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05 July 2021

Charlie Watts

I am deeply saddened that today Charlie Watts has died.

We spoke a few times on the phone about vintage drums and we were always looking at the possibilities of getting together one day. Charlie and I had traded some vintage drums over the years.

Charlie will be greatly missed by many.

I first played on Charlie's blue oyster pearl Ludwig drums in the Rolling Stones rehearsal studio, in south London, back in the 60s. This was at the time I was with The Crazy World of Arthur Brown.

Rest in peace Charlie.

~Carl Palmer

05 July 2021

Statement from Carl Palmer on the Cancellation of the September 2021 ELP Legacy Tour

After our friend, Alan Parsons, cancelled our tour dates together because of a resurgence in the pandemic and in an effort to keep our band, crew, and fans safe, we are postponing our September US tour.

At this time, the 2nd leg of Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy US dates are still planned for late October through November. We are hopeful those will remain.

Stay tuned for details as we work to reschedule the dates we need to cancel in September. We look forward to gathering with you later this year when things are safer and more certain.

~Carl Palmer

Follow all the tour dates here.

10 Aug 2021

2022 European Tour Dates!

The 2021 East Coast US tour starts in less than 1 month and the 2022 UK Tour has been announced. And today, we're pleased to release the initial set of tour dates for Europe in May and June 2022

Starting May 11 in Bonn, Germany and finishing on June 11 in Lugagnano, Italy, more tour dates will be added as they're finalized. Carl, Paul, and Simon are looking forward to seeing all the fans in Eurpoe again!

See all the dates for all the tours on the Tour Dates page. Ticket links are being added as they become available.

10 Aug 2021

2022 European Tour Dates!

The 2021 East Coast US tour starts in less than 1 month and the 2022 UK Tour has been announced. And today, we're pleased to release the initial set of tour dates for Europe in May and June 2022

Starting May 11 in Bonn, Germany and finishing on June 11 in Lugagnano, Italy, more tour dates will be added as they're finalized. Carl, Paul, and Simon are looking forward to seeing all the fans in Eurpoe again!

See all the dates for all the tours on the Tour Dates page. Ticket links are being added as they become available.

30 July 2021

This was my fun Friday afternoon...

Here is my 1968 Ludwig classic set in burgundy sparkle. 22/16/13 sizes - very rare! Just delivered to me today!


25 July 2021

Looking back on High Voltage – July 24 & 25th 2010

On this day 11 years ago, fans from all around the world gathered to witness the culmination of the High Voltage Festival, a concert which celebrated the 40th anniversary of ELP. Keith, Carl, and Greg reunited for the first time since 1998 for a single concert extravaganza, providing fans with a reminder of the magic of the music created by these three legendary musicians. As it turned out, it was also the final performance by ELP.

“Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, and Carl Palmer together transcended the work of their peers and laid down the dominant sound of a generation with a sound and energy that are greater than the sum of the individual players.” (from the liner notes of the High Voltage DVD)

More photos of ELP at the High Voltage Festival are in the Photo Gallery!

Photos: Michael Inns

24 July 2021

Looking back on High Voltage – July 24 & 25th 2010

What a weekend for Carl Palmer! It began on Saturday July 24, 2010, in Victoria Park, London England. Carl performed a blistering set with Asia, performing hits and new songs, to a vocal and high energy crowd, including many familiar faces and new converts enjoying Asia's new music. Asia was on tour celebrating the release of the Omega album.

More photos of Asia at the High Voltage Festival are in the Photo Gallery!

Omega is included in the Reunion Albums box set:

Photos: Michael Inns

16 July 2021

Carl explains that there are only 50 of each ELP member's Ultimate edition of the official book and, for his edition, he created an original piece of art called The Manticore.

09 July 2021

Carl Palmer talks about the Signature edition of the ELP Book!

05 July 2021

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Announces Its Return to Live Performances – Acclaimed musician will pay tribute to Emerson, Lake & Palmer for its 50th anniversary celebration

Legendary drummer and musician, Carl Palmer, has announced his first round of live shows, marking the return to live performances after a nearly two year hiatus as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic. Kicking off on Wednesday, September 1st at Daryl’s Place in Pawling, NY, the initial run of shows will conclude on Sunday, September 12th, at the Orange Blossom Opry, in Weirsdale, FL. The initial US tour will be followed by Palmer’s European tour, before he returns for a second run of US dates in October and November. See the tour dates here.

"The band and myself are very eager to get back on stages in America, and around the rest of world, where possible," said Palmer. "The show will have some material we have not played in years, as well as ELP's best loved material. Visually, we will include footage in the show that reflects the highlights of ELP's career. We are hoping all will go as planned with the many shows we have in place between now and mid-November."

In addition to Palmer, the band still features Paul Bielatowicz on guitar and vocals; and Simon Fitzpatrick on bass and Chapman stick.

Carl Palmer, who was voted by Rolling Stone as one of the 10 Greatest Drummers of All Time, is a founding member of Emerson, Lake & Palmer and ASIA. Since he began in the business in the 1960s, Carl Palmer has sold over 50 million records! Since 2001, Carl has fronted a 3 piece power trio: guitar, bass, vocals, & drums doing the classically driven rock hits of ELP with no keyboards.

These dates mark the beginning of three year drive to promote the 50th Anniversary and beyond of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, whose sole surviving member is Carl Palmer. Also planned during the celebration period will be a limited edition expansive biography of the band; a new Palmer art collection based on the five main ELP studio albums; a documentary; Karn Evil 9, a major Hollywood film (now in development with Radar Pictures) and a special tour announcement that will reunite Palmer in performance with the late Emerson & Lake through modern technology.

"This tour is the beginning of a three year agenda," explains Palmer. "There are many special celebrations of ELP that we will explain in detail in the near future."

See the full press release.

05 July 2021

Carl's Tarkus 50th Anniversary artwork

A NEW Message from Carl Palmer is here! Carl thanks the fans for their interest in his Tarkus 50th Anniversary artwork.

For details visit:

14 June 2021

Carl Palmer introduces the newly remastered ELP 1973 On Tour Movie!

Carl is pleased to introduce ELP's On Tour 1973 movie. It's been visually remastered and includes backstage and behind the scenes footage along with concert film from the amazing 1973 European tour.

It's available now on The Coda Collection and Amazon Prime!

24 Apr 2021

Carl Palmer signing his artwork for the Ultimate edition of the ELP book

Carl took a well-earned break from putting his name on the Signature edition book sheets and original artwork for the CP Ultimate edition of the forthcoming ELP book, to tell us how it's going...

See for more info.

28 Apr 2021

Just announced: New ASIA Box Set: The Reunion Albums 2007-2012!

This 5 CD deluxe clamshell box set features ‘The Reunion Albums’ from the original line-up of lead vocalist / bassist John Wetton of King Crimson, guitarist Steve Howe of Yes, keyboardist Geoff Downes of Yes, and drummer Carl Palmer from Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

The box set features the 2-CD ‘Fantasia, Live in Tokyo' (a live show from their 2007 World Tour) and 3 subsequent studio albums: ‘Phoenix’ (2008), ‘Omega’ (2010) and ‘XXX’ (2012) across 5 CDs. The package was designed by Roger Dean, who produced all the original albums covers. The box cover image is previously unused as a cover, and the ‘Fantasia’ cover is an updated design.

Pre-order the box set here:

24 Apr 2021

Update on Carl's ELP 50th Anniversary Art Project

A NEW Message from Carl Palmer is here! The ELP 50th Anniversary art project is ALMOST sold out thanks to you. In this video, Carl gives us some insight into history of the Dove along with a special message for you. Own the last piece at

For details visit:

20 Apr 2021

Just announced: The official ELP book!

Emerson, Lake & Palmer: the official illustrated story in their own words

Read all about it at!

09 Apr 2021

For Record Store Day 2021 (12 June): Emerson, Lake & Palmer are releasing ‘Tarkus’ as a limited edition, 50th anniversary, picture disc vinyl LP.

You can get a copy from a participating indie record shop near you:

14 Mar 2021

New art to commemorate 50+ years of ELP

Carl Palmer announces a very special new art collection designed to celebrate the first four ELP albums.

For details visit:

13 Mar 2021

Statement from Carl Palmer on the
5th Year Anniversary of Keith Emerson's Passing

"It is hard to believe that, as of this week, five years has already passed since the world lost one of its greatest modern musicians, Keith Emerson. That day when he left us so suddenly will echo in my memory forever. Rather than continue to mourn his untimely passing, I believe it is better to celebrate the man and his astonishing musical legacy.

As the lone survivor of ELP, I believe it is my responsibility to keep playing the music, support the efforts that keep the music available to fans, and continue to introduce new and younger audiences to the wonderful music Keith gave us. His influence and talent was too big to be measured. I miss him greatly.

RIP Keith Emerson."

Carl Palmer

Photo credit: Graham Kennedy

28 Feb 2021

Found the other day...

Here is a photo of a music book I made when at school. The book was taken from the school cabinet and then used to list all the rudiments I was playing at the time. (My family no longer lives at the address shown.)

19 Feb 2021

We're pleased to announce Carl Palmer was named Leader in Residence at the University of Central Lancashire

The Leaders in Residence program represent a "high calibre, effective network of individuals, providing the University with influential connections with a breadth of experience and specialist knowledge." Carl was given this honor recently and will be added to the list on UCLan's website soon.

UCLan - the University of Central Lancaster - is located in Preston, Lancashire, UL. It is an international, multi-campus university tracing its roots back to 1828 and leading the way in modern learning today.

See the Awards page to learn more about the awards that have been given to Carl over the years.

03 Feb 2021

April 2022 Trilogy 50th Anniversary Tour - UK

We're pleased to announce the first set of dates for the postponed UK tour!

2022 is the 50th Anniversary of Trilogy. This initial set of dates starts on April 1 at the Picturedrome in Holmfirth and continues through April 22 at Under the Bridge in London

We expect more dates in the UK and other parts of the world to be added as the situation becomes more clear. You can find the complete list of up-to-date tour dates on the Tour Dates page.

16 Jan 2021

Lionel Rubin

With deep regret I have just heard one of my drum teacher's has died. Lionel Rubin was my teacher in Birmingham, my home town, when I was 15 years old. A great drummer and a great teacher - he was my local hero!

I studied with him for only 4 months. He was a great teacher. He made you work it for yourself under his direction and this worked for me!

I remember buying his Ajax drum set which I started my professional career with. It was like the set in the photograph.

My condolences go out to the Rubin family. Lionel, you will be missed deeply.


