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Thursday, 23rd July 1981
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  • Location / Manchester, England
  • Venue / Manchester Apollo/Apollo Theatre

The first show by the band in this city since April 1980 on the On Through The Night tour.

The fourth time at this venue.

Another show on the High 'n' Dry UK tour with Lionheart and MORE in support.

The venue is located to the south west of the city centre.

It was opened in August 1938 as the Apollo theatre which was its name until 1962 (and again in 2010).

It was then named as the Manchester Apollo from 1962 to 2003 before becoming the Carling Apollo Manchester until 2010.

Since September 2010 it has been named as the O2 Apollo Manchester.

Before 'Lady Strange' Joe jokingly said to the crowd "This is an old-newie. We played this at Reading, if you weren't throwing cans you might remember it".

'Let It Go' was introduced as the new single (which did not come out until August and feature a live photo from Liverpool on its sleeve).

Steve did his false guitar intro before 'Wasted' as he would go on to do on the Pyromania tour.

A decent quality audience recording exists from this show and features one of only two live recordings of 'NO NO NO' available.

Fan Photos.

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show info

  • Tour - Def Leppard High 'n' Dry World Tour 1981
  • Fan Recorded - Yes (Audio)
  • Venue - Website
  • Venue Address - Stockport Road, Manchester M12 6AP
  • English County - Greater Manchester
  • Area Map - Google
  • Last Show Here - 8th April 1980
  • Capacity - 2,348
  • Attendance - n/a
  • Total Gross - n/a
  • Doors - 7pm
  • Show Time - 7:30pm
  • Tickets - £3.25/£3/£3.75
  • Promoter - M.C.P. (Midland Concert Promotions).
  • Headliner - Def Leppard
  • Support Act - Lionheart
  • Support Act - MORE

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A view inside the venue.

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