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November 8-10, 2019 - Philadelphia, PA

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Latest updates
19 Aug 2019

Thanks for this great video clip as seen on Jeff Ostroff's YouTube page:

"Enjoy this Carl Palmer drum solo video gem I shot last night (13 July 2019 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, FL) of former Emerson, Lake and Palmer drummer: Carl Palmer. It is hard to believe Carl Palmer will be 70 in a few months, but his Carl Palmer Drum Solo 2019 is totally kicking butt and taking names. This Carl Palmer drum solo is in the middle of Fanfare For The Common Man, which he is playing on his Carl Palmer ELP Legacy 2019 tour with Yes live 2019.

Carl Palmer is crushing it better than younger drummers 1/3 his age, showing Carl still has it 30 years after playing for Asia and Emerson, Lake, and Palmer. After working hard for weeks, I needed a break where I didn't have to work on any kind of remodeling for a day, and went to see this marathon 4 1/2 hour long concert that culminated with Yes live 2019. This Carl Palmer Solo is likely one of the best drum solos you'll see in a long time, especially the songs he drummed on with the ELP Legacy live in this set. You should make plans to get to see this ELP Legacy 2019 tour live. Carl Palmer's drum solo here was so riveting we forget it's in the middle of Fanfare for the Common Man! Carl Palmer has proven he is an expert drummer, one of the top drummers in the world today."

01 Aug 2019

Now that the Royal Affair Tour is winding down and preparation for the fall is starting, Carl wants to thank all of his fans who join his Facebook Messenger channel. As a thank you for joining, he'll be giving away an autographed "All Access" laminate from last year's Emerson, Lake & Palmer Lives On! Tour to one lucky fan!

If you're on Facebook, click here to connect on Messenger and get a chance to win!

Here are some photos of Carl signing the laminate we're giving away on August 9!

01 Aug 2019

While the Royal Affair Tour winds up, Carl thanks Arthur Brown and "Mrs. Hellfire" for being part of the tour!

01 Aug 2019

Carl Palmer thanks all involved with the Royal Affair Tour!

Carl says, "thank you" to all the people involved in the Royal Affair Tour and of course, the fans!

01 Aug 2019

British musician, Carl Palmer, prepares to release his fourth acclaimed modern art collection, with his partners at Scene 4 in Los Angeles. The collection will be called Portraits In Percussion and will be available this fall. Pictured here after their most recent meeting is Carl with Scene 4 Co-president, Cory Danzinger.

28 July 2019

Carl and his drum tech, Pat, on the stage after soundcheck at Five Point Amphitheater in Irvine, California on an extremely hot Saturday.

21 Jul 2019

Raffle for Carl Palmer's Prog-Rock Camp attendees!

Pleased to announce a raffle that will be open to all attendees of Carl Palmer's Prog-Rock Camp! Items in the raffle include a Carl Palmer signature Venus snare drum (Ludwig Drums), a Paiste Virt2osity Ride Cymbal (designed by Carl and Erik Paiste - Paiste Cymbals), and an ELP album signed by Keith, Greg, and Carl from Carl's personal collection!

Attendees will each receive a raffle ticket and more will be available at the camp.

All raffle proceeds benefit the Bruce Montgomery Foundation for the Arts - a Philadelphia area 501(c)(3) that provides financial support, through Springboard Grants, to talented individuals and student organizations (high school through college age) who are pursuing excellence in the performing arts.

Carl Palmer's Prog Rock Camp
November 8, 9, and 10, 2019
2300 ARENA, Philadelphia, PA

Registration is limited to the first 100 people who register. First come; first served!

More information and a link to register here!

14 Jul 2019

Royal Affair Tour Performance in New Orleans, LA Cancelled Due to Hurricane Barry.

Yes, Asia, John Lodge and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the July 15 New Orleans “Royal Affair” show has been cancelled. On behalf of Yes, Asia, John Lodge and Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy and guests, we send our thoughts and wishes to the people of New Orleans.

Please see the enclosed statement from the General Manager of the venue.

Due to the outlying and prolonged effects of Hurricane Barry, it remains a significant challenge to safely host the Yes/Asia show at the Saenger tomorrow evening.

The widespread effects of the storm, travel restrictions, and mandatory evacuations in Louisiana have caused a staffing challenge and more importantly a significant security risk for the show. While we had hoped to present this memorable show, it is unfortunately in the best interest of all involved to cancel this date.

We appreciate your support in this challenging time.

Sam Voisin
General Manager
Saenger Theater/Mahalia Jackson Theater
Ambassador Theater Group

08 Jul 2019

Carl talks about an option for non-musician guests of campers and a "local" option for those who don’t need a hotel in Philadelphia.

Carl Palmer's Prog Rock Camp
November 8, 9, and 10, 2019
2300 ARENA, Philadelphia, PA

Registration is limited to the first 100 people who register. First come; first served!

