On This Day (June 10)…Difficult to Cure Essen

Rainbow performed on this day in 1981 at Grugahalle in Essen, Germany.

With this concert, Rainbow reached Germany on their Difficult to Cure Tour. The group had been on the road for this album since late February, supporting an album which had come out earlier that month.

Def Leppard, a British metal band, were their support act. While they are known these days for the song “Pour Some Sugar on Me”, the group was not yet well-known. They had only released one album at this point, with a second on on the way about a month after this concert.

This concert was recorded, and is in circulation online.

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