08 Jan 2021

Due to the situation here in the UK, we have been advised to postpone all the UK shows currently planned for 2021. We are now moving everything in the UK to 2022 when we hope it will be safe for all without having any compromises.

We all look forward to seeing you in 2022 and we are going to work on extending the UK tour. All dates for 2022 will be mentioned in the next 3-4 weeks.


06 Jan 2021

A message from Carl about 2021 Tour Activities

Carl wishes everyone a safe New Year and gives an update on his plans for touring in 2021.

30 Dec 2020

Wish you were all here!

Happy New Year!

18 Dec 2020

Happy Christmas and New Year!

May the spirit of the season remain and brighten 2021.

P.S. The soldiers are Paul and Simon in disguise.

08 Dec 2020

Carl Palmer sends a message of gratitude and hope for Christmas and the 2020 holidays. Stay positive and let's looks forward to 2021!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

05 Dec 2020

Ed Morgan

Our deepest sympathy goes out to Ed's family from all of us in the band.

Ed was one of our great long time fans and a very generous man.

25 Nov 2020

Wow! Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Gift Shop

Every day is Black Friday Super Sale!

Everything in the Gift Shop is reduced 40% until Jan 1, 2021!!!

Buy now before everything is sold out! Everything is marked down: Shirts, Hoodies, Drum Sticks, CDs, DVDs!!! Check out the savings!

Visit the Carl Palmer Gift Shop!

13 Sept 2020

Special thanks to Frank Mastropolo and Rock Cellar for a fantastic feature interview with Carl Palmer. Check it out!

Carl Palmer – from ELP to ELP Legacy, Art, Documentaries, A Book, and More:

22 Oct 2020

Spencer Davis

I never got a chance to speak to Spencer Davis but I did play on the same show as him in Birmingham, my home town.

I was fouteen years old and I had only just joined the King Bees, my first R&B group. The Spencer Davis group had just released their first single, I Can't Stand It.

They needed a support group and the Kings Bees were chosen!

I do remember they were all very nice guys!

My thoughts and condolences go out to the Spencer Davis family.


13 Sept 2020

Please all stay safe and protect everyone else! 😉

04 Sept 2020

Carl says: "Poor harvest this year." 😀

29 August 2020

Today - August 29, 2020 - marks the 50th Anniversary of Emerson, Lake & Palmer's "world debut" at the Isle of Wight festival. Although the group had done one warm up show in Plymouth, the Isle of Wight (and its subsequent documentary film) introduced the band to a massive global audience. From that day forward, everyone in the music community knew the name: Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

Were you at the Plymouth or Isle of Wight show? If so, please share your memories in the comments for Carl's video:

Click to enlarge – Thanks to Lee Millward for the ticket image!

And here's Carl's drum solo from the Isle of Wight performance...

23 August 2020

Carl Palmer reflects on the very first Emerson Lake & Palmer show which happened 50 years ago today!

23 August 1970

03 Aug 2020

Carl's carrots looking like his radishes!
What went wrong?

28 July 2020

Carl Palmer gives this week's CP and ELP update and performs his own version of the song that opened ELP up to the entire world, Lucky Man

25 July 2020

Unfortunately, the tour planned for Europe in September has had to be re-scheduled to February 2021.

The tour is now planned to begin on February 5 in Italy and to continue through February 28 in Germany with stops in Hungary, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Poland, too!

You can keep up with all the tour dates on the Tour Dates page.

20 July 2020

Carl Palmer outlines plans for an extensive Emerson, Lake & Palmer 50th Anniversary Celebration and other projects set for 2021

Check out this new video message from Carl, who will give you a little tease of the many projects we have planned for 2021.

Get ready for the show that never ends...

02 July 2020

Share Your Gig Photos – #LetTheMusicPlay

Carl Palmer stands together with the live music industry to call for action, with support from hundreds of other artists including The Rolling Stones, Sir Paul McCartney, Coldplay, Dua Lipa, Liam Gallagher, Little Mix, Skepta, Ed Sheeran, and many more.

Help us to raise awareness and share the last live show you went to on social media using the hashtag #LetTheMusicPlay

"Let's live again!
Let's rock again!
Let's be together again!
Carl Palmer

02 July 2020

Carl Palmer Art - "Closer to Believing" - July 2, 2020

Check out a special message from Carl Palmer regarding the new "Closer to Believing" artwork which he has created to benefit those Front Line Workers helping with the COVID-19 Virus.

01 July 2020

It's an ASIA Christmas in July Sale!

40% OFF Merchandise Inventory!
Shop early for the Holidays!
Check it out here!!!

28 June 2020

Our first day out away from home after 3 months of lockdown. A lovely relaxing day walking along the canal in Berkhamsted to Tring. Everyone respecting social distancing and enjoying the countryside.

28 June 2020

"Closer to Believing" - Carl Palmer Art to unveiled on July 2, 2020!

During the unprecedented events of 2020, legendary drummer Carl Palmer wanted to release something symbolizing hope, gratitude, and perseverance. At home in England, he set about crafting a new work of art to express these qualities. The result is the "Closer to Believing" art piece, a highly limited canvas showcasing both rhythmic art, as well as a hand drawn heart by Palmer.

A portion of proceeds will benefit several charities helping First Responders and their families.

To learn more about the artwork and to sign up for the virtual unveiling, plase visit

28 June 2020

Carl will be a guest on the Palace Drum Clinic Facebook Live - July 4, 2020

July 4, 2020 - 08:30 pm UK BST - Carl will be a guest on the Palace Drum Clinic's PDChatShow!

Carl's looking forward to this Facebook Live.

Viewers will be able to ask questions in the Comments/Chat!

13 June 2020

Carl chats with his nephew, Ian Palmer

Earlier this week, Carl talked with his nephew, Ian Palmer about drumming and more.

Ian is Carl's nephew and also a drummer. This 1 hour interview covers a lot of ground and will be of interest to drummers and non-drummers alike.

Also, Carl wanted to make a correction. The name of the person writing the movie is Daniel H. Wilson.

Here are some links if you'd like to follow Ian:

01 Mar 2020

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Announces rescheduled UK tour dates for March and April 2021!

The rescheduled UK tour starts on March 31, 2021 in Canterbury, England and, for now, goes until April 18, 2021 in Sudbury, England!

More dates are being finalized and will be announced soon!

You can keep up with all the tour dates on the Tour Dates page. Ticket links will be added as they become available.

28 May 2020

Carl has taken to growing vegetables during lockdown. First of the crop is this juicy radish!

14 May 2020

Happy Birthday to Carl Palmer's life partner, Katie! Carl recorded his version of Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind" for her. Katie is a fan of Bob Dylan and likes this song in particular.

24 Apr 2020

Grandpa Carl, The Zoo Keeper, speaks to his grandchildren, Hugo & Carlotta, about the animals on his farm!

17 Apr 2020

Carl Palmer update on the 2020 Carl Palmer Prog-Rock Music Camp

Carl gives us a quick update on the status of the 2020 Carl Palmer Prog-Rock music camp, in light of the current COVID-19 crisis. It is very likely we will have to postpone the 2020 camp into 2021. We will make that decision by May 1, 2020, but we want you all to get a heads up at this point.

Thank you!

~ The Management ~

02 Apr 2020

Out today from PROG Magazine in the UK.... ELP on the cover of the April 2020 issue!

"We celebrate 50 years of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, with Carl Palmer revealing exciting plans to celebrate the anniversary, we bring you the story of the band's enigmatic debut album ands superfan Danny Baker recalls how seeing the band at the London Pavilion in 1971 blew his mind! [...]"

Click on the cover image (right) to go to the Prog mag website!

Also, more ticket links are being added to the Tour Dates page. You can keep up with all the tour dates on the Tour Dates page.

More dates will be announced soon!

29 Mar 2020

Some hopeful news... We're starting to re-schedule the European Tour for September 2020!

Currently planning a Sept. 7 start in Hungary and running through the end of September in Germany. We'll be adding more dates in the weeks to come and adding ticket links soon.

You can keep up with all the tour dates on the Tour Dates page.

More dates will be announced soon!

20 Mar 2020

Carl thanks everyone who posted or sent him birthday wishes!

20 Mar 2020

Carl Palmer has a new message for all of us regarding these trying times, on this day which is his 70th birthday...

20 Mar 2020

Please join us in wishing the incomparable Carl Palmer a very happy 70th birthday!

18 Mar 2020

"To all our fans in the UK,

We had no choice but to cancel the UK tour!

All three of us were looking forward to playing in the UK as always. The good news is we have already started booking the tour to start in April 2021. So get ready for next year when we can all Prog out together.

We want you all to take good care of yourselves. From myself, Paul, and Simon: stay well. Remember one thing... It's great to be alive!

Carl "

P.S. To help brighten an otherwise somber time, here's a video of Carl rehearsing in his drum room singing the ELP track "Benny the Bouncer" which appeared on Brain Salad Surgery. Carl will be singing this song as part of his new show when his performances resume. Enjoy!

17 Mar 2020

A special message from Carl Palmer about helping each other to get through this crisis...

16 Mar 2020

Message from Carl: Rescheduling the European Tour

"Hello Everyone!

I am pleased to say that we are now working on the month of September for the European Tour. Hopefully we will get back all the countries and venues we were going to play in April!

I hope you are all safe and taking good care. I am looking forward to seeing you all later this year. Paul and Simon send their regards to you all.

Stay well and we will see you all soon."


You can keep up with all the tour dates on the Tour Dates page.

12 Mar 2020

Message from Carl, Paul, and Simon

"It is with great sadness we must cancel our 2020 European tour. As much as we love to perform and carry on with the musical legacy of ELP, the health and safety concern of my fans is more important. We had thought we could continue the tour without the shows in Italy but, as most of you know, the situation has grown far worse throughout most of Europe. We have to work together to stop the spread of the virus.

We will play the shows in the UK in May/June, and we are looking at adding more shows.

It is our intention to reschedule all European shows as soon as it is wise and safe to do so. We appreciate the support from all of you and rest assured; the 50th Anniversary of ELP is upon us and the music will continue.

Let's hunker down and beat this thing together. There will be plenty of time to celebrate the music when we know all of us have remained healthy and safe.

The Music will Live on,

Carl Palmer   Paul Bielatowicz   Simon Fitzpatrick

You can keep up with all the tour dates on the Tour Dates page.

09 Mar 2020

Message from Carl: "I have been advised to cancel the Italian tour due to the lockdown which is now in full swing across the country. I have been given no dates for re-scheduled concerts yet and am still waiting for further information. Looking forward to seeing all the Italian fans in the very near future."

