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Saturday, 4TH July 1981
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  • Location / Madrid, Spain
  • Venue / Estadio Roman Valero

The first show by the band in this city.

The first time at this venue.

The venue is located in the South of the city centre.

It was opened in 1945 and is commonly used for football matches.

The band were forced to play last after Rainbow.

As with the previous show this was again due to guitarist Ritchie Blackmore refusing to play after midnight and Spanish promoters not wanting to start the show in daylight.

Most of the crowd had left by the time the band started to pay.

Joe Elliott Quote - "We had about seven percent of the crowd left.".

Afterwards they vowed never to play Spain again (but would return in October 1983 only to have more issues).

UFO were once again replacements on the bill for Scorpions and played first.

Fan Photos.

show intro

  • 00 - n/a

setlist - (Unconfirmed)

songs by album

show info

  • Tour - Def Leppard High 'n' Dry World Tour 1981
  • Rainbow Tour Name - Difficult To Cure/Rainbow Over Europe 1981.
  • Fan Recorded - none yet
  • Venue - No Website
  • Venue Address - Calle de AndrĂ©s Arteaga, 1, 28026 Madrid
  • Spanish Autonomous Community - Community of Madrid
  • Area Map - Google
  • Last Show Here - n/a
  • Capacity - 5,000
  • End-Stage Concert Capacity - 20,000
  • Attendance - n/a
  • Total Gross - n/a
  • Doors - n/a
  • Show Time - 9pm
  • Tickets - n/a
  • Promoter - Gay & Company/European Concerts A.P.S..
  • Headliner - Rainbow
  • Support Act - UFO
  • Support Act - Scorpions - (Cancelled)
  • Support Act - Def Leppard - (Replaced Scorpions/Played after Rainbow/Past 12am)

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