Carl Palmer, among the most renowned drummers in rock history and a founding member of both ELP and ASIA, is returning to the United States for the second leg of enormously successful 2016 REMEMBERING KEITH AND THE MUSIC OF EMERSON LAKE & PALMER TOUR. Originally designed to be a celebration of Palmer’s 50th year in music, the focus and name of the tour was changed in light of the tragic death of Keith Emerson on March 11th.
“I will deeply miss Keith and I want you all to know I will carry on flying the ELP banner and playing the great music with my band for many years to come,” said Palmer, in a statement. “We have lost a very talented and gifted musician but this great music will continue for a long, long time.” “The first leg of the tour was a huge success, culminating in the June 24th Pictures At An Exhibition Tribute To Keith Emerson show in Miami,FL, which included my friends Steve Hackett, Mark Stein and David Frangioni making guest appearances. This tour will continue where the last tour left off.”
The “Remembering Keith” tour features his popular ELP Legacy band and will also highlight his collection of fine art, recently done in conjunction with California’s Scene Four Art Studios. 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 redhot 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.”
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.
Tickets go onsale today at http://kentstage.org