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Twist Of The Wrist - Carl Palmer Art
A new medium in visual art created completely from rhythm.


View and buy the art at www.carlpalmerart.com.

Read more about Carl Palmer's exclusive Rhythm on Canvas art work here.

The Art of Giving page highlights events where Carl Palmer and Scene 4 Art of Los Angeles raise money for charity. A portion of all sales at these events is given to the featured charities.


Latest updates
25 June 2017


Very thrilled that Pollstar magazine ran a photo and caption on the recent Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy sold out show from The Arcada Theater in St. Charles. IL. Pollstar is the main source of information for us in the concert industry, so it is pretty big stuff when you get coverage.

Check it out on page 42-43

21 June 2017


Drummers Having Fun

Journey's Steve Smith and ASIA's Carl Palmer have a little percussive warm up before the show on June 19 at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA



20 June 2017
Canada dates in October 2017 for Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy

Tickets are now on sale for Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy dates in Ontario, Canada - Oct. 10-13, 2017

See the links on the Tour Dates page!

For full details on the entire 2017 tour itinerary for Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy including the October 2017 Canada tour dates, read the press release!

16 June 2017



ASIA brings back classic Phoenix T-shirt!

15 June 2017


Carl Palmer and Geoff Downes discuss ASIA show:

An Extraordinary Life: Tribute to John Wetton

at Bergen Performing Arts Center - Saturday, June 17, 2017

15 June 2017


ASIA set to rock in Rochester next week

Carl and Geoff appear on FOX Rochester to talk about ASIA's show in Rochester on June 21, 2017


15 June 2017


Carl Palmer, Ian Palmer, Steve Palmer - Family Showdown (2006)

"This is one time Steve (my younger brother) and Ian (my nephew) played together. For me, it's history."


14 June 2017


Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy at the Bull Run-May 26th, 2017
by Kelly D

"[...] The musicianship was incredible. [...] Though he's 67 years old, Palmer beat on his drum set with a vigor more often seen in 20-somethings. [...] I am most definitely one to seize the day, so if you have a chance to see Carl Palmer and his merry bandmates Paul and Simon live in concert, I wholeheartedly suggest you do so immediately. Theirs is a chemistry not often found in rock music these days [...]"

Read the whole review at http://livemusicnewsandreview.com/.

11 June 2017


Carl Palmer Drum Solo - May 18, 2017
Newton Performing Arts Center, Newton, NJ

11 June 2017


Carl Palmer Interview

Thanks for the great questions, Garret!

Interview conducted on May 10, 2017 by Garret K. Woodward, arts/entertainment editor for The Smoky Mountain News and music editor for Smoky Mountain Living.

07 June 2017

Own a piece of ELP Memorabilia from the personal collection of Tony Ortiz

FOR SALE Keith Emerson - Inferno CD (Original Soundtrack) Best offer over $100.00 gets it.

Click on the embedded Facebook link below to bid via Facebook.

As many of you know, Tony Ortiz (ELP Archivist) is selling off some of his collection of ELP memorabilia to pay for medical expenses. He's putting his items up on Facebook before he puts them on eBay. I'm fully supporting Tony in these efforts. Click on the embedded Facebook link above to bid via Facebook.

All sales will come with a certificate of authenticity from my Management. The certificate will be sent via mail to the buyer.

The Certificate of Authenticity will read:

"This is to certify that the item described herein is an authentic Emerson Lake & Palmer related collectible, signed by a member or members of the group. This item has been authenticated for the private collection of Tony Ortiz, the official archivist for ELP, and its individual members. Sincerely, Bruce Pilato, Current manager of Carl Palmer, and former Marketing Director for Emerson, Lake & Palmer"

07 June 2017


Concert Review: Carl Palmer's "ELP Legacy Tour"
by Joe Milliken
Live at The Bull Run Restaurant, Shirley, MA 5/26/17

"[...] From our front row table, stage-left, at the Bull Run Restaurant, we had a great side view as Palmer and his band-mates, Paul Bielatowicz on guitar, and Simon Fitzpatrick on bass and Chapman Stick, proceeded to absolutely shred apart, and then reconstruct, (in such a great way) classic Emerson, Lake & Palmer songs. In the process, I might add, practically blowing our heads off (with the occasional, quieter ambient flourish, of course) for over two hours! [...]"

