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Friday, 5th February 1988
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  • Location / Knoxville, TN, USA
  • Venue / Thompson-Boling Arena

The first show by the band in this city since May 1983 on the Pyromania tour.

The first time at this venue and the first ever concert held at the arena.

This meant Def Leppard and support act Tesla were the first rock bands ever to play the arena.

The venue was located in central Knoxville within the grounds of the University Of Tennessee and near to Neyland Stadium and the Tennessee River.

It was opened in December 1987.

The arena was renovated in 2007.

The next rock band to play the arena was Whitesnake on 12th March 1988 featuring future Lep member Vivian Campbell.

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show intro

  • 00 - Dirty Harry/Clint Eastwood Speech

setlist - (Unconfirmed)





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show info

  • Tour - Def Leppard Hysteria Tour 1987/1988
  • Staging - In The Round
  • Fan Recorded - none yet
  • Venue - Website
  • Venue Address - 1600 Phillip Fulmer Way #202, Knoxville, TN 37996
  • US State - Tennessee
  • Area Map - Google
  • Last Show Here - 27th May 1983
  • Capacity - 21,678
  • In The Round Show Capacity - 11,943
  • Attendance - 7,247
  • Total Gross - $115.072
  • Promoter - Sunshine Promotions
  • Headliner - Def Leppard
  • Support Act - Tesla

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