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Latest updates
20 Sept 2017


Carl enjoying a few days break in the beautiful Lake District between tours in the USA and Canada.

Here, Carl is taking a stop for lunch during a 7 mile hike around Ullswater, enjoying spectacular scenery.

19 Sept 2017


Carl with Fred at Fred's Ambleside Bookshop to pick up a copy of the book about Joss Naylor, the legendary Lake District fell runner and shepherd.

14 Sept 2017


"Off to the Prog Awards in London.... there will be more to come later!"

14 Sept 2017


"Carl decided to get in training for his holiday at the end of the tour!"

13 Sept 2017


Deeply saddened to hear the tragic news of the death of Virgil Howe, beloved son of Steve Howe, my friend and bandmate in Asia.

06 Sept 2017


Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy on Cruise to the Edge!

Catch the full show and hang with the band on Cruise to the Edge 2018 sailing from Tampa to Belize and Costa Maya. February 3-8, 2018!

04 Sept 2017


"On our way home to the UK. Thanks for a great tour! See you in September and October."

03 Sept 2017


Carl Palmer greets two of the US representatives of the BMG Corporation, Michael Kachko and Jeff Christian, backstage at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, where Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy was performing with Todd Rundgren and YES.

Carl Palmer has been busy promoting the re-launch of the extensive Emerson Lake & Palmer catalog for BMG, and will soon be promoting his own ELP Legacy releases for the same label. Look for the the expansive, new ELP CD box set due September 29, 2017

23 Aug 2017


Somebody get me a ladder an ark!

Carl talks about the deluge in Oklahoma City last night that right after Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy finished their set. And he gives a big thanks to the dedicated fans who stopped by the merchandise table to say, "hi!", even in the rain.

22 August 2017


Carl Palmer Art Appearances

Pleased to announce 2 upcoming appearances where Carl Palmer will be discussing his artwork: Las Vegas (August 27 - left) and Los Angeles (August 30 - right)

Click on the thumbnails for links to register for the events

21 Aug 2017


Carl Palmer Wows Crowd with Ddrum Solo at Yestival

Check out the conclusion of Carl Palmer's drum solo during his set with his ELP Legacy band at the Nautica Amphitheater in Cleveland, Ohio. Sunday, August 20, 2017.

19 Aug 2017


Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy rockin' the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin, Illinois

19 Aug 2017


Carl loves talking to the fans after his Yestival set!


17 Aug 2017


Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy on Cruise to the Edge!

If you've been seeing Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy opening up the Yestival shows, you're just seeing part of their full show!

Catch the full show and hang with the band on Cruise to the Edge 2018 sailing from Tampa to Belize and Costa Maya. February 3-8, 2018!

Or, if you can't join the band on the cruise, catch their headline appearances later this fall on their US and UK tours.

12 Aug 2017


Drummer's Summit!

Five of the world's greatest drummers got to hang out backstage recently 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). All these drummers except for Appice are touring together on Yestival through early September.

11 Aug 2017


Carl Palmer vs. Coney Island


11 Aug 2017


Auditioning a new singer?!?


10 Aug 2017


Meeting the fans during the Yestival tour

Carl talks about meeting fans at his merchandise table immediately after his set during the Yestival tour...


10 Aug 2017


The Original God of Hell Fire....

An early publicity still of The Crazy World of  Arthur Brown featuring a 17-year-old Carl Palmer on drums. #1 worldwide in 1968!

Gee – I wonder where Alice Cooper got his look from?

09 Aug 2017

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy feels the love...

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy got a roaring standing ovation once again as they performed on the Yestival tour with YES and Todd Rundgren. The show last night was at the Tower theater in Philadelphia.


07 Aug 2017


Carl reports on the Yestival experience and invites fans to join in. He lets us know that he, Paul, and Simon will be reporting in from the tour every few days.



07 Aug 2017



Baltimore's Finest, Sgt. Newberg (left) and Detective Sponsky (right) take a moment to show their appreciation for the music of Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy. The police took the time to issue an official Baltimore Police Dept patch to Carl and his band, and thanked them for bringing back great musical memories of their youth!

