Due to circumstances beyond our control
the Carl Palmer master class and art event
scheduled by The Music Annex in Fort Lee, NJ
on November 6th has been cancelled by
the promoter. If you have purchased tickets
please contact your point of purchase for
Carl Palmer, one of rock's iconic figures, and a founding member of both
Emerson Lake & Palmer and ASIA, in association with Los Angeles art
company SceneFour, recently completed a number of charity art events that
have benefited Musicians On Call; The Arts Garage Performance Art Center;
and St Jude Children's Hospital. The events resulted in the sale of 46
original Palmer canvases, a portion of the whose proceeds will
be distributed to these very worthy causes that Palmer is supporting.
New on In The Studio with Redbeard, "Carl Palmer and Greg Lake tell the
tale of the groundbreaking 1970 debut containing Knife Edge, Take a Pebble,
and the hit Lucky Man, plus the ahead-of-its-time opus Tarkus in 1971,
with archival comments from the late Keith Emerson in part one.
Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Pays Tribute to Keith Emerson
When it comes to rock and roll drummers, Carl Palmer joins the ranks
of the most regarded drummers in the genre. Under the touring name of
Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy, the drummer intended it to be a celebration of
his 50th year as a professional musician. However, in early 2016 when
tragedy struck his former bandmate Keith Emerson (who was set to join
Palmer on a few shows), the show quickly turned around to a tribute to Emerson.
Palmer stopped by the Paramount Hudson Valley theater on June 16 with his
performance, joined by Paul Bielatowicz on guitar and Simon Fitzpatrick on bass.
Without Emerson's legendary keyboard role in the mix of the sound, the group
took a new form of power trio to interpret and present Emerson, Lake and Palmer's
music. Channeling the groundbreaking progressive rock format in this setting
doesn't seem like an easy task, but Palmer did it in a fresh way that was
just as exciting as ELP's recordings. [...]
My thoughts and prayers go out to the great city of Dallas
and all its people.
And my deepest thoughts are with all the families who have suffered so much
over the last few days.
Every human life is valuable in this great world we all live in.
25 June 2016
The June 24th Tribute to Keith Emerson show at the Olympia Theater
was an overwhelming success. Special thanks to our special guests Genesis guitarist
Steve Hackett and Vanilla Fudge keyboardist and singer,
Mark Stein, and to our producer and guest drummer
Another highlight of the evening were the cutting edge dance
interpretations of ELP's music by The Center For Contemporary Dance.
And of course, a special thanks to all the fans who attended, some who
came from other countries!
Members of The Center for Contemporary Dance
prepare for their appearance during Carl Palmer's
ELP Legacy "A Tribute to Keith Emerson" concert.
The show, which also features Steve Hackett of Genesis
and Mark Stein of The Vanilla Fudge will be held Friday,
June 24th at the Olympia Theater in Miami.
[...] "I just live for the next one every day. Just waiting for the next
moment to come along." he says. "I enjoy what I do. I will be doing this until
I can't get out of bed, that's how I look at it. For me, it's just something
that, because I've been doing it for so long, I just can't imagine not.
Obviously if I'm still improving – and I think I am; I think it's still there,
which I'm kind of pleased about – I'll just carry on."
Carl Palmer has released Live In The USA with his
acclaimed ELP LEGACY band. The album, recorded at Buffalo's Tralfamadore Music
Hall, features several ELP classics, as well as other prog music staples from
The Nice and King Crimson (two bands that featured ELP's Keith Emerson and
The album will be official released on July 12th, with copies available
now at all Carl Palmer shows.
Live In The USA has been dedicated to the late Keith Emerson, who died
tragically in March of 2016. "Keith's death hit us all hard, and it was very sad for me
since he and I had been discussing working together again in 2016," says Carl Palmer.
"All I could do was finish the album with his spirit in mind, and dedicate it to him."
I realise that many of you have commented about if there is going to be a
tribute show to Keith in the UK.
I want you to know that I have started working on a show for Keith Emerson
here in the UK. I do not have any dates as we speak but it is something I
really want to do and I am hoping it will be this year.
My US tour has taken up such a lot of time and the show for Keith in Miami,
Florida is coming along fine. Because I had no venues booked for this year
in the UK, it's proving hard to find a suitable venue, but we are looking
and some very important people are helping me.
So stay with me on this one. I will be doing something for Keith
that's for sure.
Thank you all for your kind support.
02 May 2016
The latest news about the Keith Emerson tribute
in Miami on June 24
Legendary Genesis guitarist and solo artists Steve Hackett and
Vanilla Fudge keyboardist and vocalist Mark Stein will both
join Carl and his band for the tribute show in Miami.
"I am honored and grateful that these two iconic musicians have agreed
to appear at this special tribute to Keith," says Palmer. "I have been
working as an instrumental act since 2001, so this will be different
and exciting to have Mark Stein on keyboards and vocals and Steve
Hackett on guitar for some of songs." Also added will be The IDA
Program Children's Choir (led by Liz Quin) who will contribute on
the ELP hymn classic, "Jerusalem." Acclaimed producer and musician
David Frangioni, will also be a special guest during the show.
I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my good friend and brother-in-music,
Keith was a gentle soul whose love for music and passion for his performance as a
keyboard player will remain unmatched for many years to come. He was a pioneer and an
innovator whose musical genius touched all of us in the worlds of rock, classical
and jazz. [...]
