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Friday, 3rd October 2003
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  • Location / Irvine, CA, USA
  • Venue / Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

The first show by the band in this city since August 1996 on the Slang tour.

The 7th time at this venue.

The venue was located in the Laguna Hills area of California not far from Phil Collen's home and 45 miles south east of Los Angeles city centre.

It was opened in August 1981 as Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre until 1999.

It was named as the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre from 2000 to 2014 before reverting back to the original name.

The venue was closed down on 30th October 2016 and turned into a housing development.

'Action' was rotated back in again for 'Rock! Rock!' with an otherwise unchanged setlist.

Joe reportedly had a cold during soundcheck with a box of tissues on hand.

'WLAHC' was soundchecked ahead of it's first ever playing in the USA at the Las Vegas show.

Soundcheck songs - 'Promises', 'Let It Go', 'When Love & Hate Collide', 'Two Steps Behind (acoustic-first chorus into solo)'.

A decent quality audience recording exists from this show.

show intro


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