On This Day (April 10)…A Ladder to Ludwigshafen

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1973 at Friedrich-Eberthalle in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here.

After a spate of cancelled dates in France, ELP resumed their Get Me A Ladder Tour, returning to Germany, where the tour had originally begun. This tour could be seen as a staging ground for their upcoming Brain Salad Surgery Tour, featuring a similar level of remarkable theatrics.

This concert is known to have been recorded. It is in circulation online.

Cover of bootleg of this show. Retrieved from here.
Alternate cover for the bootleg. Retrieved from here.

The band appeared at Friedrich-Eberthalle, a stadium which has very little English information available. It was built in 1965, and is known for an architecturally interesting exterior.

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Exterior of the hall. Retrieved from here.

There are multiple spaces within the venue; I am guessing (but cannot confirm) that the band performed in the Great Hall, which can hold as many as 4,100 people.

Its website can be found here, and a virtual tour of the site with some interesting information can be found here.

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