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06 Sept 2022


Sole surviving member Carl Palmer, in association with the Estates of his bandmates Keith Emerson & Greg Lake, has announced the much anticipated WELCOME BACK MY FRIENDS - THE RETURN OF EMERSON LAKE & PALMER Tour. Launching on Friday November 18th, 2022 at the 2300 ARENA in Philadelphia, PA, the tour will actually reunite ELP LIVE ON STAGE through modern technology.

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. Paul McCartney's duet with John Lennon at the end of his recent Got Back tour is a good idea of what ELP fans can expect from this show.

Watch the preview reel for a full description

Read the entire press release...

See the tour dates and get tickets!

Some stage design previews:


30 June 2020

ASIA anniversary tour update and ASIA In ASIA box set

Multi-platinum supergroup ASIA is ready to announce an extensive US tour set for next March 2023 to promote the 40th Anniversary of its multi-platinum debut album and the new ASIA IN ASIA box set. The tour, which had originally been set for August 2022 as a co-bill with The Alan Parsons Live Project, has been rescheduled for early 2023 to accommodate a medical procedure needed by Mr. Parsons. Dates will be announced shortly.

Read the full Press Release here. Highlights includes:

"We were hoping to be out this August, however moving the tour to early next year so we can remain on a co-bill with The Alan Parsons Project will be well worth it,” said founding member Carl Palmer. "I am so thrilled that ASIA has finally been able to return to performing after three years off the road due to the pandemic; we have much to celebrate."

"ASIA has been through a lot during these last four decades,"" adds Geoff Downes, "but the music has always endured. The fans have never left us, nor we them. This tour will be historic."

In addition to its 40th Anniversary, the band will be promoting the release of ASIA In ASIA - Live At The Budokan, Tokyo, 1983, a deluxe box set containing: 2LP, 2xCD, 40 page 12” book, Blu-ray video, memorabilia and more, through BMG Records. Also available are a 2-LP Gatefold, 1CD and Digital Format.

Order ASIA in ASIA here:


25 May 2022

Alan White

Alan was a good friend and he will be missed by us all.

I have been on many tours with Alan over the years. I will miss our chats and most of all I will miss him.

My thoughts and love go out to all his family.

~Carl Palmer

Photo of Carl and Alan from 2017: Five of the world's greatest drummers got to hang out backstage in 2017 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).

30 Apr 2022

End of April 2022 UK Tour. Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who saw us during the just completed UK Tour. It was great to play for you again! Stay safe. Stay well. See you again soon!

07 Apr 2022

Spring 2022 European Tour Cancellation

Much to my regret and due to circumstances out of my control, I want to make it clear that the European tour was cancelled the second week of March 2022.

There seems to be some confusion with some venues not being informed of this information that I am very unhappy about. I was under the impression that all venues had been informed of the cancellation.

I wanted to clarify the situation to prevent any more confusion and disappointment to my fans.


27 Mar 2022

Taylor Hawkins

My thoughts go out to the Hawkins family and to all of the FF who were called the Foo Family by many people!

Taylor will be greatly missed and there will be a huge loss in the world of Rock drummers.


20 Mar 2022

Happy Birthday, Carl!      

Photo credit: Carolyn Curtis-Mahoney

09 Mar 2022

Getting Ready for the UK Tour!

It's great to be back in the UK with a few surprises and celebrating some ELP anniversaries! The tour starts March 31 in Birmingham and ends on April 29 in Durham. Thanks for all the time and support for Carl, Paul, and Simon!

All the tour dates can be found on the Tour Dates page.

08 Mar 2022

Prog Rock supergroup Asia's classic self-titled first album celebrates 40th anniversary today

Nice article from 1430 WCMY (Ottawa, IL) about the 40th anniversary of the release of the first ASIA album.

"The DNA between Steve and myself [and] John, all very close, you know," Carl explains. "So from my point of view, it was a natural group... And obviously, Geoffrey, when he came in, having that success with The Buggles and [Yes] ...all of that was great... And it worked immediately."

Read it here!

15 Feb 2022

Drum Solo from Patchogue, NY show - 11-Feb-2022

Carl really likes this solo! He thinks it's one of the best in recent memory!

Thanks to YouTuber, Rocky Raccoon, for capturing it and sharing on YouTube!

02 Feb 2022

Once Carl and the band finish up tonight's show in Florida, they'll make their way up the US East Coast to finish this tour! They'll be making stops in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York

Great seats are still available and we've got an updated ticket link for the Feb. 9 show at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, Connecticut! Check it out!

See the show! ... and see all the tour dates!

