Asia with A Flock of Seagulls
John Payne became the frontman of the supergroup ASIA in 1992 at the invitation of keyboardist Geoff Downes, replacing vocalist/bassist John Wetton. ASIA extensively toured the world for the next 14 years performing new classics and old favorites. With John Payne fronting the band, ASIA released 8 stunning studio albums and several live recordings. 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”. ASIA Featuring John Payne have been touring in North America since 2008.
A Flock of Seagulls are an English new wave and synth-pop band originally formed in 1980 in Liverpool by Michael “Mike” Score, his brother Alister “Ali” James Score, and Francis Lee “Frank” Maudsley, with their most famous line-up consisting of the Score brothers, Maudsley, and lead guitarist Paul Reynolds.