Carl Palmer being presented with an award from Southampton Solent University
as a Visiting Fellow in Popular Music by the School of Media Arts
by Paul Rutter, Associate Professor/Programme Group Leader of Music Scheme (top)
Snare drum demonstration on the Venus snare drum (middle)
Some of the students with Carl at the Masterclass at Solent University (bottom)
A great man is no longer with us. My condolences go out to the Wogan family.
Terry always made me laugh. One of the all time great presenters on TV and Radio.
Terry's work for charity was on the highest level. A National Treasure!
30 Jan 2016
Just announced some initial dates of the Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy European tour.
So far, shows are booked in Austria,
Italy, and Portugal.
More dates should be
Carl Palmer – «Vir2osity»
Paiste announces the introduction of the Signature 20" Duo Ride
The «Vir2osity» 20" Duo Ride was created in collaboration with the legendary
Carl Palmer, the drum virtuoso behind the progressive rock supergroup ELP, who powerfully
incorporated classical and jazz influences into the early rock drumming of the 1970s and
continues to distinguish himself with his inimitable and energetic drumming style that
highlights technical prowess, speed and dexterity.
The newly developed model is loosely based on the original Signature Dry Dark Ride, with its
characteristic, pronounced hammer marks on an earthy dark surface, being the result of intense
heat treatment. The outer perimeter and the bell of the cymbal are then lathed using the
unique Reflector finish.
The «Vir2osity» 20" Duo Ride executes Carl's exclusive ideas for a variable
ride cymbal with distinct playing zones. In general, this heavy cymbal features a fairly
raw, earthy, complex wash that’s very tight and controlled. The overall glassy stick sound
tends towards a drier, more raw and wooden note in the un-lathed zone, while the lathed
zone presents a livelier, crisper and richer ping. The bell is well separated and decidedly
loud and piercing.
As a tribute to Carl's inspiration, the label «Vir2osity» and a rendition of
Carl's personal emblem have been placed on the cymbal.
Signature Series cymbals are made by hand in Switzerland using traditional methods that
have remained unchanged in over half a century.
Artist Inspiration cymbals are created by Paiste featuring Artists' uncompromising sound
ideas and visual concepts.
One of a series of charity events
featuring the artwork of Carl Palmer during his 2015 fall tour, Carl Palmer
delivers a check to the Lake Hopatcong Foundation, for preservation of
its natural environment. The funds were raised from proceeds derived from
the purchases of Palmer canvases. Shown here are: L to R- Carl Palmer
Esther and Chris Poulsen (who organized the event) and Carl's manager, Bruce Pilato:
Here, Carl Palmer hands over another check to Hope Reins of Raleigh,
a charitable organization that places rescued horses with emotionally disturbed
children in the Raleigh, NC area. The charity was the recipient of funds raised
in a private art event featuring the artwork of Carl Palmer hosted by the Hill family.
Pictured here L to R: Steve Hill, Susan Clemmer of Hope Reins of Raleigh, Valerie Hill,
and Carl Palmer.
I am deeply saddened to hear about the death of David Bowie.
He was a stand alone guy, completely original in every way.
Great person, I only met him once in my career when I was fourteen when I was
playing in the King Bees.
David also was in a band many years ago called The KING BEES .
He introduced himself to me when I was still living in Birmingham.
We were both playing at Mothers, a very good club in its day.
07 Jan 2016
Carl attended the unveiling of the Cozy Powell Memorial Plaque today at the Corn Hall,
Cirencester in the Cotswolds in England.
The event was very well attended by fellow musicians, family and friends of Cozy Powell,
who was a much loved son of Cirencester.
The large crowd blocked the Market Place in Cirencester to see Tony Iommi and Brian May
unveil the plaque after a short speech by the Mayor of Cirencester and Brian and Tony.
After the unveiling a reception was held inside the Corn Hall for guests and Carl, Brian May
and Tony Iommi all made speeches celebrating the life and music of Cozy Powell.
It was a very happy occasion for many well known musicians, his family and friends to
remember Cozy. He obviously was very highly thought of and much loved by all.
01 Jan 2016
I thought you might like to see the 3 Palmers, all drummers, practising
over the holiday. With me is Steve, my brother and Ian, my nephew.
Wishing you all a
Very Happy and Healthy 2016!
- Carl -
23 Dec 2015
Carl and everyone in the Carl Palmer Legacy organisation would like to wish all
the fans and those who have either attended our concerts or an art event
A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year
and we look forward to seeing you again next year
22 Dec 2015
First Edition Printing of Carl Palmer's Acclaimed Art Book,
Art In Rhythm, Is Sold Out
Art In Rhythm, the acclaimed new hardcover book which features images of, and text
about, Carl Palmer's two art collections, A Twist Of The Wrist and The Rhythm of
has sold out of its initial edition of 250. Released in mid October of this year, the
book was issued as a coffee-table companion to Palmer's unique blend of rhythm, art and
modern photography, which he developed with the Los Angeles-based art company, Scene Four.
The collections feature images created while Palmer played the drums using LED-lit drumsticks.
Drummer great Carl Palmer coming to Club Fox (Redwood City, CA)
[...] Besides creating inspired rhythms for Emerson Lake & Palmer, he provided the
beats for Asia, Atomic Rooster and The Crazy World of Arthur Brown. It's no wonder that
Rolling Stone magazine named Carl Palmer one of the 10 Greatest Drummers of All Time.
Palmer is on tour, with his own power trio, which includes guitarist Paul Bielatowicz
and bassist Simon Fitzpatrick. There's no keyboard whiz like Keith Emerson in this
format. None needed.
Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Sizzles with A
Progressive Display of Artistry!
