‘The Official Keith Emerson Tribute Concert’ Coming to DVD/CD in March 2021

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On May 28, 2016, a number of music legends gathered together at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles to pay homage to their colleague and friend, Keith Emerson, who passed away on March 11 of that year. The event saw the accomplished array of musicians honor Emerson’s legacy by performing the music of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, The Nice, Emerson, Lake & Powell, The Keith Emerson Band, and the Three Fates Project.

On March 11, 2021, the official live DVD/CD concert film capturing the night (as filmed by Dan Gross) will be released via the Keith Emerson Estate and Cherry Red Records to mark the fifth anniversary of his passing. The news was announced on Monday to coincide with Emerson’s birthday:

The 4-disc set promises to be a truly special collection of performance from those who took part, including Brian Auger, Eddie Jobson, Jordan Rudess, Steve Lukather, Steve Porcaro, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, Vinnie Colaiuta,  CJ Vanston, Gregg Bissonnette,  Troy Luccketta, Rachel Flowers, Philippe Saisse, Joe Travers, Travis Davis, Ed Roth, Jonathan Sindelman, Mike Wallace, Mick Mahan, Karma Auger, Rick Livingstone, Kae Matsumoto, Dan Lutz, Michael Fitzpatrick, and was led by guitarist Marc Bonilla, member of the Keith Emerson Band, partnering with renowned Norwegian conductor Terje Mikkelsen.

Via Amazon:

A new concert film and album documenting the May 2016 tribute show honouring the late Keith Emerson. The Official Keith Emerson Tribute Concert will be available as a four-disc set featuring DVD and two CDs capturing the entire two-and-a-half-hour event and a disc of Bonus interviews. The show featured a roster of rockers including Toto guitarist Steve Lukather and keyboardist Steve Porcaro, Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess. The event also featured Emerson’s son Aaron, and members of his solo band and his Three Fates Project group. The show, which was held at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, offered a career-spanning celebration of Keith’s work, including music from ELP, The Nice, Three Fates Project and the Keith Emerson Band. The DVD also features artist interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, tribute speeches and a gallery of rare photos provided by the Emerson estate. All proceeds from the release will benefit the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, a charity that focuses on treating and finding a cure for dystonia, a debilitating neurological ailment that Keith battled.

The tribute event also included a very special performance from Aaron Emerson, Keith’s son, as well as a speech by Michelle Moog-Koussa, daughter of Robert Moog, inventor of the Moog Synthesizer.

All proceeds from sales of the live album will benefit The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, which was very close to Keith Emerson’s heart.


  • Allan Clarke says:

    Can we pre-order Keith’s tribute concert yet ?

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