On This Day (August 29)…One Band in Vegas

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1998 at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel in Los Vegas, Nevada.

At the time, Purple were wrapping up a leg of their Abandon Tour, undertaken to support the recently-released album of the same name. For all but this concert, the group was joined by prog rock royalty in the form of Dream Theater as an opening act and Emerson, Lake & Palmer as a co-headliner.

As usual for this tour, the band received incredibly high marks from listeners, with the one review on The Highway Star full of praise for the band.

This concert was recorded and is in circulation online.

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