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  • UK dates for July had to be scrapped as the album wasn't finished

  • US dates starting at the end of July through to September were referred to in interviews but had also been scrapped
  • Tour rehearsals were held in September at Shepperton Studios in the UK during the week prior to the Scandinavian dates


  • 13.08.1977 Rich Stadium, Buffalo NY, USA
    cancelled

  • 09.09.77 Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles CA, USA
    cancelled

  • 18.09.77 Rainbow Theatre, London, UK
    cancelled - rescheduled for November

  • 19.09.77 Rainbow Theatre, London, UK
    cancelled - rescheduled for November

  • 20.09.77 Rainbow Theatre, London, UK
    cancelled - rescheduled for November

  • 21.09.77 Rainbow Theatre, London, UK
    cancelled - rescheduled for November

  • 23.09.77 Finlandia Hall, Helsinki Finland [M]
    cancelled - reason: the gear was held up at Customs

  • 25.09.1977 Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden [S] [SA] [B] [T] [R]
    support act: Kingfish - start delayed by an hour, no guitar demolition

  • 26.09.1977 Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden [S] [SA] [B]
    support act: Kingfish

  • 27.09.1977 Chateau Neuf, Oslo, Norway [S] [SA] [B] [P1] [P2] [M]
    support act: Kingfish - no rainbow arch, venue too small

  • 28.09.1977 Nidarøhallen, Trondheim, Norway [S] [SA] [T] [R]
    support act: Kingfish - riot between the fans and roadies
    the show started half an hour late and was done without the rainbow which hadn't arrived from Oslo


  • 30.09.1977 Idraettens Hus, Vejle, Denmark [S] [SA]
    support act: Kingfish

  • 01.10.1977 Falkoner Teatret, Copenhagen, Denmark [S] [SA] [T] [M] [P1] [P2]
    support act: Kingfish

  • 02.10.1977 Vejlby-Risskov Hallen, Aarhus, Denmark [S] [SA]
    support act: Kingfish

  • 04.10.1977 Congresgebouw, The Hague, The Netherlands [S] [SA] [B] [T] [P1] [P2] [P3] [P4] [M] [R1] [R2]
    support act: Kingfish - no guitar demolition

  • 05.10.1977 Münsterlandhalle, Münster, Germany
    cancelled

  • 06.10.1977 Grugahalle, Essen, Germany [S] [SA] [T] [M] [R]
    support act: Kingfish - not on original itinerary
    during the demolition, one guitar goes into the audience intact


  • 07.10.1977 Eissporthalle, Berlin, Germany
    cancelled - rescheduled for October 15

  • 08.10.1977 Sporthalle, Cologne, Germany [S] [SA] [B] [T] [P]
    support act: Kingfish - guitar demolition during encore

  • 09.10.1977 Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany
    cancelled

  • 10.10.1977 Stadthalle, Bremen, Germany [S] [SA] [T]
    support act: Kingfish

  • 11.10.1977 Friedrich-Ebertshalle, Ludwigshafen, Germany [S] [SA] [B] [T] [P]
    support act: Kingfish

  • 12.10.1977 Messegelände Halle 1, Friedrichshafen, Germany [M]
    cancelled

  • 13.10.1977 Sporthalle, Stuttgart, Germany [S] [SA]
    support act: Kingfish

  • 14.10.1977 Sporthalle, Hannover, Germany [S] [SA] [T] [M] [P]
    originally scheduled for October 15 - support act: Kingfish - no encore
    band not on stage in time for the "over the rainbow" intro tape ending


  • 15.10.1977 Deutschlandhalle, Berlin, Germany [S] [SA] [B] [T] [M]
    Replaced Berlin Eissporthalle originally scheduled for October 7 - support act: Kingfish

  • 16.10.1977 Congress Centrum, Hamburg, Germany [S] [SA] [T]
    support act: Kingfish

  • 17.10.1977 Rhein-Main-Hallen, Wiesbaden, Germany
    rescheduled for October 21

  • 18.10.1977 Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria [S] [SA] [B] [T] [R] [R2]
    support act: Kingfish - Ritchie arrested after the show and jailed, after an alleged scuffle
    resulted in a security man getting a broken jaw. He was later fined over £ 5,000


  • 19.10.1977 Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
    postponed - rescheduled for October 20

  • 20.10.1977 Freiheitshalle, Hof, Germany [M]
    most like cancelled as the Munich show was postponed

