On This Day (January 26)…Rainbow Come Down to Strasbourg

Rainbow performed on this day in 1980 in Strasbourg, France. Usually, this concert’s venue is given as Hall Tivoli, though alternate sources give it as Le Rhenus Hall.

Poster advertising the French concerts. Retrieved from here.

Rainbow were at this time on their Down to Earth tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. The band had already visited the United States on an earlier leg. On this leg, they had already visited Sweden, Germany, and Denmark. This was the first concert they performed in France on this tour.

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

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