Sole surviving member Carl Palmer, in association with the Estates of his bandmates Keith Emerson and Greg Lake, has announced a 2023 Summer Tour. The Return Of Emerson, Lake & Palmer starts on 8 July 2023 in West Jefferson. This is the second tour that reunites ELP on stage.
After exploring the idea of a Hologram tour in detail, Palmer, with the Estates of Emerson and Lake, opted for what they felt was a more honest approach using live footage of Keith and Greg on massive video walls alongside Carl (and his band) playing live on stage.
“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,” Carl Palmer said. “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.”
The tour continues the successful run of the show, which began in November and December 2022. 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.
This tour will be focused on the US and Canada through the rest of 2023 and eventually play all over the world, where ELP toured throughout its career. Tickets are available from http://www.carlpalmer.com/tourdates.php.
SAT JULY 8 – SALOON STUDIOS LIVE – WEST JEFFERSON – NC
TUE JULY 11 – EPIC CENTER – GREEN BAY – WI
THU JULY 13 – FOELLINGER THEATER – FORT WAYNE – IN
FRI JULY 14 – WARNER THEATER – ERIE – PA
SAT JULY 15 – LORAIN THEARTER – LORAIN – OH
FRI JULY 21 – ROBINS THEATER – WARREN – OH
SUN JULY 23 – SOUTHERN THEATER – COLUMBUS – OH
FRI JULY 28 – THE KESWICK THEATER – GLENSIDE – PA
SAT JULY 29 – THE SPACE AT WESTBURY – WESTSBURY L.I. – NY