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Sunday, 16th September 1979
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  • Location / London, England
  • Venue / Hammersmith Odeon

The first show by the band in this city since a radio In Concert special in August.

The first time at this venue.

The venue is located in the Hammersmith area of the city next to the Hammersmith Flyover/A4 road and not far from the River Thames and Riverside Studios which the band would play in June 1999 for the 'TFI Friday' TV show.

It was opened in March 1932 as the Gaumont Palace.

It was then given its most famous name of Hammersmith Odeon from 1962 to 1992.

After that it became Labatt's Apollo (1992-1996), Hammersmith Apollo (1996-2002, 2006-2009 and 2013), Carling Apollo Hammersmith (2002-2006), HMV Hammersmith Apollo (2009-2012).

It was redeveloped in 2013 when it was given its current name of Eventim Apollo.

The last of four shows supporting Sammy Hagar on his 'Street Machine' UK tour.

The first public show in London with the band introduced as stage as making their London debut.

The setlist included rare tracks 'Heat Street' and future B Side 'Good Morning Freedom'.

The individual band photos by Ross Halfin on the 1979 'Wasted' single were taken from this show.

A decent quality audience recording exists from this show.

Show Story - 'Animal Instinct' Biography 1987

"(Frank) Stuart-Brown's major score at the time was the support slot on a four-date U.K. tour with American heavy metal shouter Sammy Hagar."

"The Leppards were paid a hundred and fifty pounds a night."

Fan Photos.

show intro

  • 00 - n/a


songs by album / single

show info

  • Tour - Def Leppard Early Years Tour 1979
  • Sammy Hagar Tour Name - Street Machine UK Tour '79
  • Fan Recorded - Yes (Audio)
  • Venue - Website
  • Venue Address - 45 Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, London W6 9QH
  • English County - Greater London
  • Area Map - Google
  • Last Show Here - 22nd August 1979
  • Capacity - 3,487
  • Attendance - n/a
  • Show Time - 8pm
  • Tickets - £3
  • Total Gross - n/a
  • Promoter - Straight Music
  • Headliner - Sammy Hagar
  • Support Act - Def Leppard

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A view inside the venue.

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