On This Day (February 22)…Rainbow Over Louie’s Rock City

Rainbow performed at Louie's Rock City in Virginia on this day in 1981. While Rainbow Fanclan Legacy lists the date as having taken place in Alexandria, many other places suggest it was in the adjacent Fairfax. Backstage pass. Retrieved from here. Rainbow’s most recent album, Difficult to Cure, had been released nineteen days prior. This … Continue reading On This Day (February 22)…Rainbow Over Louie’s Rock City

On This Day (February 21)…Difficult to Cure Richmond

Rainbow performed on this day in 1981 at the Empire Theater in Richmond, Virginia. Memorabilia from the show. Retrieved from here. This was the second date on the band's Difficult to Cure Tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. Difficult to Cure had been released just eighteen days previous on February 3rd. … Continue reading On This Day (February 21)…Difficult to Cure Richmond

On This Day (February 20)…Difficult to Cure Virginia Beach

Rainbow kicked off their Difficult To Cure tour on this day in 1981, playing at the Peppermint Club on Virginia Beach. The official debut of the Difficult to Cure Lineup. From left to right: Joe Lynn Turner, Don Airey, Roger Glover, Ritchie Blackmore. Not visible: Bobby Rondinelli. Photo by Scott Glover. Retrieved from here. This … Continue reading On This Day (February 20)…Difficult to Cure Virginia Beach