The Royal Affair tour in Bethlehem, PA at the Sands Casino.
Pictured here (left) are Carl Palmer with Geoff Downes (from
Yes and his co-band mate in Asia)
and fellow Birmingham native, John Lodge of The Moody Blues.
Also pictured (right) is Carl Palmer with his guitarist Paul Bielatowicz
and the amazing Arthur Brown who is singing with Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy for the tour.
Carl and Arthur worked together in the Crazy World of Arthur Brown in 1968/69.
For people who are local to the Philadelphia area and don't need the hotel included option,
we're pleased to provide a discounted no hotel option. All of the Workshops and
Masterclasses are still included!
Carl Palmer discusses plans for his Prog Rock camp after his visit to Philadelphia.
Carl was in Philadelphia rehearsing with Asia prior to the start of the
Royal Affair tour featuring Yes, Asia,
John Lodge, and Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy.
Here, he gives an update on the November "Prog Rock Camp" after he's checked
out the venue and hotel.
Carl Palmer's Prog Rock Camp
November 8, 9, and 10, 2019
2300 ARENA, Philadelphia, PA
Registration is limited to the first 100 people who register.
First come; first served!
Walk of Stars benefit for Birmingham Children's Hospital
Carl and the band, Simon Fitzpatrick and his twin brother
James who played an incredible set for his first appearance.
Great to be in front of my home city audience.
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Carl with a replica of the Star which will be placed in the pavement
on the Walk of Stars in Broad Street, Birmingham
outside the Symphony Hall where he is playing tonight.
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Carl and John Lodge of The Moody Blues at
sound check for The Walk of Stars Concert tonight at the wonderful Symphony Hall
in Birmingham where the City of Birmingham is celebrating their musical careers that began
in Birmingham where they were born and grew up.
They will both be presented with a
'Star' by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham at the concert which will later be
placed in the pavement in Broad Street, Birmingham along the 'Walk of Stars' with many other
celebrated personalities from Birmingham. The concert is being held to raise funds for the
renowned and excellent Birmingham Children's Hospital.
Excited to announce that ASIA and Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy will
be appearing in the YES Royal Affair Tour this summer in the US and Canada! And
Arthur Brown will be adding vocals to the ELP Legacy part of
The tour starts on June 12 in Bethlehem, PA and ends on July 28
in Saratoga, CA.
At the event, Thursday 11th of April, at Birmingham Symphony Hall, Brum celebrates two of its finest musicians as
they receive a Walk of Stars for their contribution to the City's culture heritage. John Lodge of the Moody Blues and
Carl Palmer of Emerson, Lake & Palmer will front an evening of music and laughter with fellow musical artistes,
friends and colleagues in aid of The Birmingham Children's Hospital.
[...] "This camp will be a special dream come true for me," says Palmer.
"It is not designed to be a 'fantasy' event, but rather, a complete three-day
educational adventure for those who really want to improve and advance their musical craft.
He adds, "Of course, fans who want to take in the experience are welcomed, as well. This is a
chance to sit one-on-one with some of the contemporary musical greats and learn." [...]
Ron - or "Bumblefoot" - as he is known,
is a successful guitar virtuoso and solo artist,
was formerly with Guns N Roses, and is currently in
Sons of the Apollo. The camp will take place Nov. 8-10, 2019
at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia
and will also include Master Classes, a Carl Palmer ELP Legacy
concert, the debut of a never before seen Emerson, Lake & Palmer concert film,
and much much more. Also appearing will be Derek Sherinian (ex-Dream
Theater and also with Sons of Apollo).
Birmingham Night of Stars in Aid of Birmingham Children's Hospital
11 April 2019
John Lodge (Moody Blues star - right) and Carl Palmer (top 1960s rock drummer -center)
to appear in Birmingham this spring
Two of the most famous rock stars from the 1960s – John Lodge and
Carl Palmer – are to be celebrated at a unique appearance in Birmingham this spring.
The gifted musicians will be on stage in a special ‘Birmingham Night of Stars’ event to be hosted
by Jasper Carrott (left) at the Symphony Hall on 11 April, in collaboration with Westside Business Improvement
John Lodge is best known as the bass guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter of Moody Blues,
the longstanding rock group formed in Birmingham in 1964. He was born in Erdington, Birmingham in 1945.
Carl Palmer is one of the most respected rock drummers to emerge from the 1960s, a veteran of
many bands including Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Atomic Rooster,
ELP (Emerson, Lake & Palmer), and Asia. He was born in Handsworth in 1950.
Birmingham’s renowned comedian Jasper Carrott, chair of the city’s Walk of Stars project created by Westside BID,
said: "We love throwing the spotlight on people who were born and bred in this great city and then went on
to become such big stars."
