Carl Palmer: "reports of my death are...

First off, here is the official statement from drummer, percussionist Carl Palmer on the reunion of the original Asia.

"As the great American humorist Mark Twain once told a group of journalists: 'The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated...'  I must make it clear that the current statements about a reunion of the original members of Asia circulating within the music and concert industries are somewhat premature. All four original members have met and discussed a reunion to celebrate the band's 25th Anniversary. However, at this time, no specific time frame for tours and recordings has been established, and no shows have been booked. At present, I am giving my complete focus to a North American tour of The Carl Palmer Band which will run from May through early July 2006. Ironically, 'Only Time Will Tell' when the original Asia can once again return....Carl Palmer. January 31, 2006."

Next more confirmed dates on Carl's upcoming six week tour. Carl and bandmates (guitarist: Paul Bielatowicz and bassist Stuart Clayton) will offer new versions of Emerson Lake and Palmer music. THERE ARE NO KEYBOARDS ON THIS TOUR.
Wed May 24 Hamilton Place Theatre    Hamilton,ON
Thu May 25 Empire Theatre    Bellville,ON
Fri May 26 Lee's Palace    Toronto,ON
Sat May 27 Le Medley    Montreal, QB
Sun May 28 Theatre Granada    Sherbrooke,QB

Wed May 31 Regent Theatre Arlington, MA (Boston) Thu June 1 Toad's Place New Haven, CT
Fri June 2 Inter-Media Arts Center Huntington, NY (Long Island)
Sat June 3 Rams Head Annapolis, MD
Sun June 4 Keswick Theatre Glenside, PA (Philadelphia)
Tue June 6 B.B. King Blues Club New York, NY
Wed June 7 The Birchmere Alexandria, VA (Washington DC)
Thu June 8 Rex Theatre Pittsburgh, PA
Fri June 9 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, OH
Sat June 10 The Abbey Chicago, IL
Sun June 11 Shank Hall Milwaukee, WI
Mon June 12 The Warehouse Springfield, IL

Wed June 14 Walnut Room    Denver,CO


Third:  If you’re looking for angles on Carl stories, think of psychology or emotional fitness or working with children.  In addition to doing all his performing road work, he’s also goes on the road a few weeks out of the year to help both deaf and blind children find their inherent rhythm.  He shows them all how to feel rhythm, play drums.  The children and their teachers do sincerely feel satisfaction from this.  He’ll be doing this in April in England.

and for the media: www.carlpalmer.com/media