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Twist Of The Wrist - Carl Palmer Art
A new medium in visual art created completely from rhythm.

View and buy the art at

Read more about Carl Palmer's exclusive Rhythm on Canvas art work here.

The Art of Giving page highlights events where Carl Palmer and Scene 4 Art of Los Angeles raise money for charity. A portion of all sales at these events is given to the featured charities.

Latest updates
17 Sept 2018

Enjoying downtime in Cyprus before starting the tour in the US and Canada in October.

Also, there's been an update to the 2 dates in Canada. Montreal is now Sunday, Oct. 14 and Quebec City is now Monday, Oct. 15.

All dates and ticket links are also available on the Tour Dates page

30 Aug 2018

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Fall 2018 Tour
Additional dates announced!

Just announced additional shows in Cranston, Rhode Island (October 13) and Washington, DC (October 19)

Read the full press release with all of the tour dates and ticket links!

Dates are also available on the Tour Dates page

19 August 2018

2 Drum Greats Rock Out Together!

Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, DIO / Last In Line, and Appice Bros.) recently played the Rock On Festival Martirano, in Lombardo (Italy) with Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy. The two drum legends had a great time and enjoyed a nice chat backstage at the festival.

Carl begins his next US Tour October 6th, in Buffalo, NY and will conclude on November 4th in Indiana.

For details, see the Tour Dates page!

16 Aug 2018

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Embarks on Final Leg of the 2017/2018 World Tour!
US and Canada shows from Oct. 6 through Nov. 4

Compelling live show will feature a new set list, custom made films, and cutting-edge performances that will honor the musical legacy of ELP.

"The band is running on all cylinders and has never sounded better," says Palmer. "Fans can expect the biggest hits of ELP along with some of its epic pieces, all presented with a full visual element of special films created for the tour."

Read the full press release with all of the tour dates and ticket links!

Dates are also available on the Tour Dates page

09 August 2018

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy Live CD/DVD reviewed at The Progressive Aspect blog.

"[...] What is remarkable about Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy is that whilst they can pull off the loud and powerful numbers with aplomb they also somehow manage to portray the more subtle material which one would expect would normally need a keyboard accompaniment. This is exemplified most beautifully on Take a Pebble, which is conveyed sensitively largely through the skill of Fitzpatrick on the Chapman Stick, and without the need of vocals. The truly epic piece in this show is ELP’s classic take on Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, and Palmer and his band surge and flow through it with flair and feeling to the delight of the audience. [...]"

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy LIVE consists of a 2hr tribute show, split across two discs: CD live in New York 2014 and DVD Live Miami 2016. With notes by Carl.
Available now from:

Read the complete BMG Press Release

08 August 2018

Eric Duvet Photography

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy played a fantastic concert at Under The Bridge in London on August 2nd.

Take a look at this tremendous review at National Rock Review...

07 August 2018

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy at the Iridium!

Oct. 21-23, 2018 - 8:30 pm

1650 Broadway (at 51st street)
New York, NY

Tickets available now at!

More Fall USA dates will be announced soon. Tour details can be found on the Tour Dates page!

05 Aug 2018

Carl on stage setting up for the gig

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy at Under The Bridge, Chelsea, London

Carl and the band played on August 2nd at Under The Bridge at Chelsea Football Ground, a great venue in London.

It was a fantastic gig and there were many fans and people from the music press there to see the Prog God and his band in action.

Take a look at the photos from the venue.

Carl in front of a photo of ELP at
Under The Bridge taken by Ian Dickson in 1972
05 Aug 2018

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy perform to a great audience at 'A New Day Festival' in Faversham, Kent in the UK on August 4th

On a very hot day (84°F) with the sun directly in their eyes, Carl and the band played an exciting set to an enthusiastic audience at 'A New Day' Festival in Faversham, Kent in the UK on 4th August.

It was a great day and, to make it even more eventful, Carl met up with his old friend Arthur Brown who had performed earlier in the day with his own band and performed the famous Number 1 hit ‘Fire.’ Carl played drums in ‘The Crazy World of Arthur Brown’ back in 1968 when he was just 18 years old. 

05 Aug 2018
From left to right:
  Simon, Wayne, Carl, John and Paul 

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy and crew after completing the UK dates

A good job done!

Carl and the band and the crew having completed the UK dates. Happy days!

28 July 2018

A note from Carl about this week's UK Tour:

"Looking forward to playing in the UK again.

The London concert will be the first time in many many years we have played in the Capital.

We have a great programme Of ELP music. Also, we will be playing tracks from our new album, Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Live.

See you all in August! The very best to you all,

Carl Palmer

Tour details can be found on the Tour Dates page!

25 Jul 2018

This podcast is an interview Carl did with Jerry Ewing, the editor of Prog Magazine chatting about Carl’s extraordinary career.

In the photo: Jerry Ewing, Carl Palmer, and Jo Kendall

Click the logo above or here to hear the podcast!

They talk about his upcoming UK tour dates:
  • London - Under The Bridge - August 2
  • Fletching Trading Boundaries - August 3
  • Faversham A New Day Festival - August 4
The new live album with Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy and Carl's amazing career, from his early Brumbeat days through Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Atomic Rooster, ELP and Asia.
23 July 2018

Thursday - August 2 - Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy returns to London!

