Emerson, Lake & Palmer to be reunited onstage for video-powered US tour

Carl Palmer onstage with video screens showing Greg Lake
(Image credit: Chipster P.R & Consulting, Inc)

Emerson, Lake & Palmer are to be reunited onstage for a US tour via the wonders of modern technology. The trio's Welcome Back My Friends - The Return Of Emerson Lake & Palmer Tour will kick off at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA, on November 18, and climax on December 3 at the Goodyear Theater in Akron, OH. Full dates below.

The tour will feature Carl Palmer performing live alongside video footage of his late ELP bandmates, Keith Emerson and Greg Lake

“About five years ago I explored the idea of trying to reunite the band using digital holograms,” explains Palmer. “We saw a few shows of other artists but it did not seem like an honest approach. 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 that brings back the magic of ELP."

The tour has been arranged with the full cooperation of with Emerson and Lake's Estates. Further dates are expected to be announced soon, including shows in Europe. Tickets for the US shows go on sale on September 9.

Welcome Back My Friends - The Return Of Emerson Lake & Palmer US Tour

Nov 18: Philadelphia 2300 Arena, PA - Tickets                    
Nov 20: Jim Thorpe Penn’s Peak, PA  - Tickets                  
Nov 22: Wayne Shea Center, NJ - Tickets                          
Nov 23: Patchogue Patchogue Theater, NY - Tickets    
Nov 25: New York Town Hall, NY - Tickets                            
Nov 26: New Haven College St. Music Hall, CT - Tickets
Nov 27: Boston Wilbur Theatre, MA - Tickets                  
Dec 01: St. Charles Arcada Theater, IL - Tickets                 
Dec 02: Des Plaines Des Plaines Theatre, IL - Tickets
Dec 03: Akron The Goodyear Theatre, OH - Tickets

Welcome Back My Friends- The Return Of Emerson Lake & Palmer Tour logo

(Image credit: Emerson, Lake & Palmer)
Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.