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Thursday, 8th November 2018
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  • Location / Melbourne, VIC, Australia
  • Venue / Rod Laver Arena

The first show by the band in this city since November 2015 on the World Tour 2015.

The sixth time at this venue which was first played in July 1992.

The venue is located in the city centre and within the Melbourne Park complex of venues which also includes other tennis courts, the Olympic Park stadium.

The Melbourne Cricket Ground is also nearby.

It is home to the Australian Open Grand Slam Tennis championships and has a retractable roof that is usually closed for concerts.

It was opened in January 1988 as the National Tennis Centre at Flinders Park.

From 1996 to 2000 it was known as Centre Court.

In 2000 it was renamed as Rod Laver Arena after the countries most famous tennis player.

The full 'Hysteria' album was played in sequence for the first time in Melbourne.

'Don't Shoot Shotgun', 'Run Riot', 'Excitable' and 'Love And Affection' were all played for the first time in Melbourne.

'Action' was also played here for the first time in the rotating spot as song #13.

Scorpions had to cancel their appearance due to illness and local band Dallas Crane stepped in as support.

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  • 00 - Video Countdown/Personal Jesus Cover
  • 00 - Hysteria Album Intro


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A view inside the arena.

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