Carl Palmer regrets the necessary cancellation of the concerts that were to be held in Italy on April 1-4. Concerts will be rescheduled once travel is possible in the area.

03 Mar 2020

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy - Emerson, Lake & Palmer Lives On!

Famed Rock Drummer Announces the 50th Anniversary European & UK Tour!

Legendary musician Carl Palmer has announced an extensive European and UK tour to begin on April 1st in Paulilatino, Italy. The 28-city tour will conclude with eight performances in England, ending June 8th . A consummate showman, Palmer promises to bring a solid evening of classic ELP material woven within the acclaimed musicianship of Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy band.

Read the entire press release...

Just added a June 4 show in Norwich, England! You can keep up with all the tour dates on the Tour Dates page.

01 Mar 2020

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Announces UK tour dates in May and June 2020!

The UK tour starts on May 27 in Canterbury, England and goes until June 8 in Colchester, England!

More dates are being finalized and will be announced soon!

You can keep up with all the tour dates on the Tour Dates page.

27 Feb 2020

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Embarks On First Leg of the 2020 World Tour in Europe!

New dates have been added! The tour now starts on April 1 in Paulilatino, Italy along with a new show in Roma on April 2. The April 3 show in Lugagnano, Italy has sold out but an extra show has been added in the same venue for the next night, April 4!

You can keep up with all the tour dates on the Tour Dates page.

More dates will be announced soon!

15 Feb 2020

More press about the Karn Evil 9 Movie being developed!

Rolling Stone coverage:

Read the entire article at

Ultimate Classic Rock coverage:

Read the entire article at

14 Feb 2020

‘Jumanji’ Producer To Develop Emerson, Lake & Palmer Song ‘Karn Evil 9’ As A Sci-Fi Movie

It's official now! We have known about this since last March but were sworn to secrecy. Get ready to see the story of Emerson, Lake & Palmer's Karn Evil 9, the tale of computers overtaking humanity on the big screen. The new film franchise will be produced by Radar Pictures, the producers of the Jumanji films, Riddick films, Last Samurai, Runaway Bride, and many other Hollywood blockbusters.

Carl Palmer, manager Bruce Pilato, and long-time ELP manager Stewart Young, will serve as producers on the film, working with the award-winning Radar team. Carl Palmer will also be working with some contemporary music artists on the soundtrack, which will likely also feature classic ELP recordings. The script is being written by best selling Sci Fi author/screenwriter Daniel Wilson and Radar hopes to cast and put the film into production later in 2020.

This project is part of several other major ELP 50th Anniversary projects which will all be announced in the next few months. Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends. More details when we have them...

Read the entire article at

23 Jan 2020

Carl Palmer's Prog Rock Camp is being featured on PBS in Philadelphia as part of WHYY's You Oughta Know!

21 Jan 2020

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Embarks On First Leg of the 2020 World Tour in Europe!

The tour starts on April 3 in Lugagnano, Italy and ends April 25 in Coruña, Spain!

You can keep up with all the tour dates on the Tour Dates page.

More dates will be announced soon!

16 Jan 2020

Clarification on Carl Palmer's Comments about Neil Peart

Unfortunately, Carl Palmer’s comments which appeared in the current Billboard Magazine about the death of his friend, Neil Peart have been misinterpreted and taken out of context by many of the readers. Carl issued an official statement when Neil passed away praising his work and career. Upon seeing that, writer Gary Graf of Billboard requested an interview with Carl about his thoughts on Neil Peart. It was agreed questions would be sent and Carl would answer them as requested. When the story ran, however, Billboard or the writer eliminated the questions, as to show just Carl’s comments.

Many readers felt Carl’s comments were inappropriate and he offered them at his own choosing, when in reality he was honestly answering questions he was asked by the magazine. Therefore, we felt it necessary to run the interview as it actually happened. Hopefully, this will clear up any misunderstanding Carl and Neil’s fans may have.

Thank you

The Management.

Billboard: Please tell me about the one time you met Neil, as mentioned in your post - where? when? what happened?
PALMER: I only met Neil once in Montreal, Canada at a Rush concert . It was a brief encounter no more than that. We talked about snare drums. I remember he was a shy man but a very nice guy.

Billboard: Please assess Neil as a drummer, and feel free to go in depth and a bit “inside baseball” about what made him so distinctive/special/individual as a player...
PALMER: He helped move the boundaries in progressive rock music. That is for sure. As far as his playing, I would not say he was the most original player, but he was always searching. That's what made him interesting. He had very good ideas over all and I commend him on that . The music of Rush was so dynamic it would be hard not to play well in a band like that! Neil always played well and that's the most important thing. He looked like - and sounded like - he was trying all the time. And that's why he was a great drummer because 95 % of the time he pulled it off!

Billboard: Do you consider him a prog drummer? A Metal drummer? Jazz? A hybrid?
PALMER: He was the Prog Drummer - end of story. Jazz was not his forte.

Billboard: How do you think his also being Rush’s lyricist impacted on his playing?
PALMER: The lyrics he wrote for Rush are fantastic. He really moved people. He was very well read and understood what he was saying. His wording was impeccable, and his storylines were fantastic. His lyrics stand out on their own, in addition to his excellent musicianship.

Billboard: And, of course, any other thoughts you might have - including any influence you felt your playing might have had on his...
PALMER: There is no doubt my playing was an influence on Neil. I believe Rush liked ELP a lot. We were both being trios, and I was using and recording with electronics before most people. The very first record with a drum solo played electronically was recorded by me on the Brain Salad Surgery album on a track called "Toccata." Neil carried the flag on from there, in terms of using electronics in his solos. In the end, we had a lot in common. I wish I could have helped him when he was having problems with his posture when playing. This was the period when he was trying to 're-invent himself', as he put it. For the record, Neil tried to contact me when he was involved with Cathy Rich and the Buddy Rich memorial albums and shows. Unfortunately, I was busy at the time and could not commit to the project. I will miss him.

13 Jan 2020

From Billboard magazine: Carl Palmer Remembers His One Meeting With the Late Neil Peart

"[...] He helped move the boundaries in progressive rock music. That is for sure. [...] He had very good ideas overall and I commend him on that. The music of Rush was so dynamic it would be hard not to play well in a band like that. Neil always played well, and that’s the most important thing. He looked like, and sounded like, he was trying all the time. And that's why he was a great drummer, because 95% of the time he pulled it off! [...]"

Read the entire article at!

11 Jan 2020

Condolences on the passing of Neil Peart:

"I only met Neil once in my life. He was a great drummer and a gentleman! He will be remembered as being one of the most innovative drummers in the Prog world. He made it it a better place for all of us.

I was always a Rush fan and he was the perfect drummer for them. I will miss him."

Carl Palmer

21 Dec 2019

Wishing you all a very happy holiday and a very merry Christmas.

Thank you for all your tremendous support this year, which we always value and appreciate. Look forward to seeing you again next year. Carl celebrating Christmas with a Brandy Alexander, not had one of these since the 70's!

Carl celebrating Christmas with a Brandy Alexander;
not had one of these since the 70's!

17 Dec 2019

Here is Carl playing with Simon at Simon and Harriet's wedding on Saturday. Simon was wearing the sombrero at Carl's request. They played Peter Gunn and Hoedown even though Simon wanted to play some Abba tunes.

15 Dec 2019

Katie, Paul, Harriet, Carl and Katie at Simon and Harriet's wonderful wedding yesterday. It was a very happy and special day.

Carl and Paul with three of the most important women at the wedding.
Simon could not be found; he was later seen at the bar with his son Ernie.

24 Nov 2019

Carl has a message to all the fans as he and the band wrap up a great 2019. And plans are underway for a spectacular 2020 - the 50th anniversary of the founding of ELP!

23 Nov 2019

And the Winners Are...

Everyone who attended the first annual Carl Palmer Prog Rock Camp in Philadelphia, Nov 8-10, participated in a raffle that benefited the Bruce Montgomery Foundation For The Performing Arts (which underwrites music and drama education for Philly area students).

The three biggest raffle prizes were a signed Carl Palmer Ludwig Venus Snare Drum; a signed Carl Palmer Paiste Ride cymbal; and a copy of the Best of Emerson Lake & Palmer album signed by all 3 members from Carl's personal collection. Other raffle prizes included a signed copy of the CRASH drum book by David Frangioni (and also signed by Carl).

Pictured here are Carl and camper Todd Thanhauser, winner of the drum; Carl and camper Bruce Whetstone, winner of the cymbal; and Carl and camper Donnie Gray who won the ELP record. Each of the winners said they can't wait for Carl to repeat the camp again next year!

14 Nov 2019

Carl Palmer Reflects On The First Prog Rock Camp...

13 Nov 2019

Todd Thanhauser on his Prog-Rock Camp experience

Carl Palmer's Prog-Rock Camp participant, Todd Thanhauser, discusses his experience at the Camp...

10 Nov 2019

The inaugural edition of Carl Palmer's Prog-Rock Camp concluded this afternoon!

Thanks to Carl Palmer, the fabulous instructors, and campers for giving their all and sharing their knowledge, talents and joy in performance of such awesome music.

Plans are already under way for next year.

Here's a message from Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal about the Camp!

06 Nov 2019

The 2019 Fall Tour rolls through the Northeast US!

Thanks to the CW35 and the Sinclair Broadcast Group for this article!

Legendary drummer Carl Palmer brings ELP music to whole new generation

"[...] Step inside! Hello! We've a most amazing show.

That is just the greeting you are to receive when you step inside the hall and experience Carl Palmer ELP Legacy and are enveloped by the sights and sounds of the legendary progressive rock band Emerson, Lake and Palmer.

"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. [...]"

You can keep up with all the tour dates on the Tour Dates page.

06 Nov 2019

The Art of Giving Continues....

ELP Fans Rejoice at Ohio Art Event to Benefit Music Theapy for Sick Children

Carl Palmer held another successful art event at the home of Rolf Remlinger in Delaware, Ohio on Sunday, November 3rd. We raised money for Sam's Fans, which is an organization that provides music and art therapy for very ill children.

Here are some of the excited fans who purchased Carl's art for the good cause!

Read more at the Art of Giving page.

06 Nov 2019

A few days into the tour... Today, Carl reports in from Rochester, NY as the camp starts Friday! And he's already planning for 2020 - the 50th anniversary of ELP!

