On This Day (February 9)…Rainbow Come Down to Grenoble

Rainbow performed on this day in 1980 at the Alp Expo in Grenoble, France.

Poster for this show and the following day’s concert. Retrieved from here.

Rainbow were at this time on their Down to Earth Tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. The group had been on the European continent just shy of a month at this point.

The show at Grenoble reportedly included a setlist rarity in the form of “Makin’ Love”, which almost never was performed. According to keyboardist Don Airey, this song was one of his father’s favorites!

This concert is known to have been recorded. It is in circulation online.

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