04 Aug 2017


The Yestival tour kicked off on Friday, August 4. In this press release, Geoff Downes (Yes), Todd Rundgren, and Carl Palmer share their thoughts about progressive/classic rock, touring together, and what to expect from their set lists...

Read the press release and interview

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



03 Aug 2017


Emerson, Lake & Palmer Lives on!

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy starts the Yestival tour tomorrow (August 4) with Yes and Todd Rundgren!

And... 2 dates have been added to the ELP Legacy's UK tour in December: Kinross, Scotland (Nov. 23) and Norwich, England (Dec. 3)

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

Read the updated press release

31 July 2017


ELP and Asia drummer Carl Palmer to receive top honour at this year's Progressive Music Awards....

Emerson, Lake & Palmer drummer Carl Palmer has been named the Prog God for 2017 – and he'll pick up the award at this year's Progressive Music Awards in association with Orange Amplification in London in September.

He's being honoured for his 50 years of service to the prog scene which, along with his body of work with ELP, also includes his career with multi-platinum selling supergroup Asia along with his solo work.

Read the announcement!

27 July 2017


ASIA performs Heat of the Moment as the finale on their final night of the Journey and Asia tour.

Thanks to everyone who came to the show and thanks to Journey for inviting us along!



27 July 2017


Carl Palmer welcomes everyone to see the ELP Legacy show on the Yestival Tour in August!

All of the tour dates are on the Tour Dates page!

27 July 2017


A Beautiful Family Portrait....

It is a bittersweet moment as ASIA and its crew say goodbye to our wonderful tour-mates, JOURNEY. Our final show together is tomorrow, July 28th, and we will always be grateful for the opportunity they gave us on this tour.

Thanks for the memories!

19 July 2017


Emerson, Lake & Palmer official release news

Amazing new Super Deluxe ELP Box Set FANFARE: ELP 1970-1997, out 29th September on BMG. Containing the classic albums, vinyl, hardback book, a wealth of unreleased audio and memorabilia.

Visit the official box store now to pre-order the set, with exclusive collectable material, and see rare ELP video montage.

www.elpfanfarebox.com

13 July 2017



Carl took the opportunity to fly back to England, for a brief 36 hour visit, during the few days break in the Journey/Asia Tour in the USA. It was really lovely to catch up with the family and relax for a few hours. A long way, but well worth it.

The shows with Asia continue on July 18 in Tucson, AZ and continue through the final show with Journey on July 28 in Washington, DC.

Then, the Yestival tour (where Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy will be appearing with Yes) starts on August 4 in Greensboro, NC.

See all the tour dates!

13 July 2017



New posters/images for the Yestival tour!

Featuring Yes, Todd Rundgren, and Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy!

Click on thumbnail image for larger image.

And... New dates added for the Elp Legacy tour in the UK in November and December 2017!

See all the tour dates!

11 July 2017


The members of ASIA and JOURNEY (bands and crews) recently took time from their sold out US tour to have a dinner together at the trendy Pappas Bros Steakhouse in Houston, Texas. A great time was had by all.

Shown here (Standing L to R) Bruce Pilato (Asia tour mgr); Madison Cain; Journey's Jonathan Cain; Journey's Steve Smith; Asia's Geoff Downes. (Seated L to R) Asia's Sam Coulson; Journey's Ross Valory; Ken Silva (Journey Tour Accountant) and Asia's Carl Palmer.

08 July 2017


Yes members, Geoff Downes and Billy Sherwood join Carl Palmer to welcome all to the upcoming Yestival tour



New dates have been added in San Diego, Reno, and Canada!

All of the tour dates are on the Tour Dates page!

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:

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy
28 Sept 2017
Fort Wayne, IN
Sweetwater Performance Pavilion

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy
29 Sept 2017
Cincinnati, OH
Ludlow Garage

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy
30 Sept 2017
Holland, MI
Park Theatre




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