29 Jan 2022

ASIA with original members Carl Palmer & Geoff Downes Announces 40th Anniversary Celebration

ASIA, one of the greatest and best-loved supergroups to emerge during the 1980s is currently preparing for an extensive 40th Anniversary celebration, due to kick off in summer 2022.

Featuring founding members Carl Palmer (ELP, Crazy World of Arthur Brown) and Geoff Downes (Yes, The Buggles) the group will also include long time bassist/ vocalist Billy Sherwood (Yes) and newest member, guitarist/ lead vocalist Marc Bonilla, (Solo artist, Keith Emerson Band). The band is currently being booked for a US tour to start late summer this year.

Read the full press release!

26 Jan 2022

Carl is enroute to the US for the 2nd leg of the US tour, and is looking forward to the upcoming US shows with Alan Parsons followed by the ELP Legacy solo shows. This new year also brings plans for additional ELP Legacy shows.

Carl is enthusiastic about returning to touring the UK with a stop in Wales and Scotland beginning in April 2022, this time celebrating the 50th anniversary of Trilogy and this phenomenal period of ELP history!

See all the tour dates!

12 Jan 2022

Carl Palmer Joins Vater Artist Family

"It's been a long time coming, but now I am with the best and it feels good! My new beginning starts with Vater!" – Carl Palmer

In celebrating ELP's 50th Anniversary with Carl Palmer now a Vater Artist, Carl's new signature Vater Drumstick design will be initially released with his ELP 50th Anniversary logo - Limited for sale in 2022 only!

Carl Palmer's new stick design is .580" [1.47cm] in diameter, so the grip is comfortably in between a 5A and 5B in size, and 16" [40.64cm] in length. The long, gradual taper to the medium size teardrop/oval hybrid tip makes it a stick that gives a quick rebound with clean/defined tones from around the drum kit. Lathe turned from American Hickory for durability, Carl's model is designed for versatility to cover energetic, up-tempo playing to straight ahead grooving at all dynamic levels.

Read the entire press release and find a Vater dealer here!

31 Dec 2021

Happy New Year to you all!

18 Dec 2021

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy announces 2nd leg of US Tour! Jan-Feb 2022!

Acclaimed musician will pay tribute to Emerson, Lake & Palmer with 50th Anniversary Celebration

After his successful Fall 2021 Tour, legendary drummer and musician, Carl Palmer will return this January to the US with his second round of live shows since 2019. These shows, which will feature only Palmer and his band continue the acclaimed musician’s return to live performances since the onset of the pandemic.

The tour will kick off on January 27th in Jacksonville, FL, with three previously postponed dates appearing with The Alan Parson Live Project in Florida. Those appearances will be followed with a dozen additional shows featuring an evening with Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy.

See all the tour dates!

See the full press release.

05 Dec 2021

Happy Christmas!

Merry Christmas to everyone! Looking forward to 2022!

11 Nov 2021

Graeme Edge

"I have very fond memories of Graeme Edge.

As a young music enthusiast just starting out in music, I saw the original Moody Blues band many times in my hometown of Birmingham England, and Graeme was the driving force behind the band at that time.

He was a talented musician whose presence will be greatly missed. Rest in peace."


09 Nov 2021

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy - Thankful to be back on the road!

5 shows into the 2021 Fall US Tour, Carl gives a quick update and
thanks all the fans who can join him back on the road.

We drop in on an early soundcheck from Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy tour - Fall 2021.
Here, Carl's having some fun singing a bit of ELP's "Benny the Bouncer"!

Here's part of an early show on the 2021 Fall US Tour of Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy.
New backing videos, more ELP classics, etc.

See all the tour dates!

02 Nov 2021

Carl Palmer unboxes the ELP Book - Ultimate Edition!

Some editions of the ELP Book are still available at

28 Oct 2021

Carl Palmer unboxes the ELP Book - Classic Edition!

Some editions of the ELP Book are still available at

28 Oct 2021

A provocative headine for sure...

Emerson, Lake, and Palmer to Reunite for Upcoming Tour. Wait … What?

Carl has spoken with Rolling Stone about the possibility of a kind of "virtual" ELP tour

"[...] As Palmer tells Rolling Stone, plans are underway to reunite the trio, possibly late next year. Using previously unseen footage of the band at London’s Royal Albert Hall in 1992, Palmer is hoping to play with his departed bandmates once again [...]"

Read about it here!

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Next 3 appearances:

The Return of ELP with Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy
18 Nov 2022
Philadelphia, PA
2300 Arena

The Return of ELP with Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy
20 Nov 2022
Jim Thorpe, PA
Penn's Peak

The Return of ELP with Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy
22 Nov 2022
Wayne, NJ
Shea Center

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