On This Day (September 5)…Difficult to End

Rainbow performed on this day in 1981 at the Andrews Amphitheater in Honolulu, Hawaii. Photo of the band reportedly from this concert. From left to right: Don Airey, Roger Glover, Joe Lynn Turner, Ritchie Blackmore. Not visible: Bobby Rondinelli. Photo by Š Neil Zlozower. Retrieved from here. This was the final date of Rainbow’s Difficult … Continue reading On This Day (September 5)…Difficult to End

On This Day (August 28)…Even More Difficult to Cure Tokyo

Rainbow performed on this day in 1981 at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan. Rainbow were very near the end of their Difficult to Cure Tour, which had kept them occupied throughout 1981. The band up to this date had performed at least one concert every month between February, when they began the tour with … Continue reading On This Day (August 28)…Even More Difficult to Cure Tokyo

On This Day (August 26)…Difficult to Cure Tokyo

Rainbow performed on this day in 1981 at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan. Poster for the show. Retrieved from here. Rainbow were at the tail end of their Difficult to Cure Tour, undertaken to promote the album of the same name. The group had performed at least one date every month since February, a … Continue reading On This Day (August 26)…Difficult to Cure Tokyo

On This Day (August 23)…Difficult to Cure Nagoya

Rainbow performed on this day in 1981 at the Nagoya-Shī Kokaido in Nagoya, Japan. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. Rainbow were at this point slowly but surely wrapping up their Difficult to Cure Tour, which had begun six months earlier in Virginia Beach. They toured in support of the album of the same … Continue reading On This Day (August 23)…Difficult to Cure Nagoya

On This Day (July 20)…Difficult to Cure St. Austell

Rainbow performed on this day in 1981 at the Cornwall Coliseum in St. Austell, England. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. Rainbow were at this time on their Difficult to Cure Tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. Although the band wouldn't finish with their tour until September, there were only … Continue reading On This Day (July 20)…Difficult to Cure St. Austell

On This Day (July 18)…Difficult to Cure Stafford

Rainbow performed on this day in 1981 at Bingley Hall in Stafford, England. Poster for the show. Retrieved from here. Rainbow were at this time on their Difficult To Cure Tour, which was undertake to support the album of the same name. This album marked a permanent shift from harder rock to a more chart-friendly … Continue reading On This Day (July 18)…Difficult to Cure Stafford

On This Day (June 21)…Difficult to Cure Colmar

“I’m gonna hate this … I hate France … I hate being here … just don’t wanna play!”Ritchie Blackmore recalling his thoughts on the Colmar gig. Quoted in Black Knight: Ritchie Blackmore by Jerry Bloom. Rainbow performed on this day in 1981 at the Theatre de Plein Air du Parc Expo in Colmar, France. Ticket … Continue reading On This Day (June 21)…Difficult to Cure Colmar

On This Day (June 19)…Difficult to Cure Brussels

Rainbow performed on this day in 1981 at Forest National in Brussels, Belgium. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. Rainbow were at this time on their Difficult to Cure Tour. It was the third leg of the tour to support the album of the same name, which had been released in February. This particular … Continue reading On This Day (June 19)…Difficult to Cure Brussels

On This Day (June 16)…Difficult to Cure Würzburg

Rainbow performed on this day in 1981 at Carl-Diem Halle in Würzburg, Germany. Poster for the show. Retrieved from here. Rainbow were at this point on their Difficult to Cure Tour, supporting the album of the same name. Oddly enough, the posters were more reminiscent of the art which had graced the cover of their … Continue reading On This Day (June 16)…Difficult to Cure Würzburg