On This Day (June 12)…ARW feat. Newcastle

Yes featuring ARW performed on this day in 2018 at Newcastle City Hall in Newcastle, England. ARW onstage. From left to right: Trevor Rabin, Louis Molino III, Jon Anderson, Iain Hornal, and Rick Wakeman. Photo by Tommo. Retrieved from here. ARW, consisting of Yes alumni Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman, were at this … Continue reading On This Day (June 12)…ARW feat. Newcastle

On This Day (June 6)…Infinite Kyiv

Deep Purple performed on this day in 2018 at Palats Sportu in Kyiv, Ukraine. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. Deep Purple were at this time on their Long Goodbye Tour, undertaken to support the album Infinite. While the tour and album were widely marketed as the group's possible last studio and live appearances, … Continue reading On This Day (June 6)…Infinite Kyiv

On This Day (May 9)…Yes Perform 14202

Yes performed on this day in 1984 at the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, New York. Crew pass for the concert. Retrieved from here. This date came on Yes' 90125 tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. Initially, Yes were scheduled to perform in Buffalo on Valentine's Day of that year. However, … Continue reading On This Day (May 9)…Yes Perform 14202

On This Day (April 26)…Another Roundabout at Tivoli

Roundabout performed on this day in 1968 at the Nimb Hotel in Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark. Ad for the show. Retrieved from here. This was the second of two concerts the group performed at Tivoli Gardens. It was possibly only the third performance that the group ever gave on their debut tour. Already, however, a … Continue reading On This Day (April 26)…Another Roundabout at Tivoli

Tour Guide: Deep Purple Tours as Roundabout

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!  Deep Purple's first-ever tour was … Continue reading Tour Guide: Deep Purple Tours as Roundabout

On This Day (April 25)…Roundabout at an Amusement Park

The band Roundabout, which would soon become known as Deep Purple, performed on this day in 1968 at the Nimb Hotel in Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark. Poster for the show. Retrieved from here. This was one of the first concerts undertaken by the first lineup of the band, during their short debut tour. They had … Continue reading On This Day (April 25)…Roundabout at an Amusement Park

On This Day (April 20)…Mark VI Play The Tower Again

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1991 at the Tower Theater in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ad for the show. Retrieved from here. Deep Purple were at this time on their Slaves & Masters tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. This was the sole album and tour undertaken by the Mark VI … Continue reading On This Day (April 20)…Mark VI Play The Tower Again

On This Day (April 19)…Yes’ Tales of the Palais

Yes performed on this day in 1974 at the Palais des Sports in Paris, France. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. The group were at this time on their Tales from Topographic Oceans tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. This album proved quite divisive, resulting eventually in keyboardist Rick Wakeman's … Continue reading On This Day (April 19)…Yes’ Tales of the Palais

On This Day (March 28)…Kharkiv, Meet Mark VIII!

...Memorable for Ian Gillan donning a tutu he found in a dressing room cupboard and proclaiming himself “Deep Purple in Frock”, for the gear arriving at 7pm and somehow the show starting at 8pm, for an old apparatchik single-handedly trying to make the young audience sit back down during the set with such zeal that … Continue reading On This Day (March 28)…Kharkiv, Meet Mark VIII!