Iconic vocalist John Wetton joins progressive band District 97 for 4 special performances in May
John Wetton (Asia, UK, King Crimson) records and performs with rising talents District 97 which features popular American Idol female finalist Leslie Hunt.
PR Log - Mar 28, 2013 - John Wetton (Asia, UK, King Crimson) has continually supported young rising talents throughout his career, lending his vocals to new bands, performing with them, and as one of the original celebrity instructors of the famous School of Rock. Now he has made the time not only to record a track with rising talents District 97, but will be featured in four live shows with the band, which features popular American Idol contestant Leslie Hunt.
John also guests on the new track, “The Perfect Young Man.”
. It is only a small taste of the concerts to come, where material will include new material from District 97 and a selection of John Wetton’s iconic hits from King Crimson. This is a special treat for fans, who haven’t heard most of these songs performed live since the seventies.
A video of the song of the King Crimson song Lament, featuring John Wetton with District 97, has been recorded and is included here.
John says, “I welcome every opportunity to encourage the musical icons of tomorrow. Performing with this band is a privilege and a joy. I am looking forward to the shows with great anticipation.”
This year, despite a busy schedule with solo commitments, School of Rock Professorship, Asia and UK, and the recording of a highly anticipated new album with the members of Asia, iconic songwriter and vocalist John Wetton is making the time to appear with District 97.
He shines as a guest on the new track “The Perfect Young Man” and will also perform a selection of his iconic hits from King Crimson. This is a special treat for fans, who haven’t heard most of these songs performed live since the 70s.
John says, “. I am looking forward to the shows with great anticipation.”
District 97 is undoubtedly the most musically adventurous rock band and features American Idol Top 10 Finalist Leslie Hunt. With her fantastic voice, and looks to match, singer Leslie Hunt has captured the imagination of rock fans everywhere. She and District 97 now come to Europe for the first time touring behind their second opus, Trouble With Machines.
Complexity is one of the hallmarks of District 97's compositions, but melody is not sacrificed in the process. Their new album is laced with catchy vocal tunes such as "The Perfect Young Man", which features a guest vocal appearance by legendary Progressive Rock icon, John Wetton.
John will join District 97 to perform this song in concert, along with a selection of his work from King Crimson, much of it not performed live since the 70s.
This is truly a unique opportunity to hear the very best of Progressive Rock: past, present and future. The four special tour dates follow below: 15/5-Bergkeller Reichenbach 16/5-Spirit of 66, Veviers, Belgium 17/5- Das Rind: Ressuesheim 18/5-Cultuurpodium Boerderij
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John Wetton is managed by Martin Darvill of QEDG Management, who also oversees Mr Wetton’s work with Wetton-Downes’ Icon, Asia , and with Mr Eddie Jobson, the highly successful reunion of UK. Mr Darvill manages perhaps one of the largest stables of famed classic rock bands. Links: http://www.johnwetton.com http://www.district97.net