02 Nov 2019

Check out this special message from Carl Palmer about his current US tour; the upcoming Prog Rock Camp, and a birthday greeting to his old friend, the late Keith Emerson!

31 Oct 2019

The 2019 Fall Tour starts tonight!

Thanks to the Niagara Gazette for this interview as we launch the 2019 Fall Tour!

"[...] As the torch bearer of ELP's legacy, Palmer chose a unique approach to the band’s iconic catalogue.

"My whole deal is that I want to show how versatile and complex ELP's music is. ELP music has been played by cover bands, by orchestras and even used in music theory courses," Palmer said.

Instead of trying to mimic ELP, Palmer chose a unique approach, replacing the keyboard parts with guitar and a bass player who is a master of the Chapman Stick. [...]"

You can keep up with all the tour dates on the Tour Dates page.

09 Oct 2019

"Last night, I heard the most amazing pianist play in a theatre in Limassol, Cyprus. His name was Andrei Gavrilov. He was the most exciting musician I have seen in years.

He reminded me of the first time I heard Keith Emerson play! The piece of music that grabbed my attention was Sonata in B minor by Franz Liszt. And it was also wonderful to hear him play Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky.

What a great musician! Listen to Andrei on YouTube."


06 Oct 2019

Carl Palmer Remembers Ginger Baker

Ginger was a big influence when I was in my teens. The Cream were one of my favourite all-time bands. I went to see them 8 times. Ginger was always on fire!


05 Oct 2019

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Embarks On Final Leg of the 2019 World Tour “EMERSON LAKE & PALMER LIVES ON!”

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

The tour starts on October 31 in Kent, Ohio (Kent Stage) and ends November 23 in Plymouth, NH (Flying Monkey)!

You can keep up with all the tour dates on the Tour Dates page.

Read the 2019 Fall Tour Press Release!

02 Oct 2019

Moore Center Benefits from Carl Palmer Art Event Held in New Hampshire!

25 Sept 2019

A special message from Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal from Asia and Sons of Apollo regarding Carl Palmer's Prog Rock Camp.

To learn more and register, please visit:

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!

14 Sept 2019

Prog God Carl Palmer enjoys some well deserved R&R (that's rest and relaxation, not rock n roll!) while on holiday with his entire family in Maugersbury, England.

10 Sept 2019

Carl Palmer's Prog Rock Camp Update - No Ukelele Lessons! But so much more

Carl will be conducting a snare drum class and drum workshop. Guitar master classes with Ron Thal and Paul Bielatowicz. Bass guitar and Chapman stick masterclass with Simon Fitzpatrick. Keyboard masterclass with Derek Sherinian. And more!

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!

09 Sept 2019

I am delighted to share Katie’s fantastic new website with you all. Take a look!

Katie is also featured in the UK’s best known and biggest selling personal development and wellbeing publication, Psychologies Magazine as their guest coach in "Ask The Expert" this month.

23 Aug 2019

Modern Drummer Contest for Carl Palmer's Prog-Rock Camp!

Modern Drummer and Carl are teaming up to give one current MD Subscriber, plus one guest*, admission to Carl Palmer’s Prog Rock Camp. *Guest will have access to everything except the seminars and master classes. For more details about the camp, visit the Prog Rock Camp Main Page.

Airfare, hotel accommodations, travel insurance, taxes, ground transportation, any expenses while at the camp are NOT included. Deadline for entry is October 15, 2019.

Click here to learn more about how to enter the contest!

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!

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.
Click on photo for larger image

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...

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

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.

Next 7 appearances:

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy
01 Apr 2022
Holmfirth, England

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy
02 Apr 2022
Leeds, England
HRH Festival

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy
03 Apr 2022
Colchester, England
Arts Centre

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy
06 Apr 2022
Milton Keynes, England
The Stables

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy
07 Apr 2022
Southhampton, England

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy
08 Apr 2022
Haslemere, England
Haslemere Hall

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy
09 Apr 2022
Devizes, England
Corn Exchange

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....

Click to see a larger image of each photo

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!"

Check out all the tour dates on the tour dates page.

11 May 2018

3 shows in England added - August 2018

August 2 - London - Under the Bridge.
August 3 - Fletching - Trading Boundaries
August 4 - Faverham, Kent - A New Day Festival

Details can be found on the Tour Dates page!

30 Apr 2018

The South America Tour in May and June 2018 dates added. There are now tour dates scheduled in Brazil, Peru, and Chile in May and June 2018

Details can be found on the Tour Dates page!

25 Apr 2018

The European Tour in August 2018 is starting to shape up. So far, dates posted for Austria, Italy, and Germany.

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

13 Apr 2018

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Prepares For South Ameican Tour!

Initial dates for May (Brazil) and June (Chile) are posted. More dates to be announced! See all the dates posted to date on Tour Dates page!

25 Mar 2018

Rachel Flowers finally was able to meet and hear Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy at last night's show held at the Thousand Oaks Performing Arts Center. Before the show, Carl and Rachel exchanged their respective CDs.

Also, many thanks for all the birthday wishes from around the world. While on the road, the band and crew celebrated Carl's birthday with a vegan birthday cake that can be seen on Simon Fitzpatrick's Facebook page

20 Mar 2018

Happy Birthday, Carl!

14 Mar 2018

More tour dates added!

We just added 3 new tour dates in April:

  • Woodstock, NY - April 22
  • Cohoes, NY - April 23
  • Indialantic, FL - May 29
Details, ticket links for these and the whole tour can be found on the Tour Dates page.

12 Mar 2018

Carl Palmer welcomes all his fans to his current US tour - Emerson, Lake & Palmer Lives On! Part Deux. Check out all the tour dates on the tour dates page.

12 Mar 2018

Carl Palmer had a special guest at his show in Santa Clarita, CA last night: Ami Belli, the widow of Remo Belli. Mr. Belli is best known as the inventor of the plastic drum head, and the founder of the REMO Drum Head company. Carl has been a long time REMO artist and was delighted to see Mrs. Belli again after many years.

03 Mar 2018

Just taking a break from writing my autobiography in Vavatsinia in Cyprus on a glorious sunny day.

23 Feb 2018

Enjoying a relaxing late lunch in my favourite Taverna in the village of Lania in Cyprus after spending a morning session on my autobiography.

06 Feb 2018

Carl with Bumblefoot and Mike Portnoy on the Cruise to the Edge

29 Jan 2018

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy 2018 Tour Announcement!

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy embarks on an all new "Emerson, Lake & Palmer Lives On!" Part Deux tour

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 tour begins this weekend with the Cruise to the Edge, continues on a US West Coast tour beginning on March 8, moves to the US East Coast on April 18, and will continue into the summer and fall with more US dates and shows in Brazil. The East Coast tour includes 3 shows in Florida with the Alan Parsons Project.

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

Dates are also available on the Tour Dates page

28 Jan 2018

Cruise to the Edge February 3rd - February 8th 2018

Carl, Paul and Simon are looking forward to joining The Cruise To The Edge in Tampa, Florida on February 3rd. The band will be playing two concerts onboard the ship and they will be playing several new pieces in the set.

In addition there will be two art events featuring “The Legends" series featuring Keith Emerson (Welcome back), Greg Lake (Lucky Man), and John Wetton (Heat of the Moment).

21 Jan 2018

Carl live on Johnnie Walker's Radio 2 programme Sounds of the Seventies

Carl did a live interview on BBC Radio 2 today, Sunday 21st January, with the legendary English veteran DJ and Broadcaster Johnnie Walker on his very popular 'Sounds of the Seventies' show.

Johnnie Walker occasionally includes in depth interviews on his weekly programme with some of music's biggest names from the 1970's and it was Carl's turn today. Johnnie has previously interviewed both Greg and Keith but this was the first time he had interviewed Carl.

02 Jan 2018

Carl was interviewed as part of a feature last week in the New York Times:

The Avalanche of Rock ’n’ Roll Death

21 Dec 2017

Wishing you all seasonal greetings and a very happy and healthy 2018!

Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

All the very best,

13 Dec 2017

Happy Holiday time in NY!

10 Dec 2017

Our first real snowfall of the year. Off to get the Sunday papers! Feels very much like Christmas.

07 Dec 2017
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For All The Drummers In Your Life...

Here is the classic Carl Palmer "VENUS"  snare drum, available through Ludwig Drums.

The snare drum was designed (and is used by) iconic drummer Carl Palmer. Each drum comes with a label placed inside the shell, signed personally by Carl Palmer.

More photos and details about the Venus snare drum can be seen here.

06 Dec 2017
Carl taking a small snack
after the last concert!
Click photo for larger image

Hi Everyone!

Thanks for a great time in the UK. We had the best tour ever. It was great to see so many familiar faces. What a thrill it was to tour around the UK countryside meeting new friends and generally having a good time. The concerts we all enjoyed and the band played really well.

I would also like to thank everyone who was working with us. Paul, Simon and myself all hope to see you in the very near future.

12 Nov 2017

Congrats to Carl Palmer for being the cover story on the current issue of Drumhead magazine!

12 Nov 2017

A trip on the "Way Back Machine"...

Here is Carl playing at the Kersel Pub, Southend aged 14 while on holiday!

24 Nov 2017

Congratulations to Carl and Katie who have become grandparents for the second time with the birth of a beautiful new baby girl! Details to follow...

24 Nov 2017

David Cassidy

I was very sad to hear of the death of David Cassidy who I met in the late 1970's. We became good friends and David was extremely encouraging in helping me to get into acting when I studied at the Lee Strasberg School of Acting in Los Angeles. We also had the same manager for a brief time. It is a tremendously sad loss to his family, his friends and fans and my thoughts go out to all.

22 Nov 2017

Special Holiday Deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday!

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy!! Shop now!

ASIA!! Shop now!

16 Nov 2017

Delighted to be a guest at Roger Daltrey's event to benefit the Teenage Cancer Trust on Monday, Nov. 13. The Searching for Apollo art unveiling at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London - works by Roger Daltrey and artist/photographer Alistair Morrison. While we build up a photo gallery of the event, I'm sharing this Facebook gallery here.

Here are a few photos from the event. Click on them to see the complete gallery:

12 Nov 2017

Great interview yesterday at BBC Radio 6 Music with Liz Kershaw on her 'Legends' series. Here is a photo of Carl with Liz.

Click here for an online replay of Carl Palmer's interview today on Liz Kershaw's show on BBC 6. The interview begins at ~1 hour, 3 minutes in.

10 Nov 2017

Listen to Carl live on Liz Kershaw’s BBC Radio 6 Music weekend show on Saturday 11th November between 1.00pm - 3.00pm (UK time). Carl is being interviewed for Liz’s Legend series.

