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28 August 2023

New Shows announced for The Return of Emerson, Lake & Palmer Tour. More dates to be announced soon!

Rock history continues to be made...
We are excited and honored to announce some initial dates on the fourth leg of the Welcome Back - The Return of Emerson, Lake & Palmer Tour!

The initial tour stops announced today are:

Fri. 11/03/23 Rochester, NY The Theater at Innovation Square Ticket link
Thu. 11/09/23 Québec, Québec, Canada Le Palais Montcalm Maison Ticket link
Sun. 11/12/23 Waukegan, IL Genesee Theatre Ticket link
Thu. 11/16/23 Urbana, IL The Canopy Club Ticket link
Sat. 11/18/23 Shipshewana, IN Blue Gate Performing Arts Ticket link
Sun. 11/19/23 Wyandotte, MI DISTRICT 142 Ticket link

Created by Carl Palmer and his management, the tour is presented with the full cooperation of the Estates of Keith Emerson and Greg Lake. This is not a tribute act - This is the real thing.

Through modern technology, they will reunite the band: Carl with his two bandmates, playing together along with Keith Emerson & Greg Lake, who both passed away in 2016. It combines Keith & Greg on giant video walls performing live from a 1992 Royal Albert Hall show along with Carl Palmer and 2 side musicians who are live on the stage. They all play together on stage.

Here are some links to videos that highlight various details about the show (click links to view videos):

Both fans and critics have been raving...

"Emerson, Lake & Palmer have been reunited onstage for a video-powered live tour... the ultimate ELP experience.”

"A groundbreaking multimedia tour/experience geared around the 50th anniversary of the legendary musical trio Emerson, Lake & Palmer."

"During the concerts, Palmer and his current band will perform live onstage, flanked by performance footage of Emerson and Lake on massive video walls. As a comparison, a press release points to Paul McCartney's recent 'duet' with John Lennon during the GOT BACK tour, done with video footage from the LET IT BE Rooftop concert film."

All upcoming tour dates can be found at

See the show!

14 July 2023

Carl Palmer of Emerson, Lake & Palmer Talks "Welcome Back My Friends" Tour on AXS

Drum legend Carl Palmer sits down with Katie Daryl to discuss his tour, "Welcome Back My Friends: The Return of Emerson, Lake & Palmer," an extraordinary tribute that intertwines live footage of Keith Emerson's mesmerizing keyboard wizardry, Greg Lake's iconic vocals, and Carl Palmer's exceptional drumming. Catch the details on Now Listen, and grab your tickets while you can!

See all the tour dates with ticket links!

See the show!

10 July 2023

Summer Tour is under way and new YouTube Channel launched!

The Summer 2023 Return of Emerson, Lake & Palmer Tour started strong last night in North Carolina and is continuing through July.

To coincide with the tour, I want you all to visit and subscribe to my new YouTube channel dedicated to the Return of Emerson, Lake & Palmer project:

There are a number of tour preparation and behind the scenes videos there and we'll be adding more as the tour progresses! There's also a video about discussions underway for a UK tour!

We'll always remember the great contributions of the late Tony Ortiz to my original YouTube channel and the people who've carried on since Tony died. And we'll keep that channel going so we can all enjoy the wonderful content, we plan to post our NEW content about this tour on the new YouTube channel.

Hope to see you there and hope to see you during one of the upcoming tours. As always, the latest tour dates can be found at:

See the show!

20 May 2023

Breaking News! Due to the overwhelming demand for tickets in Edwardsville, IL, The Wildey Theatre has added a 2nd night – Tuesday July 25, 2023! Get tickets here!

When the Wildey Theatre's July 24th show with The Return of Emerson, Lake & Palmer Tour sold out in mere 48 hours, the Theatre and the band's management have decided to add a 2nd night, Tuesday, July 25th. "The demand for tickets for The Return of ELP show was overwhelming,” says Wildey's General Manager, Al Canal. "Fortunately, both the band and our theater were available to add the next night for a second show."