Under the Bridge @ 7pm - Tickets available here

Other UK appearances on August 3 (Trading Boundaries, Fletching) and August 4 (A New Day Festival, Faverham).

Then, the tour moves to Italy, Austria, and Germany.

As always, details can be found on the Tour Dates page!

19 Jul 2018

ELP and Carl Palmer were featured on NPR's Morning Edition this morning in a story about Aaron Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man

Read the story at the NPR web site (which includes the video showing ELP playing Fanfare at Montreal's Olympic Stadium during rehearsals for the Works Vol. 1 tour) or listen to it here:

Note that loading this embedded NPR page may take a while.
18 May 2018

A few new dates in Italy are now on the schedule:

  • Sunday - August 12, 2018 - Avasinis, Italy - Festa Del Lampone E Mirtillo
  • Tuesday - August 14, 2018 - Martirano Lombardo, Italy - Rock On
And, as the poster attached shows, the New Day Festival appearance is on Saturday, August 4.

As always, details can be found on the Tour Dates page!

03 Jul 2018

Carl Palmer discusses his newest venture: a new line of artistic silk scarves. The initial debut scarf is called the Orchadia scarf, and features a design from Carl's popular Orchadia art canvas. He discusses its origins here. You can purchase this limited edition designer scarf at

02 Jul 2018

Don't touch that dial!

Carl Palmer
weaved his way through a myriad of great stories about Emerson Lake & Palmer and ASIA with Q104 radio personality Ken Dashow. He also spoke of the impact of The Beatles on popular music and stories involving himself and the Fab Four which aired on Dashow's Beatles Revolution show which can be found at

30 Jun 2018

The Art of Giving Continues....

Carl Palmer wowed a large group of his fans and art supporters with a special art event that featured his entire line of acclaimed high-end photographic art. Held in Oceanside, California on June 30, 2018, Palmer told stories and gave insights into the creation of his popular three series of art images. As with his other art events, a portion of the proceeds from art sales will be given to the Oceanside Moose Lodge #1325 Local Outreach Program to help those in need in that area.

Read more at the Art of Giving page.

28 May 2018

Change of venue and tickets for June 1 show in Santiago, Chile!

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy show originally scheduled for June 1st. at the Teatro Caupolican has been moved to LUGAR: BATUTA. If you purchased tickets for the Teatro Caupolican, you will need to get your refund from where you bought your tickets as they can not be honored at the new location. New tickets for the show at Batuta will be available May 28. Thank you for your understanding and we hope to see you on June 1st.

18 May 2018

Another US tour date just got added!

As always, details can be found on the Tour Dates page!

18 May 2018

A few more US dates are now on the schedule:

And, some dates for the fall have been announced, too! As always, details can be found on the Tour Dates page!

14 May 2018

New 2 CD & DVD Digipack captures the Emerson, Lake & Palmer Legend with his ELP Legacy project across 2 lives dates in New York & Miami

Spectacular Live Show Dedicated to Keith Emerson features special guests Steve Hackett (Genesis) and Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge)

Released by BMG on 29th Jue 2018

"I am so pleased to have been able to dedicate a DVD to Keith and Greg.
 I am still thinking about all the great times we had.
 The music is strong and my memories will be with me for ever!
 Emerson Lake and Palmer Lives On!"

 - Carl Palmer

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy LIVE consists of a 2hr tribute show, split across two discs: CD live in New York 2014 and DVD Live Miami 2016. With notes by Carl.
Pre-order now from:

Read the complete BMG Press Release

13 May 2018

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy performing "Fanfare for the Common Man" with drum solo.

From the performance in Bethleham, PA on April 18, 2018

About the drum solo, Carl says: "It's a good one!"

Check out all the tour dates on the tour dates page.

11 May 2018

3 shows in England added - August 2018

August 2 - London - Under the Bridge.
August 3 - Fletching - Trading Boundaries
August 4 - Faverham, Kent - A New Day Festival

Details can be found on the Tour Dates page!

30 Apr 2018

The South America Tour in May and June 2018 dates added. There are now tour dates scheduled in Brazil, Peru, and Chile in May and June 2018

Details can be found on the Tour Dates page!

25 Apr 2018

The European Tour in August 2018 is starting to shape up. So far, dates posted for Austria, Italy, and Germany.

As always, details can be found on the Tour Dates page!

13 Apr 2018

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Prepares For South Ameican Tour!

Initial dates for May (Brazil) and June (Chile) are posted. More dates to be announced! See all the dates posted to date on Tour Dates page!

25 Mar 2018

Rachel Flowers finally was able to meet and hear Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy at last night's show held at the Thousand Oaks Performing Arts Center. Before the show, Carl and Rachel exchanged their respective CDs.

Also, many thanks for all the birthday wishes from around the world. While on the road, the band and crew celebrated Carl's birthday with a vegan birthday cake that can be seen on Simon Fitzpatrick's Facebook page

20 Mar 2018

Happy Birthday, Carl!

14 Mar 2018

More tour dates added!

We just added 3 new tour dates in April:

  • Woodstock, NY - April 22
  • Cohoes, NY - April 23
  • Indialantic, FL - May 29
Details, ticket links for these and the whole tour can be found on the Tour Dates page.