Read the whole review at Standing-Room-Only.info.

23 May 2017


Sending our thoughts and prayers to all those in Manchester who are grieving for their families and friends

Carl Palmer and family

14 May 2017



Carl Palmer says "Happy Mother's Day!" to all his friends and fans from outside of the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN

10 May 2017



See the show! Thursday, May 11

Don't miss Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Emerson, Lake & Palmer Lives On! show at the Grey Eagle in Asheville, NC – Thursday, May 11th!!

Buy tickets!!

Complete list of Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy appearances is available on the Tour Dates page.

08 May 2017

Cruise to the Edge 2018 - on sale now!

Join Yes, Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy, and many more bands on Cruise To The Edge 2018

Sailing from Tampa, FL to Belize and Costa Maya. February 3-8, 2018. Tickets on sale now at CruiseToTheEdge.com

05 May 2017


Emerson, Lake & Palmer Lives on!

The US leg of the Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy tour starts tonight in Delray Beach, Florida and continues through June 3.

Two dates recently added:

10 May – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre - Buy tickets

11 May – Ashville, NC – The Grey Eagle - Buy tickets


Complete list of Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy appearances is available on the Tour Dates page.

02 May 2017


August 14 - new date added to Yestival tour!

Hershey Theatre - Hershey, PA - August 14 - 8:00pm

Local pre-sale: Thursday, May 11: 10am-10pm EST

On-sale: Friday, May 12th: 10am EST

Ticket link will be posted when ticket sales begin.

Complete list of Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy appearances is available on the Tour Dates page.

26 April 2017


Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy
returns to Yes's Cruise to the Edge
February 3-8, 2018

Sailing from Tampa to Belize and Costa Maya!

Details: CruiseToTheEdge.com

18 April 2017


Tickets are now on sale for the Yestival shows with Yes and Todd Rundgren!

See the links on the Tour Dates page!

For full details on Yestival and the entire 2017 tour itinerary for Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy including the November 2017 UK tour, read the press release!

12 April 2017


Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy is on tour in Europe!

Carl, Simon, and Paul report from Frankfurt, Germany in the video here:

Complete list of Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy appearances is available on the Tour Dates page.

07 April 2017


Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy in YES Yestival 2017 Tour!

In addition to the other ELP Legacy and ASIA shows already announced, Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy will join YES along with Todd Rundgren as special guests on the forthcoming YES Yestival tour.

The tour starts on August 4 in Greensboro, NC and concludes on September 3 in Tulalip, WA. Ticket presales begin April 13.

Details will be added to this site soon. The current details including Yestival tour dates, ticket availability, etc. can be found now at YesWorld.com.

Complete list of Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy appearances is available on the Tour Dates page.

27 March 2017

Travel along with the ASIA/Journey tour...

Having a great time on the first leg of the ASIA/Journey tour! If you want to follow along with us, I invite you to check out the Facebook photo album being updated by our tour sound engineer, Harry Ford...

Click on the image above to see the whole photo album.

25 Mar 2017

MEN AT WORK.... on the Journey ASIA tour

Carl hanging out with his friend, Geezer Butler from Black Sabbath at their favorite LA based vegan restaurant. Carl was recently invited as a guest of Sabbath at their final ever show in Birmingham England.

The other photos are of Carl with Josh Rose-Gailor (his drum tech on the ASIA tour; left) and Jake Linton (the bass and guitar tech on the ASIA tour; right).

Click on the thumbnails for full size photos

22 March 2017

Two Drum Legends Talk Percussion....

Drum icons Carl Palmer (of ASIA and Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy) and Steve Smith (of JOURNEY and his own solo jazz group) confer behind the massive drum kit of Carl Palmer for a friendly chat. Both drummers are on tour together in America. Smith also posed with members of ASIA backstage. (Click on the photos in the post below to see more.)

20 March 2017


Happy Birthday, Carl Palmer!

