Greg Lake tours North America in Songs of a Lifetime
An intimate, interactive and autobiographical show
Coincides with special pre-release of Autobiography
Greg Lake, songwriter, poet, vocalist and founding member of Emerson Lake and Palmer and King Crimson, tours North America in “Songs of a Lifetime,” an intimate, interactive and autobiographical show which will make its way through North America this spring. The tour begins in Canada, with dates in Quebec City and Montreal, and expands through North America during April and May.
Greg Lake has long been considered a legendary voice and musical powerhouse whose impact changed the landscape of rock and roll. The tour showcases Greg’s influence on music and those who influenced his music in an unusual, personal show consisting of songs, stories, and audience participation. The tour coincides with the pre-release of the artist’s autobiography, which will be made available first to those who attend the shows in audio book form, read by the author himself. The autobiography will be released in three parts, with the full print version available at the end of the year. Volume 1 will be available at the shows.
Special VIP packages, which include sound check attendance, post-show interaction and photo opportunities, post-show receptions with the singer and signed merchandise, are available at www.greglake.com.
The upcoming tour will give fans the opportunity to hear songs from Emerson, Lake & Palmer, King Crimson, and others in a storyteller format with a question and answer session. The unique format allows for a different and personal show every night, featuring stories of Lake’s encounters with other musical greats who influenced him.
“The concept of performing an intimate and autobiographical show presents a huge challenge,” Lake said. “My experience of this format last tour (2010’s acclaimed collaboration with keyboard artist Keith Emerson) was so invigorating it still gives me a thrill every time I think about it.
“The audience and I have created an intimate and unusual experience together,” he added. “However, at the end of the night the most important [thing] of all is that the audience always feels they have been entertained and enriched by the whole live experience.”
More surprises are ahead for fans and each show promises to be both exciting and different. “This is not a boring show, with me strumming folk songs,” Greg promises. “There is drama and pathos,” he continues. “I hope theatre goers will feel that they have been part of an unusual and enlightening experience, as well as having been entertained.”
The autobiography is NOT an audio recording of the show, but a narrative of Mr. Lake’s experiences from childhood to the present, including never before revealed details, funny and poignant moments, and colorful facts of his extraordinary career as one of the world’s leading and influential musicians, songwriters, vocalists and poets. The autobiography will be released in three audio book volumes, read by the author. The first volume will be available at the show; the complete print edition is anticipated at the end of the year.
New editions of Greg Lake’s solo albums and DVDs are also expected to be made exclusively available to those fans in attendance.
Lake also made headlines when he and his former band mates Carl Palmer and Keith Emerson recently signed with Razor & Tie Records for a full re-issue campaign of Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s material. The campaign, which will begin later this year, will start with the release of newly expanded and re-mastered editions of the trio’s first six albums.
Greg Lake is managed by Stewart Young and the North American tour is booked by Paradise Artists. More information can be found at www.greglake.com
Wed Apr 11 '12 Quebec City QC Le Cabaret du Capitole
Thu Apr 12 '12 Montreal QC Gesu Theater
Fri Apr 13 '12 Montreal QC Gesu Theater
Sun Apr 15 '12 Boston MA Wilbur Theatre
Tue Apr 17 '12 New Bedford MA Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Thu Apr 19 '12 Glenside PA Keswick Theatre
Fri Apr 20 '12 Tarrytown NY Tarrytown Music Hall
Sat Apr 21 '12 Ridgefield CT Ridgefield Play House
Sun Apr 22 '12 Westbury NY North Fork Theatre at Westbury
Tue Apr 24 '12 Alexandria VA The Birchmere
Wed Apr 25 '12 Durham NC Carolina Theatre of Durham/Fletcher Hall
Thu Apr 26 '12 Atlanta GA Variety Playhouse
Sat Apr 28 '12 Clearwater FL Capitol Theatre
Sun Apr 29 '12 Jacksonville FL Florida Theatre
Thu May 3 '12 Dallas TX Granada Theater
Sun May 6 '12 Austin TX One World Theatre
Wed May 9 '12 Milwaukee WI Potawatomi Casino / Northern Lights Theatre
Fri May 11 '12 Woodstock IL The Woodstock Opera House
Sat May 12 '12 St. Charles IL Arcada Theatre
Wed May 16 '12 Mesa AZ Mesa Arts Center
Thu May 17 '12 Ventura CA Ventura Theater
Fri May 18 '12 Los Angeles CA Orpheum Theatre
Sat May 19 '12 San Francisco CA The Grand Ballroom at the Regency Center
Tue May 22 '12 Seattle WA The Triple Door
Thu May 24 '12 Portland OR Aladdin Theater
Sat May 26 '12 La Quinta CA La Quinta Resort and Spa - Ballroom