12 Mar 2018

Carl Palmer welcomes all his fans to his current US tour - Emerson, Lake & Palmer Lives On! Part Deux. Check out all the tour dates on the tour dates page.

12 Mar 2018

Carl Palmer had a special guest at his show in Santa Clarita, CA last night: Ami Belli, the widow of Remo Belli. Mr. Belli is best known as the inventor of the plastic drum head, and the founder of the REMO Drum Head company. Carl has been a long time REMO artist and was delighted to see Mrs. Belli again after many years.

03 Mar 2018

Just taking a break from writing my autobiography in Vavatsinia in Cyprus on a glorious sunny day.

23 Feb 2018

Enjoying a relaxing late lunch in my favourite Taverna in the village of Lania in Cyprus after spending a morning session on my autobiography.

06 Feb 2018

Carl with Bumblefoot and Mike Portnoy on the Cruise to the Edge

29 Jan 2018

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy 2018 Tour Announcement!

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy embarks on an all new "Emerson, Lake & Palmer Lives On!" Part Deux tour

Compelling live show will feature a new set list, custom made films, and cutting-edge performances that will honor the musical legacy of ELP.

The tour begins this weekend with the Cruise to the Edge, continues on a US West Coast tour beginning on March 8, moves to the US East Coast on April 18, and will continue into the summer and fall with more US dates and shows in Brazil. The East Coast tour includes 3 shows in Florida with the Alan Parsons Project.

Read the full press release with all of the tour dates and ticket links!

Dates are also available on the Tour Dates page

28 Jan 2018

Cruise to the Edge February 3rd - February 8th 2018

Carl, Paul and Simon are looking forward to joining The Cruise To The Edge in Tampa, Florida on February 3rd. The band will be playing two concerts onboard the ship and they will be playing several new pieces in the set.

In addition there will be two art events featuring “The Legends" series featuring Keith Emerson (Welcome back), Greg Lake (Lucky Man), and John Wetton (Heat of the Moment).

21 Jan 2018

Carl live on Johnnie Walker's Radio 2 programme Sounds of the Seventies

Carl did a live interview on BBC Radio 2 today, Sunday 21st January, with the legendary English veteran DJ and Broadcaster Johnnie Walker on his very popular 'Sounds of the Seventies' show.

Johnnie Walker occasionally includes in depth interviews on his weekly programme with some of music's biggest names from the 1970's and it was Carl's turn today. Johnnie has previously interviewed both Greg and Keith but this was the first time he had interviewed Carl.

02 Jan 2018

Carl was interviewed as part of a feature last week in the New York Times:

The Avalanche of Rock ’n’ Roll Death

21 Dec 2017

Wishing you all seasonal greetings and a very happy and healthy 2018!

Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

All the very best,

13 Dec 2017

Happy Holiday time in NY!

10 Dec 2017

Our first real snowfall of the year. Off to get the Sunday papers! Feels very much like Christmas.

07 Dec 2017
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For All The Drummers In Your Life...

Here is the classic Carl Palmer "VENUS"  snare drum, available through Ludwig Drums.

The snare drum was designed (and is used by) iconic drummer Carl Palmer. Each drum comes with a label placed inside the shell, signed personally by Carl Palmer.

More photos and details about the Venus snare drum can be seen here.

06 Dec 2017
Carl taking a small snack
after the last concert!
Click photo for larger image

Hi Everyone!

Thanks for a great time in the UK. We had the best tour ever. It was great to see so many familiar faces. What a thrill it was to tour around the UK countryside meeting new friends and generally having a good time. The concerts we all enjoyed and the band played really well.

I would also like to thank everyone who was working with us. Paul, Simon and myself all hope to see you in the very near future.

12 Nov 2017

Congrats to Carl Palmer for being the cover story on the current issue of Drumhead magazine!

12 Nov 2017

A trip on the "Way Back Machine"...

Here is Carl playing at the Kersel Pub, Southend aged 14 while on holiday!

24 Nov 2017

Congratulations to Carl and Katie who have become grandparents for the second time with the birth of a beautiful new baby girl! Details to follow...

24 Nov 2017

David Cassidy

I was very sad to hear of the death of David Cassidy who I met in the late 1970's. We became good friends and David was extremely encouraging in helping me to get into acting when I studied at the Lee Strasberg School of Acting in Los Angeles. We also had the same manager for a brief time. It is a tremendously sad loss to his family, his friends and fans and my thoughts go out to all.

22 Nov 2017

Special Holiday Deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday!

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy!! Shop now!

ASIA!! Shop now!

16 Nov 2017

Delighted to be a guest at Roger Daltrey's event to benefit the Teenage Cancer Trust on Monday, Nov. 13. The Searching for Apollo art unveiling at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London - works by Roger Daltrey and artist/photographer Alistair Morrison. While we build up a photo gallery of the event, I'm sharing this Facebook gallery here.

Here are a few photos from the event. Click on them to see the complete gallery:

12 Nov 2017

Great interview yesterday at BBC Radio 6 Music with Liz Kershaw on her 'Legends' series. Here is a photo of Carl with Liz.

Click here for an online replay of Carl Palmer's interview today on Liz Kershaw's show on BBC 6. The interview begins at ~1 hour, 3 minutes in.

