|Tour by Rainbow|
|Start date||11 June 1976|
|End date||16 December 1976|
|No. of shows||83|
|Rainbow concert chronology|
The Rising Tour was a concert tour by Anglo-American rock band Rainbow.
The concerts in Cologne, Dusseldorf, Nuremberg, and Munich would all be recorded, and later released as the live album Live in Germany 1976.
Setlist[edit | edit source]
- "Kill the King"
- "Mistreated" (Deep Purple cover)
- "Sixteenth Century Greensleeves"
- "Catch The Rainbow"
- "Man on the Silver Mountain"
- "A Light In the Black" (Only on North American and Japan legs)
- "Still I'm Sad" (The Yardbirds cover)
- "Do You Close Your Eyes"
Reception[edit | edit source]
Speaking of the June 17 show, Billboard's Mark Bego remarked that "Projecting an ample amount of sound to fill a room twice the size of the Beacon, Blackmore's quintet played a blasting, frenzied set underneath an arcing strobe and rainbow scrim. Performing such trademarks as "Up To The Silver Mountain", "Stargazer" and "Catch The Wind," the emphasis was on screeching guitar wails. The tone was one of wildness June 17. Blackmore got down on some mellow electronics on "Mistreated" while Ronnie James Dio lamented "losing his mind."  A more mixed review would be from Bob Ross of the St. Petersburg Times, who stated that "Being the former lead guitarist of Deep Purple does not make one a $6 attraction. His heavy-metal version was not as offensive as Savoy Brown's pulsating migrane thump, but another dose of Roy Buchanan would have been far preferable from a musical standpoint". 
Tour Dates[edit | edit source]
|June 11, 1976||Columbus||United States||Veterans Memorial Auditorium|
|June 13, 1976||Albany||Palace Theater|
|June 15, 1976||Cleveland||Allen Theater|
|Binghamton||Broome County Arena|
|June 17, 1976||New York City||Beacon Theater|
|June 18, 1976||Hempstead||Calderone Concert Hall|
|June 19, 1976||Buffalo||New Century Theater|
|June 20, 1976||Erie||Erie County Field House|
|June 22, 1976||Dayton||Hara Arena|
|June 24, 1976||Milwaukee||Uptown Theater|
|June 25, 1976||Chicago||Aragon Ballroom|
|June 27, 1976||Davenport||RKO Theater|
|June 28, 1976||Toledo||Toledo Sports Arena|
|July 1, 1976||Allentown||Allentown Fairgrounds|
|July 2, 1976||Rochester||Rochester Auditorium|
|July 3, 1976||Asbury Park||Asbury Park Convention Hall|
|July 8, 1976||Dallas||McFarlin Auditorium|
|July 9, 1976||San Antonio||San Antonio Municipal Auditorium|
|July 10, 1976||Houston||Houston Music Hall|
|July 14, 1976||Tampa||Curtis Hixon Hall|
|July 15, 1976||Miami||Jai-Alai Fronton|
|July 16, 1976||St. Petersburg||Bayfront Center|
|July 20, 1976||Montreal||Canada||St. Denis Theater|
|July 26, 1976||Pittsburgh||United States||Pittsburgh Civic Arena|
|July 27, 1976||Indianapolis||Market Square Arena|
|July 30, 1976||Shreveport||Hirsch Memorial Coliseum|
|August 2, 1976||Las Vegas||Aladdin Theater|
|August 3, 1976||Burbank||Starlight Bowl|
|August 6, 1976||San Jose||San Jose Civic Auditorium|
|August 7, 1976||Berkeley||Berkeley Community Theater|
|August 31, 1976||Bristol||England||Bristol Hippodrome|
|September 1, 1976||Leicester||De Montfort Hall|
|September 3, 1976||Liverpool||Empire Theater|
|September 4, 1976||Edinburgh||Scotland||Playhouse Theater|
|September 5, 1976||Manchester||England||Free Trade Hall|
|September 6, 1976||London||Hammersmith Odeon|
|September 7, 1976|
|September 8, 1976|
|September 11, 1976||Birmingham||Birmingham Odeon|
|September 12, 1976||Southampton||Gaumont Theater|
|September 14, 1976||Newcastle||England||Newcastle City Hall|
|September 20, 1976||Stockholm||Sweden||Stockholm Concert Hall|
|September 22, 1976||Copenhagen||Denmark||Tivoli Gardens|
|September 23, 1976||Hamburg||Germany||Musikhalle|
|September 24, 1976||Bremen||Stadthalle|
|September 25, 1976||Cologne||Cologne Sporthalle|
|September 27, 1976||Dusseldorf||Phillipshalle|
|September 28, 1976||Nuremberg||Messehalle|
|September 29, 1976||Munich||Circus Krone|
|September 30, 1976||Mannheim||Multihalle|
|October 1, 1976||Wiesbaden||Rhein-Main-Halle|
|October 2, 1976||Dortmund||Westfalenhalle|
|October 3, 1976||Geneva||Switzerland|
|October 4, 1976||Bern||Bern Casino|
|October 5, 1976||Zurich||Volkshaus|
|October 6, 1976||Frankfurt||Germany||Jahrhunderthalle|
|October 8, 1976||Hoensbroek||Netherlands||Luxor Theater|
|October 11, 1976||Le Mans||France|
|October 12, 1976||Besancon||Palais des Sports|
|October 13, 1976||Paris||Pavillon de Paris|
|October 14, 1976||Brussels||Belgium||Cirque Royal|
|October 15, 1976||Colmar||France||Parc des Expositions|
|October 16, 1976||Marseille|
|October 18, 1976||The Hague||Netherlands||Congress Hall|
|November 4, 1976||Perth||Australia||Perth Entertainment Center|
|November 9, 1976||Melbourne||Melbourne Festival Hall|
|November 11, 1976||Sydney||Hordern Pavilion|
|November 12, 1976||Newcastle||Newcastle Civic Theater|
|November 13, 1976||Brisbane||Brisbane Festival Hall|
|November 16, 1976||Sydney||Hordern Pavilion|
|November 18, 1976||Adelaide||Adelaide Festival Theater|
|November 19, 1976|
|November 20, 1976|
|November 22, 1976||Melbourne||Melbourne Festival Hall|
|December 2, 1976||Tokyo||Japan||Taiikukan Gymnasium|
|December 5, 1976||Osaka||Koseinenkin Kaikan|
|December 7, 1976||Nagoya||Shi-Koukaidou|
|December 8, 1976||Osaka||Koseinenkin Kaikan|
|December 9, 1976|
|December 10, 1976||Kyoto||Kyoto Kaikan|
|December 13, 1976||Fukuoka||Kyuden Kinen Taiikukan|
|December 14, 1976||Hiroshima||Hiroshima Kenritsu Taiikukan|
|December 16, 1976||Tokyo||Budokan (2 shows)|
References[edit | edit source]
- "Rainbow Tour Statistics: 1976 | setlist.fm". www.setlist.fm. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
- "Billboard Magazine, 07-10-1976" (PDF).
- "No gold at end of Rainbow concert". The St. Petersburg Times. July 16, 1976.
- "Tapio's Ronnie James Dio Pages: Rising tour dates". www.dio.net. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
- "DIO/Blackmore Rainbow Tour Information Part 2". ronniejamesdiosite.com. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
- Valente, Mario. "Rainbow - Tour Story". www.ritchieblackmore.info. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
- "Arena concert cancelled". Binghamton Press. June 16, 1976.
- "Hard rock pleases 4,000 as summer series opens". The Morning Call. July 1, 1976.
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