Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Announces Its Return to Live Performances –
Acclaimed musician will pay tribute to Emerson, Lake & Palmer for its 50th
Legendary drummer and musician, Carl Palmer, has announced his first round of live shows, marking the
return to live performances after a nearly two year hiatus as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic. Kicking off
on Wednesday, September 1st at Daryl’s Place in Pawling, NY, the initial run of shows will conclude on Sunday,
September 12th, at the Orange Blossom Opry, in Weirsdale, FL. The initial US tour will be followed by
Palmer’s European tour, before he returns for a second run of US dates in October and November. See the
tour dates here.
"The band and myself are very eager to get back on stages in America, and around the rest of world, where
possible," said Palmer. "The show will have some material we have not played in years, as well as ELP's best
loved material. Visually, we will include footage in the show that reflects the highlights of ELP's career.
We are hoping all will go as planned with the many shows we have in place between now and mid-November."
In addition to Palmer, the band still features Paul Bielatowicz on guitar and vocals; and Simon Fitzpatrick
on bass and Chapman stick.
Carl Palmer, who was voted by Rolling Stone as one of the 10 Greatest Drummers of All Time,
is a founding member of Emerson, Lake & Palmer and ASIA. Since he began
in the business in the 1960s, Carl Palmer has sold over 50 million records! Since 2001, Carl has fronted a
3 piece power trio: guitar, bass, vocals, & drums doing the classically driven rock hits of ELP with
These dates mark the beginning of three year drive to promote the 50th Anniversary and beyond of Emerson, Lake
& Palmer, whose sole surviving member is Carl Palmer. Also planned during the celebration period will be
a limited edition expansive biography of the band; a new Palmer art collection based on the five main ELP
studio albums; a documentary; Karn Evil 9, a major Hollywood film (now in development with
Radar Pictures) and a special tour announcement that will reunite Palmer in performance with the late
Emerson & Lake through modern technology.
"This tour is the beginning of a three year agenda," explains Palmer. "There are many special celebrations of
ELP that we will explain in detail in the near future."
Just announced: New ASIA Box Set: The Reunion Albums 2007-2012!
This 5 CD deluxe clamshell box set features ‘The Reunion Albums’ from
the original line-up of lead vocalist / bassist John Wetton of King Crimson, guitarist
Steve Howe of Yes, keyboardist Geoff Downes of Yes, and
drummer Carl Palmer from Emerson, Lake & Palmer.
The box set features the 2-CD ‘Fantasia, Live in Tokyo' (a live show from their 2007 World Tour)
and 3 subsequent studio albums: ‘Phoenix’ (2008), ‘Omega’ (2010) and
‘XXX’ (2012) across 5 CDs. The package was designed by Roger Dean, who produced
all the original albums covers. The box cover image is previously unused as a cover, and the
‘Fantasia’ cover is an updated design.
A NEW Message from Carl Palmer is here! The ELP 50th Anniversary art project is ALMOST sold out
thanks to you. In this video, Carl gives us some insight into history of the Dove along with a special message
for you. Own the last piece at https://carlpalmerart.com/elp_50/
Statement from Carl Palmer on the
5th Year Anniversary of Keith Emerson's Passing
"It is hard to believe that, as of this week, five years has already passed
since the world lost one of its greatest modern musicians, Keith Emerson.
That day when he left us so suddenly will echo in my memory forever.
Rather than continue to mourn his untimely passing, I believe it is better
to celebrate the man and his astonishing musical legacy.
As the lone
survivor of ELP, I believe it is my responsibility to keep playing
the music, support the efforts that keep the music available to fans,
and continue to introduce new and younger audiences to the wonderful music
Keith gave us. His influence and talent was too big to be measured.
I miss him greatly.
Here is a photo of a music book I made when at school. The book was taken from the school cabinet
and then used to list all the rudiments I was playing at the time. (My family no longer
lives at the address shown.)
We're pleased to announce Carl Palmer was named
Leader in Residence at the University of Central Lancashire
The Leaders in Residence
program represent a "high calibre, effective network of individuals, providing the University with influential
connections with a breadth of experience and specialist knowledge." Carl was given this honor recently and will
be added to the list on UCLan's website soon.
UCLan - the University of Central Lancaster - is located
in Preston, Lancashire, UL. It is an international, multi-campus university tracing its roots back to 1828
and leading the way in modern learning today.
See the Awards page to learn more about the awards that
have been given to Carl over the years.
With deep regret I have just heard one of my drum teacher's has died.
Lionel Rubin was my teacher in Birmingham, my home town,
when I was 15 years old. A great drummer and a great teacher - he was
my local hero!
I studied with him for only 4 months. He was a great teacher.
He made you work it for yourself under his direction and this worked for me!
I remember buying his Ajax drum set which I started my professional career with.
It was like the set in the photograph.
My condolences go out to the Rubin family. Lionel, you will be missed deeply.
Due to the situation here in the UK, we have been advised to postpone all the UK shows currently planned for 2021.
We are now moving everything in the UK to 2022 when we hope it will be safe for all without having any compromises.
We all look forward to seeing you in 2022 and we are going to work on extending the UK tour.
All dates for 2022 will be mentioned in the next 3-4 weeks.