10 Nov 2017

Listen to Carl live on Liz Kershaw’s BBC Radio 6 Music weekend show on Saturday 11th November between 1.00pm - 3.00pm (UK time). Carl is being interviewed for Liz’s Legend series.

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy UK Tour starts next week:

  • 17 Nov - St. Helens, England - The Citadel
  • 18 Nov - Camp HRH, North Wales - HRH Prog Festival
  • 19 Nov - Milton Keynes, England - The Stables (Sold Out!)
  • 23 Nov - Kinross, Scotland - The Green Hotel (Sold Out!)
  • 24 Nov - Glasgow, Scotland - Audio
  • 25 Nov - Howden, England - Shire Hall (Sold Out!)
  • 27 Nov - Gatehead, England - The Sage
  • 28 Nov - New Brighton, England - Floral Hall
  • 29 Nov - Wimborne, England - Wimborne Tivoli Theater
  • 30 Nov - Southampton, England - 1865 Club
  • 01 Dec - Fletching, England - Trading Boundaries (Sold Out!)
  • 02 Dec - Fletching, England - Trading Boundaries (Sold Out!)
  • 03 Dec - Norwich, England - Epic Studios
Get all the tour dates and links to get tickets for the remaining shows on the Tour Dates page!

01 Nov 2017


I am very sad to hear of the passing of Tony Ortiz, a great friend for many years. And the only person ever to be the official ELP archivist for many, many years.

My thoughts go out to his family. He will be deeply missed and I will be thinking of him.

Tony was always at my concerts filming, chatting, laughing and having fun and this will be missed greatly by all of us. I am going to miss the games he would play, like standing outside my dressing door playing his ring tone of Lucky Man.

Always full of humour and love and kindness. I will miss you, Tony. Say 'Hi' to the other two for me.

With deepest sadness for the loss of a good and kind friend.

31 Oct 2017

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy UK Tour!
More Dates Selling Out...

19 November
The Stables, Milton Keynes, England

23 November
The Green Hotel, Kinross, Scotland

25 November
The Shire Hall, Howden, England

01 December and 02 December
Trading Boundaries, Fletching, England

Get all the tour dates and links to get tickets for the remaining shows on the Tour Dates page!

29 Oct 2017

Walking in the sunshine with the Kitzsteinhorn glacier in the background.

22 Oct 2017

Having a wonderful time on the famous Hahnenkamm in Kitzbuhel, Austria today where it's snowing already. Snowballs at the ready! Fantastic vegan lunch at Restaurant Hochkitzbuhel bei Tomschy. A great way to spend a relaxing Sunday with Katie.

We loved the gondola so much we thought of getting one for the garden, and it could be the one behind us! We have seen one in a garden here in Kitzbuhel.

15 Oct 2017

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy UK Tour!
Dates Selling Out...

19th November
The Stables, Wavendon

25th November
The Shire Hall, Howden

Get all the tour dates and links to get tickets for the remaining shows on the Tour Dates page!

In the video below, Carl Palmer, Paul Bielatowicz and Simon Fitzpatrick say hello to all its UK friends and fans, encouraging them to check out the band's upcoming tour: Emerson, Lake & Palmer Lives On!

13 Oct 2017

A Bitter Sweet Moment...

October 13: the final night of our nearly year long tour with Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy (and Carl with ASIA on the Journey tour).
Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy still has a UK tour to do in November and December, but the US crew says farewell. Thanks to everyone who contributed.

Pictured here L to R: Harry Ford (FOH sound; stage tech); Bruce Pilato (Manager); Paul Bielatowicz (Guitar); Carl Palmer (Drums); Simon Fitzpatrick (Bass); Josh Gailor-Rose (Tour Mgr; Drum Tech); and Steve Mayes (Merchandise).

See you all next year!

12 Oct 2017

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy is treated to special performance by The Laura Secord Secondary School Drumline From St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada; Directed by Dave Sisler. Palmer was in St Catharines to play a near sold out show on his acclaimed Emerson, Lake & Palmer Lives On! Tour.

Later that night, Palmer and his band (Paul Bielatowicz and Simon Fitzpatrick) returned the favor by playing a thrilling show which included the entire drum line band in the audience.

11 Oct 2017

Carl Palmer welcomes back his U.K. fans!

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy embarks on its first UK tour in two years.

See the details on the Tour Dates page!

11 Oct 2017

Carl Palmer welcomes all his fans to see him on the last of his Canadian dates with his band ELP Legacy. The tour is called Emerson, Lake & Palmer lives on!

08 Oct 2017

Two legendary drummers, Carl Palmer and Ringo Starr, side by side on the wall of the iconic St George Theater in Staten Island. Carl's two bandmates, Paul Bielatowicz and Simon Fitzpatrick, signed as well.

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy played with hard rockers Zebra at the theater on 08 October as part of its 2017 Emerson, Lake & Palmer Lives On! Tour.

29 Sept 2017

Carl Palmer hanging with some of the top brass of the Ludwig Drum company, at Sweetwater in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Ludwig manufactures Carl's ultra popular Venus Snare Drum.

Shown here from L to R: Jim Catalano, Carl Palmer, Uli Salazar, Sonny Carreno.

