On This Day (July 22)…ELP Face the Rising Sun

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1972 at Kourakuen Stadium in Tokyo, Japan. Poster for the show. Retrieved from here. This concert was the first ELP ever performed in Asia, the third continent they visited overall. They would not add a fourth continent to their travel itinerary for over twenty years. ELP … Continue reading On This Day (July 22)…ELP Face the Rising Sun

Five Years To the Day: Reflections on Keith Emerson’s Music in my Life

Time is a funny thing. I still remember when realizing it had been a week two weeks since Keith Emerson's sudden death felt long. Today, it's been five years since March 11, 2016, the day the world got a little dimmer. Retrieved from here. I didn't know much about Emerson at the time, not yet. … Continue reading Five Years To the Day: Reflections on Keith Emerson’s Music in my Life

On This Day (January 26)…Arkansas Salad Surgery

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1974 at Barton Coliseum in Little Rock, Arkansas. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. ELP were at this time on their Brain Salad Surgery Tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. This was probably ELP's most famous tour, giving it the reputation … Continue reading On This Day (January 26)…Arkansas Salad Surgery

On This Day (January 25)…Tuscaloosa Salad Surgery

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1974 at the University of Alabama Memorial Coliseum in Tsucaloosa, Alabama. Ad for the show. Retrieved from here. ELP were at this time on their Brain Salad Surgery Tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. This was the last multi-continental tour that the … Continue reading On This Day (January 25)…Tuscaloosa Salad Surgery

On This Day (December 12)…ELP’s (Second) First at Leeds

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1970 at Leeds University in Leeds, England. ELP were at this time on their debut tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. The group were near the end of the tour, which had been going on since August of that year. During the … Continue reading On This Day (December 12)…ELP’s (Second) First at Leeds

On This Day (November 15)…Works Come To Lansing

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1977 at Jenison Field House, a portion of Michigan State University in Lansing, Michigan. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. ELP were at this time on their Works Tour, undertaken to support the two albums of the same name. The first of these two, Works, … Continue reading On This Day (November 15)…Works Come To Lansing

On This Day (October 20)…ELP’s First Homecoming

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1970 at the Winter Gardens in Bournemouth, England. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. ELP were at this time midway through their debut tour, undertaken from late summer to winter of 1970. During this time, the group released their first album. Shows from this period … Continue reading On This Day (October 20)…ELP’s First Homecoming

On This Day (October 15)…Works Return!

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1977 at the Ohio University Convocation Center in Athens, Ohio. Poster for the show. Retrieved from here. This concert was the first stop on the second leg of ELP's Works Tour. This second leg saw the group drastically retooling their approach from the first leg, which … Continue reading On This Day (October 15)…Works Return!

On This Day (October 9)…ELP’s First in Glasgow

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1970 at Green's Playhouse in Glasgow, Scotland. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. For their debut tour, Emerson, Lake & Palmer packed dates in throughout September, October, and late November/early December. This first impression was critical for the band, which had three decently famous members … Continue reading On This Day (October 9)…ELP’s First in Glasgow

On This Day (October 5)…ELPowell Come to Miami

4,000 people. Very good gig.Cozy Powell from his tour diary Emerson, Lake & Powell performed on this day in 1986 at the Knight Center in Miami, Florida. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. ELPowell had reached the southernmost concert on their sole North American Tour. The tour wound through North America from mid-August to … Continue reading On This Day (October 5)…ELPowell Come to Miami