Carl Palmer Shares Extensive Tour Plans

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The sole remaining member of progressive rock titans, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, has posted a video with details of his varied 2017 tour plans. Carl Palmer remains active with Asia as well as his own ELP Legacy band.

He’s been a busy guy. Palmer did a U.S. tour in March and April with Asia, as special guests of Journey. He recently wrapped up a month-long U.S. tour of Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy. This week, he began a new leg of dates with Asia, with a roughly 45-minute set, again opening for Journey that runs through July 15.

After a few weeks off, it’s back with his ELP Legacy outfit, opening for Yes’ Yestival tour, from August 4 through September 3. He’ll also do a ELP Legacy U.K. tour in November and December.

On the video, Palmer talks about Asia’s special tribute concert for their late singer and bassist, John Wetton, who died on January 31. (At Wetton’s request, Billy Sherwood is performing with the band.) The June 17 event in Englewood, NJ, will feature archival footage and a Q-and-A. “There’ll even be a concert by Asia, believe it or not,” he jokes.

Related: Former bandmates pay tribute to Wetton

Watch Palmer discuss the various projects.

Click here and here for Asia tickets. And here and here to see Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy.


Watch Palmer perform a drum solo earlier this year

Related: Our 2016 interview with Palmer

ELP’s studio and live catalog has been undergoing an extensive reissue campaign. Details of the most recent releases are here. The albums are dedicated to the memories of Keith Emerson (born November 2 1944, died March 10, 2016) and Greg Lake (born November 10, 1947, died December 7, 2016).

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  1. Mike L
    #1 Mike L 10 June, 2017, 01:29

    Haven’t seen Carl Palmer in years. Really looking forward to seeing him open for Yes this summer. And wow..That’s a very fitting decision to have Billy Sherwood sitting in for the dearly departed John Wetton. He really fits in perfectly for the dearly departed Chris Squire in YES. He played and sang beautifully with them last time around.

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