On This Day (August 15)…Rainbow Setting (The Stage) at Donington

Rainbow rehearsed on this day in 1980 at Donington Park. The day after this rehearsal, Rainbow would headline the inaugural Monsters of Rock Festival at Castle Donington, England. Poster for the upcoming event. Retrieved from here. The Down to Earth lineup of Rainbow were at the height of their power, having successfully completed a world … Continue reading On This Day (August 15)…Rainbow Setting (The Stage) at Donington

On This Day (May 9)…Rainbow Continues Over the Budokan

Rainbow performed on this day in 1980 at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan. Poster for the show. Retrieved from here. This was the second show that the band performed at the Budokan, and the second show of the Japanese leg of their Down to Earth Tour overall. The band had performed here the previous … Continue reading On This Day (May 9)…Rainbow Continues Over the Budokan

Live Review: Rainbow–“Attack On Titan”

Date/Location: 1980-05-08 at the Budokan in Tokyo, Japan Bootleg cover. Retrieved with it in my own collection. Tracks 101 Pomp And Circumstance March No.1 (Elger) [sic]102 Countdown103 Over The Rainbow104 Eyes Of The World105 Love’s No Friend Of Mine106 Band Introduction107 Guitar Solo108 Since You Been Gone109 Over The Rainbow110 Man On The Silver Mountain111 … Continue reading Live Review: Rainbow–“Attack On Titan”

On This Day (May 8)…Rainbow Over The Budokan

I remember thinking…how glad I was my father made me practise when I was young.Don Airey regarding his performances at the Budokan. Retrieved from here. Rainbow performed on this day in 1980 at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan. Ad for the show, as well as the May 9 and May 12 shows which followed … Continue reading On This Day (May 8)…Rainbow Over The Budokan

On This Day (February 29)…Rainbow Cause a Riot!

Rainbow performed on this day in 1980 at the Wembley Arena in London, England. Poster for the show. Retrieved from here. Although all of the members of the band were from England, Rainbow’s Down to Earth tour had yet to go there prior to this batch of concerts. They had spent the duration of their … Continue reading On This Day (February 29)…Rainbow Cause a Riot!

On This Day (January 31)…Tangerine Dreaming Behind the Iron Curtain

Tangerine Dream performed two concerts in East Berlin at the Palast der Republik on this day in 1980. The lineup of Tangerine Dream which performed these concerts. Photograph by Monique Froese. Retrieved from here. These concerts are particularly historically significant for a few reasons. For Tangerine Dream themselves, these were the first concerts performed with … Continue reading On This Day (January 31)…Tangerine Dreaming Behind the Iron Curtain

On This Day (January 20)…Rainbow Over Falkoner Theater

Rainbow performed on this day in 1980 at the Falkoner Theater in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was the third date of the European leg of their Down To Earth tour. Concert ticket. Retrieved from here. Down To Earth, released the previous year, represented a dramatic shift in the group’s sound, beginning their turn to the AOR … Continue reading On This Day (January 20)…Rainbow Over Falkoner Theater

On This Day (January 9)…Cozy Powell & Friends at the Paris Theater

Cozy Powell, Don Airey, Max Middleton, Clem Clempson, and Jack Bruce performed on this day in 1980 at the Paris Theater in London. Well-described as a “glittering array of talent”, the quintet performed a handful of songs off Powell’s recent album, on which all of them appeared. They also performed “Tickets to Water Falls” off … Continue reading On This Day (January 9)…Cozy Powell & Friends at the Paris Theater