More info about the Carl Palmer Venus Snare Drum

29 Sept 2017

Carl Palmer hanging out with his old friend Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath yesterday in the headquarters of Sweetwater Music. (Fort Wayne, IN)

"I have to say, Tony is looking quite thin lately," says Mr Palmer.

Also, here's Carl talking about the gig at Sweetwater and the current North American leg of the Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy tour.

26 Sept 2017

Carl enjoys opening the new ELP Box set from BMG!

Read about the box set on

24 Sept 2017

Carl just about to enjoy his last cappuccino by Windermere before starting the next tour in the USA and Canada. A wonderful week away in the beautiful Lake District.

See the tour dates.

21 Sept 2017

Carl Palmer Interview from the 2017 Prog Awards

The Prog God at this years' Progressive Music awards - drummer, percussionist and songwriter - Carl Palmer has had a decorated career. As well as stints with Atomic Rooster and Mike Oldfield, he's also been a member of prog super group Asia.

However he's best known as being one third of Emerson Lake and Palmer, along with Greg Lake and Keith Emerson. With both of his former ELP band mates passing away in 2016, Carl is the last man standing; something that he's painfully all too aware of. We spoke to Carl at the awards in London to discuss his legacy, the end of ELP, and his driven work ethic.

Read the interview at

Also, check out the Photo Gallery from the 2017 Prog Awards!

20 Sept 2017

Carl enjoying a few days break in the beautiful Lake District between tours in the USA and Canada.

Here, Carl is taking a stop for lunch during a 7 mile hike around Ullswater, enjoying spectacular scenery.

19 Sept 2017

Carl with Fred at Fred's Ambleside Bookshop to pick up a copy of the book about Joss Naylor, the legendary Lake District fell runner and shepherd.

14 Sept 2017

"Off to the Prog Awards in London.... there will be more to come later!"

14 Sept 2017

"Carl decided to get in training for his holiday at the end of the tour!"

13 Sept 2017

Deeply saddened to hear the tragic news of the death of Virgil Howe, beloved son of Steve Howe, my friend and bandmate in Asia.

04 Sept 2017

"On our way home to the UK. Thanks for a great tour! See you in September and October."

03 Sept 2017

Carl Palmer greets two of the US representatives of the BMG Corporation, Michael Kachko and Jeff Christian, backstage at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, where Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy was performing with Todd Rundgren and YES.

Carl Palmer has been busy promoting the re-launch of the extensive Emerson Lake & Palmer catalog for BMG, and will soon be promoting his own ELP Legacy releases for the same label. Look for the the expansive, new ELP CD box set due September 29, 2017

23 Aug 2017

Somebody get me a ladder an ark!

Carl talks about the deluge in Oklahoma City last night that right after Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy finished their set. And he gives a big thanks to the dedicated fans who stopped by the merchandise table to say, "hi!", even in the rain.

22 August 2017

Carl Palmer Art Appearances

Pleased to announce 2 upcoming appearances where Carl Palmer will be discussing his artwork: Las Vegas (August 27 - left) and Los Angeles (August 30 - right)

Click on the thumbnails for links to register for the events

21 Aug 2017

Carl Palmer Wows Crowd with Ddrum Solo at Yestival

Check out the conclusion of Carl Palmer's drum solo during his set with his ELP Legacy band at the Nautica Amphitheater in Cleveland, Ohio. Sunday, August 20, 2017.

19 Aug 2017

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy rockin' the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin, Illinois

19 Aug 2017

Carl loves talking to the fans after his Yestival set!

17 Aug 2017

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy on Cruise to the Edge!

If you've been seeing Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy opening up the Yestival shows, you're just seeing part of their full show!

Catch the full show and hang with the band on Cruise to the Edge 2018 sailing from Tampa to Belize and Costa Maya. February 3-8, 2018!

Or, if you can't join the band on the cruise, catch their headline appearances later this fall on their US and UK tours.

12 Aug 2017

Drummer's Summit!

Five of the world's greatest drummers got to hang out backstage recently at the Yestival concert held at the The Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island, NY.

Shown L to R: Prairie Prince (Todd Rundgren, The Tubes); Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake & Palmer; ASIA); Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Rod Stewart, Appice Brothers); Alan White (Yes, John Lennon); and Dylan Howe (Yes, Dr Feelgood's Wilko Johnson). All these drummers except for Appice are touring together on Yestival through early September.

11 Aug 2017

Carl Palmer vs. Coney Island

11 Aug 2017

Auditioning a new singer?!?

10 Aug 2017

Meeting the fans during the Yestival tour

Carl talks about meeting fans at his merchandise table immediately after his set during the Yestival tour...

10 Aug 2017

The Original God of Hell Fire....

An early publicity still of The Crazy World of  Arthur Brown featuring a 17-year-old Carl Palmer on drums. #1 worldwide in 1968!

Gee – I wonder where Alice Cooper got his look from?

09 Aug 2017

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy feels the love...

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy got a roaring standing ovation once again as they performed on the Yestival tour with YES and Todd Rundgren. The show last night was at the Tower theater in Philadelphia.

07 Aug 2017

Carl reports on the Yestival experience and invites fans to join in. He lets us know that he, Paul, and Simon will be reporting in from the tour every few days.

07 Aug 2017

Baltimore's Finest, Sgt. Newberg (left) and Detective Sponsky (right) take a moment to show their appreciation for the music of Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy. The police took the time to issue an official Baltimore Police Dept patch to Carl and his band, and thanked them for bringing back great musical memories of their youth!