See all the tour dates and ticket links!

Read the press release!

Return of ELP Show - Audience view - Artist rendering

02 May 2023

Attention ELP Fans! New show just added!

The Return of Emerson, Lake & Palmer tour has added a one time only very intimate, up close & personal show at the Wildey Theatre in Edwardsville, IL (near St Louis)

The show is Monday, July 24, 2023 at 8pm and will go on sale Wed, May 3rd at 10am CST

There are only 335 seats for this show which we expect will sell out quickly. For those of our fans in the midwest, here is the link where the tickets will be on sale! Don't miss it!
Wildey Theatre, July 24 ticket link

Return of ELP Show - Audience view - Artist rendering

26 Apr 2023

This morning, Carl underwent a successful Ablation procedure to restore sinus rhythm as he was previously in Atrial Fibrillation.

Carl would to thank his Consultant Cardiologist, Dr. Tushar Salukhe, who performed the procedure, and all the wonderful attending staff on the Sir Reginald Wilson Ward at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London who have been looking after him today.

Here are some before and after photos.



17 Apr 2023

The Return of Emerson, Lake & Palmer 2023 Summer Tour

Sole surviving member Carl Palmer, in association with the Estates of his bandmates Keith Emerson & Greg Lake, has announced the much anticipated The Return of Emerson, Lake & Palmer 2023 Summer Tour. Launching its 2nd US tour in July, the tour will actually again reunite ELP LIVE ON STAGE through modern technology.

The tour will start on July 8 in West Jefferson, NC and continue through the end of July 2023. See the Tour Dates page for all the details and ticket links!

The tour continues the successful run of show which began in November and December 2022. After exploring the idea of a Hologram tour in detail, Palmer (with the Estates of Emerson and Lake) opted for what they felt was a more honest approach using live footage of Keith and Greg on massive video walls alongside Carl (and his band) playing LIVE on stage. The voice and instrumentation of Greg Lake and the unmistakable keyboard mastery of Keith Emerson will be mixed with Palmer's onstage live drumming to magically reunite ELP once again.

Read the complete press release here!

Return of ELP Show - Audience view - Artist rendering

20 March 2023

Thank you for the birthday greetings!

Having fun skiing indoors on real snow on my birthday! A big thank you to everyone who has sent me Happy Birthday posts. It's great to read them and I really appreciate your kind messages.Thank you.

I hope I get to see many of you later this year when the "The Return of Emerson, Lake & Palmer" continues!

20 March 2023

Happy Birthday, Carl!

30 Jan 2023

Just in time for Valentine's Day!

After the release of his art piece Closer To Believing, Carl Palmer envisioned adding the artwork to another scarf. Just like the 1st Orchadia scarf extensive design followed, with Carl and SceneFour working with the highest quality silk printer in England. Now, his 2nd vision has become a reality.

SceneFour is proud to present the Closer To Believing Scarf and the Orchadia Scarf, created by Carl Palmer and printed by Beckford Silk in the UK. Each scarf comes in a beautiful presentation box, along with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Carl Palmer. Both are limited edition of 1,000 scarfs, only available here.

Details at

28 Jan 2023

Return of Emerson, Lake & Palmer - 2023 tour preview

Continuing on the success of the initial tour in 2022, there are big plans for the Return of ELP in 2023! Here's a sample of what it's like when Carl Palmer plays live with the audio/video accompaniment of the late Keith Emerson and Greg Lake along while also having the live energy of Carl's band featuring Paul Bielatowicz and Simon Fitzpatrick!

15 Jan 2023

Drum Kit Tour

Many thanks to Modern Drummer for making this video. I hope you enjoy this tour of my current touring drum kit as much as I did making it.

We'll be back on tour soon in 2023. See the show!

12 Jan 2023

Jeff Beck

My condolences go out to the Beck family.