[...] "Tarkus" was performed in its entirety next (and in my opinion, was worth the
price of admission alone). The ferocity and intensity during the opening of "Tarkus"
set the tone for this epic tune. The complex arrangement loaded with time-signature,
tempo and key changes were delivered flawlessly with Carl drumming like a man
possessed, while Paul and Simon split keyboard parts between their instruments flowing
in a masterful arrangement. Paul's guitar spots soared and sizzled the venue with his
searing licks and frenzied fingering. We even heard the Dinosaur roar. Of all the
songs on the setlist, this was the most stunning rendition. Progressive Rock doesn't
get any better than this! [...]
29 Nov 2015
This Tuesday night (Dec. 1st) in Los Angeles!
Join Carl Palmer as he showcases his artwork and discusses creativity in an incredibly
personal evening to benefit ROSIES FOUNDATION.
We'd love to see you there, and it
helps an incredible organization.
Carl, seen here with Katie and Bruce, as the All Things That Rock Festival begins.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by!
06 Oct 2015
BACK IN THE NY GROOVE.... Kiss founding member and ex-guitarist
Ace Frehley made it a point to stop by Carl Palmer's display
at the ALL THINGS THAT ROCK FESTIVAL in Philadelphia to meet
the legendary British drummer. Ace remarked on how all the KISS
members were big ELP fans.
In addition, former Guns N Roses drummer
Steven Adler came over to meet Carl. Adler, like Carl, has created
his own collection of art with Scene 4 of Los Angeles.
01 Oct 2015
Carl Palmer (with help from manager Bruce Pilato) gets
ready to meet the fans at the ALL THINGS THAT ROCK
FESTIVAL in Philadelphia yesterday.
The event ends
Sunday Oct 4th until 5pm and also features Ace Frehley;
Guns N Roses' Steven Adler; Gene Cornish of The Rascals;
Lita Ford and many others.
Carl hangs with pop metal Queen, Lita Ford,
at The All Things That Rock Festival in
01 Oct 2015
Had a great time speaking on WMGK's John DeBella show.
See you at All Things That Rock (Oaks, PA) this weekend!
Carl Palmer Brings Rare Signed
ELP Items To ALL THINGS THAT ROCK FESTIVAL
This Weekend Oct 3 and 4 In Philadelphia
Carl Palmer will be at this exciting event discussing his
artwork and signing Carl Palmer, ASIA and Emerson Lake
& Palmer items. Among the items that can be purchased
and signed by Carl will be: ELP and Palmer lithographs;
Picture Discs; Vinyl Albums; Publicity photos; Carl Palmer Drums;
Drum Heads; Drum sticks and much more!
Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy is returning to the United States for the final leg of THE 2015 Rhythm of
Light Tour. The tour returns to the US with fifteen shows between November 12th and December 6th.
Check out the Tour Dates.
Recently Carl and Scene 4 Art of Los Angeles,
held three art events to raise money for
charities he supports. A portion of all the sales of Carl's
art at these events were given to the following charities:
Camp Good Days & Special Times, providing summer
camps for children with cancer; The American Cancer
Society; and The Child Advocacy Center Of Bucks
Debbie Rice of Friendship Framing in Bath, PA, accepts
check from Carl Palmer on behalf of the American Cancer Society.
Gary Mervis CEO of Camp Good Days & Special Times
receives check from Carl Palmer.
Paul Conaway of Wannatix in Philadelphia receives check
from Carl Palmer on behalf of The Child Advocacy Center
of Bucks County, PA
All Things That Rock
Philadelphia Festival 2015
October 3 & 4, 2015
Carl Palmer will be at the All Things That Rock event on both days. There are planned meet and
greets, autograph sessions, and a display of Carl's art work - along with hundred's of America's
top Rock-and-Roll collectible vendors.
Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy adds 6 more shows to the Rhythm of Light 2015 tour
The tour returns to the US with six shows in North Carolina,
Pennsylvania, Maryland, Tennessee, and Florida between June 20th and 29th in addition to
2 festival dates in Europe! Check out the Tour Dates.
Rockbeat Records has just released Once Upon a Time Live in South America,
a 4 CD set Culled from ELP concerts in Chile, Brazil and Argentina in 1993 and 1997.
Full track lists can be found at Amazon.com.
Rockbeat has also made available two free downloads to showcase the quality of these performances:
Lucky Man (from April 1, 1993 - Santiago, Chile) and
"I would like to thank everyone for their support on my UK tour.
I had a great time as always working with Paul and Simon.
I hope there was not too much inconvenience caused by the cancellations
which I know you have all heard before but this was genuinely out of our control.
Just about to kick off my February and March UK tour! In addition
to playing with Paul and Simon as Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy, each
stop on the tour features Martin Turner (playing the music of Wishbone Ash) and The
Strawbs. It all starts on Thursday (19 Feb) in Cheltenham and continues through
to Wolverhampton (15 March).
Looking forward to seeing you there!
01 Jan 2015
Wishing all my fans and followers, management and crew a very happy, healthy
and successful 2015. Looking forward to seeing you all again during the year.
Starting off in Oslo on February 10th and then followed with a UK tour.
Look out for details of tour dates and art events on my website, Facebook,
and Twitter pages.
04 Dec 2014
I just wanted to say a big "thank you" to all of you who came along to our
concerts in the USA and Canada recently. Your support and enthusiasm was tremendous
and Paul, Simon and myself had a great time playing to you. We enjoyed meeting you all
and of course some of you we have seen regularly over the years and it’s always great
to see you.
