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

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 26)…Difficult to Cure Tokyo

Rainbow performed on this day in 1981 at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan. Poster for the show. Retrieved from here. Rainbow were at the tail end of their Difficult to Cure Tour, undertaken to promote the album of the same name. The group had performed at least one date every month since February, a … Continue reading On This Day (August 26)…Difficult to Cure Tokyo

Live Review: Rainbow–“Attack On Titan”

Date/Location: 1980-05-08 at the Budokan in Tokyo, Japan Bootleg cover. Retrieved with it in my own collection. Tracks 101 Pomp And Circumstance March No.1 (Elger) [sic]102 Countdown103 Over The Rainbow104 Eyes Of The World105 Love’s No Friend Of Mine106 Band Introduction107 Guitar Solo108 Since You Been Gone109 Over The Rainbow110 Man On The Silver Mountain111 … Continue reading Live Review: Rainbow–“Attack On Titan”

On This Day (May 8)…Rainbow Over The Budokan

I remember thinking…how glad I was my father made me practise when I was young.Don Airey regarding his performances at the Budokan. Retrieved from here. Rainbow performed on this day in 1980 at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan. Ad for the show, as well as the May 9 and May 12 shows which followed … Continue reading On This Day (May 8)…Rainbow Over The Budokan

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