"The audience will enjoy various musical treats during the event on 11 April and I will also interview
both John and Carl about their childhood, fame in the 1960s rock and roll scene, and what they’re up to now."
Carrott said that various other "star friends" from the music world would be joining him to gig, reminisce
and laugh with Lodge and Palmer.
He added: "This star-studded event will be a fabulous mixture of musical performances as we pay tribute to
the life and careers of John Lodge and Carl Palmer, and it will be terrific
to have them both there to take part."
Mike Olley, manager of Westside BID, said: "We love helping to provide a structure through which Birmingham's
stars can be admired, thanked and celebrated, and for anyone who enjoyed the 1960s music scene, this will be
a night not to be missed!"
The 'Birmingham Night of Stars' event will take place at 7:30pm on Thursday, 11 April 2019
at Symphony Hall, Broad Street.
Tickets are priced at £28 or just £15 for the back tiers (before £3 Symphony Hall commission), with proceeds going
to the Birmingham Children's Hospital Charities and Westside Charitable Endeavour, dedicated to recording
the area’s historical attributes.
Carl Palmer with Claudio Simonetti (right) and Lino Vairetti (Left)
Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy is performing February 5th at Naima Club in Forli and
February 6th at Teatro Parioli
in Rome with special guest on vocals Lino Vairetti from Italian prog band Osanna and sharing the stage with
Claudio Simonetti's GOBLIN.
Claudio Simonetti is a Brazilian-born Italian
musician and film composer. The keyboardist and founding
member of the progressive rock band Goblin, Simonetti has specialized in the scores for Italian and American horror films
since the 1970s.
A long-time collaborator of director Dario Argento,
Simonetti has worked on several of the director/producer's films including
Deep Red, Suspiria, Dawn of the Dead, Tenebrae, Phenomena, Demoni, and Opera. His work has long been an iconic staple of
Italian genre cinema, collaborating with directors like Ruggero Deodato, Umberto Lenzi, Lucio Fulci, Enzo G. Castellari,
Lamberto Bava, and Sergio Martino. His highly experimental scores are known for their signature, electronic and
progressive rock-influenced sound, and have been imitated numerous times. He studied at the Conservatorio di Santa
Cecilia in Rome. Simonetti's film work also includes the scores to many popular and cult films such as Conquest (1983),
The New Barbarians (1983), Cut and Run (1985), Midnight Killer (1986), Hands of Steel (1986), Body Count (1987),
and The Versace Murder (1998).
Lino Vairetti is the leader and vocalist of the band Italian progressive rock band,
Osanna. Formed in Naples at the
beginning of the seventies the group was among the first
Italian rock bands to offer live concerts with make-up and stage costumes. Their performances were also
supported by choreography created through the theatricality of the Mediterranean tradition with references to the commedia dell'arte.
Review of ELP Legacy show on 29 Jan 2019 in Southampton, England
"a tour-de-force of classic ELP"
"outstanding performances of fan favourites Lucky Man, Tarkus
and Fanfare for the Common
Man – the latter featuring the kind of spectacular, jaw-dropping drum solo that
seemed to take even the
drumming maestro himself by surprise – and an unexpected bonus of an impassioned cover of King
Crimson's 21st Century Schizoid Man"
"Judging from the length of both the applause and the queue of people lining up for the band's signatures
after the gig, tickets for these shows will be much in demand – book early!"
I would like to wish a Happy New Year to all my fans and followers. Your appreciation and dedication is very special to me and the band.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank my band mates, Paul and Simon, for all their
enthusiasm and creativity,
Bruce Pilato who works unceasingly, and also to all those who work hard and contribute a great deal continuously behind the
scenes: my crew (Josh, Harry, and Steve), Bruce Houghton, John Arnold, Lori
Pilato, Kim Wilson, and my partner Katie who
supports me in all I do.
There are many more people to thank, but too many to mention all of them. We are all looking forward to an
exciting 2019 and hope to see you along the way.
Keyboardist Derek Sherinian added to line up of Carl Palmer’s Prog-Rock Camp!!!
Carl Palmer is excited and proud to announce the addition of
keyboard virtuoso Derek Sherinian as a master instructor
for the upcoming Carl Palmer's Prog-Rock Camp, to be
held Nov 8-10, 2019 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA.
Derek was keyboardist for Dream Theater (from 1994-1999, including
the final US tour opening for Emerson, Lake & Palmer) and
currently is a member of Sons of the Apollo and Black
Country Communion. He has also been a touring keyboard player for
Alice Cooper, Billy Idol, Kiss
and many others. He has recorded over 60 albums including several successful solo albums.
Derek will be giving a special Masterclass for keyboards, as well as
some private lessons by appointment at the Palmer Prog-Rock Camp.
Snippet: "With unintended irony Wednesday, Carl Palmer waited until “Fanfare for the Common Man” to
play a drum solo that probably no other man (or woman) could duplicate.