04 Aug 2017

The Yestival tour kicked off on Friday, August 4. In this press release, Geoff Downes (Yes), Todd Rundgren, and Carl Palmer share their thoughts about progressive/classic rock, touring together, and what to expect from their set lists...

Read the press release and interview

Complete list of Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy appearances is available on the Tour Dates page.

03 Aug 2017

Emerson, Lake & Palmer Lives on!

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy starts the Yestival tour tomorrow (August 4) with Yes and Todd Rundgren!

And... 2 dates have been added to the ELP Legacy's UK tour in December: Kinross, Scotland (Nov. 23) and Norwich, England (Dec. 3)

Complete list of Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy appearances is available on the Tour Dates page.

Read the updated press release

31 July 2017

ELP and Asia drummer Carl Palmer to receive top honour at this year's Progressive Music Awards....

Emerson, Lake & Palmer drummer Carl Palmer has been named the Prog God for 2017 – and he'll pick up the award at this year's Progressive Music Awards in association with Orange Amplification in London in September.

He's being honoured for his 50 years of service to the prog scene which, along with his body of work with ELP, also includes his career with multi-platinum selling supergroup Asia along with his solo work.

Read the announcement!

27 July 2017

ASIA performs Heat of the Moment as the finale on their final night of the Journey and Asia tour.

Thanks to everyone who came to the show and thanks to Journey for inviting us along!

27 July 2017

Carl Palmer welcomes everyone to see the ELP Legacy show on the Yestival Tour in August!

All of the tour dates are on the Tour Dates page!

27 July 2017

A Beautiful Family Portrait....

It is a bittersweet moment as ASIA and its crew say goodbye to our wonderful tour-mates, JOURNEY. Our final show together is tomorrow, July 28th, and we will always be grateful for the opportunity they gave us on this tour.

Thanks for the memories!

19 July 2017

Emerson, Lake & Palmer official release news

Amazing new Super Deluxe ELP Box Set FANFARE: ELP 1970-1997, out 29th September on BMG. Containing the classic albums, vinyl, hardback book, a wealth of unreleased audio and memorabilia.

Visit the official box store now to pre-order the set, with exclusive collectable material, and see rare ELP video montage.

13 July 2017

Carl took the opportunity to fly back to England, for a brief 36 hour visit, during the few days break in the Journey/Asia Tour in the USA. It was really lovely to catch up with the family and relax for a few hours. A long way, but well worth it.

The shows with Asia continue on July 18 in Tucson, AZ and continue through the final show with Journey on July 28 in Washington, DC.

Then, the Yestival tour (where Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy will be appearing with Yes) starts on August 4 in Greensboro, NC.

See all the tour dates!

13 July 2017

New posters/images for the Yestival tour!

Featuring Yes, Todd Rundgren, and Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy!

Click on thumbnail image for larger image.

And... New dates added for the Elp Legacy tour in the UK in November and December 2017!

See all the tour dates!

11 July 2017

The members of ASIA and JOURNEY (bands and crews) recently took time from their sold out US tour to have a dinner together at the trendy Pappas Bros Steakhouse in Houston, Texas. A great time was had by all.

Shown here (Standing L to R) Bruce Pilato (Asia tour mgr); Madison Cain; Journey's Jonathan Cain; Journey's Steve Smith; Asia's Geoff Downes. (Seated L to R) Asia's Sam Coulson; Journey's Ross Valory; Ken Silva (Journey Tour Accountant) and Asia's Carl Palmer.

08 July 2017

Yes members, Geoff Downes and Billy Sherwood join Carl Palmer to welcome all to the upcoming Yestival tour

New dates have been added in San Diego, Reno, and Canada!

All of the tour dates are on the Tour Dates page!

25 June 2017

Very thrilled that Pollstar magazine ran a photo and caption on the recent Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy sold out show from The Arcada Theater in St. Charles. IL. Pollstar is the main source of information for us in the concert industry, so it is pretty big stuff when you get coverage.

Check it out on page 42-43

21 June 2017

Drummers Having Fun

Journey's Steve Smith and ASIA's Carl Palmer have a little percussive warm up before the show on June 19 at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA

20 June 2017
Canada dates in October 2017 for Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy

Tickets are now on sale for Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy dates in Ontario, Canada - Oct. 10-13, 2017

See the links on the Tour Dates page!

For full details on the entire 2017 tour itinerary for Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy including the October 2017 Canada tour dates, read the press release!

16 June 2017

ASIA brings back classic Phoenix T-shirt!

15 June 2017

Carl Palmer and Geoff Downes discuss ASIA show:

An Extraordinary Life: Tribute to John Wetton

at Bergen Performing Arts Center - Saturday, June 17, 2017

15 June 2017

ASIA set to rock in Rochester next week

Carl and Geoff appear on FOX Rochester to talk about ASIA's show in Rochester on June 21, 2017

15 June 2017

Carl Palmer, Ian Palmer, Steve Palmer - Family Showdown (2006)

"This is one time Steve (my younger brother) and Ian (my nephew) played together. For me, it's history."

