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Emerson, Lake & Palmer

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On tour Yes
Followers 171,865
Category Classic Rock, Rock, Progressive Rock
Concerts
Jul
21
Electric City
Buffalo
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Jul
24
Ryman Auditorium
Nashville
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Jul
26
Welcome Back My Friends: The Return of Emerson, Lake & Palmer
St Charles
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About Emerson, Lake & Palmer
The band formed in 1970. On two occasions in 1969, The Nice (with Keith Emerson on keyboards) and King Crimson (with Greg Lake on vocals and bass) shared the same venue, first on August 10, 1969 at the 9th Jazz and Blues Pop Festival in Plumpton, England and on October 17, 1969 at Fairfield Hall in Croydon, England. Now you can experience Welcome Back My Friends: The Return Of Emerson Lake & Palmer - Rare footage returns Keith Emerson and Greg Lake to the concert stage performing all the hits alongside Carl Palmer and his live band. After playing at a few of the same concerts, Emerson and Lake tried working together and found their styles to be not only compatible, but complementary. Emerson wanted to make the "best goddamn three-piece band in the world", and thought the line-up of The Nice (keyboard, bass, drums) was the way to go. Before settling on drummer Carl Palmer (formerly Atomic Rooster, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown), they approached Mitch Mitchell of the The Jimi Hendrix Experience; Mitchell was uninterested but passed the idea to Jimi Hendrix. Hendrix, tired of his band and wanting to try something different, expressed an interest in playing with the group; the British press, after hearing about this, speculated that such a supergroup would have been called "Hendrix, Emerson, Lake & Palmer", or HELP. Due to scheduling conflicts such plans were not immediately realized, but the initial three planned on a jam session with Hendrix after their début at the Isle of Wight Festival, with the possibility of him joining. Hendrix died shortly thereafter, so the three pressed on as Emerson, Lake and Palmer. Greg Lake made this comment on ELP's discussions with Hendrix: "Yeah, that story is indeed true, to some degree... Mitch Mitchell had told Jimi about us and he said he wanted to explore the idea. Even after Mitch was long out of the picture and we had already settled on Carl, talk about working with Jimi continued. We were supposed to get together and jam with him around August or September of 1970, but he died before we could put it together." Their first four years were a creatively fertile period. Lake produced their first six albums, starting with Emerson, Lake and Palmer (1970), which contained the hit "Lucky Man" featuring first Emerson's experiments with Moog. Tarkus (1971) was their first successful concept album, described as a story about "reverse evolution". The March 1971 live recording (Newcastle, UK) of the band's interpretation of Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition was issued as a low-priced record, the success of which contributed to the band's overall popularity. The 1972 album Trilogy contained ELP's best-selling single to date, the understated "From the Beginning". In late 1973 Brain Salad Surgery, with an eye-catching sleeve designed by H.R. Giger, was released and became the band's best-known studio album. The lyrics were partly written by Peter Sinfield, who was the creator of the King Crimson concept and lyricist for their first four albums. The subsequent world tours were documented with a massive three-LP live recording, Welcome Back my Friends to the Show that Never Ends. Their best known early performance had been a relatively modest show at the August 1970 Isle of Wight Festival, one of the last of the great Woodstock-era festivals. At the end of their set, Emerson and Lake lit two cannons either side of the stage. By April 1974, ELP were joint headliners of the California Jam Festival, and completed the concert when co-stars Deep Purple elected to go on stage first. ELP's California Jam performance was broadcast nationwide in the US and is often seen as the summit of the band's career. After taking a break, the band began working with an orchestra and released Works Vol. 1 in 1977 to mixed reviews. The album contained the band's signature tune, Fanfare for the Common Man, reaching number 2 in the British charts. However, punk rock had began influencing the music scene, and the progressive rock giants of the time were suffering as a result. Rifts within the band were beginning to show, and the following albums, Works Vol. 2 and Love Beach (both released in 1978) were mainly made to finish their record contract. They released Works Live in 1979 with the orchestra, but touring was overly expensive and so the orchestra were dropped half way through the tour. The band split in 1979, with each member doing their own thing. Carl Palmer joined Asia and had commercial success. In 1985 Emerson and Lake wanted to reform, but with Palmer in Asia, they tried out other drummers such as Simon Phillips, but settled on Cozy Powell. Emerson, Lake & Powell released one self-titled album in 1986. Since then the original ELP have reformed and released two studio albums: Black Moon (1992) and In the Hot Seat (1994). Neither albums were critically acclaimed, but the band still managed to sell out venues as they toured the world. ELP haven't toured as a band since 2002.
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Classic Rock, Rock, Progressive Rock
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Emerson, Lake & Palmer Tour Cities
Nashville, TN Saint Charles, IL Buffalo, NY

Frequently Asked Questions About Emerson, Lake & Palmer

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is Emerson, Lake & Palmer on tour?

Yes, Emerson, Lake & Palmer is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming Emerson, Lake & Palmer concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The Emerson, Lake & Palmer tour is scheduled for 3 dates across 3 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is Emerson, Lake & Palmer scheduled to play?

Emerson, Lake & Palmer is scheduled to play 3 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the Emerson, Lake & Palmer tour start?

Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s tour starts Jul 21, 2024 and ends on Jul 26, 2024. They will play 3 cities; their most recent concert was held in Buffalo at Electric City and their next upcoming concert will be in St Charles at Arcada Theatre.

What venues is Emerson, Lake & Palmer performing at?

As part of the Emerson, Lake & Palmer tour, Emerson, Lake & Palmer is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

Jul 21 - Buffalo, NY @ Electric City
Jul 24 - Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
Jul 26 - St Charles, IL @ Arcada Theatre
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