An Extraordinary Life; Benzel-Busch Concert Series

The members of the group ASIA and their fans will pay tribute in a special concert event to the late singer/songwriter who spearheaded the legendary British band - John Wetton. The event, An Extraordinary Life, will be an interactive celebration whereby fans can contribute to the remembrances of the acclaimed musician.

Wetton, who was the lead vocalist, bassist and cowriter with popular group, lost his brave struggle against cancer on January 31, 2017, just as the band was about to embark on four month tour as special guests of Journey.

AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE, a reference to one of the band’s most popular songs, will pay tribute to Wetton with special guest Billy Sherwood of YES, filling in as bassist and vocalist. Also appearing will be current ASIA members: Carl Palmer, Geoff Downes, and Sam Coulson. The group will do a full set of ASIA music, as well as some of the best loved songs from the members’ previous super-group bands such as King Crimson, YES, The Buggles, and Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

In addition to the ASIA performance, the evening will be highlighted with rare video clips of John and the band, historical footage and fan remembrances of John and his music. ASIA fans will be encouraged to send in written or video accounts of their love of the music and the man behind much of it. Still photos of fans with John are also welcomed and will be projected onto the screen. For more information on how to submit media, click here.

Starting at 7:30pm there will be a picture and video montage that will be running prior to the show. There will be an Q&A session with the audience, members of ASIA’s management and band members, along with never-before interview footage of Wetton shot during the making of the band’s documentary film, ASIA-30 YEARS ON.

The evening will be hosted by Q104.3 DJ Ken Dashow.

Event Times

  • June 17, 2017 8:00 PM Add