Sole surviving Emerson, Lake & Palmer member Carl Palmer, in association with the Estates of his bandmates Keith Emerson & Greg Lake, has announced a 50th anniversary tour.
The performances will feature Palmer and a live band, playing along with classic footage and recordings of the late Keith Emerson & Greg Lake.
The WELCOME BACK MY FRIENDS- THE RETURN OF EMERSON LAKE & PALMER Tour, starts Friday November 18th, 2022 at the 2300 ARENA in Philadelphia, PA.
After exploring the idea of a Hologram tour, Palmer (with the Estates of Emerson and Lake) opted for what they felt was a more honest approach, using live footage of the late Emerson and Lake on massive video walls, alongside Palmer and his band playing live on stage. 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 virtually reunite the band.
After establishing themselves in bands such as The Nice, King Crimson, and The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, ELP was formed in early 1970 as one of rock’s first supergroups. With record sales of over 50 million, and decades of sold out tours through the 1970s and again in the 1990s, Emerson Lake & Palmer has remained one of the best-selling classic rock bands of all time.
The tour will coincide with the new BMG box set of classic ELP hit singles pressed on vinyl with reproductions of the
original picture sleeves.
The tour is being launched with the full approval of the Emerson and Lake Estates, as well as the various managers who have represented the members of the band. The tour will start in the US during Fall 2022, with plans to play globally where ELP toured throughout its career. Tour dates are available at Palmer’s site.