On This Day (December 4)…Rainbow Over Pittsburgh

Rainbow performed on this day in 1979 at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Graham Bonnet and Roger Glover at the gig. Photo by Karen Smith. Retrieved from here. As with previous dates in 1979, Rainbow was touring in support of Down to Earth. Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore hoped with the album and the tour to … Continue reading On This Day (December 4)…Rainbow Over Pittsburgh

On This Day (December 2)…Rainbow Over Allentown

Rainbow performed on this day in 1979 at the Agricultural Hall in Allentown, Pennsylvania. This concert was done as part of their tour supporting their most recent album, Down To Earth. Down To Earth featured a new bassist, singer, and keyboardist, as well as a departure from the heavy mithril sound of the previous three albums. … Continue reading On This Day (December 2)…Rainbow Over Allentown

On this Day (December 1)…Rainbow over Passaic

Rainbow performed on this day in 1979 at the Capitol Theater in Passaic, New Jersey. Photograph of Rainbow during that night’s gig. From left to right: Don Airey, Roger Glover, Graham Bonnet, Cozy Powell, and Ritchie Blackmore. Photo by Henry Urbach; used with permission. The Concert This concert was done as part of their tour … Continue reading On this Day (December 1)…Rainbow over Passaic

On this Day (November 30)…Rainbow Celebrate!

Rainbow performed on this day in 1979 at Hempstead Calderone in Hempstead (Long Island), New York. The lineup of Rainbow as of Down to Earth: Ritchie Blackmore, Roger Glover, Don Airey, Cozy Powell, and Graham Bonnet. Retrieved from here. This concert occurred on the American leg of their Down to Earth tour, done in support … Continue reading On this Day (November 30)…Rainbow Celebrate!