On This Day (May 12)…Rainbow Returns to Albany

Rainbow performed on this day in 1981 at the Palace Theater in Albany, New York.

Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here.

This was the third-to-last confirmed date that Rainbow played while co-headlining with Pat Travers. While there may have been a fourth date right at the end, there is no confirmation that the band actually played there. After these dates, Rainbow would take a few weeks off before continuing the Difficult to Cure Tour in Europe.

This was actually the second time Rainbow had been in Albany on this tour. For the first date they played here, they performed at J.B. Scott’s while doing their short opening set of club dates. Albany was the only city visited on both the club date leg and the Travers leg.

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

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