Rainbow: Rising tour dates

Thin Lizzy was supposed to be the warming-up band for June-July North American tour, but because Phil Lynott became ill, they had to cancel it. There were various different warming-up bands instead.

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Date Venue City and State Country Other bands Comments
1976-03-03 Palasport Torino Italy Cemento Cancelled - the whole March tour in Europe was cancelled.
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1976-03-07 Stadthalle Erlangen Germany Cancelled - the whole March tour in Europe was cancelled.
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1976-03-08 Eberthalle Ludwigshafen Germany Cancelled - the whole March tour in Europe was cancelled.
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1976-03-09 Stadthalle Offenbach Germany Cancelled - the whole March tour in Europe was cancelled.
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1976-03-11 Philipshalle Dusseldorf Germany Cancelled - the whole March tour in Europe was cancelled.
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1976-03-12 Westfalenhalle Dortmund Germany Cancelled - the whole March tour in Europe was cancelled.
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1976-03-14 Stadthalle Wolfsburg Germany Cancelled - the whole March tour in Europe was cancelled.
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1976-03-16 Musikhalle Hamburg Germany Cancelled - the whole March tour in Europe was cancelled.
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1976-06-06 Nor'wester '76 Festival, NorthWest Speedway Stateline, ID USA Bachman Turner Overdrive, Blue Oyster Cult Cancelled as the festival promoters did not pay the bands at this festival. The audience of 5000 started a riot after the bands did not appear.
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1976-06-11 Veterans Memorial Auditorium Columbus, OH USA Thin Lizzy was going to be the warming-up band but as they arrived to Columbus, OH, Phil Lynott was diagnosed with hepatitis and they had to cancel their tour with Rainbow.
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1976-06-13 Palace Theater Albany, NY USA Thin Lizzy was going to be the warming-up band but as Phil Lynott was diagnosed with hepatitis, they had to cancel their tour with Rainbow. According to "The Sunday Record" newspaper, Rainbow and Thin Lizzy played at this date at The Palace in New York City, NY but that is most likely just a confusion.
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1976-06-14 Fairgrounds Agricultural Hall Allentown, PA USA Thin Lizzy was going to be the warming-up band but as Phil Lynott was diagnosed with hepatitis, they had to cancel their tour with Rainbow. Most likely also Rainbow postponed this gig to 1976-07-01. In addition, some sources list this gig for 1976-06-12 and the generic US tour poster has the date as 1976-06-13.
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1976-06-14 Le Theatre St. Denis Montreal, PQ Canada Cancelled and rescheduled for 1976-07-20.
1976-06-15 Allen Theater Cleveland, OH USA Thin Lizzy was going to be the warming-up band but as Phil Lynott was diagnosed with hepatitis, they had to cancel their tour with Rainbow.
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1976-06-16 The Arena Binghamton, NY USA Thin Lizzy was going to be the warming-up band but as Phil Lynott was diagnosed with hepatitis, they had to cancel their tour with Rainbow. Rainbow was cancelled as well by the promoter.
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1976-06-17 Beacon Theater New York City, NY USA Southside Johnny And The Asbury Dukes (or Duke And The Backstreet Drivers, or Duke And The Drivers) Thin Lizzy was going to be the warming-up band but as Phil Lynott was diagnosed with hepatitis, they had to cancel their tour with Rainbow. Some sources incorrectly claim Ac/Dc would've been the warming-up band.
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1976-06-18 The Calderone Concert Hall Hempstead, NY USA Thin Lizzy was going to be the warming-up band but as Phil Lynott was diagnosed with hepatitis, they had to cancel their tour with Rainbow. Some sources incorrectly claim Ac/Dc would've been the warming-up band.
1976-06-19 Century Theater Buffalo, NY USA Thin Lizzy was going to be the warming-up band but as Phil Lynott was diagnosed with hepatitis, they had to cancel their tour with Rainbow.
1976-06-20 Erie County Fieldhouse Erie, PA USA Heart Thin Lizzy was going to be the warming-up band but as Phil Lynott was diagnosed with hepatitis, they had to cancel their tour with Rainbow.
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1976-06-?? Orpheum Theater Boston, MA USA Thin Lizzy was going to be the warming-up band but as Phil Lynott was diagnosed with hepatitis, they had to cancel their tour with Rainbow. If this gig happened at all, the date very likely was 1976-06-21.
1976-06-22 Hara Arena Dayton, OH USA Ted Nugent Thin Lizzy was going to be the warming-up band but as Phil Lynott was diagnosed with hepatitis, they had to cancel their tour with Rainbow. Some sources incorrectly claim the gig would've been on 1976-06-26.