More information and a link to register here!

05 Jul 2019

Just added new photo galleries from the Asia shows on June 29 and 30, 2019 in New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

This tour features Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal on guitar and vocals. However, Steve Howe takes over guitar duties for the last few songs of the set!

These galleries include photos from the show and from soundcheck.

See the photo galleries!

04 Jul 2019

[ 08 July 2019: Added a new Photo Gallery: A Day in Nashviile and the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, TN. ]

Just added new photo galleries from the Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy shows on June 29 and 30, 2019 in New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

This tour features Arthur Brown as guest vocalist and David Pastorious filling in for Simon on this tour. (Thanks, David!)

These galleries include photos from the show, from soundcheck, and some drum kit close-ups which have proven to be popular with many fans.

Coming soon: photos from the Asia performances!

See the photo galleries!

04 Jul 2019

Carl gives more details about the upcoming Prog-Rock Camp.

A masterclass with Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (who’s currently performing in Asia with Carl as part of the Yes Royal Affair tour), a screening of some new ELP concert footage, etc. Also, folks who are local to Philadelphia have the option to join the camp without paying for the camp hotel.

Carl Palmer's Prog Rock Camp
November 8, 9, and 10, 2019
2300 ARENA, Philadelphia, PA

Registration is limited to the first 100 people who register. First come; first served!

More information and a link to register here!

27 Jun 2019

Carl Palmer announces a raffle for attendees of his Prog Rock Camp in November!

Carl announces that he'll be raffling off an ELP album from his personal collection - signed by Keith, Greg, as well as Carl! - to one lucky attendee at his Prog-Rock Camp!

Carl Palmer's Prog Rock Camp
November 8, 9, and 10, 2019
2300 ARENA, Philadelphia, PA

Registration is limited to the first 100 people who register. First come; first served!

More information and a link to register here!

16 Jun 2019

Carl's Dad getting ready to rock!

Happy Father's Day to all of the fathers out there!

13 Jun 2019

Opening Night! The Royal Affair tour in Bethlehem, PA at the Sands Casino.

Pictured here (left) are Carl Palmer with Geoff Downes (from Yes and his co-band mate in Asia) and fellow Birmingham native, John Lodge of The Moody Blues.

Also pictured (right) is Carl Palmer with his guitarist Paul Bielatowicz and the amazing Arthur Brown who is singing with Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy for the tour. Carl and Arthur worked together in the Crazy World of Arthur Brown in 1968/69.

10 Jun 2019

New Option for Carl Palmer's Prog-Rock Camp

For people who are local to the Philadelphia area and don't need the hotel included option, we're pleased to provide a discounted no hotel option. All of the Workshops and Masterclasses are still included!

Camp details and a link to register at the Prog-Rock Camp main page!

07 Jun 2019

Carl Palmer discusses plans for his Prog Rock camp after his visit to Philadelphia.

Carl was in Philadelphia rehearsing with Asia prior to the start of the Royal Affair tour featuring Yes, Asia, John Lodge, and Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy. Here, he gives an update on the November "Prog Rock Camp" after he's checked out the venue and hotel.

Carl Palmer's Prog Rock Camp
November 8, 9, and 10, 2019
2300 ARENA, Philadelphia, PA

Registration is limited to the first 100 people who register. First come; first served!

More information and a link to register here!

02 Apr 2019

While preparing for the Royal Affair tour, Carl found the video below and says, "This is the best footage of me with Arthur Brown! Check it out!". It's from the Belgian TV Kastival in 1968.

Tour date details and ticket links are available on the Tour Dates page.

16 Apr 2019

Carl and Katie enjoying a day out
in the wonderful city of York outside the fabulous York Minster.
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Celebrating Carl's birthday (belated!)
and, of course, having tea at the famous Betty's Tea Rooms
with a glass of champagne.
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11 Apr 2019

Walk of Stars benefit for Birmingham Children's Hospital

Carl and the band, Simon Fitzpatrick and his twin brother James
who played an incredible set for his first appearance.
Great to be in front of my home city audience.
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Carl with a replica of the Star which will be placed in the pavement
on the Walk of Stars in Broad Street, Birmingham
outside the Symphony Hall where he is playing tonight.
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11 Apr 2019

Carl and John Lodge of The Moody Blues at sound check for The Walk of Stars Concert tonight at the wonderful Symphony Hall in Birmingham where the City of Birmingham is celebrating their musical careers that began in Birmingham where they were born and grew up.

They will both be presented with a 'Star' by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham at the concert which will later be placed in the pavement in Broad Street, Birmingham along the 'Walk of Stars' with many other celebrated personalities from Birmingham. The concert is being held to raise funds for the renowned and excellent Birmingham Children's Hospital.

