But don’t expect keyboards or, for that matter, a vocalist. Called “Carl Palmer & His Band Celebrates The Music Of Emerson, Lake & Palmer,” the drummer is replacing the synthesizers for an electric guitar for an evening of ELP instrumentals.

“Since the early part of this decade I have been playing with my own power trio, replacing the keyboards with electric guitar,” Palmer said. “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 is certainly different, but just as satisfying. The idea was to re-invent this iconic music.”

Palmer begins re-inventing the ELP classics in Hamilton, Ont., at the Studio At Hamilton Place Oct. 12. Toronto is his next stop as he and his band play the Lula Lounge Oct. 13 before heading to Montreal for a gig at Gesu Theatre Oct. 14.

Palmer then hits the U.S.A., playing Londonderry, N.H., at the Tupelo Music Hall Oct. 15, Foxboro, Mass., at Showcase Live Oct. 16 and Lakewood, N.J., at The Strand Center For The Arts Oct. 17. Other stops include New York City, Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago, Denver, San Diego, Agoura Hills, Las Vegas and Phoenix.

Palmer and his band will spend a week touring South America, Nov. 15 through Nov. 21.

Palmer’s band consists of guitarist Paul Bielatowicz and Simon Fitzpatrick on bass. The drummer plans to meet with fans and sign autographs after most shows.

“As with the last tour, I want to get close to my fans once again,” Palmer said. “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.”

For more information, click here for Carl Palmer’s website.