It was a great opportunity to show my art collection and we had an excellent response.
Thank you to all the people who helped to make this a success.
I would like to thank all of the management and the crew, who helped to make this tour
a success, for all their hard work and endless energy. So many thanks to Bruce, Harry,
Jon and Josh, Tony, John Arnold and of course Lori, Bruce's wife.
We will be back again in the USA in 2015 so keep a look out for concert dates and
also details of art events as well. In the meantime the band will be starting the new year
playing in Oslo, followed by a 19 date tour of the UK and the dates are already on the
website and Facebook page.
So as I prepare to leave the US for home today I would like to wish you all a Very Merry
Christmas and all the best for a Healthy and Successful New Year!
Look forward to seeing you sometime in 2015!
02 Dec 2014
2015 Tour dates for February and March!
Pleased to announce the February and March 2015 tour
dates for the Classic Legends of Rock & Folk 'Super Tour' 2015
featuring Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy along with Martin Turner & The Strawbs.
JUST IN... Planning on giving Carl Palmer artwork for the holidays?
If so, order this week (by 06 Dec 2014) and it will arrive before Christmas. See the art at
16 Nov 2014
British musician Carl Palmer (ELP/ASIA) presents a check
to Gary Mervis, President and Founder of CAMP GOOD DAYS
& SPECIAL TIMES which provides summer camp activities
for children stricken with cancer. The check represented a portion
of the proceeds from the sale of Palmer's RHYTHM
OF LIGHT art collection
created with Scene 4, and sold at a special gallery event
held at the home of attorney Robert Brenna and his wife, Judy.
Pictured L to R: Gary Mervis, Carl Palmer, Robert Brenna
Thursday at 11:30am PST, Carl Palmer's new art collection –
Rhythm of Light – will be released at
www.carlpalmerart.com. See the collection
first and reserve a part of this highly limited release of 9 new works.
13 May 2014
The new art collection, Rhythm of Light, becomes available this Thursday at
11:30am PST at www.carlpalmerart.com. The
collection features 9 new works crafted from rhythm. All in the collection are
limited in availability. Each is numbered and signed by Carl Palmer.
12 May 2014
4 days away! Carl Palmer unveils a new art collection this Thursday
at www.carlpalmerart.com. Here's a
preview of one of the pieces called "Barbarian" which measures 60"x 33".
A total of 9 new works are coming...
Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Performing Tarkus On The Moody Blues Cruise
13 Apr 2014
New selections in the Carl Palmer Gift Shop!
New products include the new Decade DVD; Carl Palmer 2 CD Anthology (updated with new tracks);
signed posters and drum heads; and the new 2014 ELP LEGACY T shirt.
29 Mar 2014
Carl Palmer's new Rhythm of Light art exhibit premieres at
Miami's Effusion Gallery. Carl unveiled his new art collection,
done in collaboration with Los Angeles Art company, Scene 4.
Carl greeted fans and signed his original art pieces at the trendy
SOBE art gallery from 7pm to 11pm on Friday March 28th.
A splendid time was had by all.
"[...] In a field known for vibrant characters, Carl Palmer may be the most colorful drummer of them all.
A founding member of '70s progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer and '80s rock
supergroup Asia, the Birmingham, England-born Palmer will premiere his new art collection,
Rhythm of Light, at Miami Beach's Effusion Art Gallery.
The 16 images in the exhibit were created using a photographic process in which Palmer
plays his drums in a pitch black, 12-square-foot room, using custom LED florescent
drum sticks. As stick hits drum or cymbal, a burst of light forms a pattern, and the
visual images are captured on canvas. [...]" Read the entire
"Do Ya Wanna Play, Carl? is a two CD compilation of music by legendary rock
drummer that was originally released only in the UK in 2001.
The new expanded version
contains additional tracks. Do Ya Wanna Play, Carl? spans several decades and various
musical genres. Disc 1 focuses on the symphonic side of Carl Palmer, with the extensive
'Concerto for Percussion' by Carl Palmer and Joseph Horowitz. The rest of the disc
features a selection of Emerson Lake and Palmer (ELP) cuts from the Works album. Carl
Palmer gets to show his admirable skill as a world class drummer in the pieces
selected. [...]" Read the entire
21 Mar 2014
1 WEEK AWAY - JOIN CARL PALMER AT THE EFFUSION ART GALLERY in Miami,
Florida on Friday, March 28, 2014 at 7pm. Carl will be unveiling his new art
collection The Rhythm of Light and discussing the work. The event is FREE and The
Effusion Gallery is located at 1130 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more details,
contact the gallery at (305) 538-3558
19 Mar 2014
ONE NIGHT ONLY! Carl Palmer (Legendary drummer for ELP and ASIA) to Debut new Artwork in Miami!
Join Carl Palmer as he spends an evening at the acclaimed Effusion Gallery in Miami, Florida
on Friday, March 28, 2014 at 7pm. The event is FREE and Carl will be debuting a new collection of artwork
he's created called The Rhythm of Light. A pre-release viewing with wine served, early
numbers in the edition will be available that night.
Effusion Gallery is located at 1130 Ocean Dr,
Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more details, contact the gallery at (305) 538-3558.
09 Mar 2014
Concert Review: Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy @ Poole Lighthouse, 27th February, 2014.