10 Apr 2019

Carl Palmer’s Prog Rock Camp gets a little attention over Times Square, New York City on the CISION / Reuters news crawl.

To register for the camp, visit the Prog Rock Camp main page.

06 Apr 2019

Carl talks about the new ELP Vinyl Box Set. Read the full interview in the April 2019 issue of Record Collector.

02 Apr 2019

Excited to announce that ASIA and Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy will be appearing in the YES Royal Affair Tour this summer in the US and Canada! And Arthur Brown will be adding vocals to the ELP Legacy part of the show.

The tour starts on June 12 in Bethlehem, PA and ends on July 28 in Saratoga, CA.

Tour date details and ticket links are available on the Tour Dates page.

All the details in these press releases:

30 Mar 2019

Less than 2 weeks until Carl Palmer and John Lodge (Moody Blues) appear at "Birmingham's Night Of Stars In Aid Of Birmingham Children's Hospital".

At the event, Thursday 11th of April, at Birmingham Symphony Hall, Brum celebrates two of its finest musicians as they receive a Walk of Stars for their contribution to the City's culture heritage. John Lodge of the Moody Blues and Carl Palmer of Emerson, Lake & Palmer will front an evening of music and laughter with fellow musical artistes, friends and colleagues in aid of The Birmingham Children's Hospital.

Tickets are still available.

Leading up to the event, Carl held a MasterClass for the drummers at the Holyhead School in Handsworth, Birmingham, England. (video and tweets below)

23 Mar 2019

Carl enjoying the sun at the Balmalp mountain restaurant above the pretty little village of Zug in the Arlberg region of Austria.
Wonderful scenery and skiing!

Carl following his ski instructor on the slopes above Oberlech in the Arlberg. Wonderful!

20 Mar 2019

Carl on his Birthday in Lech, Austria having a wonderful time in the snow.

20 Mar 2019

Happy Birthday, Carl!

13 Mar 2019

Carl Palmer's Prog-Rock Camp featured on ABC News Radio Online

Read the whole story...

[...] "This camp will be a special dream come true for me," says Palmer. "It is not designed to be a 'fantasy' event, but rather, a complete three-day educational adventure for those who really want to improve and advance their musical craft.

He adds, "Of course, fans who want to take in the experience are welcomed, as well. This is a chance to sit one-on-one with some of the contemporary musical greats and learn." [...]

Camp details and a link to register at the Prog-Rock Camp main page!

05 Mar 2019

Drummer extraordinare, Carl Palmer welcomes Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal to join him at the first annual Carl Palmer Prog Rock Camp.

Ron - or "Bumblefoot" - as he is known, is a successful guitar virtuoso and solo artist, was formerly with Guns N Roses, and is currently in Sons of Apollo. The camp will take place Nov. 8-10, 2019 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia and will also include Master Classes, a Carl Palmer ELP Legacy concert, the debut of a never before seen Emerson, Lake & Palmer concert film, and much much more. Also appearing will be Derek Sherinian (ex-Dream Theater and also with Sons of Apollo).

More information and a link to register here!

24 Feb 2019

Birmingham Night of Stars in Aid of Birmingham Children's Hospital
11 April 2019

John Lodge (Moody Blues star - right) and Carl Palmer (top 1960s rock drummer -center) to appear in Birmingham this spring

Two of the most famous rock stars from the 1960s – John Lodge and Carl Palmer – are to be celebrated at a unique appearance in Birmingham this spring.

The gifted musicians will be on stage in a special ‘Birmingham Night of Stars’ event to be hosted by Jasper Carrott (left) at the Symphony Hall on 11 April, in collaboration with Westside Business Improvement District (BID).

John Lodge is best known as the bass guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter of Moody Blues, the longstanding rock group formed in Birmingham in 1964. He was born in Erdington, Birmingham in 1945.

Carl Palmer is one of the most respected rock drummers to emerge from the 1960s, a veteran of many bands including Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Atomic Rooster, ELP (Emerson, Lake & Palmer), and Asia. He was born in Handsworth in 1950.

Birmingham’s renowned comedian Jasper Carrott, chair of the city’s Walk of Stars project created by Westside BID, said: "We love throwing the spotlight on people who were born and bred in this great city and then went on to become such big stars."

"The audience will enjoy various musical treats during the event on 11 April and I will also interview both John and Carl about their childhood, fame in the 1960s rock and roll scene, and what they’re up to now."

Carrott said that various other "star friends" from the music world would be joining him to gig, reminisce and laugh with Lodge and Palmer.

He added: "This star-studded event will be a fabulous mixture of musical performances as we pay tribute to the life and careers of John Lodge and Carl Palmer, and it will be terrific to have them both there to take part."

Mike Olley, manager of Westside BID, said: "We love helping to provide a structure through which Birmingham's stars can be admired, thanked and celebrated, and for anyone who enjoyed the 1960s music scene, this will be a night not to be missed!"

