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On This Day In Def Leppard History (31st December 2021)

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On This Day in Def Leppard History - 31st December, the following concerts and events took place. Including Rick Allen's car accident on New Year's Eve 1984.

The accident which took place on the A57 road outside of Sheffield, England robbed Rick of his left arm.

Read more about this day as told by the band and view rare local press photos.

Also available are band interviews and video talking about that day including contributions from Mutt Lange and ex-manager Cliff Burnstein.

Also on this day in 1999 the band played their last show of the 20th Century in Chicago, IL during the Euphoria tour and debuted a new song '21st Century Sha La La La Girl'.

Read more about this live show anniversary and listen to '21st Century'.

The encore took place after the chimes of Big Ben were played to mark the start of the New Year and the New Millennium. The first song played in 2000 was '21st Century Sha La La La Girl' for the only recorded time followed by 'Let It Go'.

Other New Year's Eve shows took place in Tampa, FL 1987 on the Hysteria tour and Phoenix, AZ in 1992 during the Adrenalize tour. Both 'In The Round' shows.

Read more about this live show anniversary in Tampa, FL where the band were "arrested" on stage.

As of 2021, Def Leppard have played 3 times on this date.

Euphoria 1999
1999 - Live Concert

Allstate Arena, Chicago, IL, USA

Hysteria 1987.
1987 - Live Concert

USF Sun Dome, Tampa, FL, USA

Rick Allen.
1984 - Rick Allen Car Accident

A57 Manchester Road, Moscar/Sheffield, England

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

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