14 June 2017

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy at the Bull Run-May 26th, 2017
by Kelly D

"[...] The musicianship was incredible. [...] Though he's 67 years old, Palmer beat on his drum set with a vigor more often seen in 20-somethings. [...] I am most definitely one to seize the day, so if you have a chance to see Carl Palmer and his merry bandmates Paul and Simon live in concert, I wholeheartedly suggest you do so immediately. Theirs is a chemistry not often found in rock music these days [...]"

Read the whole review at

11 June 2017

Carl Palmer Drum Solo - May 18, 2017
Newton Performing Arts Center, Newton, NJ

11 June 2017

Carl Palmer Interview

Thanks for the great questions, Garret!

Interview conducted on May 10, 2017 by Garret K. Woodward, arts/entertainment editor for The Smoky Mountain News and music editor for Smoky Mountain Living.

07 June 2017

Own a piece of ELP Memorabilia from the personal collection of Tony Ortiz

FOR SALE Keith Emerson - Inferno CD (Original Soundtrack) Best offer over $100.00 gets it.

Click on the embedded Facebook link below to bid via Facebook.

As many of you know, Tony Ortiz (ELP Archivist) is selling off some of his collection of ELP memorabilia to pay for medical expenses. He's putting his items up on Facebook before he puts them on eBay. I'm fully supporting Tony in these efforts. Click on the embedded Facebook link above to bid via Facebook.

All sales will come with a certificate of authenticity from my Management. The certificate will be sent via mail to the buyer.

The Certificate of Authenticity will read:

"This is to certify that the item described herein is an authentic Emerson Lake & Palmer related collectible, signed by a member or members of the group. This item has been authenticated for the private collection of Tony Ortiz, the official archivist for ELP, and its individual members. Sincerely, Bruce Pilato, Current manager of Carl Palmer, and former Marketing Director for Emerson, Lake & Palmer"

07 June 2017

Concert Review: Carl Palmer's "ELP Legacy Tour"
by Joe Milliken
Live at The Bull Run Restaurant, Shirley, MA 5/26/17

"[...] From our front row table, stage-left, at the Bull Run Restaurant, we had a great side view as Palmer and his band-mates, Paul Bielatowicz on guitar, and Simon Fitzpatrick on bass and Chapman Stick, proceeded to absolutely shred apart, and then reconstruct, (in such a great way) classic Emerson, Lake & Palmer songs. In the process, I might add, practically blowing our heads off (with the occasional, quieter ambient flourish, of course) for over two hours! [...]"

Read the whole review at

23 May 2017

Sending our thoughts and prayers to all those in Manchester who are grieving for their families and friends

Carl Palmer and family

14 May 2017

Carl Palmer says "Happy Mother's Day!" to all his friends and fans from outside of the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN

10 May 2017

See the show! Thursday, May 11

Don't miss Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Emerson, Lake & Palmer Lives On! show at the Grey Eagle in Asheville, NC – Thursday, May 11th!!

Buy tickets!!

Complete list of Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy appearances is available on the Tour Dates page.

08 May 2017

Cruise to the Edge 2018 - on sale now!

Join Yes, Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy, and many more bands on Cruise To The Edge 2018

Sailing from Tampa, FL to Belize and Costa Maya. February 3-8, 2018. Tickets on sale now at

05 May 2017

Emerson, Lake & Palmer Lives on!

The US leg of the Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy tour starts tonight in Delray Beach, Florida and continues through June 3.

Two dates recently added:

10 May – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre - Buy tickets

11 May – Ashville, NC – The Grey Eagle - Buy tickets

Complete list of Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy appearances is available on the Tour Dates page.

02 May 2017

August 14 - new date added to Yestival tour!

Hershey Theatre - Hershey, PA - August 14 - 8:00pm

Local pre-sale: Thursday, May 11: 10am-10pm EST

On-sale: Friday, May 12th: 10am EST

Ticket link will be posted when ticket sales begin.

Complete list of Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy appearances is available on the Tour Dates page.

26 April 2017

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy
returns to Yes's Cruise to the Edge
February 3-8, 2018

Sailing from Tampa to Belize and Costa Maya!


18 April 2017

Tickets are now on sale for the Yestival shows with Yes and Todd Rundgren!

See the links on the Tour Dates page!

For full details on Yestival and the entire 2017 tour itinerary for Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy including the November 2017 UK tour, read the press release!

12 April 2017

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy is on tour in Europe!

Carl, Simon, and Paul report from Frankfurt, Germany in the video here:

Complete list of Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy appearances is available on the Tour Dates page.

07 April 2017

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy in YES Yestival 2017 Tour!

In addition to the other ELP Legacy and ASIA shows already announced, Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy will join YES along with Todd Rundgren as special guests on the forthcoming YES Yestival tour.

The tour starts on August 4 in Greensboro, NC and concludes on September 3 in Tulalip, WA. Ticket presales begin April 13.

Details will be added to this site soon. The current details including Yestival tour dates, ticket availability, etc. can be found now at

Complete list of Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy appearances is available on the Tour Dates page.

27 March 2017

Travel along with the ASIA/Journey tour...

Having a great time on the first leg of the ASIA/Journey tour! If you want to follow along with us, I invite you to check out the Facebook photo album being updated by our tour sound engineer, Harry Ford...

Click on the image above to see the whole photo album.

