On This Day (August 14)…Works Return to Long Beach

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1977 at the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California. Backstage pass for the show. Retrieved from here. ELP were at this time on their Works Tour, which took them throughout North America. They were nearing the end of the turbulent first leg of the tour … Continue reading On This Day (August 14)…Works Return to Long Beach

On This Day (August 7)…Three Bands at Hartford

Dream Theater, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, and Deep Purple performed on this day in 1998 at the Meadows Music Theater in Hartford, Connecticut. Ad for the show and several other shows from the same time period. Retrieved from here. The three bands had come together for a nearly monthlong tour throughout North America. This was … Continue reading On This Day (August 7)…Three Bands at Hartford

On This Day (August 6)…Three Bands at Holmdel

Deep Purple, Dream Theater, and Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1998 at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey. Ticket for the show advertising Deep Purple and ELP. Retrieved from here. According to recollections of this tour, Dream Theater was the opening act. ELP went on next, and Deep … Continue reading On This Day (August 6)…Three Bands at Holmdel

On This Day (August 6)…Works The First in Oakland

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1977 at the Oakland Coliseum Arena in Oakland, California. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. ELP were at this time on their Works Tour. They had recently finished a short run of dates in Canada, and were now traveling south along the West Coast of … Continue reading On This Day (August 6)…Works The First in Oakland

On This Day (August 4)…Works Come to San Francisco

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California. Ad for the show and for other events around the time. Retrieved from here. ELP were at this time on their Works Tour. This tour saw them traveling throughout North America. They were supporting the first of two albums … Continue reading On This Day (August 4)…Works Come to San Francisco

Tour Guide: Three Titans Tour

In my “tour guide” series, I’ll be setting up guides to certain tours by certain bands. This is an aspect of a project I have been undertaking in some form or other since the summer of 2017, with some collaboration. I hope it’s useful to fellow music historians and aficionados!  As a disclaimer, the above was … Continue reading Tour Guide: Three Titans Tour

On This Day (August 1)…The Beginning of the End for ELP

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1998 at the Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. ELP were about to begin a tour with two other titanic bands: Dream Theater and Deep Purple, the former of which is one of the major modern prog bands, … Continue reading On This Day (August 1)…The Beginning of the End for ELP

On This Day (July 30)…More Works in Vancouver

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1977 at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, Canada. Ad for the show. Retrieved from here. ELP were at this time on their Works Tour. They were touring in support of Works, Volume 1, which had been released in mid-March of that year. I have heard that … Continue reading On This Day (July 30)…More Works in Vancouver

On This Day (July 25)…ELP, the Show That Finally Ends

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 2010 at the High Voltage festival at Victoria Park in London, England. Poster for the show. Retrieved from here. This was the first and only show that ELP would perform in the twenty-first century. It was also the first show the group had undertaken since splitting … Continue reading On This Day (July 25)…ELP, the Show That Finally Ends