Throwback Concert: Asia at Woolsey Hall 1982

Throwback Concert: Asia at Woolsey Hall 1982

99.1 PLR celebrates 50 years! This week we are celebrating another great year in our history: 1982!

Who remembers rock concerts at Yale’s Woolsey Hall? There hasn’t been one there in a quite a while, but back in ’60s, ’70s and ’80s it wasn’t unusual to see bands like The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Steve Miller Band, Cream and U2 play there.

In 1989, 99.1 PLR presented Asia to Woolsey Hall. The English progressive rock supergroup had just released its self-titled debut studio album the month before its show in New Haven. The album featured their biggest hit to date, “Heat of the Moment.” The band grew more and more popular after the Woolsey Hall show. The following year in 1983, Asia returned to New Haven, but this time instead playing back at Woolsey Hall, they headlined the much larger New Haven Coliseum.

Today we look back Asia at Woolsey Hall…



Tour: Asia Tour

Tuesday April 27, 1982

Yale University’s Woolsey Hall in New Haven, Connecticut

Ticket Price: $10.50

Band Lineup: John Wetton, Geoff Downes, Steve Howe, Carl Palmer


  1. Time Again
  2. Without You
  3. One Step Closer
  4. Guitar Solo
  5. Midnight Sun
  6. Only Time Will Tell
  7. The Smile Has Left Your Eyes
  8. Cutting It Fine
  9. Wildest Dreams
  10. Here Comes The Feeling (with drum solo)
  11. Sole Survivor
  12. Heat of the Moment (encore)



Ticket stub courtesy of Michael Kirven


Check out these live clips from Asia’s first tour…