The trio is hitting the road in May for a small American / Canadian tour who and then a quick trip to Japan!
“When ASIA hit in 1982 I went out and got the back catalog of every member of the band,” Matman said humming ‘Heat of the Moment’! Since I was a big fan of John Wetton the band I really fell for was UK. It was ASIA before there was ASIA.”
The band formed in 1977 around Wetton and drummer Bill Bruford who both were together in King Crimson. Both brought in one musician (Wetton brought in Eddie Jobson and Bruford took guitarist Allan Holdsworth). Following one album and tour, Holdsworth and Bruford split. Wetton and Jobson returned in 1978 with drummer Bozzio and the now classic album ‘Danger Money’!
After a tour and live album ‘Night After Night’ the trio disbanded. Wetton went onto ASIA, Jobson to Jethro Tull and Bozzio went onto to form the incredibly underrated Missing Persons.
Now the Press Release…
“Now, 33 years after their farewell concert, the three legendary players of the original trio - Jobson, Wetton, & Bozzio - have reunited to reenact that final tour one last time.
The music of UK has influenced progressive bands from Yes to Rush; guitar heroes from Malmsteen to Vai; and hard-rock bands from Van Halen to Dream Theater, leaving the individual members of UK with unsurpassed reputations as the definitive “musicians’ musicians.”
For tour dates and info please go to http://www.ukreunion.com.