This is to urge all Planet Rock listeners to seize the chance to see Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy
next time they tour. I saw them @ Poole Lighthouse last week and they were outstanding —
So many highlights: Knife Edge, Jerusalem, 21st Century Schizoid Man, Trilogy, America,
Pictures at an Exhibition, Fanfare for the Common Man... to name but a few! I expected
a virtuoso performance from Carl Palmer – and he certainly produced one! –
though I was not expecting to be kept spellbound by a solo bass rendition of
Shine on You Crazy Diamond (yes,really!) from the brilliant Simon Fitzpatrick;
or to have sounds conjured from Paul Bielatowicz's guitar that made me completely
forget that there were no keyboards on stage.
If your idea of a great night out is to hear genuine virtuosos clearly enjoying themselves,
reinterpreting some of the most imaginative classic rock ever written, you really need to
check out this incredible power trio.
LAST CHANCE to join CARL PALMER OF ELP plus The Moody Blues
for 5 days of music and fun aboard the "Moodies Cruise", sailing to the
Caribbean this April 2-7.
Enjoy concerts and events with CARL PALMER OF ELP, The Moody Blues
and an all-star lineup including Roger Daltrey of The WHO and his touring
band, The Zombies, The Orchestra starring the former members of ELO,
Starship, Little River Band and more! Here are some highlights:
Special "Never Seen Before" Performance By CARL PALMER OF ELP
Unique "Storytellers Performance" by CARL PALMER OF ELP
Two New Performances by The Moody Blues!
Multiple Performances by ALL Artists & Bands
Selected Artist Meet & Greets with Photo Opportunity
Special Jam Stage for Fans to Play – Every Night of Cruise
More Events, Parties & Artist Events To Be Announced!!
Only two cabin categories are still available... book today! Check it out at
www.MoodiesCruise.com or call (855) 622-3111 (US/Canada) or (954) 417-6264 (International).
CARL PALMER OF ELP looks forward to seeing you aboard!!
27 Jan 2014
Carl's update from the Twist of the Wrist UK tour
Hello Everyone. We just started our UK Tour in Hull at The Fruit on Friday, followed
by The Rock and Blues Festival at Skegness on Saturday where there was a great crowd of
around 1500 people. We are now going back into rehearsals to take a look at two pieces
for the tour that we haven't played before and if this works out Simon will be playing the
Stick on a piece of music that the BBC banned many years ago called Jerusalem. Well known
to all ELP fans and one of my favourite pieces. I also wanted to play the piece of music
that was probably the first piece of music ELP played together in our initial rehearsals,
which believe it or not was Schizoid Man.
"Orchadia" by Carl Palmer is nearly sold out at www.carlpalmerart.com
– a few left in the edition of 20. One of the most acclaimed pieces in Carl's debut
collection, Orchadia is 40"x 30", all numbered and signed individually.
As we embark on a new year, I want to thank all of my fans, associates
and friends for their support during 2013. It was a fantastic year, with many great shows by
my ELP Legacy band, and the creation of a new ASIA album, Gravitas, due this coming spring.
In addition, I embarked in a new phase of my career, with my Twist Of The Wrist Fine Art collection,
which, I am happy to say is nearly sold out.
2014 should be even more exciting! Here is some of what you can expect in the coming
In January my band is looking forward to a headlining show at the Progressive Rock
Festival in Rio DeJanerio, Brazil, and in February we embark on our extensive UK tour.
In March and April we will be among the featured artists on both the MONSTERS OF ROCK
and MOODY BLUES / ROGER DALTREY BACK TO THE ISLE OF WIGHT cruises, and we are
presently putting together tours of North and South America and Europe for
the second half of 2014. In addition, ASIA will return to Japan and the UK in
June, and North America later in 2014.
I am very happy to announce three official Carl Palmer products will be released
worldwide in March, 2014. Music Video Distributors (MVD) will be issuing our new
concert DVD – Decade – The 2011 10th Anniversary Tour featuring my current
band with guitarist Paul Bielatowicz and bassist Simon Fitzpatrick. Also being
released at the same time on DVD will be the art film I made with Andrew Cross
in the UK, The Solo. And last, but not least, MVD will be re-issuing and
updated and expanded version of &ndashl DO YA WANNA PLAY, CARL? – THE CARL PALMER
ANTHOLOGY two CD set.
Our partners in Los Angeles, Scene 4 Art, will be releasing my second collection
of Fine Art, which is still to be named. Look for that to premiere in the Spring of 2014.
So, there is plenty to look forward to this year, and I hope to see all of you
on the road at some point. Thanks again for a great 2013, and my best wishes to
you for a happy new year.
Carl Palmer, January 1, 2014
23 Dec 2013
I have been reappointed as a Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of the Creative Industries at
Southampton Solent University in the UK. I have been a Visiting Fellow at the University
for five years and am looking forward to continuing my involvement with the staff and
students at the University.
Mostra Internacional de Rock Progressivo
Saturday, Janurary 18 2014
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
19 Dec 2013
A note from Carl:
"To all my fans and friends who had purchased tickets
for my show at BB KING'S in New York City in March of 2014:
We have postponed the show in order to include
the date in a more extensive US Tour, later next year.
Refunds are available at point of purchase and we will
let you know the rescheduled BB KING'S date as soon
as it is confirmed.
Thank you, happy holidays and see you next year!
05 Nov 2013
3 shows in Poland next week:
DrumFest - 12-14 November Tour dates
"It was another great weekend at the National Drum Fair, in my home town Birmingham, and
it was nice to see some new faces. This is the 11th year and the fair continues to
attract more stalls and visitors alike.
As always, there were some interesting drum sets of a very high standard on display.