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy UK Tour starts next week:

  • 17 Nov - St. Helens, England - The Citadel
  • 18 Nov - Camp HRH, North Wales - HRH Prog Festival
  • 19 Nov - Milton Keynes, England - The Stables (Sold Out!)
  • 23 Nov - Kinross, Scotland - The Green Hotel (Sold Out!)
  • 24 Nov - Glasgow, Scotland - Audio
  • 25 Nov - Howden, England - Shire Hall (Sold Out!)
  • 27 Nov - Gatehead, England - The Sage
  • 28 Nov - New Brighton, England - Floral Hall
  • 29 Nov - Wimborne, England - Wimborne Tivoli Theater
  • 30 Nov - Southampton, England - 1865 Club
  • 01 Dec - Fletching, England - Trading Boundaries (Sold Out!)
  • 02 Dec - Fletching, England - Trading Boundaries (Sold Out!)
  • 03 Dec - Norwich, England - Epic Studios
Get all the tour dates and links to get tickets for the remaining shows on the Tour Dates page!

01 Nov 2017


I am very sad to hear of the passing of Tony Ortiz, a great friend for many years. And the only person ever to be the official ELP archivist for many, many years.

My thoughts go out to his family. He will be deeply missed and I will be thinking of him.

Tony was always at my concerts filming, chatting, laughing and having fun and this will be missed greatly by all of us. I am going to miss the games he would play, like standing outside my dressing door playing his ring tone of Lucky Man.

Always full of humour and love and kindness. I will miss you, Tony. Say 'Hi' to the other two for me.

With deepest sadness for the loss of a good and kind friend.

31 Oct 2017

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy UK Tour!
More Dates Selling Out...

19 November
The Stables, Milton Keynes, England

23 November
The Green Hotel, Kinross, Scotland

25 November
The Shire Hall, Howden, England

01 December and 02 December
Trading Boundaries, Fletching, England

Get all the tour dates and links to get tickets for the remaining shows on the Tour Dates page!

29 Oct 2017

Walking in the sunshine with the Kitzsteinhorn glacier in the background.

22 Oct 2017

Having a wonderful time on the famous Hahnenkamm in Kitzbuhel, Austria today where it's snowing already. Snowballs at the ready! Fantastic vegan lunch at Restaurant Hochkitzbuhel bei Tomschy. A great way to spend a relaxing Sunday with Katie.

We loved the gondola so much we thought of getting one for the garden, and it could be the one behind us! We have seen one in a garden here in Kitzbuhel.

15 Oct 2017

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy UK Tour!
Dates Selling Out...

19th November
The Stables, Wavendon

25th November
The Shire Hall, Howden

Get all the tour dates and links to get tickets for the remaining shows on the Tour Dates page!

In the video below, Carl Palmer, Paul Bielatowicz and Simon Fitzpatrick say hello to all its UK friends and fans, encouraging them to check out the band's upcoming tour: Emerson, Lake & Palmer Lives On!

13 Oct 2017

A Bitter Sweet Moment...

October 13: the final night of our nearly year long tour with Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy (and Carl with ASIA on the Journey tour).
Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy still has a UK tour to do in November and December, but the US crew says farewell. Thanks to everyone who contributed.

Pictured here L to R: Harry Ford (FOH sound; stage tech); Bruce Pilato (Manager); Paul Bielatowicz (Guitar); Carl Palmer (Drums); Simon Fitzpatrick (Bass); Josh Gailor-Rose (Tour Mgr; Drum Tech); and Steve Mayes (Merchandise).

See you all next year!

12 Oct 2017

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy is treated to special performance by The Laura Secord Secondary School Drumline From St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada; Directed by Dave Sisler. Palmer was in St Catharines to play a near sold out show on his acclaimed Emerson, Lake & Palmer Lives On! Tour.

Later that night, Palmer and his band (Paul Bielatowicz and Simon Fitzpatrick) returned the favor by playing a thrilling show which included the entire drum line band in the audience.

11 Oct 2017

Carl Palmer welcomes back his U.K. fans!

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy embarks on its first UK tour in two years.

See the details on the Tour Dates page!

11 Oct 2017

Carl Palmer welcomes all his fans to see him on the last of his Canadian dates with his band ELP Legacy. The tour is called Emerson, Lake & Palmer lives on!

08 Oct 2017

Two legendary drummers, Carl Palmer and Ringo Starr, side by side on the wall of the iconic St George Theater in Staten Island. Carl's two bandmates, Paul Bielatowicz and Simon Fitzpatrick, signed as well.

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy played with hard rockers Zebra at the theater on 08 October as part of its 2017 Emerson, Lake & Palmer Lives On! Tour.

04 Oct 2017

Hang out with Carl Palmer before the show!
Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017

Soundcheck party tickets available – includes access to soundcheck, meet and greet with Carl Palmer, photo and signing!

Ticket URL:

Ridgefield Playhouse
80 E Ridge, Ridgefield CT 06877

29 Sept 2017

Carl Palmer hanging with some of the top brass of the Ludwig Drum company, at Sweetwater in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Ludwig manufactures Carl's ultra popular Venus Snare Drum.

Shown here from L to R: Jim Catalano, Carl Palmer, Uli Salazar, Sonny Carreno.

More info about the Carl Palmer Venus Snare Drum

29 Sept 2017

Carl Palmer hanging out with his old friend Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath yesterday in the headquarters of Sweetwater Music. (Fort Wayne, IN)

"I have to say, Tony is looking quite thin lately," says Mr Palmer.

Also, here's Carl talking about the gig at Sweetwater and the current North American leg of the Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy tour.

26 Sept 2017

Carl enjoys opening the new ELP Box set from BMG!

Read about the box set on

24 Sept 2017

Carl just about to enjoy his last cappuccino by Windermere before starting the next tour in the USA and Canada. A wonderful week away in the beautiful Lake District.

See the tour dates.

21 Sept 2017

Carl Palmer Interview from the 2017 Prog Awards

The Prog God at this years' Progressive Music awards - drummer, percussionist and songwriter - Carl Palmer has had a decorated career. As well as stints with Atomic Rooster and Mike Oldfield, he's also been a member of prog super group Asia.

However he's best known as being one third of Emerson Lake and Palmer, along with Greg Lake and Keith Emerson. With both of his former ELP band mates passing away in 2016, Carl is the last man standing; something that he's painfully all too aware of. We spoke to Carl at the awards in London to discuss his legacy, the end of ELP, and his driven work ethic.

Read the interview at

Also, check out the Photo Gallery from the 2017 Prog Awards!

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.

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.

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

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

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

04 June 2017

A video message from Carl Palmer talking about the end of the ELP Legacy US tour and the start of the new ASIA tour with Journey and the special John Wetton Tribute show.

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

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

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!


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

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,

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

27 Jan 2017

"The music of Emerson, Lake & Palmer doesn't divide people — it brings them together."

- Carl Palmer 2017

26 Jan 2017

Second leg of ASIA tour as special guest of Journey announced!

Asia is pleased to announce the second leg of their 2017 tour with Journey. The second leg starts June 5 in Tulsa, OK and concludes July 15 in El Paso, TX. Hope to see you at one of the shows!

See all the tour dates here.

11 Jan 2017

A Personal Statement from ASIA's John Wetton

I am disappointed to announce that, on the advice of my medical team,
I have to withdraw from Cruise to the Edge, and from the first leg of the Journey tour, March 15 – April 4. I will soon be starting a new medical chemotherapy procedure, under which I will not be able to fly.

I am grateful to the promoters of the Cruise. I wish them pleasant sailing and I know my friends on the cruise, both artists and fans, will have a ball on the ocean wave. I will be with you all in spirit.

My good friend, Billy Sherwood, will fill in for me within Asia, keeping my seat warm during the initial 12 Journey dates. While I am naturally disappointed to miss the beginning of what I know will be an historic ASIA tour, I am intending to return to the stage with Asia later in 2017, dates soon to be announced. I know this decision will be in the best interests of my health and our fans, in the long run.

John Wetton
January 11th 2017

10 Jan 2017

ELP Legacy Tour Dates for 2017 - Europe

The first set of 2017 tour dates for Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy has been released. The tour starts April 8 in Munich (Germany) and proceeds through April 24 near Verona (Italy).

See all the tour dates here!

05 Jan 2017

Hello everyone,

I have been working hard with Scenefour and after a few days of working with them I think we have a new canvas that will be a tribute to Greg Lake and it will be called "Lucky Man".

I need to live with it for a few more days but I am very happy with what we have got. I will post it as soon as I can. Keep a look out.

We have plenty of touring this year with CPL and Asia so I am sure I will have a chance to see you all sometime.

Stay well, stay healthy


31 Dec 2016

Happy New Year!


29 Dec 2016

New Year Greeting for 2017

Happy New Year!


24 Dec 2016

My condolences go out to the family of Rick Parfitt and all of the STATUS QUO band.

Red Sky at Night is one of my all time favourite tracks.

We will miss the energy, Rick.


18 Dec 2016

Christmas greeting 2016

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year for 2017.


08 Dec 2016

It is with great sadness that I must now say goodbye to my friend and fellow band-mate, Greg Lake.

Greg's soaring voice and skill as a musician will be remembered by all who knew his music and recordings made with ELP and King Crimson. I have fond memories of those great years we had in the 1970s and many memorable shows we performed together.

Having lost Keith this year as well, has made this particularly hard for all of us. As Greg sang at the end of Pictures At An Exhibition, "death is life." His music can now live forever in the hearts of all who loved him.

Carl Palmer
December 8, 2016

07 Dec 2016

ASIA Returns as Special Guest of Journey

Legendary British band to tour for the first time since 2014.

After a three year absence, British super-group ASIA has announced it will embark on a lengthy US tour as the special guests of Journey. The band is delighted to have received this special invitation from such esteemed musical friends.

Read the entire Press Release. See the tour dates announced so far. More to be announced!

06 Dec 2016

Hello To All My Fans In Europe...

I am very sorry about some of the Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy dates in April being moved around. This is to accommodate the tour with ASIA which has happened just last week with a wonderful invitation from our friends in Journey.

I am looking forward to working again with ASIA and John Wetton now that he is able to play and I hope it all goes very well for him and the band.

I will be re scheduling the dates that were orginally planned for April for Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy with my agent. We are working on it now.

Looking forward to seeing you all very soon. Hope all of you have a great Christmas!


20 Nov 2016

Available Now!!!

