On This Day (April 8)…Eight Miles High Above Bay Shore

3 performed on this day in 1988 at the Sundance in Bay Shore, New York.

Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here.

3 were just embarking on their tour of North America, beginning in the Northeast. This was the fourth date of the tour and the third in New York overall; the band had begun the tour with two dates in Poughkeepsie.

Funnily enough, this appears to be the first concert the band performed in a venue without any age restrictions. Most, if not all, of their appearances seem to be held in small venues; many of those seem to be bars or cabarets. This would have been a massive break from what Keith Emerson had experienced when last on the road with Emerson, Lake & Powell, where the group played large colisea and arenas. Carl Palmer, a member of the band Asia prior to joining 3, also would have been more used to larger performance settings.

There is no known recording of the concert.

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