Carl Palmer to honour Keith Emerson on tour
Legendary keyboardist Keith Emerson passed away early this month and now the Emerson, Lake & Palmer drummer Carl Palmer says he will perform instrumental versions of ELP classics on the US and Canada dates, branded “REMEMBERING KEITH – THE MUSIC OF EMERSON LAKE & PALMER TOUR”. Here's Palmer post on Fb.
The shows will be performed under the banner of Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy, which includes guitarist Paul Bielatowicz and bassist Simon Fitzpatrick.
Palmer says: “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. We have lost a very talented and gifted musician but this great music will continue for a long, long time.”
Among the shows will be a one-off performance branded Pictures At An Exhibition – A Tribute To Keith Emerson. The Miami, Florida, event on June 24 will feature 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.
Palmer adds: “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.
"Originally, this event had been scheduled to be a celebration of my 50th year in music and I had invited Keith to come and participate in this and other special events that had been planned in 2016.
"He told us he was interested, but sadly, fate intercepted these plans. I felt it was imperative that we turn this event into a tribute to him and the music we made together.”
More dates on the Remembering Keith – The Music Of Emerson Lake & Palmer Tour will be added in due course.