The 'Birmingham Night of Stars' event will take place at 7:30pm on Thursday, 11 April 2019 at Symphony Hall, Broad Street.

Tickets are priced at £28 or just £15 for the back tiers (before £3 Symphony Hall commission), with proceeds going to the Birmingham Children's Hospital Charities and Westside Charitable Endeavour, dedicated to recording the area’s historical attributes.

Only 2,262 seats are available at the venue, so book early at the Symphony Hall here:

24 Feb 2019

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - The Anthology (1970-1998)

New, Deluxe, Coloured Vinyl 4LP Box Set to be Released 31 May 2019

Available for pre-order now:

Unmute video for sound
19 Feb 2019

Carl Palmer with a new message about the Palmer Progressive Rock Camp coming up this November in Philadelphia!

Registration is limited to the first 100 people who register. First come; first served!

More information and a link to register here!

13 Jan 2019

The Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy tour of Europe is in full swing! The tour continues in Spain on Feb. 14 and continues through March 2. We just added a new show in Wetzlar, Germany for March 1!

VIP Packages are available for all the shows!

Tour date details are available on the Tour Dates page.

04 Feb 2019

Carl Palmer with Claudio Simonetti (right) and Lino Vairetti (Left)

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy is performing February 5th at Naima Club in Forli and February 6th at Teatro Parioli in Rome with special guest on vocals Lino Vairetti from Italian prog band Osanna and sharing the stage with Claudio Simonetti's GOBLIN.

Claudio Simonetti is a Brazilian-born Italian musician and film composer. The keyboardist and founding member of the progressive rock band Goblin, Simonetti has specialized in the scores for Italian and American horror films since the 1970s.

A long-time collaborator of director Dario Argento, Simonetti has worked on several of the director/producer's films including Deep Red, Suspiria, Dawn of the Dead, Tenebrae, Phenomena, Demoni, and Opera. His work has long been an iconic staple of Italian genre cinema, collaborating with directors like Ruggero Deodato, Umberto Lenzi, Lucio Fulci, Enzo G. Castellari, Lamberto Bava, and Sergio Martino. His highly experimental scores are known for their signature, electronic and progressive rock-influenced sound, and have been imitated numerous times. He studied at the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia in Rome. Simonetti's film work also includes the scores to many popular and cult films such as Conquest (1983), The New Barbarians (1983), Cut and Run (1985), Midnight Killer (1986), Hands of Steel (1986), Body Count (1987), and The Versace Murder (1998).

Lino Vairetti is the leader and vocalist of the band Italian progressive rock band, Osanna. Formed in Naples at the beginning of the seventies the group was among the first Italian rock bands to offer live concerts with make-up and stage costumes. Their performances were also supported by choreography created through the theatricality of the Mediterranean tradition with references to the commedia dell'arte.

31 Jan 2019

Review of ELP Legacy show on 29 Jan 2019 in Southampton, England

Some snippets:

"a tour-de-force of classic ELP"

"outstanding performances of fan favourites Lucky Man, Tarkus and Fanfare for the Common Man – the latter featuring the kind of spectacular, jaw-dropping drum solo that seemed to take even the drumming maestro himself by surprise – and an unexpected bonus of an impassioned cover of King Crimson's 21st Century Schizoid Man"

"Judging from the length of both the applause and the queue of people lining up for the band's signatures after the gig, tickets for these shows will be much in demand – book early!"

Click here to read the complete review.

Thanks to John Perry for this review!

27 Jan 2019

Carl Palmer Releases New Message about the Upcoming Prog-Rock Music Camp!

Carl reports in from France reminding us to check in regularly to the Prog-Rock Music Camp main page!

Some new announcements will be coming soon!

Registration is limited to the first 100 people who register.
First come; first served!

More information and a link to register here!

24 Jan 2019

Excited for the Jan, Feb, and March tour of Europe that starts Saturday night! The first 4 dates are in England:

  • 26 Jan - Devon - The Plough Arts Centre
  • 27 Jan - Minehead - Giants of Rock
  • 28 Jan - Milton Keynes - The Stables
  • 29 Jan - Southampton - The 1865
See the show!

Tour date details are available on the Tour Dates page.

06 Jan 2019

"Carl Palmer Plotting ELP 50th Anniversary Celebration, Including Show With 'Some A-Listers'""

During the Christmas and New Year's festivities, you may have missed this great story about ELP by our old friend Gary Graff, which appeared just before Christmas in BILLBOARD.

"Emerson, Lake & Palmer's 50th anniversary won't happen until 2020, but drummer Carl Palmer -- the sole surviving member of the prog-rock supergroup -- is already hatching plans to commemorate it.

"We're just now putting it together," Palmer tells Billboard, adding that the celebration will include more catalog re-releases as well as a special tribute concert."

