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 (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!

On This Day (March 27)…Dnipro, Meet Mark VIII

Deep Purple performed on this day in 2002 at Meteor Sport Hall in Dnipro, Ukraine. Ad for the show. Retrieved from here. Don Airey was a brand new recruit to the band at this time. While he had temporarily filled in for Jon Lord the last summer, this short tour through Eastern Europe was Airey's … Continue reading On This Day (March 27)…Dnipro, Meet Mark VIII

On This Day (October 2)…Lauren Hope Goes to Missouri

From an in-between time; a sound that starts east and ends up looking west.About the album. Retrieved from here. Lauren Hope released Missouri on this day in 2016. Album cover. Retrieved from here. This was Hope's first official release. It features five songs, a number she would repeat on both of her following EPs. One … Continue reading On This Day (October 2)…Lauren Hope Goes to Missouri

On This Day (August 7)…Deep Purple Release Whoosh!

I don't know what lies ahead...Opening line of the album, from the song "Throw My Bones" Deep Purple released Whoosh! on this day in 2020. Album cover. Retrieved from here. This album is the twenty-first studio album from Deep Purple, and the fifth by its Mark VIII lineup. It comes three years after Infinite, which … Continue reading On This Day (August 7)…Deep Purple Release Whoosh!

On This Day (July 22)…ELP Face the Rising Sun

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1972 at Kourakuen Stadium in Tokyo, Japan. Poster for the show. Retrieved from here. This concert was the first ELP ever performed in Asia, the third continent they visited overall. They would not add a fourth continent to their travel itinerary for over twenty years. ELP … Continue reading On This Day (July 22)…ELP Face the Rising Sun