On This Day (October 12)…Rainbow Work Through Illness

Rainbow performed on this day in 1979 at the International Amphitheater in Chicago, Illinois. Ticket stub. Retrieved from here. The band was still early in their Down To Earth Tour, which had begun the previous September. For some of the dates, including this one, Rainbow shared the bill with Blue Oyster Cult. However, it was … Continue reading On This Day (October 12)…Rainbow Work Through Illness

On This Day (October 10)…Rainbow Come Down to Madison

Rainbow performed on this day in 1979 at the Dane County Memorial Coliseum in Madison, Wisconsin. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. Rainbow were at this time on their Down to Earth Tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. This album brought a change in sound, a more chart-friendly approach to … Continue reading On This Day (October 10)…Rainbow Come Down to Madison

On This Day (September 29)…Rainbow Come Down to Philadelphia

Rainbow performed on this day in 1979 at the Spectrum Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. Rainbow were at this time touring in support of their recently-released album Down to Earth. The album featured a radical shift in the group's makeup, with newcomers Graham Bonnet, Don Airey, and Roger Glover … Continue reading On This Day (September 29)…Rainbow Come Down to Philadelphia

On This Day (September 18)…Rainbow Touches Down (to Earth) Onstage

Rainbow performed on this day in 1979 at the Veteran's Memorial Coliseum in New Haven, Connecticut. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. At this time, Rainbow served as the support act for Blue Öyster Cult, who had been touring in the US for several months already. They had seen multiple support acts, including Pat … Continue reading On This Day (September 18)…Rainbow Touches Down (to Earth) Onstage

On This Day (January 25)…Gold on Love Beach’s Shore

Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s final album of the 70s, Love Beach, was certified gold on this day in 1979. Screenshot of award. Retrieved from here. RIAA gold certification is achieved when 500,000 copies of an album are sold. The album had been released on November 18 of the previous year, 68 days prior to its … Continue reading On This Day (January 25)…Gold on Love Beach’s Shore

On this Day (December 13)…Rainbow’s End ‘79

Rainbow reportedly performed their final set of the year on this day in 1979 in Royal Oak, Michigan. All the Royal Oak dates were supposed to happen in late November, but were postponed for an unknown reason. There is no poster or ticket I have found confirming that this third date in Royal Oak happened, … Continue reading On this Day (December 13)…Rainbow’s End ‘79

On This Day (December 12)…Rainbow Over Royal Oak

Rainbow played at the Music Theater in Royal Oak, Michigan on this day in 1979. The dates at Royal Oak were their last stop on an extensive U.S. tour they had been on since September. Poster announcing the rescheduling of dates. Note the misspelling of Ritchie Blackmore's name; misspelled names had been a problem throughout … Continue reading On This Day (December 12)…Rainbow Over Royal Oak