12 March 2017


An Extraordinary Life

An Interactive Celebration of the Life & Music of John Wetton

June 17, 2017 at the Bergen Performing Arts Center


ASIA and their fans will pay tribute in a special concert to the late singer/songwriter, John Wetton, who spearheaded the legendary British band. The event is called "An Extraordinary Life" and will be a fully interactive celebration whereby fans can contribute to the remembrances of the acclaimed musician. It will be held on Saturday, June 17th at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, NJ.

"An Extraordinary Life", a reference to one of the band's most popular songs, will pay tribute to John. Special guest Billy Sherwood of YES is filling in as bassist and vocalist. Also appearing will be current ASIA members Carl Palmer, Geoff Downes, and Sam Coulson. The group will do a full set of ASIA music, as well as some of the best loved songs from the members' previous super-groups, bands such as King Crimson; YES; The Buggles; and Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

In addition to the ASIA performance, the evening will be highlighted with rare video clips of John and the band, historical footage and fan remembrances of John and his music. ASIA fans will be encouraged to send in written or video accounts of their love of the music and the man behind much of it. Still photos of fans with John are also welcomed and will be projected onto the screen. Fans who send media to the band in advance will be balloted to share memories on the evening.

Fans can submit their own memories (text, photos, and videos) for possible inclusion in the celebration. Read the details regarding fan submissions here.

Read the entire press release for complete details about this special event.

07 March 2017

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Coming to Mexico

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy is in transit to Mexico City! They're appearing at the Lunario on Thursday, March 9!

Read the interview here! (en Español)

See all the tour dates

25 Feb 2017

ASIA's Symfonia – Live In Bulgaria 2013 Available Now

Today, Frontiers Music Srl is proud to release ASIA's new live album Symfonia – Live In Bulgaria 2013. In celebration of the live album's release the band has unveiled a performance video for "Heat of the Moment", ASIA's chart topping 80's anthem. Watch it below or on YouTube.

Available on 2CD/DVD, Blu-Ray, and MP3 (audio only), the album was recorded during a special show on September 21, 2013 during the Sounds of the Ages Festival at the magnificent Second Century Roman Theater in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. On some of the songs during the band's set, Original Asia was joined by The Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Levon Manukian.

Read the entire press release

19 Feb 2017

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 and their group, ELP.

Read the entire press release

See all the tour dates: South America, North America, Europe, and the UK!

06 Feb 2016


Thank you for your condolences

I'd like to thank all of you who have reached out and extended condolences to me regarding the passing of Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, and John Wetton.

Thank you,

Carl
February 2017

05 Feb 2016


The Final Black Sabbath Show

I was pleased to attend the final Black Sabbath show ("The End" tour) in their (and my) hometown of Birmingham on Saturday, 4 Feb.



Photo 1:

"Carl Palmer enjoys a chat with former ELO and Black Sabbath drummer, Bev Bevan, and Phil Tree at the final Black Sabbath show held Friday in the UK."





Photo 2:

"Carl visits with Tommy Iommi after the show."

03 Feb 2017



ASIA Tour VIP Packages are now available!


ASIA with special friend Billy Sherwood, will be on the Journey tour paying tribute to the musical legacy of John Wetton.

See the tour dates and check out the VIP Meet and Greet and more packages.

29 Jan 2017


John Wetton

With the passing of my good friend and musical collaborator, John Wetton, the world loses yet another musical giant. John was a gentle person who created some of the most lasting melodies and lyrics in modern popular music.

As a musician, he was both brave and innovative, with a voice that took the music of ASIA to the top of the charts around the world. His ability to triumph over alcohol abuse made him an inspiration to many who have also fought that battle. For those of us who knew him and worked with him, his valiant struggle against cancer was a further inspiration.

I will miss his talent, his sense of humor and his infectious smile. May you ride easy, my old friend.

Carl Palmer

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Next 3 appearances:

Asia
27 June 2017
Huntington, WV
Big Sandy Superstore Arena

Asia
28 June 2017
Louisville, KY
KFC Yum! Center

Asia
01 July 2017
Welch, MN
Treasure Island Resort & Casino




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