On This Day (February 21)…Works in Tulsa

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1978 at the Expo Square Pavilion in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Promotional poster for the show. Retrieved from here.

This particular leg of ELP’s Works Tour, which would prove to be their final set of shows prior to the band’s dissolution before the end of the year, was beset by weather issues. By the time the band began to play the night of the Tulsa show, the temperature had fallen to 23 degrees Fahrenheit! Doubtless, for some, it would have been unpleasant to venture out in such cold conditions! (source)

Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here.

No recording of the concert is known to exist.

The Expo Square Pavilion, the venue at which they performed, was put upon land which had already been used for the Tulsa County Free Fair. It was built in 1931 and is known for its PWA Art Deco style which was popular at the time. It seats 6,311.

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Exterior of the venue. Retrieved from here.

The venue is still in operation to this day, according to its website.

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