Carl Palmer, among rock's most renowned drummers and a founding member of both EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER and ASIA, is returning to the United States and Canada for a tour he has decided to name "Remembering Keith And The Music Of Emerson Lake & Palmer". Originally designed to be a celebration of Palmer's 50th year in music, the focus and name of the tour was changed in light of the tragic death of Keith Emerson on March 11. Shows will begin in New York City on June 2 and finish in Dallas, Texas on July 12.
"I will deeply miss Keith and I want you all to know I will carry on flying the ELP banner and playing the great music with my band for many years to come," said Palmer in a statement.
To honor his late friend and former bandmate, Palmer, in association with Audio One, will present a special show, "Pictures At An Exhibition- A Tribute To Keith Emerson", which will feature music by Carl Palmer's ELP LEGACY band with special guests, cinematic images, and performances by The Center For Contemporary Dance, who will interpret the music of EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER in contemporary dance segments combined with backing from Palmer and his band. The tribute show, which will also include other guest musicians yet to be announced, will be staged one night only, Friday, June 24 at Miami, Florida's historic and intimate Olympia Theater.
Added Palmer: "I hope this is something all fans of ELP and Keith Emerson will all want to come along and see to help celebrate his music. I had wanted to marry the music of ELP with a contemporary dance interpretation for quite a while. I had invited Keith to come and participate in this, but sadly, fate intercepted these plans."
The "Remembering Keith" tour features Palmer's popular ELP LEGACY band and will also highlight his collection of fine art, recently done in conjunction with California's SceneFour art studios.
ELP LEGACY is a red-hot power trio that features Palmer on drums and percussion, guitarist Paul Bielatowicz and bassist Simon Fitzpatrick.
Jun. 02 - New York, NY - BB King Blues Club & Grill
Jun. 03 - Sellersville, PA - Sellersville Theatre 1894
Jun. 05 - Londonderry, NH - Tupelo Music Hall
Jun. 06 - Wilmington, DE - World Café
Jun. 07 - Arlington, MA - Regent Theatre
Jun. 08 - Hamilton, ON - Studio
Jun. 09 - Jim Thorpe, PA - Penns Peak
Jun. 10 - Bay Shore, NY - YMCA Boulton Performing Arts Center
Jun. 11 - Syracuse, NY - Benefit for Crouse Health Foundation - Palace Theater
Jun. 12 - Ferndale, MN - The Magic Bag
Jun. 15 - Ridgefield, CT - Ridgefield Playhouse
Jun. 16 - Peekskill, NY - Paramount Hudson Valley Theater
Jun. 17 - Lexington, MI - Lexington Village Theater
Jun. 24 - Miami, FL - Olympia Theater (a tribute to Keith Emerson)
Jul. 08 - Agoura Hills, CA - Canyon Club
Jul. 09 - Indio, CA - The Rock Yard Casion
Jul. 12 - Dallas, TX - Poor David's
Tickets for all shows and more to come available at this location.