Three pimply 17-year-olds with 12 chords between them, this ain't (and never was). The current lineup of British supergroup Asia features some two-and-a-half centuries of rock & roll experience between them. Touring behind their 30th-anniversary album XXX are founding members Steve Howe (originally recruited from Yes); Carl Palmer (Crazy World of Arthur Brown and ELP), John Wetton (King Crimson, Roxy Music, Wishbone Ash) and Geoff Downes (Yes, the Buggles). Sure, they're movin' a little slower than when their 1982 debut topped the American album chart for nine weeks, but the music—"Heat of the Moment," sports stadium perennial fave "Only Time Will Tell"—still soars. Catch 'em now—XXXX may be a bit of a push.
Sun., Nov. 11, 5 p.m., 2012