On This Day (March 26)…Difficult to Cure Fresno

Rainbow performed on this day in 1981 at the Selland Arena in Fresno, California.

Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here.

Rainbow were currently on the first leg of their Difficult to Cure Tour, which by the end of September would see them stretched across three continents. According to the semi-reliable setlist.fm, this was their busiest year on tour in the history of the band.

For this portion of the tour, which began on March 10, Rainbow co-headlined the tour with the Pat Travers band, fronted by Canadian guitarist Pat Travers. Some nights, he was billed first. Other nights, such as this one, Rainbow was. For the most part, from reviews, it appears that he began the show and they brought it to a close.

There is no known recording of this concert.

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