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  • 17.01.1980 Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden [S] [SA] [B]
    support act: Reeperbahn

  • 18.01.1980 Johanneshov Isstadion, Stockholm, Sweden [S] [SA] [B] [T]
    support act: Reeperbahn

    Weiss Heim, was recorded in Copenhagen, Denmark on 19th January
    released as a b-side for "All Night Long" 7 inch less than three weeks later
    Weiss Heim was later also included on "Finyl Vinyl"
  • 20.01.1980 Falkoner Teatret, Copenhagen, Denmark [S] [SA] [B] [T] [P]
    support act: The Katchies

  • 22.01.1980 Eilenriedehalle, Hannover, Germany [S] [SA] [B] [T] [M]
    support act: The Katchies

  • 23.01.1980 Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany [S] [SA] [B] [T] [M]
    support act: The Katchies

  • 25.01.1980 Saarlandhalle, Saarbrücken, Germany [S] [SA] [B] [T] [M]
    support act: The Katchies

  • 26.01.1980 Hall Tivoli, Strasbourg, France [S] [SA] [B] [M]
    support act: The Katchies - some sources mention Le Rhenus Hall as venue

  • 27.01.1980 Palais Des Grottes, Cambrai, France [S] [SA] [M]
    support act: The Katchies

  • 29.01.1980 Gruga-Halle, Essen, Germany [S] [SA] [B] [T] [M]
    support act: The Katchies

  • 30.01.1980 Stadthalle, Bremen, Germany [S] [SA] [B] [T] [M]
    support act: The Katchies

  • 01.02.1980 Forest National, Brussels, Belgium [S] [SA] [B] [T] [M]
    support act: The Katchies - guitar demolition during encore

  • 02.02.1980 Sportpaleis Ahoy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands [S] [SA] [B] [T] [P] [M] [R]
    support act: The Katchies - guitar demolition during encore

  • 03.02.1980 Rodahal, Kerkrade, The Netherlands [S] [SA] [B] [T] [P] [M] [R]
    support act: The Katchies - no encore

  • 05.02.1980 Sporthalle, Cologne, Germany [S] [SA] [B] [T] [M]
    support act: Einstein - no encore - Roger Glover collapsed during the concert

  • 06.02.1980 Hemmerleinhalle, Neunkirchen, Germany [T] [M]
    cancelled - Roger Glover was ill

  • 07.02.1980 Messehalle, Stuttgart Sindelfingen, Germany [S] [SA] [T]
    support act: The Katchies

  • 09.02.1980 Alp Expo, Grenoble, France [S] [SA] [B] [T] [M]
    support act: unknown - the set included a rare performance of "Makin' Love"

  • 10.02.1980 Eulachhalle, Winterthur, Switzerland [S] [SA] [B] [M] [P]
    support act: unknown

  • 12.02.1980 Palais des Expositions de la Porte de Versailles, Paris, France [S] [SA] [B] [T] [M] [R]
    support act: unknown - tickets state Porte De Pantin Pavillon as venue

  • 14.02.1980 Münsterlandhalle, Münster, Germany [S] [SA] [B] [T] [M]
    support act: Einstein

  • 15.02.1980 Eppelheim Rhein-Neckarhalle, Heidelberg, Germany [S] [SA] [B] [T]
    support act: unknown

  • 16.02.1980 Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle, Munich, Germany [S] [SA] [B] [T]
    support act: Einstein - last date of European tour, Promoter Erik Thomson let 10.000 ping pongs ball get released
    above the audience at the end of the set, there were ping pong balls all over the stage during the encore.
    David Coverdale was invited backstage at this show with disastrous results!


