On This Day (June 30)…Difficult to Cure Lausanne

Rainbow performed on this day in 1981 at the Palais Du Beaulieu in Lausanne, Switzerland. Ad for the show. Retrieved from here. This concert was the sole stop in Switzerland for Rainbow's Difficult to Cure Tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. The band was joined on various portions of this tour … Continue reading On This Day (June 30)…Difficult to Cure Lausanne

On This Day (June 29)…Difficult to Cure Heidelberg

Rainbow performed on this day at Rhein-NeckarHalle in Heidelberg, Germany. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. Rainbow were at this time on their Difficult to Cure Tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. According to setlist.fm, this was their single longest year on the road, with over a hundred concerts. There … Continue reading On This Day (June 29)…Difficult to Cure Heidelberg

On This Day (June 29)…Works Come To Charlotte

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1977 at the Charlotte Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina. Poster for the show. Retrieved from here. ELP were at this time on their Works Tour, which began as a testament to the band's ambition and continued on to become a statement on their resilience when they … Continue reading On This Day (June 29)…Works Come To Charlotte

On This Day (June 29)…Mark II’s First Split

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1973 at Osaka Kosei Nenkin Kaikan Hall in Osaka, Japan. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. According to a German report, the band performed two sold-out shows on this night. It was the final stop on the Japanese leg of the tour, as well as the final … Continue reading On This Day (June 29)…Mark II’s First Split

On This Day (June 29)…Happy Birthday, Ian Paice!

The drummer Ian Anderson Paice was born on this day in 1948. Retrieved from here. As a young child, Paice was inspired by drummer Gene Krupa, whose films he would watch, to begin banging knitting needles against the back of his sofa. After receiving a small drum kit as a gift for his fifteenth birthday, … Continue reading On This Day (June 29)…Happy Birthday, Ian Paice!

On This Day (June 28)…Works in Greensboro

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1977 at the Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. Poster for the show. Retrieved from here. ELP were at this time on their Works Tour, doing gigs throughout the south as a trio. The group would do so until they ended up at Madison Square Garden, where … Continue reading On This Day (June 28)…Works in Greensboro

On This Day (June 27)…Works in Knoxville

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1977 at the Civic Coliseum in Knoxville, Tennessee. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. ELP were at this time making their way through the American south on their Works Tour. They had recently dispensed with their orchestra after some budgetary issues, and thus had pulled … Continue reading On This Day (June 27)…Works in Knoxville

On This Day (June 27)…Difficult to Cure Munich

Rainbow performed on this day in 1981 at Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle in Munich, Germany. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. Rainbow were at this time on their Difficult to Cure Tour, promoting the album of the same name. Germany was at this point the second-most visited country of the tour; only the United States had seen … Continue reading On This Day (June 27)…Difficult to Cure Munich

On This Day (June 27)…Black Moon Rising

Emerson, Lake & Palmer released Black Moon on this day in 1992. Album cover. Retrieved from here. This was the first album that the band had released in fourteen years, the last album having been the reviled Love Beach. In the interim, Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and Carl Palmer had all worked together on projects. … Continue reading On This Day (June 27)…Black Moon Rising