Read the entire article here...

27 Dec 2018


I would like to wish a Happy New Year to all my fans and followers. Your appreciation and dedication is very special to me and the band.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank my band mates, Paul and Simon, for all their enthusiasm and creativity, Bruce Pilato who works unceasingly, and also to all those who work hard and contribute a great deal continuously behind the scenes: my crew (Josh, Harry, and Steve), Bruce Houghton, John Arnold, Lori Pilato, Kim Wilson, and my partner Katie who supports me in all I do.

There are many more people to thank, but too many to mention all of them. We are all looking forward to an exciting 2019 and hope to see you along the way.

All the very best,


26 Dec 2018

Keyboardist Derek Sherinian added to line up of Carl Palmer’s Prog-Rock Camp!!!

Carl Palmer is excited and proud to announce the addition of keyboard virtuoso Derek Sherinian as a master instructor for the upcoming Carl Palmer's Prog-Rock Camp, to be held Nov 8-10, 2019 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA.

Derek was keyboardist for Dream Theater (from 1994-1999, including the final US tour opening for Emerson, Lake & Palmer) and currently is a member of Sons of Apollo and Black Country Communion. He has also been a touring keyboard player for Alice Cooper, Billy Idol, Kiss and many others. He has recorded over 60 albums including several successful solo albums. 

Derek will be giving a special Masterclass for keyboards, as well as some private lessons by appointment at the Palmer Prog-Rock Camp.

Register now before this amazing camp is sold out!

Details at the Prog-Rock Camp main page!

18 Dec 2018

January, February, and March 2019 European Tour tickets on sale!

Carl, Paul and Simon are returning to Europe after the new year!

January 2019: 4 shows in England

February and March 2019: shows in Italy, Germany, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Slovakia, Hungary, and Austria.

Look forward to seeing you all!

As always, you can keep up with the tour dates on the Tour Dates page.

10 Dec 2018

Registration is now open!!

Carl Palmer's Prog-Rock Camp
Nov. 8-10, 2019 - 2300 Arena - Philadelphia, PA

In today's update, Paul Bielatowicz and Simon Fitzpatrick of Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy talk about the Prog-Rock Camp...

Register now!

Registration is limited to the first 100 people who register.
First come; first served!

More information here!

03 Dec 2018

I would like to thank you all along with Paul and Simon. We had a great year playing for you. It was a lot of fun!

Wishing all of you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a Happy New Year!

See you all next year! 🎅🎅🎅🍸🍸🍸🎄🎄🎄


02 Dec 2018

Proud to have been nominated in the Progressive category in the 2019 Modern Drummer Reader's Poll!

Voting is open until Dec. 24, 2018

26 Nov 2018

Carl talks about more features of his Prog-Rock Camp including workshops about building a career in music and previously unseen ELP Concert footage that will be shown at the camp.

Carl Palmer's Prog-Rock Camp - Nov. 8-10, 2019 - Philadelphia, PA

Details at the Prog-Rock Camp main page!

22 Nov 2018

Announcing Carl Palmer's Prog-Rock Camp

Nov. 8-10, 2019 - 2300 Arena - Philadelphia, PA
Masterclasses, Workshops, Performances, and more!

A musical learning experience for drummers, guitarists, bassists, keyboardists and vocalists. Featuring Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy band And Very Special Guests!!

Details at the Prog-Rock Camp main page!

17 Nov 2018

Major Announcement Coming From Carl Palmer on Thanksgiving - November 22, 2018 - by 12 noon

Details will be posted here or on the Carl Palmer Facebook page

Get ready for The Show That Never Ends....

25 Oct 2018

Carl Palmer drums up ELP delights

Nice review from of the show on Wednesday, October 24, at Jergel's in Warrendale, PA

Read the entire article...

Snippet: "With unintended irony Wednesday, Carl Palmer waited until “Fanfare for the Common Man” to play a drum solo that probably no other man (or woman) could duplicate.

Besides the uncommon speed and power with which he dazzled, Palmer started doing all these stick tricks. He whacked his drum sticks together, twisting his hands at odd angles, for a rhythmic wooden sound, then laid one stick on a cymbal to strike at it for a unique tone. Like a master chef at a Japanese steak house, Palmer’s hands were a blur as he chopped away at practically every inch of his kit within reach — metal drum stands and all — finding entertaining noises and dynamics no other drummer achieves. [...]"

25 Oct 2018

21st Century Schizoid Man from High Above! by Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy perform their version of the first song ELP actually ever played (but didn't record until the 1990s). It was their version of the Greg Lake/King Crimson classic "21st Century Schizoid Man." Recorded from up above at Jergel's in Warrendale, PA on October 24th.

25 Oct 2018

Nice slippers, young Mr. Palmer (at home, age 13)....

