JOHN WETTON to Skip Upcoming ASIA Tour Dates

Asia's John Wetton

Singer John Wetton of Asia will skip the forthcoming US tour where the band plays along with Journey. Wetton will also sit out the upcoming Cruise To The Edge progressive rock cruise. He will temporarily be replaced by Billy Sherwood.

Commented John Wetton via the official Asia website:

“I am disappointed to announce that, on the advice of my medical team, I have to withdraw from Cruise to the Edge, and from the first leg of the Journey tour, March 15 – April 4. I will soon be starting a new medical chemotherapy procedure, under which I will not be able to fly.

“I am grateful to the promoters of the cruise.  I wish them pleasant sailing and I know my friends on the cruise, both artists and fans, will have a ball on the ocean wave,  I will be with you all in spirit.

“My good friend Billy Sherwood will fill in for me within Asia, keeping my seat warm during the initial 12 Journey dates.  While I am naturally disappointed to miss the beginning of what I know will be an historic ASIA tour, I am intending to return to the stage with Asia later in 2017, dates soon to be announced. I know this decision will be in the best interests of my health and our fans, in the long run.”

Asia tour dates:

15th March 2017 Yakima, WA Yakima Valley SunDome United States

16th March 2017 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena United States

18th March 2017 Eugene, OR Matthew Knight Arena United States

20th March 2017 Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena United States

21st March 2017 Bozeman, MT Brick Breeden Fieldhouse United States

24th March 2017 Fargo, ND Fargodome United States

27th March 2017 Green Bay, WI Resch Center United States

28th March 2017 Madison, WI Alliant Energy Center United States

31st March 2017 Fort Wayne, IN Allen County War Memorial Coliseum United States

1st April 2017 Evansville, IN Ford Center United States

3rd April 2017 Moline, IL iWireless Center United States

4th April 2017 Dayton, OH Nutter Center United States

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