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Tuesday, 29th April 1980
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  • Location / Derby, England
  • Venue / Assembly Rooms @ Great Hall Market Place

The first show by the band in this city February 1980 on the club tour.

The first time at this venue.

The final show on the On Through The Night UK tour with Magnum and local/young acts in support.

Following a three week break after this show the band would go on to start their first American tour .

The venue is located in the city centre.

It was opened in 1774 and then destroyed in a fire in 1963.

A new building was opened in 1977. In March 2014 the building suffered a fire and is currently being renovated.

The opener for this show was Dawn Trader, a New Wave Of British Heavy Metal band based in Nottingham.

They featured Mick Preston (lead vocals), Wayne Wizard (guitars), Fraser Shaw (bass) and Ian McKay (drums).

The band released a self-titled four track E.P. in 1980 and two further EPs in 1981 and 1982 before spitting in 1986.

They reformed in 2009 and released a full album in 2011 called 'Castle'.

Read more about this tour in the Lep History section.

Fan Photos.

show intro

  • 00 - When The Walls Came Tumblin' Down Album Intro

setlist - (Unconfirmed)

songs by album / single

show info

  • Tour - Def Leppard On Through The Night UK Tour 1980
  • Fan Recorded - none yet
  • Venue - Website
  • Venue Address - Market Place, Derby DE1 3AH
  • English County - Derbyshire
  • Area Map - Google
  • Last Show Here - 7th February 1980
  • Capacity - 1.500
  • Attendance - n/a
  • Total Gross - n/a
  • Show Time - 7:30pm
  • Tickets - £2.50/£3
  • Promoter - M.C.P./Midland Concert Promotions
  • Headliner - Def Leppard
  • Support Act - Magnum
  • Support Act - Dawn Trader

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