Journey Pay Tribute To Late Asia Singer/Bassist John Wetton
It’s no surprise that Asia is paying tribute to its late singer-bassist John Wetton on its current tour with Journey, but now Journey has joined the act.
During the second night of the tour, in Spokane, Wash., guitarist Neal Schon dedicated the group’s “Lights” to Wetton, who died of cancer on January 31 at the age of 67, ending a career that saw him play with King Crimson, Roxy Music, Uriah Heep and more.
Current Yes bassist Billy Sherwood has stepped in for Wetton on the tour, which runs through April 4, then resumes for a summer run on June 5 in Tulsa, Okla.
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