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Sunday, 17th April 1983
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  • Location / Irvine, CA, USA
  • Venue / Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre

A second night at this venue.

Another show supporting Billy Squier on his 'Emotions In Motion' tour.

The second time at this venue.

The venue was located in the Laguna Hills area of California not far from Phil Collen's home and 45 miles south east of Los Angeles city centre.

It was opened in August 1981 as Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre until 1999.

It was named as the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre from 2000 to 2014 before reverting back to the original name.

The venue was closed down on 30th October 2016 and turned into a housing development.

It rained heavily during this show prompting Billy Squier to hold out an umbrella for Joe side stage (See Photo Galleries).

They also went into part of 'Singin' In The Rain' when he was on stage during 'Rock Of Ages'.

Joe apologised for the delay to the start of the show before 'High 'N' Dry' due to the heavy rain.

Joe wore a leopard print top during this part of this show and Billy Squier appeared on stage with the band at the end of their set. A similar shirt to one he wore the at the main world tour's official first night in Belfast.

A decent audience recording exists from this show which in the past has been incorrectly listed as being from the 16th April.

In a comical moment after Joe introduces "Our new guitarist Phil Collen" after his guitar solo, someone near the audience taper shouts "Pete Willis!".

A show at The L.A. Forum was previously listed on the site for this date but this information was incorrect.

Fan Photos.

show intro

  • 00 - Pyromania Album Intro


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show info

  • Tour - Def Leppard Pyromania World Tour 1983/1984
  • Tour (Billy Squier) - Emotions In Motion
  • Fan Recorded - Yes (Audio)
  • Venue - No Website
  • Venue Address - 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618
  • US State - California
  • Area Map - Google
  • Last Show Here - 16th April 1983
  • Capacity - 15,000
  • Attendance - 15,000
  • Total Gross - n/a
  • Doors - n/a
  • Show Time - n/a
  • Tickets - n/a
  • Promoter - Avalon Attractions.
  • Headliner - Billy Squier
  • Support Act - Def Leppard

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A view looking towards where the old entrance to the venue was before it's closure.

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