On This Day (May 31)…Works Come To Detroit

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1977 at Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan. Ad for the show. Retrieved from here. ELP's Works Tour was officially underway, with this being the sixth date on the tour. They were touring in support of their most recently-released album, Works, Volume 1, which had already been … Continue reading On This Day (May 31)…Works Come To Detroit

On This Day (May 30)…Night Meets Light in Tuscon

The Dixie Dregs performed on this day in 1978 at Lee Furr's studio in Tuscon, Arizona. This short performance featured works from their albums Free Fall and What If? as well as two songs, "Punk Sandwich" and "The Bash", which were included on their next album Night of the Living Dregs. It was broadcast on … Continue reading On This Day (May 30)…Night Meets Light in Tuscon

On This Day (May 30)…A Long Goodbye to Moscow

Deep Purple performed on this day in 2018 at the Olimpijski Stadium in Moscow, Russia. Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Ian Gillan and Steve Morse onstage in Moscow. Retrieved from here. This date was their second of 2018 as they continued The Long Goodbye Tour, undertaken to support Infinite, their most recently-released album. The 2018 leg … Continue reading On This Day (May 30)…A Long Goodbye to Moscow

On This Day (May 29)…First Works in Cincinnati

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1977 at the Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ticket for the show showing the original date. Retrieved from here. As you can see on the ticket, this concert was originally scheduled for May 28th. However, due to a problem with the stage set, the concert was … Continue reading On This Day (May 29)…First Works in Cincinnati

On This Day (May 29)…The Rite and Riots of Spring

Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring premiered at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris on this day in 1913. Igor Stravinsky had been contemplating creating a ballet about a character who danced herself to death since he was deep in the process of creating The Firebird. He was later commissioned to create this ballet by … Continue reading On This Day (May 29)…The Rite and Riots of Spring

On This Day (May 28)…Deep Purple in Kiel

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1970 at Ostseehalle in Kiel, Germany. Poster advertising the show. Retrieved from here. Just days before the band's release of their first major foray into the hard rock genre, Deep Purple in Rock, the group headlined this festival in Kiel, "Das kleinste Superfestival der Welt", or "The Smallest … Continue reading On This Day (May 28)…Deep Purple in Kiel

On This Day (May 27)…Free Fall is Released

The Dixie Dregs released Free Fall on this day in 1977 on Capricorn Records. Album cover. Retrieved from here. At this point, the band had already created The Great Spectacular during their time at the University of Miami. However, that album did not see wide commercial release, making Free Fall the album which introduced many … Continue reading On This Day (May 27)…Free Fall is Released

On This Day (May 26)…Works in Nashville

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1977 at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. This was the second location and third date overall of ELP's Works Tour, their last tour of the 70s. At this point, they were touring with an orchestra, as well as … Continue reading On This Day (May 26)…Works in Nashville

On This Day (May 26)…ELP’s Carnegie Hall Debut

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1971 at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Poster for the show. Retrieved from here. This show came near the end of the band's first-ever American leg of a tour. The United States would become the country which ELP performed the most of their concerts in; … Continue reading On This Day (May 26)…ELP’s Carnegie Hall Debut