CARL PALMER SET TO EMBARK ON WHIRLWIND U.S. VISIT!
NEW TOUR, NEW FILM, NEW MOBILE APP
WILL KEEP ROCK LEGEND ON THE GO...
Drummer Extraordinaire Announces
2011 "PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION" U.S. Tour
CARL PALMER BAND set to present an entire evening
instrumental rock classics of EMERSON LAKE & PALMER,
including the epic Muggorsky classic.
get ready. The thunder and the fury are returning...
Palmer, among the most renowned drummers in Rock history and a founding member
of both ELP and ASIA, is returning to the US for his third North American solo
band tour since 2006; an appearance at the US premiere of The Solo, an
acclaimed UK art film featuring the famed drummer; and to promote the
celebrated new iTunes mobile application - Play Carl Palmer's Drums.
one to rest on his laurels, Palmer returns during the month of October
on stage, the silver screen, and the small screens of iPADS, iPODS, and
iPHONES. His US appearances follow a string of successful shows in the UK and
Europe, with his band.
always love working in America, but this time around, I have some really
exciting aspects of my visit," says Palmer. "For me, it's always about how well
you can connect to the fans, and the new tour, the film, and my new mobile app,
has allowed for greater access than ever before."
prior to the launch of his tour, on Saturday afternoon, October 8th, Palmer
will be the special guest at Cleveland's ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM,
as part of their ongoing Legends Series programming. This event will also
feature the US premier of the art film The Solo (directed by acclaimed
art-filmmaker Andrew Cross), a 35-minute movie that portrays the drum solo as a
work of physical art, and features Palmer behind his drum kit.
film is not a Carl Palmer drum solo, as one might expect," says Palmer. "It
explores how the drum kit and the person playing it can connect to create a
live example of art, as one would view and absorb in a museum." The film has
gotten rave reviews from art and film critics, during its run in UK art
museums, and will be available on DVD in the fall.
addition to The Solo, a special collection of film clips featuring
Palmer performing with The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Emerson Lake &
Palmer, ASIA and his own Carl Palmer band will be shown, before Palmer,
himself, participates in a question and answer session with the audience.
Saturday, October 8 event at the Rock Hall will be FREE with a
reservation. Stay tuned to rockhall.com for registration information,
which will be announced in the coming weeks.
will also use this trip to promote his new iTUNES mobile app, Play Carl
Palmer's Drums, developed by Dynamic Websites. The innovative application,
designed for ipods, ipads and iphones, allows the user to download Carl's drum
kit to his or her devices and play along with fingers to any music playing
through their iTUNES program. Also included in the app is a myriad of rare
Palmer archives and instant updates from his official website. Fans can
purchase the app at the iTUNES store: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/play-carl-palmers-drums/id447168749?mt=8
the real experience of Carl Palmer's drums, fans will need to see his upcoming
tour. Entitled "The Carl Palmer Band – 2011 Pictures At An
Exhibition Tour," the show will present bold new arrangements of the best-loved
instrumental music of ELP, and other composers. A multi-media experience
combining music and video projection, the show promises to be among the most
musically compelling tours of the year. CPB is a red-hot power trio that
features Palmer on drums and percussion; guitarist Paul Bielatowicz and bassist
the early part of this decade I have been playing with my own power trio,
replacing the keyboards with electric guitar. I felt that was the only
honest way to approach the music of ELP. I didn't want to have a singer trying
to sound like Greg Lake. ELP did so much instrumental music, this format made
sense to me. Hearing the keyboard parts done on guitar is certainly
different, but just as satisfying. The idea was to re-invent this iconic
has released four solo albums since the last ELP tour in 1998. They are: DO YA
WANNA PLAY?, a 2 CD anthology and WORKING LIVE Vol. 1, Vol. 2, and Vol.3,
(released on Eagle Rock). Since his last extensive US-Canadian-South American
solo tour, Palmer has remained active with ASIA (Geoff Downes, Steve Howe and
John Wetton), touring and recording. The band will return in 2012, for its 30th
for ELP, Palmer closed that chapter of his life when the band played a final
show in 2010 at London's High Voltage Festival, where they celebrated their 40th
this solo band tour, Palmer will again meet fans after each show, doing
autograph signings at most venues.
Carl Palmer Band will play nearly two hours and drum enthusiasts can expect an
evening of compelling percussive theatrics, from the man who brought the drum
set to the forefront of rock n roll music.
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CARL PALMER: www.carlpalmer.com
CARL PALMER BAND
2011 U.S. TOUR