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Sunday, 30th August 1981
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  • Location / Grand Rapids, MI, USA
  • Venue / Welsh Auditorium @ Grand Center

The first show by the band in this city.

The first time at this venue.

The venue was located in the city centre and close to the Grand River.

It was opened in 1933 as Grand Rapids Civic Auditorium.

It was changed to Welsh Auditorium in 1975.

It was renovated in 1984 and 2005 before being closed in 2003 and the main auditorium demolished.

The front facade of the building stills stands and is now connected to the DeVos Place Convention Center.

The venue name was written on tickets as Grand Center Welsh Auditorium.

show intro

setlist - (Unconfirmed)

songs by album

show info

  • Tour - Def Leppard High 'n' Dry World Tour 1981
  • Ossy Osbourne Tour Name - Blizzard Of Ozz
  • Fan Recorded - none yet
  • Venue - No Website
  • Venue Address - Lyon Street North West, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • US State - Michigan
  • Area Map - Google
  • Last Show Here - n/a
  • Capacity - 5,600
  • Attendance - 5,600
  • Total Gross - n/a
  • Doors - n/a
  • Show Time - n/a
  • Tickets - n/a
  • Promoter - Danny Kresky Enterprises.
  • Headliner - Ozzy Osbourne's Blizzard Of Ozz
  • Support Act - Def Leppard

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venue street view

A view looking towards where the venue used to stand (the front of the original building is still intact as shown).

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