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 career with ASIA as “ASIA Featuring John Payne”.
ASIA Featuring John Payne have been touring in North America since 2008. In 2009 the band released an EP entitled “Military Man”. A new studio album entitled “Americana” was planned for release in 2013, but never released although the first single “Seasons Will Change” was released in December 18, 2012.
The ASIA Featuring John Payne logo was designed by John Payne and rendered by Tracy McCrite and Erik Nielsen.