On This Day (June 30)…Works Come to Columbia

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1977 at the Carolina Coliseum in Columbia, South Carolina.

Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here.

ELP were at this time on their Works Tour. The month of June had seen seismic shifts in the tour, with the loss of the orchestra due to financial issues forcing the band to tour as a three piece. This had necessitated an overnight change in the group’s setlist, which based on surviving evidence seemed to have been based more heavily on their old work. As Works, Volume 1, the album which the group were currently touring in support of, had been played with an orchestra, a lot of it was scrapped with the orchestra. The entire final side of the double LP, including “Fanfare for the Common Man” and “Pirates”, was retained, however.

There is no known recording of this particular concert.

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