On This Day (January 29)…Rainbow Come Down to Essen

Rainbow performed on this day in 1980 at Gruga-Halle in Essen, Germany. 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 tour's setlist drew heavily from the recent album, with more than half of the songs … Continue reading On This Day (January 29)…Rainbow Come Down to Essen

On This Day (January 27)…Rainbow Come Down to Cambrai

Rainbow performed on this day in 1980 at the Palais Des Grottes in Cambrai, France. Ad for the show and all other French concerts on this tour. Retrieved from here. Rainbow were at this time on their Down to Earth Tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. The group had now been … Continue reading On This Day (January 27)…Rainbow Come Down to Cambrai

On This Day (January 26)…Rainbow Come Down to Strasbourg

Rainbow performed on this day in 1980 in Strasbourg, France. Usually, this concert's venue is given as Hall Tivoli, though alternate sources give it as Le Rhenus Hall. Poster advertising the French concerts. Retrieved from here. Rainbow were at this time on their Down to Earth tour, undertaken to support the album of the same … Continue reading On This Day (January 26)…Rainbow Come Down to Strasbourg

On This Day (January 25)…Rainbow Come Down to Saarbrücken

Rainbow performed on this day in 1980 at Saarlandhalle in Saarbrücken, Germany. Ad 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. Despite the above ad strongly hinting at an American tie-in, the Down to Earth lineup was … Continue reading On This Day (January 25)…Rainbow Come Down to Saarbrücken

On This Day (January 23)…Rainbow Come Down to Frankfurt

Rainbow performed on this day in 1980 at the Festhalle in Frankfurt, Germany. 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 was the group's second performance in Germany. They were supported by an English band … Continue reading On This Day (January 23)…Rainbow Come Down to Frankfurt

On This Day (January 22)…Rainbow Come Down to Hannover

Rainbow performed on this day in 1980 at Eilenriedehalle in Hannover, Germany. Poster 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 was the first stop of the tour in Germany, a country where Rainbow and its … Continue reading On This Day (January 22)…Rainbow Come Down to Hannover

On This Day (January 19)…Weiss Heim in the Studio

Rainbow recorded "Weiss Heim" on this day in 1980 at Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-taBiGe21g Rainbow were at this time on their Down to Earth Tour, supporting the album of the same name. They had had a concert the night before in Stockholm, and would perform in Copenhagen the day after. The main … Continue reading On This Day (January 19)…Weiss Heim in the Studio

On This Day (January 18)…Rainbow Come Down to Stockholm

Rainbow performed on this day in 1980 at Johanneshov Isstadion in Stockholm, Sweden. 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. The group had only returned to the touring circuit the day before, beginning the first … Continue reading On This Day (January 18)…Rainbow Come Down to Stockholm

On This Day (January 17)…Rainbow Come Down to Gothenburg

Rainbow performed on this day in 1980 at the Scandinavium in Gothenburg, Sweden. Crew pass for the tour featuring Rising-era artwork. Retrieved from here. Rainbow were at this time on their Down to Earth Tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. This was the first date the group performed in Europe after … Continue reading On This Day (January 17)…Rainbow Come Down to Gothenburg

On This Day (January 2)…Deep Purple in Amsterdam

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1971 at the Rai in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Purple were at this time on their In Rock World Tour, supporting the album of the same name. It had been released the previous June while the group finished off their previous tour, the far more modestly-named European Tour. 1971 was … Continue reading On This Day (January 2)…Deep Purple in Amsterdam