An official tribute concert honoring late Emerson, Lake & Palmer member Keith Emerson has been scheduled for Saturday, May 28, at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. A star-studded lineup has been assembled for the event, which will feature many musicians who were close friends and/or collaborators of the virtuoso keyboardist.
Among the many artists on the bill are Toto guitarist Steve Lukather and keyboardist Steve Porcaro, ex-Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan guitarist Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, former Jeff Beck drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band drummer Gregg Bissonette, Tesla drummer Troy Luccketta and founding U.K. keyboardist/violinist Eddie Jobson. In addition, members of Emerson’s solo band and his Three Fates Project group also will take part in the show.
The concert will take a career-spanning look at Emerson’s work, including music from ELP, The Nice, Three Fates Project and the Keith Emerson Band. Tickets for the concert, which can be purchased at AXS.com, are priced at $39.50 for general admission, not including fees.
As previously reported, Emerson, Lake & Palmer drummer Carl Palmer also will be paying homage to Emerson on his upcoming U.S. tour with his solo band ELP Legacy. The trek will include a concert on June 24 in Miami that will feature appearances by ex-Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett and Vanilla Fudge singer/keyboardist Mark Stein.
Emerson died on March 10 of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 71.
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