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1976-06-24 International Amphitheater Milwaukee, WI USA Some sources claim the venue was Uptown Theater.
1976-06-25 Aragon Ballroom Chicago, IL USA Heart, Mahogany Rush, The L.A. Jets Click here for gig pass picture.
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1976-06-26 Expo Center Indianapolis, IN USA Mahogany Rush Cancelled, possibly only a day before the show.
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1976-06-27 RKO Orpheum Theater Davenport, IA USA Click here for US tour poster picture.
1976-06-28 Sports Arena Toledo, OH USA Heart Click here for a ticket stub picture.
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1976-07-01 Fairgrounds Grandstand Allentown, PA USA Angel, Chumbi About 4000 people. Most likely rescheduled from 1976-06-14.
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1976-07-02 Auditorium Theatre Rochester, NY USA Angel, Gentle Giant Some sources incorrectly claim this was on 1976-07-06.
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1976-07-03 Broadwalk Casino Arena Asbury Park, NJ USA Henry Gross Thin Lizzy was going to be the warming-up band but as Phil Lynott was diagnosed with hepatitis, they had to cancel their tour with Rainbow.
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1976-07-04 USA Outdoor venue.
1976-07-08 SMU McFarlin Memorial Auditorium Dallas, TX USA Don Harrison Band Click here for ticket stub picture.
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1976-07-09 Municipal Auditorium San Antonio, TX USA Blue Oyster Cult (HL), Starz, Mott Click here for ticket stub picture.
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1976-07-10 Music Hall Houston, TX USA Don Harrison Band Ronnie's birthday show. Some sources incorrectly claim this would've been with Blue Oyster Cult and Starz at Moody's Coliseum. Polydor filmed at least parts of this gig for a promotional video.
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1976-07-14 Curtis Hixon Hall Tampa, FL USA Click here for gig ad picture.
1976-07-15 Jai Alai Fronton Miami, FL USA Roy Buchanan Click here for ticket stub picture.
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1976-07-16 Bayfront Center Arena St. Petersburg, FL USA Savoy Brown, Roy Buchanan Capacity 8400, about 1500 people.
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1976-07-?? Civic Auditorium Jacksonville, FL USA Venue might've been Veterans' Memorial Coliseum instead.
1976-07-20 St. Denis Theater Montreal, PQ Canada Max Webster Some sources incorrectly claim the date was 1976-07-12.
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1976-07-26 Civic Arena Pittsburgh, PA USA Jethro Tull (HL) Some sources incorrectly claim Jethro Tull did not play.
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1976-07-27 Market Square Arena Indianapolis, IN USA Jethro Tull (HL) Some sources incorrectly claim Jethro Tull did not play.
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1976-07-30 Hirsch Memorial Coliseum Shreveport, LA USA REO Speedwagon, Cate Brothers Click here for ticket stub picture.
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1976-08-02 Aladdin Theatre Las Vegas, NV USA Click here for gig ad picture.
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1976-08-03 Starlight Bowl Amphitheater Burbank, CA USA Man Some sources incorrectly claim the venue was Civic Arena. Originally scheduled for July but vetoed by the Burbank Council; on the other hand there are no other Rainbow tour dates in the area in July.
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1976-08-06 Civic Auditorium San Jose, CA USA Mile Hi, Man Click here for gig ad picture.
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1976-08-07 Community Theater Berkeley, CA USA
31.08.1976 Hippodrome Bristol UK Stretch
01.09.1976 De Montfort Hall Leicester UK Stretch Click here for ticket stub picture.
03.09.1976 Empire Theatre Liverpool UK Stretch Some claim that Ritchie caused damage to the venue and Rainbow got banned from the place, but that was on the On Stage tour instead.
04.09.1976 Playhouse Edinburgh UK Stretch Click here for ticket stub picture.
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05.09.1976 Free Trade Hall Manchester UK Stretch Click here for ticket stub picture.
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07.09.1976 Hammersmith Odeon London UK Stretch Click here for ticket stub picture.
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08.09.1976 Hammersmith Odeon London UK Stretch Click here for ticket stub picture.
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11.09.1976 Odeon Theatre Birmingham UK Stretch Click here for ticket stub picture.
12.09.1976 Gaumont Theatre Southampton UK Stretch Some sources incorrecly mention Odeon as the venue.
13.09.1976 Speakeasy London UK Blackmore jammed with The Fabulous Poodles, not a Rainbow gig
14.09.1976 City Hall Newcastle UK Stretch Click here for ticket stub picture.
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16.09.1976 Speakeasy London UK Blackmore jammed with Screaming Lord Sutch, not a Rainbow gig
20.09.1976 Konserthuset Stockholm Sweden Some sources claim Ac/Dc was the support band at this gig but concert goer confirmed there was no warming up band. Ac/Dc most likely they joined the tour only in Hamburg, Germany
22.09.1976 Tivoli's Koncertsal Copenhagen Denmark Some sources claim that Ac/Dc would've been the support band but they did not play at this show
23.09.1976 Musikhalle Grosser Saal Hamburg Germany Ac/Dc Filmed in part by Oyster
24.09.1976 Stadthalle Bremen Germany Ac/Dc Some sources suggest the city was Bremerhaven
25.09.1976 Sporthalle Cologne Germany Ac/Dc On Stage recordings
27.09.1976 Philipshalle Dusseldorf Germany Ac/Dc On Stage recordings. Click here for ticket stub picture
28.09.1976 Messezentrum Halle A Nurnberg Germany Ac/Dc Some sources incorrectly claim this was Multihalle in Mannheim. On Stage recordings.
29.09.1976 Circus Krone Munich Germany Ac/Dc On Stage recordings
30.09.1976 Multihalle Mannheim Germany Ac/Dc Click here for ticket stub picture.
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01.10.1976 Rhein Main Halle Wiesbaden Germany Ac/Dc
02.10.1976 Westfallenhalle Festival Dortmund Germany Ac/Dc, Van Der Graf Generator, Procol Harum Click here for ticket stub and gig poster picture.
03.10.1976 Geneva Switzerland Ac/Dc Unconfirmed
04.10.1976 Casino Bern Switzerland Ac/Dc
05.10.1976 Volkshaus Zurich Switzerland Ac/Dc
06.10.1976 Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt Germany Ac/Dc Click here for gig poster picture.
08.10.1976 Luxor Theater Hoensbroek Holland Ac/Dc
11.10.1976 Le Mans France Ac/Dc
12.10.1976 Le Havre France Ac/Dc
13.10.1976 Porte de Pantin Pavillion Paris France Ac/Dc
14.10.1976 Cirque Royal Brussels Belgium Ac/Dc Some sources claim this was on 16th or 17th, but the ticket stub and eyewitness claim the date was 14th instead.
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15.10.1976 Rouen France Ac/Dc
16.10.1976 Marseilles France Ac/Dc
18.10.1976 Congress Gebouw The Hague Netherlands Ac/Dc Click here for gig ad picture.
28.10.1976 Stadthalle Erlangen Germany Ac/Dc Most likely this did not happen. Live tape exists claiming to be from this show but is actually from Nurnberg on September 28th.
04.11.1976 Entertainment Centre Perth Australia Fatty Lumpkin
09.11.1976 Festival Hall Melbourne Australia Buffalo
11.11.1976 Horden Pavillion Sydney Australia Buffalo Click here for ticket stub picture.
12.11.1976 Civic Theatre Newcastle Australia Buffalo
13.11.1976 Festival Hall Brisbane Australia Buffalo
16.11.1976 Horden Pavillion Sydney Australia Buffalo
18.11.1976 Festival Theatre Adelaide Australia Buffalo Some sources claim this was on November 20th instead.
19.11.1976 Festival Theatre Adelaide Australia Buffalo 1st show at 5pm
19.11.1976 Festival Theatre Adelaide Australia Buffalo 2nd show at 8pm
22.11.1976 Festival Hall Melbourne Australia Click here for ticket stub picture.
02.12.1976 Taiikukan Gymansium Tokyo Japan Venue might've been Sport Centre. Click here for ticket stub picture.
04.12.1976 Shi Kokaido Nagoya Japan Some sources claim this show did not take place
05.12.1976 Koseinenkin-Kaikan Osaka Japan On Stage recordings, some sources list this as 4th. Click here for a picture of a souvenir sticker sold at the show.
06.12.1976 Budokan Tokyo Japan On Stage recordings, not confirmed?
07.12.1976 Shi Kokaido Nagoya Japan
08.12.1976 Koseinenkin-Kaikan Osaka Japan The Anzen Band On Stage recordings
09.12.1976 Koseinenkin-Kaikan Osaka Japan On Stage recordings.
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10.12.1976 Kaikan Daiichi Hall Kyoto Japan
13.12.1976 Kyuden-Kinen Taiikukan Fukuoka Japan
14.12.1976 Kenritsu Taiikukan Hiroshima Japan Venue might've been Hiroshima-Shi Kokaido
16.12.1976 Budokan Tokyo Japan 1st show at 3.00pm, On Stage recordings.
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16.12.1976 Budokan Tokyo Japan 2nd show at night, On Stage recordings


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