22 Oct 2018

Dr. Stephen Robb MD - is a long time friend of the ELP family. As a board certified physician, he has treated all three members of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, as well as members of ASIA, Deep Purple, The Moody Blues and others, who have fell sick while on tour.

Dr. Robb, who is also a practicing Deacon in his church, is spearheading efforts to build a school for underprivileged children in Costa Rica. It is a school for children whose families are too poor to pay school tax and have their kids in the public schools down there. The old school burned down in a fire. Fortunately, Dr. Robb is close to his goal of raising the funds needed to build the school. Carl Palmer has already supported this effort with a substantial check from the sales of his contemporary art, and that he is hoping all of his fans will consider donating to this worthy cause - to assist a very needy community in Costa Rica.

Please open your hearts: help Dr. Robb and his team reach their goal! The link to go fund me campaign is:

22 Oct 2018

Carl Palmer drumming up ELP magic at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille

Nice interview and article from preparing for the show on Wednesday, October 24, at Jergel's in Warrendale, PA

Read the entire article...

Snippet: "The object is to take people on a journey through the life of ELP. We play the early stuff and a full side of (1971 album) 'Tarkus,'' and popular songs like 'Fanfare for the Common Man' and 'Hoedown.' It’s a pretty powerful sort of show. And there are screens showing footage of ELP that relates to the music we play. Of course there’s an obligatory drum solo, which you have to listen to."

You’d be a fool to take a bathroom break during Palmer’s solo, as his sticks and pedal work are lofty enough to have earned him the tag "a drummer’s drummer."

Tickets are available here...

20 Oct 2018

Interview with Carl featured on the new "Best Drummers Ever" episode of the "Latest Music Vibez with DC Hendrix" podcast! From WFWI - BIG 92.3 FM - Fort Wayne, IN

20 Oct 2018

A very young Carl Palmer at the onset of his life as a professional drummer. (He was playing in professional dance orchestra starting at age 13).

19 Oct 2018

Record Collector Review of Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Performance in London

Thanks to Andy Rawll for his review of the performance at Under The Bridge in London - August 2, 2018. It's in the November 2018 issue of Record Collector Magazine

Summary: "[...] if not a show that never ends, it can still blow your mind."

Read the review here...

09 Oct 2018

Don't miss the final leg of the World Tour!

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy -
2018 “EMERSON LAKE & PALMER LIVES ON!” - The Final Leg

The final leg includes US stops in NY, CT, RI, PA, NH, DC, VA, KY, OH, MI, MN, IL, and IN and Montréal and Quebec, Canada.

No appearances currently scheduled.

Check later for new
tour dates.

14 Oct 2018

Come and see the merchandise on this year's tour with Carl Palmer!

Carl Palmer takes his fans through a guided tour of all the cool merchandise available on the current Fall 2018 Emerson, Lake & Palmer Live On! Tour. Sit back and a enjoy a trip through the many cool ELP memories....

10 Oct 2018

Carl Palmer To Host Exclusive Charity Art Gallery
At The Iridium - Oct. 21, 2018 - New York City

Carl Palmer, one of rock's iconic figures and a founding member of both Emerson Lake & Palmer and ASIA, will host an exclusive charity art gallery on October 21 at 5pm prior to his show at The Iridium in New York City that night. The gallery will showcase a series of rhythm-on-canvas prints featuring stunning visual images created completely by Palmer's drumming. A video describing the making of this unique artwork can be seen below. Additionally, Palmer will have available for purchase The Orchadia Scarf, a one-of-a-kind silk scarf made from one of his designs.

This exclusive art event is only open to ticketholders for the opening night of Palmer's multi-night run at The Iridium October 21-23, and a portion of the proceeds from the artwork sold will go to VH1 Save The Music.

For complete details including how to get tickets, a video of Carl's artistic process, and more, visit the Iridium Art Gallery page!

Click to see a larger image of each photo

09 Oct 2018

Popular Buffalo-based vocalist Nelson Starr (formerly of THE TAILS) performs Lucky Man with Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy at their packed show, Saturday October 6, 2018 at the Tralf Music Hall in Buffalo, NY. Starr also sang Knife Edge to overwhelming applause from the audience.

09 Oct 2018

Ahhh... Just before he left for the tour, Carl Palmer left the door to his private music room at home open. Lets have a peak inside....

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08 Oct 2018

Initial 2019 dates for England

Carl, Paul and Simon are excited to be playing a few concerts in the UK again in January 2019. Look forward to seeing you all!

  • January 26th - Great Torrington - The Plough Arts Centre
  • January 27th - Minehead - Giants of Rock
  • January 28th - Milton Keynes - The Stables
  • January 29th - Southampton - The 1865
As always, you can keep up with the tour dates for 2018 and 2019 on the Tour Dates page.