New DVD!!

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy - Pictures at an Exhibition - A Tribute To Keith Emerson
with special guests:

Mark Stein (from Vanilla Fudge),
Steve Hackett (from Genesis),
David Frangioni

Filmed Live in Miami June 2016!!!

Track list includes full version of Pictures an an Exhibition and much more!

See full track list and order here!

20 Nov 2016

Available Now!!!

New CD!!

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy- Live in the USA

Track list includes full version of Tarkus and much more!

See full track list and order here!

19 Nov 2016

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Live on Facebook
Monday night, 21 Nov 2016

Join Carl Palmer on Facebook at approximately 8:50 pm (Eastern US time) for a portion of Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Private in-studio concert being held at The Miraverse/Manifold Recording Studios in Pittsboro, NC

16 Nov 2016

In Memory of Robert Paiste — 1932-2016

Robert was a friend and true innovator in the industry of cymbal manufacturing. He will be greatly missed now and in the future.

- Carl Palmer

16 Nov 2016 review of New Hope, PA show

Drummer Carl Palmer blew through New Hope with his stellar band for a two-hour, heart-stopping tribute to his former band mate from Emerson, Lake & Palmer - keyboard master Keith Emerson. [...]
With the dream of another Emerson, Lake & Palmer reunion gone, at least fans can enjoy the music, celebrate the genius of Keith Emerson, and see Carl Palmer and his band bring that same brazen and incalculable spirit to the playing of the progressive rock bands of the 70s.

Read the full review at

10 Nov 2016

Carl Palmer on the Legacy of Emerson, Lake and Palmer (Q&A)

Ken Sharp at Rock Cellar Magazine spoke with ELP founding member drummer, Carl Palmer, for a look back at all things ELP and Palmer's tour paying tribute to their music and the mastery of Keith Emerson.

Read the interview at

07 Nov 2016

Central America shows postponed

The shows posted last week originally planned for late November and early December in Central America (Mexico, El Salvador, and Panama) have been postponed by the promoter and are due to be rescheduled next spring. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

01 Nov 2016

The Real Story Behind ELPs 'Brain Salad Surgery'
Carl Palmer interview at

[...] "It's my favorite album of ours," says drummer Carl Palmer. "We were at the pinnacle of our creative abilities. Everybody was getting along incredibly well, and the ideas were flying. I'm not surprised that people regard it so highly, because it's fantastic. It's the moment that every band wants to get to in their career. We weren't able to sustain that success, but we did get there once." [...]

Read the entire interview at

01 Nov 2016

Jeff Mann, drummer for the popular band, Consider The Source, got to share the bill and spend some time with his drum hero, Carl Palmer.

Jeff had met Carl at the age of 15 at a drum clinic; with the band's appearance at the 2017 Progtober Festival at Reggie's in Chicago, he was able to update the photo.

Says Mann: "Thanks again for having Carl say hello to me after the show we did together at Reggie's on Sunday. It meant a lot to meet one of my heroes who inspired me to play the drums and chat with him for a bit. Here is the picture we took together as well as the old one as a 'before and after'. Safe travels on the road and please extend my thanks to Jake as well for being so thoughtful."

17 Oct 2016

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 a refund.

14 Oct 2016

Carl Palmer and the "Art" Of Giving Continues

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.

Read the full press release or visit the Art of Giving page.

08 Oct 2016

Newsweek: "Speaking with ELP's L&P: Greg Lake and Carl Palmer"

This week's Culture section has an article about ELP featuring interviews with Carl Palmer and Greg Lake.

"[...] Considering Emerson's immense musicianship and daring stage presence, it's no wonder that many described him as 'the Jimi Hendrix of keyboards.'

Newsweek spoke with Lake and Palmer about Emerson's enduring legacy and the groundbreaking trio that he co-founded. [...]"

Read the full article

29 Sept 2016

Germany tour dates for 2017!

While we get ready for the 2nd part of the 2016 tour, we're also looking ahead to 2017. The initial dates for a 2017 tour of Germany have been announced.

See the details on the Tour Dates page!

17 Sept 2016

2 more dates just added to the fall tour!

Tour starts October 19th in Wisconsin and concludes on November 21st in North Carolina. 14 dates announced. More to be announced.

Read the Press Release!

See the details on the Tour Dates page!

14 Sept 2016

Coming Soon!
Picture at an Exhibition - A Tribute to Keith Emerson

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy with special guests: Steve Hackett, Mark Stein and David Frangioni

DVD Recorded live in Miami, FL on 24 June 2016

13 Sept 2016

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy announces 10th tour of North America


Tour starts October 19th in Wisconsin and concludes on November 21st in North Carolina. 14 dates announced. More to be announced.

Read the Press Release!

See the details on the Tour Dates page!

26 August 2016

To all the people of Amatrice and the surrounding areas devastated by the earthquake:

I feel for you so much. Your loss is so great and it will effect many people for many years.

I will try to help with my agent, Stefano, to raise some money by holding a concert with my group, Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy, and other musicians.

My thoughts are with all the people of affected in this tragic event.



24 August 2016

I am deeply saddened by the loss of my great friend, David Enthoven, who was the very first manager of ELP along with John Gaydon.

He will be missed.

I was looking forward to going out with him sometime year. We always had a great time. Now this is not going to happen; forever lost.

David thank you for being such a guiding light.


03 August 2016

New ELP photos from 1971 in Photo Gallery

Thanks for fan, Dieter Petzold, for sharing some photos from ELP's June 13, 1971 show in Düsseldorf, Germany. Now in our ELP Photo Gallery.

See all the Photo Galleries!

28 July 2016

New show just added for Sunday, 31 July 2016

A new show was just added to the tour. Sunday, 31 July 2016, Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy will appear at the Nice Music Festival at the Hall Cultural Center in Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia.

Festival, venue, and ticket information here.

See all the tour dates!

26 July 2016

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Anthology

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.

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Anthology part 1 - with Greg Lake and Carl Palmer

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Anthology part 2 - with Greg Lake and Carl Palmer

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Anthology part 3 - with Greg Lake and Carl Palmer

17 July 2016

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. [...]

Read the entire article with some great photos at

16 July 2016

Carl appeared on the NBC Dallas/Fort Worth (TX) Channel 5 morning show on Tuesday, July 12.

Watch the interview!

09 July 2016

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 David Frangioni.

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!

See more photos from the show at the Keith Emerson Miami Tribute page

23 June 2016

Bring on the dance!

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.

Tickets are still available at:

See photos from rehearsal here or on the Carl Palmer Facebook page

See all the tour dates.

11 June 2016

S.R.O. Is All We Know....

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy continues its highly successful REMEMBERING KEITH AND THE MUSIC OF EMERSON LAKE & PALMER 2016 North American Tour.

Of the first 7 shows 5 have been standing room only! The sell outs will continue throughout the tour which ends July 12th in Dallas, TX. A second leg of the tour is being planned for Fall 2016.

See all the tour dates.

09 June 2016

ELP's Carl Palmer Talks About Keith Emerson

Carl Palmer interviewed for

[...] "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." [...]

Read the entire interview...

04 June 2016

New CD!

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy
Live In The USA

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 Greg Lake).

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."

See the track list and read the entire Press Release.

See all the tour dates.

20 May 2016

Thanks to Rick Stein, the English celebrity chef, who gave Emerson, Lake & Palmer a mention from Bologna on his very interesting programme: Rick Stein's Long Weekends.

People in the UK can watch the episode on the BBC web site.

11 May 2016

Hi, everyone.

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.

Read the entire Press Release...

27 Apr 2016

My friend, Remo Belli,

will be deeply missed by all of us.

I will always think about all the good time we had together and all the great ideas he always had.



21 Apr 2016


A great musician. A great singer. Just so much talent.

He wrote some great songs and I do mean great songs.


14 Apr 2016

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy will be appearing at the Night of the Prog Festival 2016, 17 July 2016 in Sankt Goarhausen, Germany.

The festival is held at the Loreley Amphitheater: a UNESCO World Heritage site. On the hill of the River Rhine, it is located between Frankfurt and Cologne in Germany.

See all the tour dates.

04 Apr 2016

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy partners with to bring exciting VIP packages and enhanced products directly to fans.

Be a part of the June 24th event. See the packages here.

30 Mar 2016

From ELP's Carl Palmer Plots Tribute Tour for Late Keyboardist Keith Emerson

Emerson, Lake and Palmer drummer to pair group's music with contemporary dance at special Miami show

Read the article here.

24 Mar 2016

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Announces 9th Tour of North America.

"Remembering Keith and the Music of EMERSON LAKE & PALMER."

Special Tribute Show to Keith Emerson to be Presented in Miami, FL on June 24th

Exciting show features the instrumental rock classics of EMERSON LAKE & PALMER, in final leg of world tour.

Read the entire press release

See all the tour dates.

11 Mar 2016

I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my good friend and brother-in-music, Keith Emerson.

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's tribute page to Keith...

16 Feb 2016

Solent University: "Drum clinic's a hit with music students"

"Renowned drummer Carl Palmer visited Solent this February to deliver a drum clinic which proved to be a big hit with the University's student musicians. [...]"

Read the whole story on the Solent University Music and Performance blog.

03 Feb 2016

Carl Palmer being presented with an award from Southampton Solent University as a Visiting Fellow in Popular Music by the School of Media Arts and Technology 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)

See more of Carl's awards on the Awards page.

31 Jan 2016

Remembering Terry Wogan

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, Germany, Hungary, Italy, and Portugal. More dates should be announced soon.

See all the dates on the Tour Dates page!

19 Jan 2016

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.

For more information, please visit: Carl Palmer - «Vir2osity» at
Sound samples available here: Signature Duo Ride at

17 Jan 2016

Carl Palmer's Art Of Giving continues.

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.

Read all about Carl's Art of Giving

11 Jan 2016

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.

Greatly Missed


Carl Palmer

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 Light, 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.

Read the press release...

29 Nov 2015

Hope to see some of you at this week's shows in California! Thanks to Paul Freeman for this article in the San Jose Mercury News:

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. [...]

29 Nov 2015

Thanks to for this review:

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.

Get details and RSVP here!

20 Nov 2015

Sold out!

Saturday night's show in Cary, NC.

Thanks to all the fans who are coming out to support Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy while we're on tour!

15 Oct 2015

Carl Palmer with Emerson, Lake & Palmer makes Rolling Stone's 50 Greatest Progressive Rock Albums of All Time!

See the complete list!

08 Oct 2015

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 Philadelphia.

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!

