Tour Dates

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  • Tourdates U.S.A:

  • 07.05.1982 SIU Arena, Carbondale IL, USA
  • 11.05.1982 IMA Auditorium, Flint MI, USA
  • 13.05.1982 Welsh Auditorium, Grand Rapids MI, USA
  • 14.05.1982 Cobo Hall, Detroit MI, USA
  • 15.05.1982 Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo MI, USA
  • 16.05.1982 Coliseum, Fort Wayne IN, USA
  • 18.05.1982 Sports Arena, Toledo MI, USA
  • 20.05.1982 Cincinatti Gardens, Cincinatti OH, USA
  • 21.05.1982 Memorial Auditorium, Louisville KY, USA
  • 22.05.1982 Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland OH, USA
  • 23.05.1982 Market Square Arena, Indianapolis IN, USA
  • 25.05.1982 Holiday Star Theater, Merrillville IN, USA
  • 26.05.1982 Palmer College Alumni Auditorium, Davenport IA, USA
  • 29.05.1982 Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines IA, USA
  • 02.06.1982 Met Center, Bloomington MN, USA
  • 03.06.1982 La Crosse Center, La Crosse WI, USA
  • 04.06.1982 Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena, Green Bay WI, USA
  • 05.06.1982 Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy WI, USA
  • 07.06.1982 Gardens Arena, London ON, Canada
  • 08.06.1982 Memorial Auditorium, Kitchener ON, Canada
  • 09.06.1982 CNE Coliseum, Toronto ON, Canada
  • 10.06.1982 Le Colisée, Quebec City QC, Canada
  • 12.06.1982 Verdun Auditorium, Montreal QC, Canada
  • 13.06.1982 Civic Center, Glens Falls NY, USA
  • 15.06.1982 Fairgrounds, Allentown PA, USA
  • 16.06.1982 War Memorial Auditorium, Rochester NY, USA
  • 17.06.1982 War Memorial, Rochester NY, USA
  • 18.06.1982 Veteran's Memorial Coliseum, New Haven CT, USA
  • 19.06.1982 Madison Square Garden, New York City NY, USA
  • 21.06.1982 City Island, Harrisburg PA, USA
  • 22.06.1982 Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo NY, USA
  • 23.06.1982 Broome County Veterans' Memorial Arena, Binghamton NY, USA
  • 25.06.1982 Civic Center, Providence RI, USA
  • 26.06.1982 Cape Cod Coliseum, South Yarmouth MA, USA
  • 27.06.1982 Spectrum, Philadelphia PA, USA
  • 29.06.1982 Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • 09.07.1982 Forum, Los Angeles CA, USA
  • 11.07.1982 Sports Arena, San Diego CA, USA
  • 12.07.1982 Selland Arena, Fresno CA, USA
  • 14.07.1982 Civic Auditorium, Bakersfield CA, USA
  • 16.07.1982 Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento CA, USA
  • 17.07.1982 Cow Palace, San Francisco CA, USA<
  • 18.07.1982 Centennial Coliseum, Reno NV, USA
  • 19.07.1982 Beach Dome, Virginia Beach VA, USA
  • 20.07.1982 Capitol Center, Largo MD, USA
  • 22.07.1982 Auditorium, Seattle WA, USA
  • 23.07.1982 Auditorium, West Palm Beach FL, USA
  • 24.07.1982 Civic Center, Lakeland FL, USA
  • 25.07.1982 Coliseum, Spokane WA, USA
  • 27.07.1982 Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver BC, Canada
  • 28.07.1982 Fox Theatre, Atlanta GA, USA
  • 31.07.1982 Prairie Capital Convention Center, Springfield IL, USA
  • 06.08.1982 University of Oklahoma Lloyd Noble Center, Norman OK, USA
  • 07.08.1982 Municipal Coliseum, Lubbock TX, USA
  • 09.08.1982 Ector County Coliseum, El Paso TX, USA
  • 10.08.1982 Midland TX, USA<
  • 11.08.1982 Civic Center, Amarillo TX, USA
  • 12.08.1982 Assembly Center, Tulsa OK, USA
  • 13.08.1982 Busch Memorial Stadium, St. Louis MO, USA
  • 15.08.1982 Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City MO, USA
  • 17.08.1982 Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston TX, USA
  • 18.08.1982 Convention Center, San Antonio TX, USA
  • 19.08.1982 Wintergarden Ballroom, Dallas TX, USA
  • 21.08.1982 Folsom Fields, Boulder CO, USA
  • 23.08.1982 New York City NY, USA

  • Tourdates Japan:

  • 12.10.1982 Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan
  • 13.10.1982 Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan
  • 14.10.1982 Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan
  • 16.10.1982 Kaikan Daiichi Hall, Kyoto, Japan
  • 17.10.1982 Sun Palace, Fukuoka, Japan
  • 19.10.1982 Shi Kokaido, Nagoya, Japan
  • 21.10.1982 Budokan Hall, Tokyo, Japan
  • 22.10.1982 Budokan Hall, Tokyo, Japan

  • Tourdates Europe:

  • 29.10.1982 Drammenshallen, Oslo, Norway
  • 30.10.1982 Vejlby-Risskov Hallen, Aarhus, Denmark
  • 02.11.1982 Jäähalli Ice Hall, Oulu, Finland
  • 03.11.1982 Jäähalli Ice Hall, Helsinki, Finland
  • 05.11.1982 Brøndby-Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 06.11.1982 Johanneshov Isstadion, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 08.11.1982 Ernst-Merck Halle, Hamburg, Germany
  • 09.11.1982 Deutschlandhalle, Berlin, Germany
  • 11.11.1982 Gruga-Halle, Essen, Germany
  • 12.11.1982 Eppelheim Rhein-Neckarhalle, Heidelberg, Germany
  • 13.11.1982 Neunkirchen Hemmerleinhalle, Nürnberg, Germany
  • 15.11.1982 Walter-Köbel-Halle, Frankfurt Russelheim, Germany
  • 16.11.1982 Sportpaleis Ahoy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • 18.11.1982 Stadthalle, Freiburg, Germany
  • 19.11.1982 Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle, Munich, Germany
  • 21.11.1982 Patinoire des Vernets, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 24.11.1982 Sporthalle, Stuttgart Böblingen, Germany
  • 25.11.1982 Eilenriederhalle, Hannover, Germany
  • 26.11.1982 Ernst Merck Halle, Hamburg, Germany
  • 27.11.1982 Forest National, Brussels, Belgium
  • 28.11.1982 Porte De Pantin Hippodrome, Paris, France
  • 30.11.1982 Plaza Toros Monumental, Barcelona, Spain
  • 01.12.1982 Pabellon Deportivo del Real Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • 03.12.1982 Pavilhão Dramático de Cascais, Cascais, Portugal

  • Setlist:

  • Spotlight Kid
  • Miss Mistreated
  • I Surrender
  • Can't Happen Here
  • Tearin' Out My Heart
  • Blues
  • All Night Long
  • Stone Cold
  • Power
  • Difficult To Cure
  • Since You Been Gone
  • Smoke On The Water

  • Setlist Rarities/Rumours:

  • "Death Alley Driver" was the opener for the 1st month on U.S Tour, then replaced by "Spotlight Kid"
  • "Long Live Rock'n'Roll" & "Maybe Next Time" were added in Europe
  • "Man On The Silver Mountain" was played as an extra encore on some shows in Europe

  • Co-Headliner U.S.A:

  • 38 Special
      38 Special (also written .38 Special or Thirty-Eight Special) is an American rock band that was formed in 1974. The band's first two albums had a strong southern rock influence. By the early 1980s, 38 Special shifted to a more accessible arena rock style without abandoning its southern rock roots. 38 Special did in 1982 a co-headlining tour with Rainbow in May 1982.
  • Support Acts U.S.A.:

  • Iron Maiden
      Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. Pioneers of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Iron Maiden achieved initial success during the early 1980s. After several line-up changes, the band went on to release a series of US and UK platinum and gold albums. Iron Maiden was the support-act in May when 38. Special & Rainbow were co-headliners.
  • UFO
      UFO is an English heavy metal and hard rock band that was formed in 1969. UFO became a transitional group between early hard rock and heavy metal and the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. UFO was 1st support act early June with Riot as 2nd support act.
  • Riot
      Riot was an American heavy metal band founded in New York City in 1975 by guitarist Mark Reale. Reaching a peak in popularity in the early 80s, the band has continued a long-running successful career. Riot was 2nd support act in June & later on in August.
  • Scorpions
      Scorpions are a German rock band formed in 1965. Since the band's inception, their musical style has ranged from hard rock to heavy metal. Scorpions was 1st support act in Canada and some U.S Shows
  • Krokus
      Krokus is a hard rock band from Switzerland. They enjoyed moderate success in North America during the 1980s. Former Eazy Money vocalist Marc Storace joined the band as frontman in time for their Metal Rendez-vous album in 1980. Storace did an audition for Rainbow in 1978/1979 but was not hired. Krokus was support on some shows in July.
  • The Rods
      The Rods are an American heavy metal band formed in 1978 by David "Rock" Feinstein. Feinstein had first come to mainstream attention after playing in Elf, with his cousin Ronnie James Dio. The Rods was 2nd support act in Largo MD.
  • Girlschool
      Girlschool are a British heavy metal band originating out of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal scene in 1978 and frequently associated with contemporaries Motörhead. They are the longest running all-female rock band, still active after more than 35 years. Girlschool was support act in Springfield IL
  • Saxon
      Saxon is an English heavy metal band formed in 1976, in South Yorkshire. They are considered as one of the leaders of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. Saxon was support act on the last part of the U.S Tour in August.
  • Festival Appearance U.S.A :

  • Summer Rock 1982
      Festival in Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis MO with REO Speedwagon, Ted Nugent, John Cougar Mellencamp, Rainbow & 707.
  • Summer Jam Festival
      Festival in Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City MO with REO Speedwagon, Ted Nugent, John Cougar Mellencamp, Rainbow & 707.
  • Sun-Day Festival
      Festival in Folsom Fields in Boulder CO with REO Speedwagon, Ted Nugent, Scorpions, Rainbow & 707.
  • Support Act Japan:

  • Unknown

  • Support Acts Europe :

  • Girlschool
      Girlschool are a British heavy metal band originating out of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal scene in 1978 and frequently associated with contemporaries Motörhead. They are the longest running all-female rock band, still active after more than 35 years. Girlschool was support act on the complete European Tour in 1982.
  • Alarme
      Alarme was a hardrockband from Portugal. Alarme was 2nd support act on the last show of the tour in Cascais, Portugal.