  • 20.10.1977 Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany [S] [SA] [B] [T] [M] [R]
    originally scheduled for October 19 - support act: Kingfish
    with bail refused in Vienna, the Munich show had to be rearranged. Ritchie was late arriving from Austria
    the start of the concert was considerably delayed. After Kingfish's set, refunds were offered
    it wasn't until midnight that Rainbow finally took to the stage. Filmed by Rockpalast
    Official DVD release in 2007


  • 21.10.1977 Yugoslavia
    city: unknown - venue: unknown - cancelled

  • 21.10.1977 Messehalle, Nürnberg, Germany [S] [SA] [B] [T] [M]
    originally scheduled for October 18, possible at first replaced to October 20 as stub shows
    rescheduled to fit in the Vienna gig - support act: Kingfish


  • 22.10.1977 Stadthalle, Dornbirn, Austria
    cancelled - replaced by the earlier Vienna gig

  • 22.10.1977 Rhein-Main-Halle, Wiesbaden, Germany [S] [SA] [B] [T] [M]
    originally scheduled for October 17 - support act: Kingfish

  • 23.10.1977 Eulach Halle, Wintherthur, Switzerland [S] [SA] [T] [P]
    support act: Kingfish

  • 24.10.1977 Salle Vallier, Marseilles, France
    cancelled - replaced by the Colmar gig

  • 24.10.1977 Parc des Expositions, Colmar, France [S] [SA] [T] [M]
    support act: Kingfish - originally scheduled for October 28

  • 25.10.1977 Bourse Du Travail, Lyon, France [S] [SA]
    support act: Kingfish - date could have been October 26

  • 26.10.1977 Porte De Pantin Pavillon, Paris, France
    postponed - rescheduled for October 27

  • 27.10.1977 Porte De Pantin - Pavillon de Paris, Paris, France [S] [SA] [B] [T] [M] [P] [N] [R]
    originally scheduled for October 26 - support act: Kingfish

  • 31.10.1977 City Hall, Newcastle, UK [S] [SA] [B] [T] [M] [P]
    support act: Kingfish

  • 01.11.1977 City Hall, Newcastle, UK [S] [SA] [B] [T] [R]
    support act: Kingfish

  • 03.11.1977 Guildhall Lockley Grand Hall, Preston, UK [S] [SA] [T] [R]
    support act: Kingfish - no encore

  • 04.11.1977 Empire Theatre, Liverpool, UK [S] [SA] [B] [T] [M] [R]
    support act: Kingfish

  • 05.11.1977 Empire Theatre, Liverpool, UK [S] [SA] [B] [T] [P1] [P2] [M]
    support act: Kingfish - during the encore Ritchie appeared in the "royal" box
    guitar demolishing in the royal box, the venue banned Rainbow after assessing the damage done


  • 07.11.1977 Capitol Theatre, Aberdeen Scotland, UK [S] [SA] [T]
    support act: Kingfish

  • 09.11.1977 Apollo Theatre, Glasgow Scotland, UK [S] [SA] [T]
    support act: Kingfish

  • 11.11.1977 Rainbow Theatre, London, UK [S] [SA] [T] [R]
    support act: Kingfish

  • 12.11.1977 Rainbow Theatre, London, UK [S] [SA] [T]
    support act: Kingfish

  • 13.11.1977 Rainbow Theatre, London, UK [S] [SA] [T] [R]
    support act: Kingfish

  • 14.11.1977 Rainbow Theatre, London, UK [S] [SA] [B] [T]
    support act: Kingfish

  • 16.11.1977 New Theatre, Oxford, UK [S] [SA]
    support act: Kingfish

  • 17.11.1977 Granby Halls, Leicester, UK [S] [SA] [T]
    support act: Kingfish - a guitar went intact completely over the rainbow during the encore

  • 18.11.1977 New Bingley Hall, Stafford, UK [S] [SA] [B] [T] [M] [R]
    support act: Kingfish - encore with guitar demolition

  • 20.11.1977 Apollo Theatre, Manchester, UK [S] [SA] [T] [P] [R]
    support act: Kingfish - no encore

  • 21.11.1977 Apollo Theatre, Manchester, UK [S] [SA] [B] [T] [R]
    support act: Kingfish - encore with guitar demolition

  • 22.11.1977 Capitol Theatre, Cardiff Wales, UK [S] [SA] [B] [T]
    support act: Kingfish

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