Listen to the podcast!

28 Sept 2015

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!

Check it out!
All Things That Rock
Philadelphia Festival 2015
October 3 & 4, 2015

24 Sept 2015

Coming October 15, 2015!

Carl Palmer is releasing a book on his artwork: Rhythm in Art. The first edition is super limited and each copy is signed.

Sign up has begun at to get more details!

23 Sept 2015

Carl Palmer among headline celebrities at All Things That Rock 2015!
October 3 & 4, 2015 near Philadelphia, PA
Check it out:

22 Sept 2015

Carl Palmer to embark on US tour!

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.

Read the Press Release

03 Sept 2015

Carl Palmer's Art Of Giving continues.

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 County (PA).

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

Read all about Carl's Art of Giving

24 August 2015

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.

See all the details...

12 May 2015

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.

Read the Press Release

12 May 2015

Carl Palmer and the "Art" of Giving Continues

Famed British Musician Hosts Successful Art Events to Benefit Camp Good Days & Special Times; The American Cancer Society and The Child AdvocacyCenter of Philadelphia.

Read the Press Release

08 May 2015

Emerson, Lake & Palmer have been inducted into the Goldmine Magazine Hall of Fame.

Goldmine which began publishing in 1974, is one of the music industry's most respected publications.

Full story here

07 Apr 2015

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

Rockbeat has also made available two free downloads to showcase the quality of these performances:

29 Mar 2015

New video! Newly discovered video of Carl Palmer playing "Fire" with the Crazy World of Arthur Brown. Available on the Official Carl Palmer YouTube Channel and on this site's Video Gallery.

29 Mar 2015

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy 2015 European Tour is under way!

See all of the tour dates...

20 Mar 2015

Sweden Rock Festival: Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy will be performing 04 June 2015 at the 2015 Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden.

18 Mar 2015

Message from Carl:

"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.

The Carl Palmer ELP Legacy will be playing at the Krush Fest on the 16th October in Great Yarmouth. I look forward to seeing you there!

Once again a big thank you to you all."

17 Feb 2015

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

Hello Everyone,

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!

Best wishes,


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.

See the tour dates for UK Coast to Coast February/March 2015 starting February 19 in Cheltenham and ending March 15 in Wolverhapton.

01 Dec 2014

It's Back... The 12 Days of Palmer Christmas!

Sing this Christmas Carol with your friends and soak up the savings!

01 Dec 2014

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

Read the press release...

23 Oct 2014

More Dates Announced for CARL PALMER's ELP Legacy 'Rhythm of Light' Tour 2014

19 Shows Announced in the US and Canada for November. New shows added in Vermont, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts!

Show will present an evening of the instrumental rock classics of Emerson, Lake & Palmer

See the tour dates!

Read the press release.

01 Oct 2014
24 Sept 2014

JUST ANNOUNCED! Join Carl Palmer on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1st in Annapolis, Maryland as he shows and discusses his art at the Annapolis Collection Gallery (after Asia performs)!

RSVP here to attend this intimate event.

10 Sept 2014

The venue of the Nov. 6 Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy show has moved to Durham, NC! Details about the Motorco Music Hall show...

See all of Carl's tour dates!

05 Sept 2014

ASIA tour of North America and the UK starts September 11!

Starting Sept. 11 in the US and continuing until Nov. 2 in London, Carl Palmer will be performing with ASIA!

See the tour dates!

10 July 2014

Radio interview on Friday, July 11

Carl Palmer has done an interview with Ken Dashow at Q104.3 FM in New York. It will air on Friday, July 11th on Ken's show.

Ken Dashow Q104.3 web site

12 June 2014

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Returns with the RHYTHM OF LIGHT TOUR 2014 – 4 shows in Northeast US for July and an Extensive North American Tour in November.

Tour dates...
Read the entire press release...

14 May 2014

Thursday at 11:30am PST, Carl Palmer's new art collection – Rhythm of Light – will be released at 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 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 Here's a preview of one of the pieces called "Barbarian" which measures 60"x 33". A total of 9 new works are coming...

06 May 2014

Just got word from the folks at that the art piece, Orchadia, is almost sold out.

If you've been wanting to own work from Carl's debut collection, they are almost gone. Get a closer look at Orchadia here.

05 May 2014

JUST ANNOUNCED: May 15, 2014, Carl Palmer will unveil his new collection of artwork at The Rhythm of Light collection will feature visual studies inspired by some of his most famous rhythms – Tarkus, Knife Edge, Barbarian...

19 Apr 2014

Carl and Katie with the new "Rhythm of Light" art collection.
click to enlarge

16 Apr 2014 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.

See the entire photo gallery here.

29 Mar 2014

From the Miami Herald, Asia, ELP drummer Carl Palmer puts the art in rock

"[...] 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 article here.

From The Multiple Sides of Rock Drumming Icon Carl Palmer

"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 article here.

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.

John Perry

07 Mar 2014

"Eruption" by Carl Palmer was the fastest sell out in his art debut collection (, but one ERUPTION piece has just became available! It's the last one that will be on the market. Get a closer look and request pricing for it here -

28 Feb 2014

Update: New Releases on 11 March 2014 –Acclaimed British Rock icon and drummer CARL PALMER's DECADE concert DVD, THE SOLO art film, and newly expanded 2 CD 'CARL, DO YA WANNA PLAY?' ANTHOLOGY

Palmer's World Tour continues throughout 2014

Get the details in the press release.

03 Feb 2014

Update: Carl Palmer's debut art collection ( is nearly sold out.

However, an early edition number is now available - #6/25 of Prismatic (as shown in the photo on the right).

View the piece and request pricing.

03 Feb 2014

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy 2014 Tour Photo Galleries! Now that the tour is underway, Photo Galleries are being added to the site. First additions are the shows from Rio (Jan. 18) and Hull (Jan. 24).

02 Feb 2014

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 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.

[...] Read the complete note (including the set list) on the Guest Book.

20 Jan 2014

New videos! Carl talks about the cruises on which Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy will appear:

Monsters of Rock Cruise: March 29-April 2, 2014

The Moody Blues Cruise: April 2-7, 2014

08 Jan 2014

Orchadia from Carl Palmer's Twist of the Wrist collection Just In:

"Orchadia" by Carl Palmer
is nearly sold out at – 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.

Details available at

01 Jan 2014

A New Year's Message From Carl Palmer.....

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 year.....

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.

Learn more about the University at

19 Dec 2013

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy to headine:

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!

Carl Palmer"

05 Nov 2013

2013 November - Drum Fest in Poland 3 shows in Poland next week:
DrumFest - 12-14 November

Tour dates

02 Nov 2013 New Carl Palmer video interview at
Watch the interview!
01 Nov 2013

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy - 2014 Tour Dates!
The first tour dates for 2014 are announced!

23 Oct 2013

Click for high-res. Signed Album Art - Dove Available Online for the first time - The Dove Fine Art Print - signed by Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, and Carl Palmer

The artwork that was the basis for ELP's first album!

  • Edition of 500 (each is numbered)
  • Measures 22.5" x 26.5" on archival paper stock
  • Individually signed by ELP and artist Nic Dartnell
  • Made from the master transparency

Also available in special packages with Carl's Twist of the Wrist works – Festival of Light and Stones of Years.

Details and photos available at

15 Oct 2013 Carl Palmer receives
					award at Afrika Rock Festival. Naples, Italy

Award received in Naples, Italy

Afrika Rock Festival
Premio Uomini e Miti
Rock Legend a Carl Palmer
Naples 9th October 2013

More Awards...

Photo by Sonia Ritondale

30 Sept 2013

Carl Palmer attends UK National Drum Fair

"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."

22 Sept 2013

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy - October tour of Bulgaria and Italy! Tour dates posted!

21 Sept 2013

Asia rehearsal in Bulgaria 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 Signature Headphones from OrigAudio 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.

Check them out here:

27 Aug 2013

Carl Palmer receives Drum Legend Icon award
					at 2013 Vegas Rocks Awards. Vegas Rocks Awards

Carl Palmer

Drum Legend Icon

Carl Palmer received the 'Drum Legend Icon' award at the Las Vegas Rock Awards on August 25.

The ceremony was held at The Joint - Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas.

More Awards...

Photo by Wayne Posner Photography

27 Aug 2013

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 the photos...

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). - see more photos...

24 Aug 2013

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! - see more photos...

9 Aug 2013

The Fourth Annual Vegas Rocks! Magazine Music Awards to Rock the World August 25
From "[...] 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. Details...

6 Aug 2013

Your invitation! Join Carl Palmer on August 22, 2013 at a QA/Reception for the L.A. Art Gallery debut of Twist of the Wrist at Mr. Musichead Gallery. RSVP at, 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.

First up, Mark with Blue Mountain Fire #6.

See all the collectors on the Collectors page.

17 July 2013


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).

Tickets on sale: Now

Read more about this historical event here!

16 Jul 2013

Asia: European tour - August/September 2013. Check out the tour dates. We expect more dates will be added as shows are confirmed.

15 Jul 2013

Asia fans! Stay up-to-date by following @originalasia on Twitter.

27 Jun 2013

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy at Yestival -
03 August 2013!

Susquehanna Bank Center - Camden, NJ

Get your tickets to Yestival 2013 (featuring Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy, Renaissance, and The Musical Box)

In Quadrophonic sound!

For tickets: visit the Yestival TicketMaster page

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.

Read the Yestival Press Release

25 Jun 2013

Click for high-res. Rhythm on Canvas on display. Message from Carl: The folks at just sent this photo my way. It's one collector's incredible display of my Rhythm on Canvas artwork. If you're interested in seeing all of the collection head over to to learn more.

12 Jun 2013

Carl Palmer to receive Drum Legend Icon Award at 'Vegas Rocks!' Awards.

Awards Show: August 25
Tickets on sale: Now


4 Jun 2013

New Videos.
Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy "Twist of the Wrist" Tour Video Montage - 2013 Watch it here...

Carl Palmer Solo - 30 Apr 2013 - BB King Blues Club - New York, NY Watch it here...

27 Apr 2013

New Video. Simon Fitzpatrick of the Carl Palmer Legacy performing Roundabout Watch it here...

18 May 2013

Review: Carl Palmer Brings the "Legacy" to the Arcada from Rock Chicago Magazine

08 May 2013

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.

View and buy the art at

24 Apr 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

Hope to see you there!
24 Apr 2013

New Video. Carl Palmer Drum Solo - Arcada Theater 2013 Watch it here...

18 Apr 2013

New Photo Gallery. 17 August 2012 - Rockin' the Park - Clumber Park. Details...

