Carl Palmer announces Return Of ELP US live dates for July

Emerson Lake And Palmer
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Carl Palmer has announced July live dates for the US for the Return Of Emerson, Lake & Palmer summer tour. The tour continues the run of shows which began in November and December 2022 and reunited Palmer with his deceased former band mates. You can watch a promotional video for the tour below.

After exploring the idea of a hologram tour in detail, Palmer, along with the Estates of Keith Emerson and Greg Lake, opted for what they felt was a more honest approach using live footage of Keith and Greg from the band's 1992 performance at London's Royal Albert Hall on massive video walls alongside Palmer ad his ELP Legacy band (Paul Bielatowicz on guitars and Simon Fitzpatrick on bass).

Although Emerson and Lake passed away nine months apart in 2016, leaving Palmer to carry on the band’s enormous musical legacy, the voice and instrumentation of Greg Lake and the unmistakable keyboard mastery of Keith Emerson will be mixed with Palmer’s onstage live drumming to magically reunite ELP once again. 
“The film ELP made of its sold out run at London’s Royal Albert Hall in 1992 had everything we needed to make these tours happen," Palmer explains. "We were able to use just the camera shots of Keith and Greg, with the sterling audio tracks of their performances resulting in a combination of film and onstage performance of my band that brings back the magic of ELP.” 

You can view the US dates below.

Emerson Lake And Palmer

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The Return Of Emerson, Lake  & Palmer 2023 tour dates

Jul 08: West Jefferson Saloon Studios Live, NC
Jul 11: Green Bay Epic Centre, WI
Jul 13: Fort Wayne Foellinger Theater, IN
Jul 14: Erie Warner Theater, PA
Jul 15: Lorain Lorain Theater, OH
Jul 21: Warren Robins Theater, OH
Jul 23: Columbus Southern Theater, OH
Jul 28: Glenside Keswick Theater, PA
Jul 29: Westbury L.I. The Space At Westbury, NY

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Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.