On This Day (June 11)…Difficult to Cure Paris

Rainbow performed on this day in 1981 at the Patinoire de Boulogne in Paris, France. Poster for the show. Retrieved from here. Rainbow were at this time on the Difficult to Cure Tour. This was the fifth country they visited on this particular leg of the tour. This concert is known to have been recorded, … Continue reading On This Day (June 11)…Difficult to Cure Paris

On This Day (June 10)…Difficult to Cure Essen

Rainbow performed on this day in 1981 at Grugahalle in Essen, Germany. With this concert, Rainbow reached Germany on their Difficult to Cure Tour. The group had been on the road for this album since late February, supporting an album which had come out earlier that month. Def Leppard, a British metal band, were their … Continue reading On This Day (June 10)…Difficult to Cure Essen

On This Day (June 7)…Difficult to Cure Helsinki

Rainbow performed on this day in 1981 at UKK Hall in Helsinki, Finland. Ad for the show. Retrieved from here. Rainbow’s Difficult to Cure Tour was at this time makings its way through Northern Europe. The group were joined on this night by Def Leppard, probably the most well-known support act they employed during this … Continue reading On This Day (June 7)…Difficult to Cure Helsinki

On This Day (June 5)…Difficult to Cure Copenhagen

Rainbow performed on this day in 1981 at Brøndby-Hallen in Copenhagen, Denmark. Keyboardist Don Airey and bassist Roger Glover onstage at Brøndby-Hallen. Photo by Lars and Niels Kroman. Retrieved from here. Rainbow’s Difficult to Cure Tour was better-documented in Europe than it was in North America. Of these first three dates, all of them and … Continue reading On This Day (June 5)…Difficult to Cure Copenhagen

On This Day (June 3)…Difficult to Cure Gothenburg

Rainbow performed on this day in 1981 at the Scandinavium in Gothenburg, Sweden. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. This was the first major tour date Rainbow had in Europe in 1981, though they reportedly had rehearsal the day before. They had begun their Difficult to Cure Tour in the United States, the home … Continue reading On This Day (June 3)…Difficult to Cure Gothenburg

On This Day (June 2)…Difficult to Rehearse

Rainbow rehearsed on this day in 1981 at Club Lobo in Gothenburg, Sweden. Don Airey and Roger Glover onstage with Rainbow a few days after this gig. Photo by Lars and Nils Kroman. Retrieved from here. A quick note on Rainbow Fanclan Legacy was all I could find about this date even existing, but it … Continue reading On This Day (June 2)…Difficult to Rehearse

On This Day (May 14)…Difficult to End in North America

Rainbow performed on this day in 1981 at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York. Ad for the show. Retrieved from here. This was the last confirmed date at which Rainbow played on this leg of their Difficult To Cure Tour. A ticket for next day's concert only has Pat Travers, their co-headliner since … Continue reading On This Day (May 14)…Difficult to End in North America

On This Day (May 9)…Difficult to Cure Philadelphia

Rainbow performed on this day in 1981 at the Tower Theater in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Rainbow were coming to the end of the dates they co-headlined with Canadian guitarist Pat Travers. This also would mark the end of their period touring in the United States as part of their Difficult to Cure Tour save for one … Continue reading On This Day (May 9)…Difficult to Cure Philadelphia

On This Day (May 6)…Difficult to Cure Boston

Rainbow performed on this day in 1981 at the Orpheum Theater in Boston, Massachusetts. Backstage pass. Retrieved from here. Rainbow were finishing up the US dates from their Difficult to Cure Tour with concerts along the eastern seaboard. They were still co-headlining at this point with guitarist Pat Travers, though they soon finished touring with … Continue reading On This Day (May 6)…Difficult to Cure Boston

On This Day (May 2)…Difficult to Cure Uniondale

Rainbow performed on this day in 1981 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. Ticket from the show. Retrieved from here. Rainbow were at this point in the last two weeks of touring North America on their Difficult to Cure Tour, which would visit three continents before ending the following September. This … Continue reading On This Day (May 2)…Difficult to Cure Uniondale