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23 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD In Cape Town (Vivian Campbell Tour Diary)

Def Leppard 1996. Vivian Campbell 1996

Def Leppard played a Slang tour show in Cape Town, South Africa on 10th December 1996 and a tour diary is available.

The show took place at the Green Point Stadium.

The first time the band had played in this city where they were supported by local band Squeal.

The third of three outdoor stadium shows in South Africa.

The band's last show of 1996 and was played before any announcement of the April 1997 South American shows.

Vivian wrote about the Durban show for Kerrang! magazine as part of a series of Tour Diaries from all three shows.

Read his first two diary entries via the links.

Cape Town, South Africa 1996 - Vivian Campbell Tour Diary Quotes

Two days off precede the Cape Town show, and it's a fabulous place to have free time. The weather here is about 86F, with a cool sea breeze. Beautiful women abound and the rand (local currency) is worth f**k all, so the beer and everything else is dirt cheap.

Again, the show gets a great response; the South African audiences are extremely enthusiastic. The band, however, is a little nostalgic. With every song played, we realise it's the last time we'll do them for what will probably be another couple of years.

Slang 1996.

After the show, much male-bonding occurs as we cry in our beer and reminisce about all the bum chords, bad hair-dos and magic moments of the past 107 shows.

(Read the full diary via the show page link).

Fan photos and reviews from any past tour can be submitted - Here

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