Asia Featuring John Payne will perform at Velvet Sessions on April 25. (Asia Featuring John Payne)
The Velvet Sessions concert at Universal's Hard Rock Hotel for April will spotlight Asia Featuring John Payne.
The progressive-rock group will be perform April 25 as part of the event, a combination cocktail party and lobby concert.
The band is an officially sanctioned split from the original Asia group, and it has Payne as its lead singer. This version of Asia -- which currently includes Erik Norlander, Jay Schellen, Moni Scaria and Jeff Kollman -- has been touring since 2008. Its recent single "Seasons Will Change" is available on iTunes, and a new album called "Americana" is scheduled for release this year. (The band's website is TheAsiaBand.com)
Tickets for the Hard Rock Hotel appearance are $29 in advance and online, $35 at the door. Admission includes parking, finger foods and select drinks.
For more information, go to VelvetSessions.com.