And, if you wanted that special part you have been looking for years, you will more than
likely find it among the stalls this weekend. That's for sure.
I visited the show on Sunday and was fortunate to see Clark Tracey playing with his trio,
which was really fantastic and also Pete Cater gave a great master class on technique.
I had a good wander round the stalls and met people I only get to see at the fair.
A good time was had by all and the 'A' team did a great job as always. Yes, I am talking
about Garry, Simon and Matt."
ASIA (featuring John Wetton, Carl Palmer, Geoff Downes, and Sam Coulson)
Currently rehearsing with the Plovdiv State Opera Orchestra in Bulgaria, for the Roman Amphitheatre concert tonight.
Show is nearly sold out!
12 Sept 2013
Carl Palmer Limited Edition Signature Series Designer Headphones
Available now for the first time, a new line of high end audio
headphones manufactured exclusively by OrigAudio for Carl Palmer fans.
Each set comes in a sturdy carrying case with a personalized authentic
Carl Palmer autograph.
Carl Palmer Rocks Las Vegas As He Is Honored At The Las Vegas Rock Music Awards, Aug 25th 2013.
Palmer performed with Yes vocalist Jon Anderson and in a new supergroup with Jordan Rudess and Rudy Sarzo
- see all
26 Aug 2013
Carl Palmer received the 'Drum Legend Icon' award at the Las Vegas Rock Awards on August 25.
Carl Palmer of ELP & ASIA and Jon Anderson the legendary voice of YES, made music at the
event held at the Hard Rock Joint in Las Vegas. Carl also performed an ELP classic with
Dream Theater's Jordan Rudess and bassist extraordinare, Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake,
Blue Oyster Cult and Quiet Riot).
24 Aug 2013
LA'S PROG MUSIC FANS, ART LOVERS & CELEBS TURN OUT FOR CARL PALMER'S TWIST
OF THE WRIST ART EXHIBIT AT MR. MUSIC HEAD GALLERY.
ELP/ASIA drummer extraordinare Carl Palmer hosted a hugely successful
art exhibition at the Mr Music Head gallery on Sunset Blvd in Hollywood tonight.
Among those in attendance: Carl's long time musical partner from ELP, Keith
Emerson and Leslie David Baker from the hit TV series, THE OFFICE. Thanks to
all who attended!
9 Aug 2013
Fourth Annual Vegas Rocks! Magazine Music Awards to Rock the World August 25
"[...] Rock n' Roll history Part 4 will take place again with this year's theme of
"A Celebration of Classic Rock" and will feature some of the most legendary artists in
the music business. Jon Anderson (Yes) will be honored with the "Voice Of Progressive
" award, Carl Palmer (Emerson Lake & Palmer / Asia) will receive the "Drum
Legend Icon" award, Zakk Wylde will receive the "Riff Monster" award and
newcomer Laura Wilde will
receive "Best New Female Artist" award. [...]" - read
the entire article.
9 Aug 2013
Spend an evening with Carl Palmer in Los Angeles! Attend the Reception Night/QA Event
for Carl's fine art debut. A free event, we ask that you RSVP at
Hope to see you there!
7 Aug 2013
New Photo Gallery.
03 August 2013 - Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy appearance at Yestival.
6 Aug 2013
Your invitation! Join Carl Palmer on August 22, 2013 at a QA/Reception
L.A. Art Gallery debut of Twist of the Wrist at Mr. Musichead Gallery.
RSVP at www.carlpalmerart.com, and we hope to see you there!
26 July 2013
Featured Art Collectors!
We've got a new page featuring collectors of the Carl Palmer Art collection.
CARL PALMER TO ROCK LAS VEGAS - AUG 25th - WHEN HE IS HONORED!
Carl will be performing with legendary YES frontman, Jon Anderson,
and will return to his ELP roots with a new 'one night only' super trio featuring
Rudy Sarzo (bassist for Ozzy Osbourne/Quiet Riot/Queensryche) and Jordan Rudess,
(keyboardist for Dream Theater).
In addition, Yestival will feature a special
exhibition and sale of Carl Palmer's acclaimed
Twist of the Wrist
art work – including a meet and greet with Palmer and audience members
after his presentation.
Message from Carl: The folks at www.carlpalmerart.com just sent
this photo my way. It's one collector's incredible display of my Rhythm on
If you're interested in seeing all of the collection head over to
www.carlpalmerart.com to learn more.
12 Jun 2013
Carl Palmer to receive Drum Legend Icon Award at 'Vegas Rocks!'
Now through 4 June 2013 -
See the Twist of the Wrist artwork in personat my first fine art exhibition in the United States!
I'll be showing my Twist of the Wrist artwork on gallery row at the Annapolis Collection
Gallery (Annapolis, MD)
from May 6 through June 4, 2013.
Update!Twist of the Wrist Art Exhibit
- In Person Q&A
24 April 2013 - See the Twist of the Wrist artwork in person and meet me at my first fine art exhibition in the United States! I'll be
showing my Twist of the Wrist artwork on gallery row at the Annapolis Collection
Gallery (Annapolis, MD)
from May 6 through June 4, 2013 AND I'll be at the gallery for 2 Q&A Nights
(May 6/May 7). It's a free event, so please RSVP and get the details at
New Photo Gallery.
17 August 2012 - Rockin' the Park - Clumber Park.
15 Apr 2013
2013 Cruise To The Edge Photo Galleries.
25-30 March 2013
11 Apr 2013
$5 off the Sunday, April 14 show at Saint Rocke, Hermosa Beach, CA.