  • 19.02.1980 City Hall, Newcastle, UK [S] [SA] [T] [R]
    support act: Samson

  • 20.02.1980 City Hall, Newcastle, UK [S] [SA] [T] [M] [P] [R]
    support act: Samson

  • 22.02.1980 Ingliston Exhibition Hall, Edinburgh Scotland, UK [S] [SA] [B] [T]
    support act: Samson

  • 23.02.1980 New Bingley Hall, Stafford, UK [S] [SA] [B] [T]
    support act: Samson

  • 24.02.1980 Hippodrome, Bristol, UK
    cancelled

  • 24.02.1980 New Bingley Hall, Stafford, UK [S] [SA] [T]
    support act: Saxon

  • 26.02.1980 Apollo Theatre, Manchester, UK [S] [SA] [B] [T]
    support act: Saxon

  • 27.02.1980 Deeside Leisure Centre, Chester, UK [S] [SA] [B] [T] [M]
    support act: Saxon

  • 29.02.1980 Wembley Arena, London, UK [S] [SA] [B] [T] [M] [P] [R1] [R2]
    support act: Samson - no encore, fans rioted
    Ian Gillan had been due to jam during the encore, whilst the music press
    had been full of stories that The Troggs were going to be special guests


  • 01.03.1980 Wembley Arena, London, UK [S] [SA] [B] [T] [M] [P] [R]
    support act: The Troggs (they were requested by Ritchie) - guitardemolition during encore

  • 02.03.1980 Granby Halls, Leicester, UK [S] [SA] [B] [T]
    support act: The Katchies (Samson only found out when they arrived!)

  • 04.03.1980 Brighton Centre, Brighton, UK [S] [SA] [B] [T] [M]
    support act: The Katchies - Jeff Beck in the audience
    Steve Gett of Melody Maker arranged for five fans to interview Ritchie after the show
    This was published just before the Castle Donnington show in August


  • 05.03.1980 Sophia Gardens, Cardiff Wales, UK [S] [SA] [T]
    support act: The Katchies

  • 06.03.1980 Apollo Theatre, Manchester, UK [S] [SA] [T]
    support act: The Katchies

  • 08.03.1980 Rainbow Theatre, London, UK [S] [SA] [B] [T]
    support act: The Katchies - Tickets dated March 7

  • 10.03.1980 Rainbow Theatre, London, UK [T]
    Ritchie Blackmore jammed with Gillan during encore - Roger Glover watched the show

  • 08.05.1980 Budokan Hall, Tokyo, Japan [B] [T] [M]
    support act: unknown

  • 09.05.1980 Budokan Hall, Tokyo, Japan [S] [B] [T] [M]
    support act: unknown

  • 12.05.1980 Budokan Hall, Tokyo, Japan [S] [B] [T] [M]
    support act: unknown

  • 13.05.1980 Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan [S] [B] [T]
    support act: unknown

  • 14.05.1980 Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan [S] [B] [T]
    support act: unknown

  • 15.05.1980 Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan [S] [B] [T] [M]
    support act: unknown
    According to Graham Bonnet, some of the Japanese shows were recorded along with
    Will You Love Me Tomorrow - considered for a single - recorded one night after a show
    According to the press, the live album would be released later in the year

  • 08.08.1980 Vejlby-Risskov Hallen, Aarhus, Denmark [S] [SA] [B] [T] [M] [P]
    support act: Touch - Stargazer added to the set

  • 09.08.1980 Folkets Park, Malmö, Sweden [S] [SA] [B] [T] [M]
    support act: Touch - due to torrential rain, the performance had to be curtailed
    gig ended with Don Airey's keyboardsolo, playing Singing in the Rain


  • 10.08.1980 Aalborg Hallen, Aalborg, Denmark [S] [SA] [B] [T]
    support act: Touch

  • 15.08.1980 Donington Park, Castle Donington, UK [B]
    Soundcheck for the Monsters of Rock festival

  • 16.08.1980 Donington Park, Castle Donington, UK [S] [SA] [B] [T] [P1] [P2] [M] [R1] [R2] [R3]
    Monsters of Rock festival - Rainbow headliner - filmed for the BBC
    other acts: Judas Priest, Scorpions, April Wine, Saxon, Riot, Touch
    final show for Cozy Powell and Graham Bonnet - Bobby Rondinelli was watching the show


  • 18.08.1980 The Marquee Club, London, UK
    Ritchie Blackmore jammed with Girl during encore