Carl Palmer, Paul Bielatowicz (guitars), and Simon Fitzpatrick (bass)
Carl Palmer is a drummer's drummer. A consummate professional, a brilliant technician and a dynamic showman, he has thrilled listeners and audiences alike for nearly four decades with some of musics most memorable bands including Atomic Rooster, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Asia and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. 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 Rolls greatest drummers.
Carl Palmer, among the most renowned drummers in rock history and a founding member of both ELP and ASIA, is returning to the world stage for an extensive solo tour that will celebrate the global release of his new DECADE DVD (which chronicles the 2011 tour show) and his collection of fine art, recently done in conjunction with Californias Scene Four Art Studios.
I am thrilled to be gearing up for my return to live performing, said Palmer from his home in London. We started the TWIST OF THE WRIST tour last year in America, and we are excited to keep it going for more audiences around the world.
Entitled Carl Palmers ELP Legacy Twist Of The Wrist 2013 Tour, the long road trek will feature a show that presents bold, new arrangements of the best-loved instrumental music of ELP, and other composers. A multi-media experience combining music and video projection, the show promises to be among the most musically compelling tours of the year. Carl Palmer Legacy is a red-hot power trio that features Palmer on drums and percussion; guitarist Paul Bielatowicz and bassist Simon Fitzpatrick.
Since 2001, I have been playing with my own power trio, replacing the keyboards with electric guitar, says Palmer. I felt that was the only honest way to approach the music of ELP. I didnt want to have a singer trying to sound like Greg Lake. ELP did so much instrumental music, this format made sense to me. Hearing the keyboard parts done on guitar is certainly different, but just as satisfying. The idea was to re-invent the music; there will be several new classic ELP tunes this time around.
The precedes the release of Palmers second signature collection of Fine Art, created completely from movements captured while he was drumming due out in March, 2014. His first collection, A Twist Of The Wrist The Carl Palmer Art Collection, is the result of collaboration between Palmer and the acclaimed Los Angeles Art Team, Scene Four, and has nearly sold out. The collection is a series of signed and numbered prints of stunning visual images constructed by capturing rhythm. The images combine motion, color, and lighting into some of the most compelling fine art visuals ever created. This very limited Twist Of The Wrist art collection is available at www.CarlPalmerArt.com. A promotional film has also been produced, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P78IMNU05pg&feature=youtu.be
The tour coincides with the global release of Palmers Decade DVD features a performance from the bands 2011 tour and includes numerous cinematic images, which were used in the stage show, and the re-release of his acclaimed 2001 Anthology, Do Ya Wanna Play, Carl? , both to be released in March 2014 on MVD. Also, since his last solo tour, Palmer has also remained active with ASIA (Geoff Downes, Steve Howe and John Wetton), touring and recording since they reunited in 2006. The band recently celebrated its 30th Anniversary.
As for ELP, Palmer closed that chapter of his life when the band played a final show in 2010 at Londons High Voltage Festival, where they celebrated their 40th Anniversary. ELP has ended its on again off again existence when we did High Voltage. We had a great run and remain friends, but the best way I can honor our musical legacy is to present that music the way I do with my own band.
Carl Palmers ELP Legacy will play nearly two hours and drum enthusiasts can expect an evening of compelling percussive skills, from the man who brought the drum set to the forefront of rock n roll music.
Tour info at CarlPalmer.com
Source: Pilato Entertainment, 2014