WELCOME BACK MY FRIENDS:
THE RETURN OF EMERSON LAKE & PALMER tour !!!
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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).
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
Prog Rock supergroup Asia's classic self-titled first album celebrates 40th anniversary today
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."
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
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
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.
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!
"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.
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.
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."
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 [...]"