25 Mar 2017

MEN AT WORK.... on the Journey ASIA tour

Carl hanging out with his friend, Geezer Butler from Black Sabbath at their favorite LA based vegan restaurant. Carl was recently invited as a guest of Sabbath at their final ever show in Birmingham England.

The other photos are of Carl with Josh Rose-Gailor (his drum tech on the ASIA tour; left) and Jake Linton (the bass and guitar tech on the ASIA tour; right).

Click on the thumbnails for full size photos

22 March 2017

Two Drum Legends Talk Percussion....

Drum icons Carl Palmer (of ASIA and Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy) and Steve Smith (of JOURNEY and his own solo jazz group) confer behind the massive drum kit of Carl Palmer for a friendly chat. Both drummers are on tour together in America. Smith also posed with members of ASIA backstage. (Click on the photos in the post below to see more.)

20 March 2017

Happy Birthday, Carl Palmer!

12 March 2017

An Extraordinary Life

An Interactive Celebration of the Life & Music of John Wetton

June 17, 2017 at the Bergen Performing Arts Center

ASIA and their fans will pay tribute in a special concert to the late singer/songwriter, John Wetton, who spearheaded the legendary British band. The event is called "An Extraordinary Life" and will be a fully interactive celebration whereby fans can contribute to the remembrances of the acclaimed musician. It will be held on Saturday, June 17th at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, NJ.

"An Extraordinary Life", a reference to one of the band's most popular songs, will pay tribute to John. Special guest Billy Sherwood of YES is filling in as bassist and vocalist. Also appearing will be current ASIA members Carl Palmer, Geoff Downes, and Sam Coulson. The group will do a full set of ASIA music, as well as some of the best loved songs from the members' previous super-groups, bands such as King Crimson; YES; The Buggles; and Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

In addition to the ASIA performance, the evening will be highlighted with rare video clips of John and the band, historical footage and fan remembrances of John and his music. ASIA fans will be encouraged to send in written or video accounts of their love of the music and the man behind much of it. Still photos of fans with John are also welcomed and will be projected onto the screen. Fans who send media to the band in advance will be balloted to share memories on the evening.

Fans can submit their own memories (text, photos, and videos) for possible inclusion in the celebration. Read the details regarding fan submissions here.

Read the entire press release for complete details about this special event.

07 March 2017

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Coming to Mexico

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy is in transit to Mexico City! They're appearing at the Lunario on Thursday, March 9!

Read the interview here! (en Español)

See all the tour dates

25 Feb 2017

ASIA's Symfonia – Live In Bulgaria 2013 Available Now

Today, Frontiers Music Srl is proud to release ASIA's new live album Symfonia – Live In Bulgaria 2013. In celebration of the live album's release the band has unveiled a performance video for "Heat of the Moment", ASIA's chart topping 80's anthem. Watch it below or on YouTube.

Available on 2CD/DVD, Blu-Ray, and MP3 (audio only), the album was recorded during a special show on September 21, 2013 during the Sounds of the Ages Festival at the magnificent Second Century Roman Theater in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. On some of the songs during the band's set, Original Asia was joined by The Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Levon Manukian.

Read the entire press release

19 Feb 2017

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Announces "Emerson Lake & Palmer Lives On!" World Tour
A celebration of the late Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and the instrumental rock classics of ELP

Carl Palmer, among the most renowned drummers in rock history and a founding member of both ELP and ASIA, has announced an extensive 2017 World Tour, EMERSON LAKE & PALMER LIVES ON!, a musical celebration of his late band mates Keith Emerson and Greg Lake and their group, ELP.

Read the entire press release

See all the tour dates: South America, North America, Europe, and the UK!

06 Feb 2016

Thank you for your condolences

I'd like to thank all of you who have reached out and extended condolences to me regarding the passing of Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, and John Wetton.

Thank you,

February 2017

05 Feb 2016

The Final Black Sabbath Show

I was pleased to attend the final Black Sabbath show ("The End" tour) in their (and my) hometown of Birmingham on Saturday, 4 Feb.

Photo 1:

"Carl Palmer enjoys a chat with former ELO and Black Sabbath drummer, Bev Bevan, and Phil Tree at the final Black Sabbath show held Friday in the UK."

Photo 2:

"Carl visits with Tommy Iommi after the show."

03 Feb 2017

ASIA Tour VIP Packages are now available!

ASIA with special friend Billy Sherwood, will be on the Journey tour paying tribute to the musical legacy of John Wetton.

See the tour dates and check out the VIP Meet and Greet and more packages.

29 Jan 2017

John Wetton

With the passing of my good friend and musical collaborator, John Wetton, the world loses yet another musical giant. John was a gentle person who created some of the most lasting melodies and lyrics in modern popular music.

As a musician, he was both brave and innovative, with a voice that took the music of ASIA to the top of the charts around the world. His ability to triumph over alcohol abuse made him an inspiration to many who have also fought that battle. For those of us who knew him and worked with him, his valiant struggle against cancer was a further inspiration.

I will miss his talent, his sense of humor and his infectious smile. May you ride easy, my old friend.

Carl Palmer

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Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy
06 Oct 2018
Buffalo, NY
Tralf Music Hall

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy
10 Oct 2018
Westbury, NY
The Space at Westbury

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy
11 Oct 2018
Bay Shore, NY
Boulton Center

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