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On This Day In Def Leppard History - 5th August 2017

Saturday, 5th August 2017





Rick Allen 1989.
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On This Day in Def Leppard History - 5th August, the following concerts and events took place. Including Rick Allen's first gig back after his accident in Cork, Ireland on this day in 1986.

The first of six Irish warm-up shows before the Monsters Of Rock tour.

Read more about this live show anniversary.

Also on this day the band signed their first record contract with Phonogram in 1979 at Allen family home just outside Sheffield.

Read more about the anniversary of this event.

In 1983 the single 'Rock Of Ages' was released in the UK. The second single taken from the 'Pyromania' album which reached Number 41 in the UK singles chart.

In 2002 the single 'Now' was released in the UK. The first single taken from the 'X/Ten' album which reached Number 23 in the UK singles chart.

As of 2017, Def Leppard have played 8 times on this date.

  • Def Leppard History - Concerts/Events On This Day
  • 5th August 2014  |  Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY, USA - Show Page
  • 5th August 2005  |  Coveleski Stadium, South Bend, IN, USA - Show Page
  • 5th August 2002  |  Single Release - 'Now', UK - Single Page
  • 5th August 2000  |  Kewaunee County Fair, Green Bay/Luxemburg, WI, USA - Show Page
  • 5th August 1999  |  Mississippi Valley Fair, Davenport, IA, USA - Show Page
  • 5th August 1988  |  Starwood Amphitheatre, Nashville/Antioch, TN, USA - Show Page
  • 5th August 1986  |  Rick Allen Returns - Connolly Hall, Cork, IRELAND - Show Page | News Story
  • 5th August 1983  |  Coliseum, Spokane, WA, USA - Show Page
  • 5th August 1983  |  Single Release - 'Rock Of Ages', UK - Single Page
  • 5th August 1981  |  Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME, USA - Show Page
  • 5th August 1979  |  Def Leppard Sign To Phonogram Records - Green Lane, Dronfield, ENGLAND - News Story

Use the previous news links to go back through each day in history to June 2011.







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