Enter ELP as the Promo Code on the Checkout Page.
Showtime is 7pm. Doors open at 6pm.
Full Tour Details...
11 Apr 2013
Back in North America after a string of great sold out shows in South America.
Pictured here is a photo from Montevideo, Uruguay. The two hour show climaxed with an amazing version
of Pictures At An Exhibition. The 20 minute opus features a video
accompaniment that tells the story of Czar Nicholas II and his royal family, Rasputin the Mad Monk,
and the Russian Revolution. After it was completed, the audience cheered for over 5 minutes.
11 Apr 2013
Another Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy 2013 Photo Gallery.
15 March 2013 - Lindenkeller - Freising, Germany
07 Apr 2013
Another Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy 2013 Photo Gallery.
08 March 2013 - Stadthalle - Tellfs, Austria
Another Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy 2013 Photo Gallery.
01 April 2013 - Variety Playhouse - Atlanta, Georgia
01 Apr 2013
Another Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy 2013 Photo Gallery.
06 March 2013 - Cafeti Club - Amstetten, Austria
28 Mar 2013
Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Wows Fans on the Cruise To The Edge:
Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy thrilled fans on the first three days of the much
anticipated Cruise To The Edge progressive music cruise. [...] Full report with photos here...
21 Mar 2013
Another Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy 2013 Photo Gallery.
05 March 2013 - Reigen Live - Vienna, Austria
19 Mar 2013
19 Mar 2013Update Twist Of The Wrist - Carl Palmer Art! A
new short documentary on Carl Palmer's art debut of rhythm on canvas
"Twist of the
Wrist." And if you haven't seen the collection, head over to
have a look and reserve one for yourself!
18 Mar 2013
Another Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy 2013 Photo Gallery.
09 February 2013 - Shimokitazawa Gaeden - Tokyo, Japan
15 Mar 2013
10 days until Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy starts the North and South American
leg of their world tour. We're adding easy access ticket and venue links
on the Tour Dates page. Looking forward to seeing everyone in North and South America.
14 Mar 2013
Note from Carl: As Carl wraps up the European leg of the tour and prepares to head to the Americas,
he's left a note on the Guest Book thanking the fans for their support and looking
forward to the next part of the tour:
"Well we are coming towards the end of the European leg of our World Tour where we have
encountered some very cold and snowy weather along the way. We have travelled through
several countries in a relatively short time [...]"
Another Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy 2013 Photo Gallery.
03 March 2013 - Blue Note - Nove Mesto Nad Vahom, Slovakia
09 Mar 2013
Starting to add the Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy 2013 Photo Galleries.
First up: 02 March 2013 - Bluesiana - Velden, Austria
01 Mar 2013
The Carl Palmer Legacy will be
playing a UK Tour in the second and third week of February 2014. Dates and venues to be announced
as plans are finalized.
Twist of the Wrist 2013 tour of Europe started tonight! Complete tour schedule available at the
Tour Dates page.
26 Feb 2013
Note from Carl:
As Carl prepares to start the European part of his tour, he's left a new note to fans on the Guest Book:
"Just back from Japan following a really great time. Our Japanese fans were very enthusiastic about the
music and we are looking forward to returning in the future. It was the first time that the band
had played in Japan even though I have been playing there regularly since 1972, firstly with ELP and
later on with Asia.
I thought you would like to see the new set list we will be playing on the Carl Palmer Legacy World
Tour starting on March 1st in Europe and continuing on to the USA, South America and Canada: [...]"
Just been told by the folks at www.carlpalmerart.com
that of the 25 numbered pieces (each) of Infinite Space and Endless Enigma (shown to the right), there are
only a handful left before these two are sold out! These are 2 of the collection's finest and most
affordable. Hope you enjoy these rhythm on canvas pieces and thanks for all of the support with
the fine art debut! To see them, head over to
19 Feb 2013
"We would like to give our Condolences to all of the Downes Family"
From Carl, Katie, Carissa, Sarah
UNVEILED! The most limited release imaginable from Carl Palmer is out TODAY...
"Twist of the Wrist," a fine art collection of rhythm on canvas. Only 200 pieces
available, see it today at www.carlpalmerart.com.
31 Jan 2013
BREAKING NEWS: Today is the last day of the GOLDEN TICKET pre-release viewing
for Carl Palmer's art collection "Twist of the Wrist." If you received a GOLDEN TICKET via email,
click it before the official release tomorrow to see the collection and reserve yours.
29 Jan 2013
Breaking News! GOLDEN TICKETS have just been released to see Carl Palmer's
"Twist of the Wrist" collection today. If you're on the interest list, check your email
and a big THANK YOU for all of your interest!
25 Jan 2013
1 WEEK AWAY... Carl Palmer's Twist of the Wrist art collection debuts next
Friday, February 1st! If you want to see the collection of rhythm on canvas early,
THERE'S STILL TIME - join the interest list at
get your invitation.
Update Twist Of The Wrist - Carl Palmer Art! IN 7 DAYS! See and reserve Carl Palmer's fine art release "Twist of the Wrist"
3 days BEFORE the February 1 release. You have to be on the interest list to get
your invitation - sign up at www.carlpalmerart.com
Twist Of The Wrist - Carl Palmer Art! In this latest video, Carl Palmer talks about his experience creating rhythm on canvas
and how it relates to his interest in photography.
To get exclusive information before the February 1, 2013 release, sign up
Twist Of The Wrist - Carl Palmer Art!
