On This Day (May 3)…A Ladder to Bologna

Emerson, Lake & performed on this day in 1973 at the Stadio Communale in Bologna, Italy.

Ticket for the show showing the original date. Retrieved from here.

The band were at this time on their Get Me a Ladder Tour, which had taken them throughout Europe. This concert would be their penultimate show.

As you can see from the above ticket, this concert was originally going to be on April 30th, and thus was postponed four days. The Rome show which had immediately preceded this one was under this original schedule going to be the final date on the tour. However, singer Greg Lake developed laryngitis during this period, resulting in this concert’s postponement.

A recording of this concert is extant and is in circulation online.

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