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ASIA Featuring John Payne 2012

ASIA Featuring John Payne is: John Payne (lead vocals, bass), Jeff Kollman (guitar), Erik Norlander (keyboards), Moni Scaria (guitar), Jay Schellen (drums).Welcome to the official website for ASIA Featuring John Payne! Here you’ll find officially confirmed gig listings, news and information about our band. Fans can interact on our official Facebook or Youtube pages or join our mailing list (see the right side of the page).

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See John Payne and Jay Schellen LIVE in Las Vegas with RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT

John Payne and Jay Schellen perform nightly with Raiding the Rock Vault – the REAL DEAL Superstar rock show in Las Vegas. Here’s the link to tickets: Tickets

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RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT” PERFORMS NIGHTLY

(dark on Fridays/schedule may vary)
AT 9PM IN THE LVH THEATER

TICKETS TO LAS VEGAS’ NEW ROCK CONCERT EXPERIENCE GO ON SALE SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9

“…we can honestly tell you that we hadn’t had fun like that…before.”

AOL, 12/12/12

The history of rock ‘n’ roll will come to life like never before when “RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT,”one-of-a-kindrock concert experience boasting the ultimate set list, kicks off a year-long runSaturday, March 9th at the LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. Tickets for “RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT” go on sale Saturday, February 9th at 10am.

RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT” performs nightly (dark on Fridays and schedule subject to change) at 9pm in the LVH Theater,the same stage where Elvis Presley performed 858 consecutive sold-out shows, breaking all Vegas attendance records.

Narrated, sung and acted along with compelling imagery including historical footage, the show transports the audience back to a magical musical journey from 1948 to 1989, traversing the genre’s history chronologically through the ‘40s, ‘50s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. “RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT” features classic anthems from The Rolling StonesThe WhoThe DoorsLed Zeppelin,Jimi HendrixThe EaglesQueen,Van Halen,AC/DC,JourneyFreeBryan Adams, Supertramp, Toto, Deep Purple, and more, truly boasting “The Greatest Set List Ever.

These timeless gems are translated on stage live and loud by an all-star band comprised ofHoward Leese [Guitar] (Heart, Bad Company), Tracii Guns [Guitar] (LA Guns, Guns n’ Roses),Robin McAuley [Lead Vocals] (MSG, Survivor), John Payne [Lead Vocals and Bass] (Asia), Paul Shortino [Lead Vocals] (Rough Cutt, Quite Riot), Jay Schellen [Drums] (Badfinger, Asia), Andrew Freeman [Lead Vocals and Guitars] (Lynch Mob, The Offspring), and Michael T. Ross [Keyboards] (Lita Ford, Hardline). In addition, rotating special guests will be confirmed, kicking off with Bobby Kimball [Lead Vocals] (Toto), followed by Joe Lynn Turner [Lead Vocals] (Rainbow, Deep Purple) joining the show at the end of March.

RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT” follows a compelling theatrical narrative told via narration by acclaimed actor Richard Malmos in front of the giant ROCK VAULT onstage. The music, performance, and visuals come together to tell this unforgettable tale.

Written by esteemed Grammy Award-winning record producerDavid Kershenbaum (Joe Jackson, Tracy Chapman, Supertramp)and musician, producer and vocalist John Payne (Asia), “RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT”was born to give audiences an illuminating look at the history of rock and for those who lived it, an exciting trip down memory lane. It’s a rock-u-mentary you do not want to miss.

“The LVH is thrilled to host what promises to become a must-see show for Las Vegas visitors and locals alike,” said LVH Vice President of Entertainment, Rick White. “Classic rock music…real rock stars…the legendary LVH Theater…the story of the greatest musical genre of all time…it doesn’t get any better than that,” added White.

The VAULTwill open and you may never view rock ‘n’ roll the same way.

Ticket prices for “RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT” range from $49 to a special Rock Star Package for$100 (which includes tickets in first five rows, t-shirt, signed concert program, signed album, meet and greet and VIP pass) plus fees. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the LVH box office or by logging onto thelvh.comvegas.com, or ticketmaster.com. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 702-732-5755 or 1-800-222-5361.

About LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino: LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, a world-class destination, offers a unique blend of amenities and excitement with all your favorite table games, hottest slots on the market, incredible restaurants, endless entertainment, more than 200,000 square feet of meeting space and the world’s largest race and sports SuperBook®.  LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino provides a range of culinary adventures including exhibition-style Japanese cuisine at the world-famous Benihana, fine steaks at TJ’s Steakhouse, Pan-Asian dining at 888 Noodle Bar, authentic Japanese sushi at Teru Sushi, a traditional buffet that features tastes from around the world, and more. LVH boasts a strong entertainment schedule led by world-class headliners in the LVH Theater, as well as a variety of on-going production shows in the Shimmer Cabaret. Its proximity to the Las Vegas Convention Center and its designation as a Monorail station (connecting it to the Las Vegas Strip) makes it the ideal hotel for conventions and visitors alike.  For more information or to book accommodations, call toll free at (800) 732-7117 or log on to www.thelvh.com or connect with us on our social pageswww.thelvh.com/Hotel/stayconnected.

ASIA Featuring John Payne Announces First Single and Video from Forthcoming Album

“Seasons Will Change” is the new release from the noted prog rock outfit

Los Angeles, California – AOR/Prog rockers ASIA Featuring John Payne are set to make the music industry stand up and listen with their first single release “Seasons Will Change” now available as a digital single on iTunes and other mainstream online media outlets. Co-written by John Payne and Erik Norlander, “Seasons Will Change” is the first track unveiled from the band’s forthcoming album “Americana”, scheduled for release by Sony Music Japan in 2013. To promote the single, ASIA Featuring John Payne has released a promotional video for “Seasons Will Change”:

Seasons Will Change Single Cover ArtJohn Payne explains: “’Seasons Will Change’ showcases elements of both vintage and modern rock music with notable characteristics of both the progressive and AOR genres, a tightrope that this band expertly walks with confidence and swagger. In an endless sea of bubblegum, disposable, three minute, computer driven music, we take our lead from the masters of the 1970s. In that time, bands released extended length singles separate from an album release. Epic songs like ‘Hotel California,’ ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and ‘Stairway to Heaven’ still live with us today due to this strategy. It’s time to lead and not follow. We’ve all waited long enough for a return to this classic approach.”

Progressive rock aficionados will enjoy the layers of genuine analog synthesizers deployed by keyboard wizard Erik Norlander. Veteran ASIA drummer Jay Schellen’s dynamic drumming delivers confident power and subtlety. The dual guitar harmonies of six-string virtuosos Jeff Kollman and Moni Scaria will delight classic rock fans. Long time fans will recognize John Payne’s powerful vocals and evocative lyrics.

ASIA Featuring John Payne has been touring North America since 2008 and playing to enthusiastic fans across the USA and from Canada down to Mexico. A high-powered spinoff of the original ASIA group formed in 1981, ASIA Featuring John Payne consists of John Payne (lead vocals, bass), Jay Schellen (drums), Erik Norlander (keyboards), Moni Scaria (guitar) and Jeff Kollman (guitar). While Payne, Schellen and Norlander have been working together since the band’s inception, the current lineup with guitarists Scaria and Kollman was finalized just this year in 2012.

John Payne became the frontman of the supergroup ASIA in 1992 at the invitation of keyboardist Geoff Downes, replacing vocalist/bassist John Wetton. With John Payne fronting the band, ASIA released 8 stunning studio albums, several live albums, a live DVD, and toured the world extensively for 14 years.

In 2006, Geoff Downes left the band to reform the 1982 line up for their 25th anniversary. On the 9th of May 2006, John Payne, Geoff Downes, John Wetton, Carl Palmer and Steve Howe contractually agreed that John Payne would continue his 14 year legacy with ASIA as “ASIA Featuring John Payne.”