Abstract, vibrant, and historic - Emerson, Lake and Palmer drum icon Carl Palmer to release a career
first, an art collection of rhythm on canvas. With only 200 pieces in the series, this highly
limited release becomes available worldwide on February 1, 2013. Those interested should get on the
early interest list at www.carlpalmerart.com
to learn more and get the opportunity to see and
own the collection before the release date.
10 Jan 2013
ASIA update: new guitarist, Sweden Rock appearance, new album.
If 2012 was a year to remember for ASIA,
with the release of the acclaimed studio album 'XXX' marking the band's thirtieth anniversary,
then 2013 is set to be another. John Wetton, Geoff Downes and Carl Palmer are delighted to announce
that not only do they have an incredible talent in place to step into Steve Howe's shoes, but also
that their first international show with newcomer Sam Coulson will be a high profile performance at
Sweden Rock 2013. Sam is a wonderful player, world-renowned amongst guitar virtuosos.
new studio album, to be entitled 'Valkyrie', will be recorded for
Frontiers Records during 2013
continuing the band's relationship with the label.
Read the press release...
08 Jan 2013
Update Twist Of The Wrist - Carl Palmer Art!
The collection's visuals are created from rhythm...a new medium in visual art. It is a highly limited
release on canvas with each piece in the series numbered and signed. To get more information and see
the collection prior to the February 1, 2013 release date, interested folks should sign up at
13 Dec 2012
ASIA's remaining 2012 UK dates have been cancelled due to illness
Carl Palmer - Plans for 2013 Carl has posted an announcement on the
Guest Book sketching out his plans for 2013. For starters, the band is now called
Carl Palmer Legacy. The Decade DVD will be out in 2013 and plans
are shaping up for an extensive tour beginning in February. Read Carl's note in its entirety on the
9 Nov 2012
ASIA on ROCKLINE - Wed. 14 Nov 2012
ASIA will be the featured guest on the nationally syndicated radio show ROCKLINE with host
Bob Coburn Wednesday November 14th, 2012 at 8:30pm PDT / 11:30pm EDT. Fans are encouraged
to call to speak with members of ASIA toll free at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For a station
near you and for information regarding how to log onto the Internet for the
broadcast go to www.RocklineRadio.com
The show will be streamed on the Rockline website for two weeks beginning the
afternoon after the live broadcast.
06 Oct 2012
More Carl Palmer Band 2012 Photo Galleries. Added 21 April 2012 - Hedon -
Zwolle, Netherlands and 22 April 2012 - Musik Theater - Dortmund, Germany
01 Oct 2012
More Carl Palmer Band 2012 Photo Galleries. Added 18 April 2012 -
Ziquodrome - Compiègne, France and 20 April 2012 - Kubana - Siegburg, Germany
21 Sept 2012
Starting to add the Carl Palmer Band 2012 Photo Galleries. First up: 15 April 2012 - Jail Break
Live - Roma, Italy and 17 April 2012 - Gallery Music Bar - Pratteln, Suisse
19 Sept 2012
New photos added! Asia live in May 1982.
06 Sept 2012
Carl Palmer wins Virtuoso award
at Progressive Music Awards 2012!
17 Aug 2012
More New Photos! From the Carl Palmer Band 2011 Tour:
19 October (Norfolk, CT), 22 October (Fall River, MA), and 04 December (Milton Keynes, England).
15 Aug 2012
More New Photos! From the Carl Palmer Band 2011 US Tour:
11 October (Rochester, NY) and 16 October (Bethlehem, PA).
14 Aug 2012
New Photos! From the Brain Salad Surgery era,
Paul Ravn Engraving Carl's Stainless Steel Drumkit.
06 Aug 2012
Tickets for 17 August Clumber Park:
Rockin' the Park lineup including the Carl Palmer Band available
Carl and his team sincerely
apologize for any inconvenience to those who did not see the earlier message that he
would not be appearing at the HMV Forum in Kentish Town on Monday,
14 November. The cancellation of this event was beyond Carl's control. Rest assured that
this has no effect on the upcoming Carl Palmer Band UK tour which begins Thursday,
24 November at The Sage in Gateshead. Details...
12 Nov 2011
New!NOW AVAILABLE! Limited Supply of Merch from the Carl Palmer Band 2011 tour.
New T Shirts! New THE SOLO Palmer Art Film, and much more!
Now at the Carl Palmer Gift
11 Nov 2011
not be at the FORUM
KENTISH TOWN on the 14th of November as advertised in CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE for the screening of
the ELP film.
Carl Palmer Band Working Live - Volume 3 CD review at
VintageRock.com. "Drummer Carl Palmer still hits very hard, very hard indeed. Carl Palmer is still pushing the
limits of his drumming, pushing very hard indeed. Carl Palmer is not a half bad arranger, not half bad indeed. On Working Live -
Volume 3, Palmer treats us to hard playing, pushing the limits, and playing in and around some classic Emerson, Lake and
Palmer chestnuts with a new approach. [...]"
27 Sept 2011
Carl Palmer named Honorary President
of the National Drum Fair UK.
20 Sept 2011
Carl Palmer Band Working Live Vol. 1 & 2 Review on VintageRock.comDetails...
18 Sept 2011
at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum - 8 Oct 2011 - 1 pm. "The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is pleased to welcome
Carl Palmer (from Emerson Lake & Palmer and ASIA) for a Legends Series interview on Saturday, October 8 at 1 p.m.
in the Rock Hall's Foster Theater. Details...
20 Aug 2011
Carl Palmer set to
embark on Whirlwind U.S. Visit - 2011 US Tour Press Release. Details...