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 (August 16)…Rainbow’s End At Monsters of Rock

Touch, Riot, Saxon, April Wine, Scorpions, Judas Priest, and Rainbow performed on this day in 1980 at Donnington Park in Castle Donington, England. Ticket for the show. Donington is misspelled. Retrieved from here. This was the first Monsters of Rock festival, which would run most years from 1980 until 1996, and see spinoffs in multiple … Continue reading On This Day (August 16)…Rainbow’s End At Monsters of Rock

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