Wetton-Downes' iCon Holds Screensaver Contest: Winner Receives Tickets to Sold Out Feb. 21st London Concert; Entries Due Feb 10

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John Wetton and Geoffrey Downes are pleased to announce a contest which will allow fans to design a special screensaver to commemorate the release of the third iCon studio album. The winning screensaver will be chosen by Mssrs. Wetton and Downes and the designer will have the screensaver released as part of the album as well as receive tickets to the sold out performance of the limited audience London concert which will be recorded for DVD, CDs from the band and solo catalogs, and meet the band. The new album will be released worldwide on Frontiers in the first quarter of 2009. All contest entries must be provided for judging no later than Feb 10.

To celebrate the release of the album and accompanying tour, John Wetton and Geoffrey Downes have announced a contest - allowing someone to create an iCon themed screensaver which celebrates the band, the performers and music in images with or without music.

Here are the details:
John Wetton and Geoffrey Downes are pleased to announce a contest which will allow fans to design a special slideshow to commemorate the release of the third iCon studio album.

The slideshow should contain images relating to John and Geoff and/or their music. They may be of the artists (solo or with iCon) or representative their music. (Please be sensitive to others and do not include images that may be considered offensive by another person, race, party or creed.) Slideshows may also include music relating to the artists, but it is not required.

Submissions for the iCon slideshow contest must be in either .mov (QuickTime) or .wmv (Window Media Player) format with a maximum resolution of 640 x 480. Google's free Picasa software (Windows & Intel Macs) or Apple's iMovie are two options that can be used to create the appropriate movie files.

The winning screensaver will be chosen by Mssrs. Wetton and Downes and the designer will receive tickets to the sold out performance of the limited audience London concert which will be recorded for DVD, CDs from the band and solo cat alogues, and meet the band. (If the winner cannot make the London show, another Icon or Asia show will be offered).

The new album will be released worldwide on Frontiers in the first quarter of 2009. All contest entries must be provided for judging no later than 10 February, 2009. Please email screensaver entries to iConDVD (at) aol (dot) com This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it. (If the completed file size exceeds 10MB, please email first for alternate submission instructions.)

Fans and critics alike have embraced the music of John Wetton and Geoffrey Downes, whose songwriting formed much of the fabric of 2008's successful Asia reunion release, Phoenix. A short tour will precede the 1Q 09 release of the album, and there will be a special DVD recording before a limited audience at the historic St. Mary-le-Bow Church in London on February 21st. The immediate enthusiasm shown by fans for that show has allowed management to release a few extra tickets (originally meant for press) to fans. They can be obtained at http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

Preceding the DVD recording, the band will visit Japan for a series of shows in major cities leading up to a date in Holland just prior to the recording of the DVD in London - the Zoetemeer show on February 19 will be a preview of the set list.

About the Band:
The pure power of Geoff Downes' keyboards and John Wetton's jaw-dropping voice and stellar bass playing are enhanced by compelling guitar virtuoso Dave Kilminster, fresh from successful tours with Roger Waters and Keith Emerson, and former ELO Cellist Hugh McDowell, whose unique sound has helped frame all three iCon studio releases. Rounding out the band is Pete Riley, considered one of the "best drummers in the world", whose work with Keith Emerson, Kilminster and extensive live and session work shows an extraordinary breadth and depth of style.

Special Guest Appearances by Andreas Vollenweider and Anne-Marie Helder:
John and Geoff are pleased to announce that renowned new age harpist Andreas Vollenweider will add his unique sound to the third iCon album. The album and Holland / London performances will also feature acclaimed vocalist Anne-Marie Helder whose past work with Karnataka and current ventures with Panic Room, Mostly Autumn and her solo material have won her praise and a growing international audience.
Wetton and Downes are pleased to be able to respond to fan and critical demand by returning to the studio to create this new album and then to share it live with these outstanding players. For more information on Wetton-Downes' iCon and their upcoming album and tour, please contact ellies@aol.com or call +1.347.678.1760. All management and booking enquiries should be addressed to Mr. Martin Darvill of QEDG management at qedg (at) live.co (dot) uk.

Wetton-Downes' iCon Discography (excludes ASIA, solo works, and other bands/collaborations) (Soon to be released : iCon 3 Studio album, 2009 and Live Recording St Mary-le-bow 2009 DVD/CD) -
iCon 2005 -
iCon Heat of the Moment EP 2005 -
Acoustic TV Broadcast DVD 2006 -
Never in a Million Years 2006 Live -
Rubicon - iCon 2 2006

Website information:
Band and member websites:
Wetton-Downes iCon: http://www.myspace.com/wettondownesicon
John Wetton, principal songwriter, vocals and bass: http://www.johnwetton.com
Geoffrey Downes: principal songwriter, keyboards http://www.geoffdownes.com
Dave Kilminster, guitars and vocals: http://www.davekilminster.com, http://www.myspace.com/davekilminster

Frontiers Records:
Mario de Riso
Label Manager / Legal Affairs
Frontiers Records Srl
Via G. Gonzaga, 18
80123 Napoli
Italy
Tel: ++39/081.2399340 - 7753
Fax: ++39/081.2399794
http://www.frontiers.it
http://www.myspace.com/frontiersrecords

Show and ticket information for February 21st St Mary-le-Bow show
http://www.ticketweb.co.uk
http://www.meanfiddler.com
Natasha Haddad
+44 (0) 208 688 8985
Natasha (at) barflyclub (dot) com

Show and Ticket Information, Holland
Feb 19
Boerderij
Amerikaweg 145
2717 AV Zoetermeer

Telefoon: 079 321 10 12
Fax: 079 351 00 51
E-mail: info (at) boerderij (dot) org

Contact:
Press and tour information:
Ellie Schwartz,
Eaton Marketing Group
347.678.1760
ellies (at) aol (dot) com

Management Enquiries:
Martin Darvill
QEDG Management
qedg (at) live.co (dot) uk

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