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Sunday, 27th April 1980
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  • Location / Leicester, England
  • Venue / De Montfort Hall @ University Of Leicester

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

The second time at this venue.

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

The venue is located to the South East of the city centre and within the grounds of the University Of Leicester and not far from the city's main train station and the King Power football stadium home to Leicester City F.C..

It was opened in 1913.

Most of the adverts and posters for the tour printed the venue name incorrectly as 'De Montford Hall'.

It's likely the band played the Auditorium setup with 2,2000 capacity rather than the larger 7,000 capacity Amphitheater setup.

The opener for this show was Quartz, a New Wave Of British Heavy Metal band based in Birmingham.

They featured Mike "Taffy" Taylor (lead vocals), Mick Hopkins (guitars), Derek Arnold (bass) and Malcolm Cope (drums).

Their 1977 debut self-titled album was produced by Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath.

The band's second album 'Stand Up And Fight' was released in June 1980 and they also supported bands like Iron Maiden, Rush, Saxon, UFO and Gillan.

They were also on the bill at Reading 1980.

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)




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show info

  • Tour - Def Leppard On Through The Night UK Tour 1980
  • Fan Recorded - none yet
  • Venue - Website
  • Venue Address - Granville Road, Leicester LE1 7RU
  • English County - Leicestershire
  • Area Map - Google
  • Last Show Here - 5th February 1980
  • Capacity - 2,200 (Auditorium)
  • Capacity - 7,000 (Amphitheater)
  • Attendance - n/a
  • Total Gross - n/a
  • Show Time - 9pm
  • Tickets - £2.50/£3
  • Promoter - M.C.P./Midland Concert Promotions
  • Headliner - Def Leppard
  • Support Act - Magnum
  • Support Act - Quartz

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