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

On This Day (May 1)…Difficult to Cure The Capital

Rainbow performed on this day in 1981 at the McDonough Arena at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Ad for the show. Retrieved from here. The band were at this time on their Difficult to Cure Tour, having nearly completed their North American dates. The group had already completed the first set of dates, a small … Continue reading On This Day (May 1)…Difficult to Cure The Capital

On This Day (April 28)…Difficult to Cure Flint

Rainbow performed on this day at the IMA Sports Arena in Flint, Michigan. Pass for the show. Retrieved from here. Rainbow were at this time on their Difficult to Cure Tour, which had so far seen them visit much of North America. They were touring at this point with Canadian guitarist Pat Travers. Rainbow were … Continue reading On This Day (April 28)…Difficult to Cure Flint

On This Day (April 21)…Difficult to Cure Davenport

Rainbow performed on this day in 1981 at the Palmer College Alumni Auditorium in Davenport, Iowa. Ad for the show. Retrieved from here. Rainbow were well into their Difficult to Cure Tour at this point. Their experience in North America thus far could be broken into two portions. For the first four dates of the … Continue reading On This Day (April 21)…Difficult to Cure Davenport

On This Day (April 18)…Difficult to Cure Indianapolis

Rainbow performed on this day in 1981 at the Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Announcement for the show. Retrieved from here. The band were at this point on their Difficult to Cure Tour, which first reached North America. They had been going relatively steadily since February, when they first performed at the Peppermint Club at … Continue reading On This Day (April 18)…Difficult to Cure Indianapolis

On This Day (April 17)…Difficult to Cure Detroit

Rainbow performed on this day in 1981 at the Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan. Poster announcing the show sold out. Retrieved from here. Rainbow at the time were on their Difficult to Cure Tour, winding their way through the midwest after a slow circling of the continent. They were accompanied in this case by Pat … Continue reading On This Day (April 17)…Difficult to Cure Detroit