Besides the uncommon speed and power with which he dazzled, Palmer started doing all these stick tricks.
He whacked his drum sticks together, twisting his hands at odd angles, for a rhythmic wooden sound,
then laid one stick on a cymbal to strike at it for a unique tone. Like a master chef at a Japanese
steak house, Palmer’s hands were a blur as he chopped away at practically every inch of his kit
within reach — metal drum stands and all — finding entertaining noises and dynamics no other
drummer achieves. [...]"
21st Century Schizoid Man from High Above! by Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy
Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy perform their version of the first song ELP actually ever played
(but didn't record until the 1990s). It was their version of the Greg Lake/King Crimson
classic "21st Century Schizoid Man." Recorded from up above at Jergel's in Warrendale, PA
on October 24th.
Dr. Stephen Robb MD - is a long time friend of the ELP family. As a board certified physician, he has treated
all three members of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, as well as members of ASIA, Deep Purple, The Moody Blues and
others, who have fell sick while on tour.
Dr. Robb, who is also a practicing Deacon in his church, is spearheading efforts to build a school
for underprivileged children in Costa Rica. It is a school for children whose families are
too poor to pay school tax and have their kids in the public schools down there. The old
school burned down in a fire. Fortunately, Dr. Robb is close to his goal of raising the funds
needed to build the school. Carl Palmer has already supported this effort with a
substantial check from the sales of his contemporary art, and that he is hoping all
of his fans will consider donating to this worthy cause - to assist a very needy community in Costa Rica.
Please open your hearts: help Dr. Robb and his team reach their goal! The link to go fund me campaign is:
Snippet: "The object is to take people on a journey through the life of ELP. We play the early stuff
and a full side of (1971 album) 'Tarkus,'' and popular songs like 'Fanfare for the Common Man' and 'Hoedown.'
It’s a pretty powerful sort of show. And there are screens showing footage of ELP that relates to the music
we play. Of course there’s an obligatory drum solo, which you have to listen to."
You’d be a fool to take a bathroom break during Palmer’s solo, as his sticks and pedal work are lofty enough
to have earned him the tag "a drummer’s drummer."
Come and see the merchandise on this year's tour with Carl Palmer!
Carl Palmer takes his fans through a guided tour of all the cool
merchandise available on the current
Fall 2018 Emerson, Lake & Palmer Live On! Tour. Sit back and a enjoy a trip
through the many cool ELP memories....
Carl Palmer To Host Exclusive Charity Art Gallery
At The Iridium - Oct. 21, 2018 - New York City
Carl Palmer, one of rock's iconic figures and a
founding member of both Emerson Lake & Palmer and ASIA, will host
an exclusive charity
art gallery on October 21 at 5pm prior to his show at The Iridium in New York City
The gallery will showcase a series of rhythm-on-canvas prints featuring stunning visual images
created completely by Palmer's drumming. A video describing the making of this unique artwork
can be seen below. Additionally, Palmer will have available for purchase The Orchadia Scarf,
a one-of-a-kind silk scarf made from one of his designs.
This exclusive art event is only open to ticketholders for the opening night of Palmer's multi-night
run at The Iridium October 21-23, and a portion of the proceeds from the artwork sold will go to
VH1 Save The Music.
For complete details including how to get tickets, a video of Carl's artistic process, and more,
visit the Iridium Art Gallery page!
Popular Buffalo-based vocalist Nelson Starr (formerly of THE TAILS) performs
Lucky Man with
Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy at their packed show, Saturday October 6, 2018 at the
Tralf Music Hall in
Buffalo, NY. Starr also sang Knife Edge to overwhelming applause from the audience.
This interview covers a lot of ground with discussion of far-ranging topics including Tarkus, the Crazy World of Arthur
Brown, John Bonham, Ringo Starr, Bill Bruford, Miles David, Mike Oldfield, and more!
A little R&R for the big drum man before his Fall 2018 tour. Carl Palmer and Katie seen
here having a leisurely lunch with close friends Tony & Maria Iommi, and café owners
Alan & Louise just before Carl left for his tour.
I'm excited to be starting the last leg of the 2018
tour this week.
It starts this Saturday,
October 6, in Buffalo, NY and continues through November 4 in Indianapolis, IN.
We've also been busy planning for 2019. Today, we're announcing the initial European dates for Carl
Palmer's ELP Legacy in February and March, 2019! The
dates we're announcing today include shows
in Italy, Belgium, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, and Germany. More will be announced as they are
As always, you can keep up with the tour dates for 2018 and 2019 on the
Tour Dates page.
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.
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
Read the full
release with all of the tour dates and ticket links!
"[...] 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:
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.
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 www.carlpalmerart.com
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 iHeart.com
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.
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.
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: