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Monday, 8th December 1980
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  • Location / Chesterfield, England
  • Venue / Aquarius Club / Aquarius Night Club

The first show by the band in this town since August 1979 on the Early Years tour.

The first time at this venue and first of two nights here.

The venue was located in and (appropriately) on Sheffield Road.

It was opened in the early 1972 and hosted concerts until at least April 1989 before closing down in the early 1990s.

Another show on a club tour to road test new songs written for the second album.

This was done as the band waited for producer Mutt Lange to become available which would not happen until March 1981.

He had been due to start working with them in October 1980 and when the delay continued Joe suggested this club tour.

Initially due to just be two shows in Chesterfield which was owed to the owner of the paper factory in Dronfield where they where writing and rehearsing songs.

The shows were opened by 'High 'n' Dry (Saturday Night)' and 'This Ship Sails Tonight' was also played (later to become 'Too Late For Love'.)

'High 'n' Dry (Saturday Night)' was used to open the shows on this tour with 'This Ship Sails Tonight' played for at least the first few dates.

The third of the four news songs is confirmed as 'When The Rain Falls' which would go onto become 'Let It Go' in March 1981 as they band began working with Mutt Lange.

The other song played could have been album tracks that made it onto 'High 'n' Dry' or songs already played in April like 'Lady Strange' and 'Medicine Man'.

Fan Photos.

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  • 00 - n/a

setlist - (Unconfirmed)

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show info

  • Tour - Def Leppard On Through The Night UK Tour 1980
  • Fan Recorded - none yet
  • Venue - No Website
  • Venue Address - Sheffield Road, Chesterfield, England
  • English County - Derbyshire
  • Area Map - Google
  • Last Show Here - 30th August 1979
  • Capacity - 1,000
  • Attendance - n/a
  • Total Gross - n/a
  • Door Time - 7pm
  • Show Time - n/a
  • Tickets - £2.50/£3
  • Promoter - n/a
  • Headliner - Def Leppard
  • Support Act - Prisoner

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