CARL PALMER’S ELP LEGACY ANNOUNCES
“EMERSON LAKE & PALMER LIVES ON!” WORLD TOUR.
A celebration of the late Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and the instrumental rock classics of ELP.
Carl Palmer, among the most renowned drummers in rock history and a founding member of both ELP and ASIA, has announced an extensive 2017 World Tour, EMERSON LAKE & PALMER LIVES ON!, a musical celebration of his late band mates Keith Emerson and Greg Lake their group, ELP.
“I will deeply miss Keith and Greg, both of whom the world lost in 2016,” said Palmer, as he prepares for the longest solo tour of his career. “It is now down to me to carry on flying the ELP banner and I will be playing that great music with my band for many years to come. The outpouring of support from ELP’s fans has been astounding, so, I felt I owed it to them to continue the music we made as a group.”
The tour comes with the international release of a DVD/ CD combo featuring Palmer’s 2016 Pictures At An Exhibition tribute to Keith Emerson (that featured Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett, Vanilla Fudge keyboardist and vocalist Mark Stein and drummer David Frangioni, who made guest appearances) and the band’s Live In The USA CD. The official release of these titles will be through M.I.G, a German-based record and video label.
In addition to Palmer’s compelling stage show, the tour will also highlight his collection of fine art, recently done in conjunction with California’s Scene Four Art Studios. Palmer recently created two new images: Welcome Back (dedicated to Emerson) and Lucky Man (dedicated to Lake). The images in these collections are the result of collaboration between Palmer and the acclaimed Los Angeles Art Team, Scene Four and feature a series of signed and numbered prints of stunning visual images constructed by capturing rhythm. The images combine motion, color, and lighting into some of the most compelling fine art visuals ever created. These very limited Palmer art collections are available at www.CarlPalmerArt.com.
Palmer will present bold, new arrangements of the best-loved instrumental music of ELP, and other composers. A multi-media experience combining music and video projection, the show promises to be among the most musically compelling tours of the year. Carl Palmer ELP Legacy is a red-hot power trio that features Palmer on drums and percussion; guitarist Paul Bielatowicz and bassist Simon Fitzpatrick.
“Since 2001, I have been playing with my own power trio, replacing the keyboards with electric guitar,” says Palmer. “I felt that was the only honest way to approach the music of ELP. I didn’t want to have a singer trying to sound like Greg Lake. ELP did so much instrumental music, this format made sense to me. The idea was to re-invent the music; there will be several new classic ELP tunes this time around.” Palmer also recently launched his official ELP website: www.emersonlakeandpalmerworldwide.com
In between dates on his extensive Emerson Lake & Palmer Lives On! tour, Palmer will be performing in North America, with his other world famous group, ASIA. ASIA will be the special guest of Journey on its 2017 arena tour during March, April, June and July. (See all the dates here: http://carlpalmer.com/tourdates.php).
An extensive summer package tour, which will also feature Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy will be announced soon, as with additional fall US and Canadian shows.
Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy will play nearly two hours and drum enthusiasts can expect an evening of compelling percussive skills, from the man who brought the drum set to the forefront of rock n roll music.
CARL PALMER’S ELP LEGACY “EMERSON LAKE & PALMER LIVES ON!” WORLD TOUR.
Remaining Dates- EUROPEAN TOUR
Fri April 14 Liege, Belgium Congress centrum
Mon April 17 Kiev, Ukraine Bel étage
Tue April 18 Bremen, Germany Meisenfrei
Wed April 19 Uden, Holland De Pul
Thu April 20 Berlin, Germany Musik und Frieden
Fri April 21 Mannheim, Germany 7er Club
Sat April 22 Haarlem, Netherlands Patronaat
Mon April 24 Lugagnano di Sona (Verona), ItalyClub Il
Wed April 26 Budapest, Hungary A38
Thu April 27 Nove Mesto, Slovakia
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR LEG 1:
Fri May 5 Arts Garage- DelRay Beach FL
Sat May 6 Arts Garage- DelRay Beach FL h
Mon May 8 Studio Theatre – King Center – Melbourne, FL
Tue May 9 City Winery- Atlanta GA
Fri May 12 Harvestor- Rock Mount, VA
Sun May 14 City Winery- Nashville, TN
Wed May 17 Birchmere- Alexandria VA
Thu May 18 Newton Performing Arts Center, Newton NJ
Fri May 19 Colonial Theater- Phoenixville PA (Philadelphia area)
Sat May 20 The Egg Performing Arts Center- Albany NY
Sun May 21 Darryl’s Place – Pawling NY
Wed May 24 Whiskey Barrel- Laconia, NH
Thu May 25 Blue Ocean Music Hall- Salisbury, MA
Fri May 26 Bull Run – Shirley MA
Sat May 27 Mauch Chunk Opera House Jim Thorpe, PA
Sun May 28 Kent Stage- Kent, OH
Thu June 1 The Dakota Minneapolis, MN
Fri June 2 The Park Theatre ,Hayward, WI
Sat June 3 Arcada, St Charles IL
LOOK FOR A MAJOR NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER 2017 PACKAGE TOUR INCLUDING CARL PALMER’S ELP LEGACY TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!!!
LOOK FOR MORE AMERICAN AND CANADIAN SHOWS FOR THE FALL OF 2017 TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON.
UNITED KINGDOM TOUR:
Fri Nov. 17 The Citadel, St Helens UK
Sat Nov. 18 HRH Festival UK
Sun Nov. 19 The Stables, Milton Keynes UK
Sat Nov. 25 Shire Hall, Howden UK
Wed Nov. 29 Wimborne Tivoli Theater , Wimborne UK
Thu Nov. 30 1865 Club, Southampton UK
Fri Dec. 01 Trading Boundaries, Fletching UK
Sat Dec. 02 Trading Boundaries, Fletching UK
MORE DATES TO FOLLOW SOON: