A consummate professional, a brilliant technician and a dynamic showman, Carl Palmer has thrilled listeners and audiences alike for nearly four decades with some of music’s most memorable bands including, of course, Emerson, Lake & Palmer.
Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy Tour includes Jim Thorpe’s Mauch Chunk Opera House on Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 27th at 8 PM.
Along the way his dazzling speed and mastery of the drums, combined with his infectious stage personality, have secured for him a respected place in history as one of Rock and Roll’s greatest drummers. Fueled by his brilliant drum solos, Palmer’s reputation grew with his phenomenal skill and dizzying speed.
1973 saw ELP return to the studio to record the album, Brain Salad Surgery, perhaps the band’s definitive work. Bearing such memorable work as “Karn Evil 9”, “Still You Turn Me On” and “Jerusalem”, the album is highlighted by “Toccata”, a reworking of Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera’s Piano Concerto No. 1, and some of Carl Palmer’s most amazing drumming and synthesized percussion work, including the world’s first electric drum solo.
Recording with Asia, and the concept of performing as a band rather than a fusing of solo artists, was something of a new experience. The band’s self-titled debut album, “Asia,” and singles such as “Heat of The Moment”, “Only Time Will Tell”, “Wildest Dreams” and “Sole Survivor” dominated the charts for months.
Carl’s new band captures all the power of ELP’s hits in a hard-driving instrumental performance that’s winning raves globally. Since 2001, Carl has fronted this project, doing the classically-driven rock hits of ELP with no keyboards. Carl Palmer has totally reinvented the music of ELP with this trio, which tours regularly around the world.