s best selling album of that year. Featuring Geoff Downes (keyboards), Steve Howe (guitar), Carl Palmer (drums) and John Wetton (bass, lead vocals), ASIA was the logical successor to their collective bands of the 70s including Yes, ELP, King Crimson, UK, and The Buggles.


Town Hall

  • Town Hall, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B3 3DQ, West Midlands, United Kingdom
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