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Welcome Back! Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy kicks off new US tour tonight

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After being off the road since 2019 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Carl Palmer and his current band ELP Legacy launches a new U.S. tour tonight in Warrendale, Pennsylvania.

The trek, which currently features 14 dates on the East Coast and Midwest, is mapped out through a November 21 concert in Wayne, New Jersey. More shows will be added to the schedule soon.

The tour will feature Palmer's ELP Legacy marking the 50th anniversary of Carl's old band, the legendary prog-rock trio Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

"Finally! The band and I are very eager to get back on stages in America, and around the rest of world, where possible," says Palmer in a statement. "The show will have some material we have not played in years, as well as ELP's best loved material. Visually, we will include footage in the show that reflects the highlights of ELP's career."

ELP Legacy is a power trio that also features guitarist/singer Paul Bielatowicz and bassist/Chapman stick player Simon Fitzpatrick.

Palmer is the sole surviving member of ELP, as keyboardist Keith Emerson and singer/bassist Greg Lake both died in 2016.

Meanwhile, Carl notes that the ELP Legacy tour marks the launch of a three-year series of events and releases celebrating the music and history of Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

Future plans include a limited-edition biography about the group, a new Palmer art collection focusing on ELP's five main studio albums, a documentary, a film based on the band's classic song "Karn Evil 9," and a special trek that will feature Carl performing alongside archival footage of his late band mates.

Visit CarlPalmer.com to check out ELP Legacy's full list of upcoming tour dates.

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