Tour Dates

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  • Tourdates Europe:

  • 17.01.1980 Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 18.01.1980 Johanneshov Isstadion, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 20.01.1980 Falkoner Teatret, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 22.01.1980 Eilenriedehalle, Hannover, Germany
  • 23.01.1980 Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany
  • 25.01.1980 Saarlandhalle, Saarbrücken, Germany
  • 26.01.1980 Hall Tivoli, Strasbourg, France
  • 27.01.1980 Palais Des Grottes, Cambrai, France
  • 29.01.1980 Gruga-Halle, Essen, Germany
  • 30.01.1980 Stadthalle, Bremen, Germany
  • 01.02.1980 Forest National, Brussels, Belgium
  • 02.02.1980 Sportpaleis Ahoy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • 03.02.1980 Rodahal, Kerkrade, The Netherlands
  • 05.02.1980 Sporthalle, Cologne, Germany
  • 07.02.1980 Messehalle, Stuttgart Sindelfingen, Germany
  • 09.02.1980 Alp Expo, Grenoble, France
  • 10.02.1980 Eulachhalle, Winterthur, Switzerland
  • 12.02.1980 Palais des Expositions de la Porte de Versailles, Paris, France
  • 14.02.1980 Münsterlandhalle, Münster, Germany
  • 15.02.1980 Eppelheim Rhein-Neckarhalle, Heidelberg, Germany
  • 16.02.1980 Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle, Munich, Germany

  • Tourdates U.K.:

  • 19.02.1980 City Hall, Newcastle, UK
  • 20.02.1980 City Hall, Newcastle, UK
  • 22.02.1980 Ingliston Exhibition Hall, Edinburgh Scotland, UK
  • 23.02.1980 New Bingley Hall, Stafford, UK
  • 24.02.1980 New Bingley Hall, Stafford, UK
  • 26.02.1980 Apollo Theatre, Manchester, UK
  • 27.02.1980 Deeside Leisure Centre, Chester, UK
  • 29.02.1980 Wembley Arena, London, UK
  • 01.03.1980 Wembley Arena, London, UK
  • 02.03.1980 Granby Halls, Leicester, UK
  • 04.03.1980 Brighton Centre, Brighton, UK
  • 05.03.1980 Sophia Gardens, Cardiff Wales, UK
  • 06.03.1980 Apollo Theatre, Manchester, UK
  • 08.03.1980 Rainbow Theatre, London, UK

  • Tourdates Japan:

  • 08.05.1980 Budokan Hall, Tokyo, Japan
  • 09.05.1980 Budokan Hall, Tokyo, Japan
  • 12.05.1980 Budokan Hall, Tokyo, Japan
  • 13.05.1980 Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan
  • 14.05.1980 Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan
  • 15.05.1980 Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan

  • Tourdates Europe (part 2):

  • 08.08.1980 Vejlby-Risskov Hallen, Aarhus, Denmark
  • 09.08.1980 Folkets Park, Malmö, Sweden
  • 10.08.1980 Aalborg Hallen, Aalborg, Denmark
  • 16.08.1980 Donington Park, Castle Donington, UK

  • Setlist:
  • Eyes Of The World
  • Love's No Friend
  • Since You Been Gone
  • All Night Long
  • Catch The Rainbow
  • Lost In Hollywood
  • Man On The Silver Mountain
  • Blues
  • Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
  • Long Live Rock'n'Roll

  • Setlist Rarities/Rumours:

  • "Makin' Love" was played in Grenoble, France Feb. 9th (bootleg exists)
  • "Stargazer" only in August on 3 try-out shows plus Castle Donington (bootlegs of all four shows exists)

  • Support Acts:

  • Reeperbahn
      Swedish band started in the punk waves in 1977. Debut LP in 1979, which mixed pop, punk and rock. They were support-act for both the Swedish shows at the start of the European Tour.
  • The Katchies
      Unknown band from Manchester who released in October 1979 the single 'Shambles'. They were the support act for most dates of the European Tour and later added again as support act at the end of the U.K tour.
  • Einstein
      German/Austrian hard rock band formed in 1978. A year later they released their first record titled “First Principles”. Their music was pitched somewhere between the progressive rock of Emerson, Lake And Palmer and the pomp AOR of Kansas or Journey. Greeted with disdain bordering on antipathy by reviewers, the band continued for only a few months after its release. They were the support act at the end of the European Tour for some dates in Germany.
  • Samson
      Samson were a British hard rock band formed in 1977 by guitarist and vocalist Paul Samson. They are best known for their first three albums with future Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson, then known as "Bruce Bruce", and drummer Thunderstick, who wore a leather mask and performed on stage in a metal cage. Drummer Clive Burr was also a member of the band, both before and after his tenure with Iron Maiden. Support act on the U.K Tour. They got replaced by The Katchies at the end of the tour.
  • The Troggs
      The Troggs are an English rock band from the 1960s that had a number of hits in the UK and the US. Their most famous songs include "Wild Thing", "With a Girl Like You" and "Love is All Around". Support-act on the 2nd Wembley gig. They got booed off stage by the audience.
  • Touch
      Touch was an AOR band from New York City formed in 1978 and managed by Rainbow manager Bruce Payne. They were support act in Scandinavia on the three warm-up August shows for the Castle Donington show.
  • Festival Appearance Europe :

  • Monsters of Rock Festival at Castle Donnington
      First Monsters of Rock Festival headlined by Rainbow. Other bands on the bill were Judas Priest, Scorpions, April Wine, Saxon, Riot & Touch