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Carl Palmer & His Band
Prepare To Embark
On Historic 32 City
2006 North American Tour

Rock legend will offer an entire evening of his music
from his years with EMERSON LAKE & PALMER.

Carl Palmer, among the most celebrated drummers in Rock History, is preparing to embark on his first solo North American tour with his own band. Entitled: “Carl Palmer & His Band – Celebrates The Music of Emerson Lake & Palmer,” the show features bold new arrangements of many of the best-loved instrumental music of ELP.

The tour runs from May 24th through July 3 rd 2006 and will include 32 shows in the US and Canada. “I am very excited to be returning to the US and Canada with my new solo band performing an evening of ELP music,” says Palmer.

“I will be returning with another power trio, but this time, we have replaced the keyboards with electric guitar. I felt that was the only honest way to approach the music of ELP. I didn’t 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 will certainly surprise many fans, I think.”

The group, which features Palmer on drums and percussion; guitarist Paul Bielatowicz and bassist Stuart Clayton; will serve up an evening of classic ELP music, presented with exciting and innovative new versions. An all-instrumental show, “Carl Palmer Celebrates The Music of ELP” promises to be among the most musically compelling live shows of 2006. Palmer has released three solo albums since the last ELP tour 1998. They are:

DO YA WANNA PLAY?, a 2 CD anthology
and WORKING LIVE VOL 1 and Vol 2.

They have all been released on Sanctuary Records.

What began as a modest 4 week “re-introduction” into America Tour, has mushroomed into 32 shows and six weeks covering much of Canada and the United States.

“I have been performing with this band for the last five years all over Europe,” says Palmer. “Now, the time has come to bring this music back to the part of the world where I have always had my biggest success.”

Palmer is planning on meeting fans after each show and signing merchandise at most venues. “I want to get close to my fans once again,” says Palmer. “There are so many of them out there who are really heartfelt and have supported me through my entire career. I very much look forward to bringing it all back around again in intimate venues.”

The Carl Palmer Band will play nearly two hours and drum enthusiasts can expect an evening of compelling percussive theatrics, from the man who brought the drum set to the forefront of rock n roll music.


Tickets are available NOW at the phone numbers and websites listed below.

2-Jun Fri Inter-Media Arts Center Huntington, NY (Long Island) Tel: 631-549-ARTS
3-Jun Sat Rams Head Annapolis, MD Tel: 410-268-4545
4-Jun Sun Keswick Theatre Glenside, PA (Philadelphia) Tel: 215-572-7650
5-Jun Mon OFF
6-Jun Tue B.B. King Blues Club New York, NY Tel: 212-997-4144 and
7-Jun Wed The Birchmere Alexandria, VA (Washington DC) Tel: 703-549-7500 and
8-Jun Thu Rex Theatre Pittsburgh, PA Tel: 412-381-6811 and
9-Jun Fri Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, OH Tel: 216-383-1124
10-Jun Sat The Abbey Chicago, IL Tel: 866-777-8932
11-Jun Sun Shank Hall Milwaukee, WI Tel: 414-276-7288
12-Jun Mon The Warehouse Springfield, IL Tel: 217-467-2866
13-Jun Tue OFF
14-Jun Wed Walnut Room Denver, CO Tel: 303-292-1700
15-Jun Thu OFF
16-Jun Fri OFF
17-Jun Sat Aladdin Theater Portland,OR Tel: 503-234-9694
18-Jun Sun The Triple Door Seattle,WA Tel: 206-838-4309
19-Jun Mon Taboo Eugene, OR Tel: 541-338-8787
20-Jun Tues OFF
21-Jun Wed Cafe Du Nord San Francisco,CA Tel: 415-861-5016
22-Jun Thu The Roxy Hollywood,CA Tel: 310-278-9457
23-Jun Fri The Galaxy Santa Ana,CA Tel: 714-545-3460
24-Jun Sat The House Of Blues Las Vegas, NV Tel: 702-632-7600
25-Jun Sun OFF
26-Jun Mon The Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, CA Tel: 858-481-8140
27-Jun Tue Martini Ranch Scottsdale,AZ Tel: 480-970-0500
28-Jun Wed OFF
29-Jun Thu La Zona Rosa Austin, TX Tel: 512-263-4146 and
30-Jun Fri Granada Theater Dallas, TX Tel: 214-824-9933
1-Jul Sat OFF
2-Jul Sun Music Mill Indianapolis, IN Tel: 317-841-1850
3-Jul Mon Grinnell Theater Grinnell, Iowa Tel: 641-236-4542


*Whatever Happened to the Band?
*Vincent Crane *Carl Palmer *Nick Graham *John DuCann *Paul Hammond *Pete French *Chris Farlowe *Steve Bolton *Ric Parnell *John Goodsall *Preston Heyman *Bernie Torme