Jeff will be deeply missed. He gave so much to the world with his guitar playing! I always thought so and so did Keith Emerson. He would have been a great guitarist to have in ELP. We talked about Jeff many times as a band.

We all miss you, Jeff.


31 Dec 2022

Brian May of Queen has just been awarded Knighthood in this year's New Year's Honours!

Congratulations, Sir Brian!

Wishing you all a very Happy and Healthy New Year!

~Carl & Katie

28 Dec 2022

This is the first time we have been together since the pandemic!

Steve, myself and Captain Ian now flying for Virgin Atlantic.

Best, Carl

23 Dec 2022

A holiday message from Carl - looking ahead to 2023!

Carl thanks all of the fans and wishes them and the world well for 2023. And looking ahead to bring the "Return of Emerson, Lake and Palmer" tour to more of the world in 2023!

06 Dec 2022


Wishing you all a very Happy Holiday and a big thank you to all the fans who came to see the The Return of Emerson Lake & Palmer Show. It was great to be performing for you and we very much appreciate the fantastic response and comments we received.

Looking forward to being back in the US with the show in 2023.

06 Nov 2022


Emerson Lake & Palmer fans at different shows express their love for the new tour, WELCOME BACK - THE RETURN OF EMERSON LAKE & PALMER, which features Keith Emerson and Greg Lake, once again playing with Carl Palmer and his two bandmates: Paul Bielatowicz & Simon Fitzpatrick. The group is reunited by combining rare footage of the late Emerson and Lake from The Royal Albert Hall in London in 1992; with a live on stage performance of Palmer and his band. The tour features state of the art audio reproduction and three massive digital video walls in addition to the stage set up of Palmer. The initial run of the tour was Nov 19 - Dec 2nd. A more extensive run of dates around the world will commence in spring 2023.

Here is what some of the fans had to say!

See you in 2023!

25 Nov 2022


COME AND SEE THE SHOW! THE RETURN OF EMERSON LAKE & PALMER plays tonight at the TOWN HALL in NEW YORK CITY. Some tickets still available! Come and see the show!

The tour launched November 18th. For tickets and info, go to Tour Dates.

24 Nov 2022



Thanksgiving dinner: 2022 Carl Palmer, band, and crew
Thanksgiving dinner: 2022 Carl Palmer, band, and crew

24 Nov 2022

Carl Palmer plans to continue with THE RETURN OF ELP

Due to the overwhelming positive response to the current tour, Carl Palmer plans to return in 2023 with an extensive US tour and beyond for THE RETURN OF EMERSON LAKE & PALMER

The tour launched November 18th. For tickets and info, go to or

21 Nov 2022

Fan reaction to The Return of ELP Tour!

Check out the enthusiastic fans who just witnessed opening night of the RETURN OF EMERSON LAKE & PALMER TOUR in Philadelphia on Nov 18, 2022

The tour launched November 18th. For tickets and info, go to or

Also, check out this conversation with Carl Palmer from Celebrity Access talking about the Return of ELP Tour

19 Nov 2022


An enthusiastic, sold out audience at the 2300 ARENA in Philadelphia, rocked hard with the RETURN OF EMERSON LAKE & PALMER, last night (Nov 18, 2022). The show which featured Carl Palmer and his band (Paul Bielatowicz and Simon Fitzpatrick) live on stage playing together with the late Keith Emerson and Greg Lake, whose performances were projected on three massive video walls. This short clip shows them mesmerized while watching the climatic end of FANFARE FOR THE COMMON MAN. It was the first time a band with 2 of its 3 members now deceased, was reunited with modern technology. The crowd, which gave the performances 5 different standing ovations, roared with approval for the entire evening. Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends!

The tour launched November 18th. For tickets and info, go to or

19 Nov 2022



Carl talks as he enters the theater to do the first show of the tour...

The tour launched November 18th. For tickets and info, go to or