Asia: So what's happened with Steve Howe?


Guitarist Steve Howe has left ASIA in order to concentrate fully on other projects.

Howe, who co-founded in 1981 with John Wetton, Geoff Downes and Carl Palmer, 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."

YES will perform three of its classic albums in their entirety, all in one concert, on a special tour in 2013: 1971's "The Yes Album", 1972's "Close To The Edge" and 1977's "Going For The One".

ASIA was forced to cancel its 30th-anniversary U.K. tour last month due to drummer Carl Palmer coming down with a severe case of E. coli.

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