Pink Floyd and The Incredible String Band.
This time we continue with “Alex the Gnome”s notes in the insert which came with the CD “An Italian Tale”:
“In 1971 the band was recording their new album “Meddle” in between their usual touring schedule. After their shows in Germany, Holland, England and France, the Floyd, sponsored by the famous (at that time) Italian music magazine “Ciao 2001”), were hired for two concerts in Italy. The scheduled dates were pencilled in for the 19th and 20th of June in Milan at the Ice Palace and Rome at the Sport palace (where they had last played in 1968). For the first show, there were immediate problems because the local promoter had not reckoned with the prefect of the city and the Mayor Aldo Aniasi who had refused permission because there were previous problems during a Chicago show and they were afraid of further riots.
“Another city was found half way between Milan and Rome, such as Bologna, where there was a Palazzo dello Sport that was considered suitable for the show because of the capacity (over 5000 seats) and for the quality of the structure.”
More from these notes next Pink Floyd time. Meanwhile, here is another pic from the CD packaging: