Carl Palmer, a founding member of both Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Asia, is returning to the United States and Canada for a tour he has decided to name The 2016 Remembering Keith And 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 bandmate, 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. For more information and tickets, go to http://tickets.olympiatheater.org/eventperformances.asp?evt=142.
Adds Palmer: "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. 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 Palmer's ELP Legacy band (Palmer on drums and percussion, plus guitarist Paul Bielatowicz and bassist Simon Fitzpatrickand) will also highlight the drummer's collection of fine art, recently done in conjunction with California's Scene Four Art Studios.
For tour dates, tickets and more information about Carl Palmer, visit http://www.carlpalmer.com.