Peter Asher Kicks Off Run of US Tour Dates on Saturday


PeterAsherMusic.comPeter & Gordon singer and renowned producer Peter Asher will launch a series of winter concerts on Saturday in Buffalo, New York.  The multimedia shows, dubbed Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir of the '60s and Beyond, are storyteller-style events that combine live performances of some of the classics Asher recorded with his late partner, Gordon Waller, and spoken-word segments accompanied by film footage and photographs.

One highlight of the extravaganza is a rare recording by Paul McCartney performing an unfinished version of "A World Without Love," the chart-topping 1964 Peter & Gordon hit that the Beatles star composed.  According to, Asher plays his tape of the tune and tells the story behind song during his concerts.

Among the concerts on Asher's itinerary is a performance this Sunday at New York City's famed Iridium jazz club.  The singer will be joined by James Taylor's sister Kate at the show, and the event will be streamed live online for free at

Asher will close out his run of winter dates with a February 2 appearance at the 2013 installment of the annual Winter Dance Party in Clear Lake, Iowa.  The event commemorates the anniversary of the 1959 concert that Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper played the night the three rock 'n' roll stars were killed in a tragic plane crash.  Other artists who will perform on this year's bill include Eric Burdon and the Animals, former Moody Blues and Wings singer/guitarist Denny Laine and ex-Hollies member Terry Sylvester.

Meanwhile, Asher also will give a pair of performances this spring at the Beatles-themed Abbey Road on the River festival in Louisville, Kentucky.

Here are all of Asher's upcoming tour dates, according to

1/19 -- Buffalo, NY, Sportsmens Tavern
1/20 -- New York, NY, The Iridium
1/27 -- Chicago, IL, Old Town School of Folk Music
1/29 -- Minneapolis, MN, Dakota Jazz Club
1/30 -- Minneapolis, MN, Dakota Jazz Club
2/2 -- Clear Lake, IA, Surf Ballroom
5/25 -- Louisville, KY, Abbey Road on the River
5/26 -- Louisville, KY, Abbey Road on the River

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