08 Oct 2018

Nice new interview from!

This interview covers a lot of ground with discussion of far-ranging topics including Tarkus, the Crazy World of Arthur Brown, John Bonham, Ringo Starr, Bill Bruford, Miles David, Mike Oldfield, and more!

Interview in English

Interview in Greek

02 Oct 2018

A little R&R for the big drum man before his Fall 2018 tour. Carl Palmer and Katie seen here having a leisurely lunch with close friends Tony & Maria Iommi, and café owners Alan & Louise just before Carl left for his tour.

01 Oct 2018

I'm excited to be starting the last leg of the 2018 tour this week. It starts this Saturday, October 6, in Buffalo, NY and continues through November 4 in Indianapolis, IN.

We've also been busy planning for 2019. Today, we're announcing the initial European dates for Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy in February and March, 2019! The dates we're announcing today include shows in Italy, Belgium, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, and Germany. More will be announced as they are finalized.

As always, you can keep up with the tour dates for 2018 and 2019 on the Tour Dates page.

Hope to see you at one of the shows!

17 Sept 2018

Enjoying downtime in Cyprus before starting the tour in the US and Canada in October.

Also, there's been an update to the 2 dates in Canada. Montreal is now Sunday, Oct. 14 and Quebec City is now Monday, Oct. 15.

All dates and ticket links are also available on the Tour Dates page

30 Aug 2018

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Fall 2018 Tour
Additional dates announced!

Just announced additional shows in Cranston, Rhode Island (October 13) and Washington, DC (October 19)

Read the full press release with all of the tour dates and ticket links!

Dates are also available on the Tour Dates page

19 August 2018

2 Drum Greats Rock Out Together!

Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, DIO / Last In Line, and Appice Bros.) recently played the Rock On Festival Martirano, in Lombardo (Italy) with Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy. The two drum legends had a great time and enjoyed a nice chat backstage at the festival.

Carl begins his next US Tour October 6th, in Buffalo, NY and will conclude on November 4th in Indiana.

For details, see the Tour Dates page!

16 Aug 2018

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Embarks on Final Leg of the 2017/2018 World Tour!
US and Canada shows from Oct. 6 through Nov. 4

Compelling live show will feature a new set list, custom made films, and cutting-edge performances that will honor the musical legacy of ELP.

"The band is running on all cylinders and has never sounded better," says Palmer. "Fans can expect the biggest hits of ELP along with some of its epic pieces, all presented with a full visual element of special films created for the tour."

Read the full press release with all of the tour dates and ticket links!

Dates are also available on the Tour Dates page

09 August 2018

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy Live CD/DVD reviewed at The Progressive Aspect blog.

"[...] What is remarkable about Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy is that whilst they can pull off the loud and powerful numbers with aplomb they also somehow manage to portray the more subtle material which one would expect would normally need a keyboard accompaniment. This is exemplified most beautifully on Take a Pebble, which is conveyed sensitively largely through the skill of Fitzpatrick on the Chapman Stick, and without the need of vocals. The truly epic piece in this show is ELP’s classic take on Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, and Palmer and his band surge and flow through it with flair and feeling to the delight of the audience. [...]"

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy LIVE consists of a 2hr tribute show, split across two discs: CD live in New York 2014 and DVD Live Miami 2016. With notes by Carl.
Available now from:

Read the complete BMG Press Release

08 August 2018

Eric Duvet Photography

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy played a fantastic concert at Under The Bridge in London on August 2nd.

Take a look at this tremendous review at National Rock Review...

07 August 2018

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy at the Iridium!

Oct. 21-23, 2018 - 8:30 pm

1650 Broadway (at 51st street)
New York, NY

Tickets available now at!

More Fall USA dates will be announced soon. Tour details can be found on the Tour Dates page!

05 Aug 2018

Carl on stage setting up for the gig

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy at Under The Bridge, Chelsea, London

Carl and the band played on August 2nd at Under The Bridge at Chelsea Football Ground, a great venue in London.

It was a fantastic gig and there were many fans and people from the music press there to see the Prog God and his band in action.

Take a look at the photos from the venue.

Carl in front of a photo of ELP at
Under The Bridge taken by Ian Dickson in 1972
05 Aug 2018

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy perform to a great audience at 'A New Day Festival' in Faversham, Kent in the UK on August 4th

On a very hot day (84°F) with the sun directly in their eyes, Carl and the band played an exciting set to an enthusiastic audience at 'A New Day' Festival in Faversham, Kent in the UK on 4th August.

It was a great day and, to make it even more eventful, Carl met up with his old friend Arthur Brown who had performed earlier in the day with his own band and performed the famous Number 1 hit ‘Fire.’ Carl played drums in ‘The Crazy World of Arthur Brown’ back in 1968 when he was just 18 years old. 

