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30 Years Ago VIVIAN CAMPBELL's First DEF LEPPARD Show In Dublin

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Vivian Campbell made his first public appearance as a guitarist for Def Leppard on this day in 1992 in Dublin, Ireland.

The show at McGonagles Club in Dublin on 15th April 1992 was a warm-up before the band appeared at the Freddie Mercury tribute concert five days later.

That show was to be the official unveiling of the replacement for the late Steve Clark who had died in January 1991.

Vivian was actually unveiled via a short press release the day before this show (14th April 1992).

This show was also notable for the only playing of the song 'Die Hard The Hunter' with Vivian in the band which was not included in the setlist for the main Adrenalize world tour.

A song that will be played again during a Pyromania album residency in Las Vegas, should it ever happen.

As a warm-up for the Freddie Mercury tribute concert the band played their three song set as the first encore (LGR played first), including Queen's 'Now I'm Here'.

In all 17 songs were performed with 'Let's Get Rocked' making its live debut and the rest of the set very similar to that played on the 13-Day club tour. 'Rock! Rock!' was played and would not return to the set until June 1993.

Vivian had played this venue many times with his first band Sweet Savage in the late 70s/early 80s. U2 also played many of their early shows here.

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