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):
"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."
ROCK CELLAR MAGAZINE
"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."
ULTIMATE CLASSIC ROCK
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!
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:
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."
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
MESSAGE FROM CARL PALMER & KATIE DARBYSHIRE EVANS....
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.
FANS WHO WITNESSED THE RETURN OF EMERSON LAKE & PALMER TOUR SHOW THEIR ENTHUSIASM!
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.
A SOLD OUT CROWD AT THE 2300 ARENA IN PHILADELPHIA, GIVE THE
RETURN OF EMERSON LAKE & PALMER TOUR A HUGE WELCOME!
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!