15 Apr 2013

2013 Cruise To The Edge Photo Galleries.
25-30 March 2013 Details...

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. Tour Details...

11 Apr 2013

Another Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy 2013 Photo Gallery.
15 March 2013 - Lindenkeller - Freising, Germany Details...

07 Apr 2013

Another Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy 2013 Photo Gallery.
08 March 2013 - Stadthalle - Tellfs, Austria Details...

06 Apr 2013

Carl Palmer interview on
Legendary ELP drummer discusses his upcoming L.A. area show

05 Apr 2013

Carl's thoughts on the Cruise to the Edge, the South American and North American legs of the tour, and the response to the Twist of the Wrist art project. Details on the Guest Book...

03 Apr 2013

Another Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy 2013 Photo Gallery.
01 April 2013 - Variety Playhouse - Atlanta, Georgia Details...

01 Apr 2013

Another Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy 2013 Photo Gallery.
06 March 2013 - Cafeti Club - Amstetten, Austria Details...

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 Details...

19 Mar 2013
19 Mar 2013 Update  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 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 Details...

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. Details...

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 [...]"

Read the entire note here...

12 Mar 2013

Another Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy 2013 Photo Gallery.
03 March 2013 - Blue Note - Nove Mesto Nad Vahom, Slovakia Details...

09 Mar 2013

Starting to add the Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy 2013 Photo Galleries. First up: 02 March 2013 - Bluesiana - Velden, Austria Details...

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: [...]"

See the set list and entire note here...

21 Feb 2013 Just been told by the folks at 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 Downes Family
"We would like to give our Condolences to all of the Downes Family"
From Carl, Katie, Carissa, Sarah
14 Feb 2013 Additional Tour Dates Added!
April 1 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
April 28 - Toronto, Ontario - El Mocambo
See the complete Tour Schedule
01 Feb 2013 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
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 to get your invitation.
24 Jan 2013 Legendary Rock Drummer Carl Palmer to Release Signature Fine Art Collection: Twist of the Wrist
Read the Press Release [PDF version here]
22 Jan 2013 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
22 Jan 2013 Europe Tour Dates Added! March 1-16, 2013
See the Tour Schedule
17 Jan 2013
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 at
14 Jan 2013 Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Set to Embark on World Tour
New Tour, New Concert DVD, and New Signature Art Collection – "A Twist of the Wrist"
Read the Press Release
See the Tour Schedule
11 Jan 2013
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 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. Additionally, a 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
Carl Palmer Art

13 Dec 2012

ASIA's remaining 2012 UK dates have been cancelled due to illness

27 Nov 2012 New Video! Carl Palmer performing Time Again. Details...
19 Nov 2012

Carl Palmer
			Legacy - Japan - February 2013 Carl Palmer Legacy tour dates in Japan - February 2013

14 Nov 2012

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 Guest Book.

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
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 Details...

01 Oct 2012

More Carl Palmer Band 2012 Photo Galleries. Added 18 April 2012 - Ziquodrome - Compiègne, France and 20 April 2012 - Kubana - Siegburg, Germany Details...

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 Details...

19 Sept 2012

New photos added! Asia live in May 1982. Details...

06 Sept 2012

Carl Palmer receives Virtuoso award
		at Progressive Music Awards 2012.Carl Palmer wins Virtuoso award at Progressive Music Awards 2012! Details...

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). Details...
15 Aug 2012 More New Photos! From the Carl Palmer Band 2011 US Tour: 11 October (Rochester, NY) and 16 October (Bethlehem, PA). Details...
14 Aug 2012 New Photos! From the Brain Salad Surgery era, Paul Ravn Engraving Carl's Stainless Steel Drumkit. Details...
06 Aug 2012 Tickets for 17 August Clumber Park: Rockin' the Park lineup including the Carl Palmer Band available at
01 July 2012 Special free event this week in London: Screenings of The Solo, a film by Andrew Cross featuring the music of Carl Palmer. Details...
24 June 2012 New Video! An inside look at the Carl Palmer Band on the road in the USA. Details...
7 June 2012 New Videos! Carl Palmer Band: Simon Fitzpatrick performing Stairway to Heaven & Paul Bielatowicz performing Somewhere Over the Rainbow and Flight of the Bumblebee. Details...
29 May 2012 New Video! Drum Solo - Stag Theatre - Sevenoaks UK 12 May 2012. Details...
08 May 2012 Tour dates added! ASIA 30th Anniversary Tour - USA 2012 - October - November. Details...
22 Apr 2012 New Video! Drum Solo from Pratteln Switzerland 17 April 2012. Details...
02 Apr 2012 Tour dates! (updated 02 April) Carl Palmer Band on Tour:
Europe – 11 April to 05 May, UK – 10 May to 22 May, and the UK Rockin' the Park Festival at Clumber Park on August 17. Details...
30 Jan 2012 Coming later this year! Carl Palmer Band 10th Anniversary DVD. Interviews with all the members. Live footage recorded in the US. Approx. 1 hour 50 min.
14 Dec 2011 New Photo Gallery! Asia - Warfield Theatre - San Francisco - 22 May 1982. Details...
13 Dec 2011 New Video! MTV Interview from 1982. Details...
26 Nov 2011 New Video Galleries! Latest galleries: ELP and Crazy World of Arthur Brown. Details...
26 Nov 2011 New Photo Galleries from 2011 UK Tour now in progress! Latest gallery: 25 November 2011 - The Queen's Hall - Edinburgh. Details...
22 Nov 2011 New Photo Galleries! Latest galleries: ELP in Germany (1971, 1972, and 1973) and 3 (Three) with Keith Emerson and Robert Berry. Details...
19 Nov 2011 Carl Palmer Band - Fall 2011 US Tour Photo Galleries are being added. Latest show added: 26 Oct - Reggie's (Chicago) Details...
16 Nov 2011 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 Shop!
11 Nov 2011 Carl will 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.
11 Nov 2011 New video added to the Video Gallery: Carl Palmer Band performance of The Karelia Suite. Details...
01 Nov 2011 Carl Palmer appears on the cover of Rock Society magazine Issue 186.
Rock Society is the magazine of the UK-based Classic Rock Society.
26 Oct 2011 State University of New York at Oneonta appreciates Carl Palmer... Read about it here. Details...
24 Oct 2011 New videos added to the Video Gallery. Carl talks about his Ludwig 'Venus' Signature Series Snare Drum and a solo from his 2011 US Tour. Details...
22 Oct 2011 The SOLD OUT Carl Palmer Band show was streamed LIVE at WMVY Radio at 7:45 pm (ET) Details...
17 Oct 2011 New videos added from the Carl Palmer Band 2011 Fall USA tour. Including the full interview from 13WHAM Rochester, NY and the Drum Solo from the New Hope, PA show. Details...
14 Oct 2011 Rock Hall Blog: Carl Palmer Goes Solo - Carl Palmer makes appearance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum as part of the Museum's Legends series. Details...
11 Oct 2011 Carl Palmer on TV: WHAM News This Morning (Rochester, NY). Details...
04 Oct 2011 Carl Palmer Band Working Live - Volume 3 CD review at "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. [...]" Details...
27 Sept 2011 Carl Palmer named Honorary President of the National Drum Fair UK. Details...
20 Sept 2011 Carl Palmer Band Working Live Vol. 1 & 2 Review on Details...
18 Sept 2011 Carl Palmer 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...
20 Aug 2011 new! Carl Palmer Mobile App Released on iTunes! Available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch. Order "Play Carl's Drums" app at iTunes
15 Aug 2011 update! US Tour – Carl Palmer Band – Autumn 2011 - new date! Details...
09 Aug 2011 Carl Palmer interview: BBC – June 2011 – Details...
29 July 2011 Check out the all new Carl Palmer Gift Shop! Music, collectibles, signed items, DVDs, much more! We now accept PayPal, as well as all major credit cards! Details...
29 July 2011 Classic Rock Magazine reviews Working Live – Volume 3 Details...
17 July 2011 European Tour – Carl Palmer Band – August 2011 - dates added Details...
02 July 2011 Video: Carl Palmer's solo from Galicia Spain in HD Details...
29 June 2011 Carl Palmer raised the roof at Guiseley School with 100 school pupils Details...
31 May 2011 Video: Vintage footage of Carl Palmer with Atomic Rooster 1968/69 Details...
28 May 2011 US Tour – Carl Palmer Band – Autumn 2011 - 3 additional dates Details...
23 May 2011 New Europe/UK release! New CD from the Carl Palmer Band "Working Live Volume 3" released in the UK and Europe on May 23rd 2011 Details...
18 May 2011 'Pictures At An Exhibition' UK Tour – Carl Palmer Band – Winter 2011 - added 2 additional dates Details...
12 May 2011 US Tour – Carl Palmer Band – Autumn 2011 - initial dates Details...
12 May 2011 'Pictures At An Exhibition' UK Tour – Carl Palmer Band – Winter 2011 - initial dates Details...
02 May 2011 Video: Carl Palmer solo from The Keswick Theatre Details...
29 Apr 2011 Video: Carl Palmer solo from The State Theatre - Easton PA Details...
25 Apr 2011 Asia Tour Dates - Europe - Spring 2011  Details...
22 Apr 2011 Video: Promo video for ELP High Voltage DVD/Documentary Details...
17 Apr 2011 Video: An extensive chat with Carl Palmer Details...
13 Apr 2011 Video: Carl Palmer demonstrates the Korg Wavedrum Details...
12 Apr 2011 Video: The Carl Palmer Ludwig 'Venus' Signature Snare Drum Details...
12 Apr 2011 Asia Tour Dates - US/Canada and Mexico/Central/South America - Spring 2011  Details...
17 Mar 2011 Video: CARL PALMER HD footage of solo in Rockville Maryland Details...
17 Mar 2011 New photo galleries: Asia and ELP at the High Voltage Festival 2010 Details...
17 Mar 2011 Carl Palmer Goldmine Interview  Details...
19 Feb 2011 Ludwig Artist Signature Series
Carl Palmer Snare Drum.
17 Jan 2011 Paiste Cymbals: Carl Palmer Cup Chime Hi-Hat Video Details...
17 Jan 2011 Archive footage of Carl Palmer & Robert Paiste at the Paiste factory in Switzerland. Details...
17 Jan 2011 Review Fix Exclusive: Carl Palmer Audio Interview Details...
09 Sept 2010 ASIA releases a new Live CD / DVD
Showcasing the “Phoenix” Tour Details...

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