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 [...]"