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Thursday, 21st December 1978
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  • Location / Rotherham, England
  • Venue / Clifton Hall @ Rotherham College Of Technology Students' Union
  • Event / Christmas Dance

The first show by the band in this town.

The first time at this venue.

The venue was located 1 mile to the South East of the city centre and used by the Rotherham College Of Technology.

It was opened in 1873.

The hall was demolished in 1991 and the site is now the Clifton Hall car park.

The Sweet and Pink Floyd also played this venue in the 60s and early 70s.

The first show Rick Allen played with Def Leppard after joining the band on 27th November 1978.

The band line-up was now - Joe Elliott, Rick Savage, Steve Clark, Pete Willis and Rick Allen.

The show was a pre-Christmas dance event featuring a local act called Bliss (who headlined) and a student disco called Spektrum Disco.

Joe Elliott mentioned on his 31st March 2012 Planet Rock radio show that the band played Sex Pistols song 'Pretty Vacant' at 1978 Christmas show with this gig being the likely one.

This song would later be played during the mid section of 'Another Hit And Run' at two club shows in England and Argentina during the 1996/1997 'Slang' world tour.

Both show posters had the band name written as 'Deff / Lepard' which was likely a mistake.

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setlist - (Unconfirmed)

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  • Covers - 1

show info

  • Tour - Def Leppard Early Years Tour 1978
  • Fan Recorded - none yet
  • Venue - n/a
  • Venue Address - Warncliffe Street, Rotherham
  • English County - South Yorkshire
  • Area Map - Google
  • Last Show Here - n/a>
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  • Ticket Price - 80p/£1
  • Show Time - 7:30pm-1am
  • Headliner - Bliss
  • Support Act - Def Leppard
  • Support Act - Spektrum Disco

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    venue street view

    A view of where the venue used to be with the original front wall entrance still in place with new railings added.

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