On This Day (October 13)…Open Your Eyes, Nagoya!

Yes performed on this day in 1998 at the Nagoya-Shī Kokaido in Nagoya, Japan. Yes were at this time touring in support of their most recent album, Open Your Eyes, which had been released in November of the previous year. Ironically, only two song from the album were on the setlist of this particular concert. … Continue reading On This Day (October 13)…Open Your Eyes, Nagoya!

On This Day (October 1)…Deep Purple Abandon Copenhagen

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1998 at K.B. Hallen in Copenhagen, Denmark. Ad for the show. Retrieved from here. Deep Purple were at this time on their Abandon Tour, supporting the album of the same name. This album had been released in June of that year. Reviews of the concert were on the … Continue reading On This Day (October 1)…Deep Purple Abandon Copenhagen

Tour Guide: Tangerine Dream’s UK ’75 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!  Tangerine Dream had a particularly … Continue reading Tour Guide: Tangerine Dream’s UK ’75 Tour

On This Day (August 28)…Even More Difficult to Cure Tokyo

Rainbow performed on this day in 1981 at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan. Rainbow were very near the end of their Difficult to Cure Tour, which had kept them occupied throughout 1981. The band up to this date had performed at least one concert every month between February, when they began the tour with … Continue reading On This Day (August 28)…Even More Difficult to Cure Tokyo

On This Day (August 23)…The Show that Never Ends Begins

This is what we sound like.Keith Emerson introducing the band. Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1970 at the Plymouth Guildhall in Plymouth, England. Poster advertising the show. Retrieved from here. Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and Carl Palmer had never before taken the stage together. While the trio had already all but … Continue reading On This Day (August 23)…The Show that Never Ends Begins

On This Day? (July 20)…Works Come to Syracuse

Emerson, Lake & Palmer supposedly performed on this day in 1977 at the Onondaga County War Memorial in Syracuse, New York. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. ELP were at this time on their Works Tour, a tour which throughout its course would be plagued by difficulties. One of the first concerts on the … Continue reading On This Day? (July 20)…Works Come to Syracuse

On This Day (July 20)…Difficult to Cure St. Austell

Rainbow performed on this day in 1981 at the Cornwall Coliseum in St. Austell, England. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. Rainbow were at this time on their Difficult to Cure Tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. Although the band wouldn't finish with their tour until September, there were only … Continue reading On This Day (July 20)…Difficult to Cure St. Austell

On This Day (May 31)…Works Come To Detroit

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1977 at Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan. Ad for the show. Retrieved from here. ELP's Works Tour was officially underway, with this being the sixth date on the tour. They were touring in support of their most recently-released album, Works, Volume 1, which had already been … Continue reading On This Day (May 31)…Works Come To Detroit

On This Day (May 14)…Eight Miles Above Madison Square Garden

3 performed on this day in 1988 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. Pass for the show. Retrieved from here. This particular concert resulted in the group's first and only cancellation on their North American Tour. Keith Emerson, Robert Berry, and Carl Palmer interrupted their slow move east through the American … Continue reading On This Day (May 14)…Eight Miles Above Madison Square Garden