On This Day (January 22)…Rainbow Come Down to Hannover

Rainbow performed on this day in 1980 at Eilenriedehalle in Hannover, Germany. Poster for the show. Retrieved from here. Rainbow were at this time on their Down to Earth tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. This was the first stop of the tour in Germany, a country where Rainbow and its … Continue reading On This Day (January 22)…Rainbow Come Down to Hannover

On This Day (January 22)…Black Moon Rises Over Toronto

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1993 at Massey Hall in Toronto. The trio onstage during the Black Moon tour, though not at this night's performance. Retrieved from here. This concert was undertaken as part of their Black Moon Tour. At this point, the second leg of the tour was well underway, … Continue reading On This Day (January 22)…Black Moon Rises Over Toronto

On This Day (January 22)…Lady Macbeth comes to Russia

Dmitri Shostakovich's opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk premiered on this day in 1934 at the Leningrad Maly Operny (also known as the Mikhailovsky Theater in St. Petersburg). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2a1_6H9Y0CY The libretto of this piece was based on an 1865 tale by Nikolai Leskov about a provincial Russian woman, her misadventures into the world of violence and … Continue reading On This Day (January 22)…Lady Macbeth comes to Russia

On This Day (January 22)…Corridors of Shibuya

Gary Moore performed a concert on this day in 1983 in Shibuya, Tokyo while on his Corridors of Power Tour. The album Corridors of Power was an excellent studio effort by Moore, pairing him with a lot of other talented musicians. The touring lineup took the best of these and threw them onstage together. Unsurprisingly, … Continue reading On This Day (January 22)…Corridors of Shibuya

On This Day (January 22)…Even More Works in Chicago

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1978 at the International Amphitheatre in Chicago. Ticket from the gig. Retrieved as always from here. Unlike the previous two dates, for which there was some venue-related confusion, all the sources I have used are in agreement that the band was actually at the International Amphitheatre … Continue reading On This Day (January 22)…Even More Works in Chicago