Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy announces tour in honor of Keith Emerson

Carl Palmer, among rocks’ most renowned drummers and a founding member of both ELP and ASIA, is returning to the United States and Canada for a tour he has decided to name: The 2016 Remembering Keith & The Music of Emerson, Lake & Palmer Tour. 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 11th.

“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 band mate, 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 24th, 2016 at Miami, Florida’s historic and intimate Olympia Theater.

“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,” Palmer adds. “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 his popular ELP Legacy band and will also highlight his collection of fine art, recently done in conjunction with California’s Scene Four Art Studios. Carl Palmer ELP Legacy is a red-hot power trio that features Palmer on drums and percussion; guitarist Paul Bielatowicz and bassist Simon Fitzpatrick.

Tour Dates:

02 June New York, NY BB King Blues Club & Grill
03 June Sellersville, PA Sellersville Theatre
05 June Londonderry, NH Tupelo Music Hall
06 June Wilmington, DE World Café
07 June Arlington, MA Regent Theatre
08 June Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Studio in Hamilton Canada
09 June Jim Thorpe, PA Penn’s Peak
10 June Bay Shore, NY YMCA Boulton Performing Arts Center
11 June Syracuse, NY Benefit for Crouse Health Foundation – Palace Theater
12 June Ferndale, MI The Magic Bag
15 June Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield Playhouse
16 June Peekskill, NY The Paramount Hudson Valley Theater
17 June Lexington, MI Lexington Village Theater
24 June Miami, FL Pictures at an Exhibition – A Tribute to Keith Emerson, Olympia Theater
25 June Miami, FL Private Art Event
02 July Grand Cayman Islands, Private Concert and Art Event
07 July Las Vegas, NV Venue to be Announced
08 July Agoura Hills (LA), CA The Canyon Club
09 July Indio, CA The Rock Yard Casino
12 July Dallas, TX Poor David’s

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