05 Aug 2018
From left to right:
  Simon, Wayne, Carl, John and Paul 

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy and crew after completing the UK dates

A good job done!

Carl and the band and the crew having completed the UK dates. Happy days!

28 July 2018

A note from Carl about this week's UK Tour:

"Looking forward to playing in the UK again.

The London concert will be the first time in many many years we have played in the Capital.

We have a great programme Of ELP music. Also, we will be playing tracks from our new album, Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Live.

See you all in August! The very best to you all,

Carl Palmer

Tour details can be found on the Tour Dates page!

25 Jul 2018

This podcast is an interview Carl did with Jerry Ewing, the editor of Prog Magazine chatting about Carl’s extraordinary career.

In the photo: Jerry Ewing, Carl Palmer, and Jo Kendall

Click the logo above or here to hear the podcast!

They talk about his upcoming UK tour dates:
  • London - Under The Bridge - August 2
  • Fletching Trading Boundaries - August 3
  • Faversham A New Day Festival - August 4
The new live album with Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy and Carl's amazing career, from his early Brumbeat days through Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Atomic Rooster, ELP and Asia.
23 July 2018

Thursday - August 2 - Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy returns to London!

Under the Bridge @ 7pm - Tickets available here

Other UK appearances on August 3 (Trading Boundaries, Fletching) and August 4 (A New Day Festival, Faverham).

Then, the tour moves to Italy, Austria, and Germany.

As always, details can be found on the Tour Dates page!

19 Jul 2018

ELP and Carl Palmer were featured on NPR's Morning Edition this morning in a story about Aaron Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man

Read the story at the NPR web site (which includes the video showing ELP playing Fanfare at Montreal's Olympic Stadium during rehearsals for the Works Vol. 1 tour) or listen to it here:

Note that loading this embedded NPR page may take a while.
18 May 2018

A few new dates in Italy are now on the schedule:

  • Sunday - August 12, 2018 - Avasinis, Italy - Festa Del Lampone E Mirtillo
  • Tuesday - August 14, 2018 - Martirano Lombardo, Italy - Rock On
And, as the poster attached shows, the New Day Festival appearance is on Saturday, August 4.

As always, details can be found on the Tour Dates page!

03 Jul 2018

Carl Palmer discusses his newest venture: a new line of artistic silk scarves. The initial debut scarf is called the Orchadia scarf, and features a design from Carl's popular Orchadia art canvas. He discusses its origins here. You can purchase this limited edition designer scarf at

02 Jul 2018

Don't touch that dial!

Carl Palmer
weaved his way through a myriad of great stories about Emerson Lake & Palmer and ASIA with Q104 radio personality Ken Dashow. He also spoke of the impact of The Beatles on popular music and stories involving himself and the Fab Four which aired on Dashow's Beatles Revolution show which can be found at

30 Jun 2018

The Art of Giving Continues....

Carl Palmer wowed a large group of his fans and art supporters with a special art event that featured his entire line of acclaimed high-end photographic art. Held in Oceanside, California on June 30, 2018, Palmer told stories and gave insights into the creation of his popular three series of art images. As with his other art events, a portion of the proceeds from art sales will be given to the Oceanside Moose Lodge #1325 Local Outreach Program to help those in need in that area.

Read more at the Art of Giving page.

28 May 2018

Change of venue and tickets for June 1 show in Santiago, Chile!

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy show originally scheduled for June 1st. at the Teatro Caupolican has been moved to LUGAR: BATUTA. If you purchased tickets for the Teatro Caupolican, you will need to get your refund from where you bought your tickets as they can not be honored at the new location. New tickets for the show at Batuta will be available May 28. Thank you for your understanding and we hope to see you on June 1st.

18 May 2018

Another US tour date just got added!

As always, details can be found on the Tour Dates page!

18 May 2018

A few more US dates are now on the schedule:

And, some dates for the fall have been announced, too! As always, details can be found on the Tour Dates page!

14 May 2018

New 2 CD & DVD Digipack captures the Emerson, Lake & Palmer Legend with his ELP Legacy project across 2 lives dates in New York & Miami

Spectacular Live Show Dedicated to Keith Emerson features special guests Steve Hackett (Genesis) and Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge)

Released by BMG on 29th Jue 2018

"I am so pleased to have been able to dedicate a DVD to Keith and Greg.
 I am still thinking about all the great times we had.
 The music is strong and my memories will be with me for ever!
 Emerson Lake and Palmer Lives On!"

 - Carl Palmer

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy LIVE consists of a 2hr tribute show, split across two discs: CD live in New York 2014 and DVD Live Miami 2016. With notes by Carl.
Pre-order now from:

Read the complete BMG Press Release

13 May 2018

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy performing "Fanfare for the Common Man" with drum solo.

From the performance in Bethleham, PA on April 18, 2018

About the drum solo, Carl says: "It's a good one!"

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