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Tuesday, 2nd October 1979
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  • Location / London, England
  • Venue / Union Concert Hall @ Imperial College

The first show by the band in this city since September 1979 on the Sammy Hagar tour.

The first time at this venue.

The venue is located within the Imperial College Students' Union and just across the street from the Royal Albert Hall.

It was opened in 1907.

The band's first ever headline show in London and only their second full public concert in the capital.

The members of Queen met whilst studying here in the early 1970s and played their second ever show in the same hall on 18th July 1970.

Brian May also booked a gig for Jimi Hendrix in this hall whilst a student and part of the Student Union Entertainment Committee.

Show Story from 'Animal Instinct' Biography

"This was the Def Leppard's first headlining show in London. Because there was no dressing room at the hall, the band switched into their stage clothes behind the PA stacks."

Show Photos

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show intro

  • 00 - n/a

setlist - (Unconfirmed)

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show info

  • Tour - Def Leppard Early Years Tour 1979
  • Fan Recorded - none yet
  • Venue - Website
  • Venue Address - Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2BB
  • English County - Greater London
  • Area Map - Google
  • Last Show Here - 16th September 1979
  • Capacity - 200
  • Attendance - n/a
  • Show Time - n/a
  • Tickets - n/a
  • Total Gross - n/a
  • Promoter - Imperial College Union.
  • Headliner - Def Leppard
  • Support Act - n/a

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venue street view

A view of the building entrance with the Royal Albert Hall visible when you move 'Left' (the cncert hall is also on the left of the entrance).

A view from inside the courtyard looking back towards the entrance with the hall on the right.

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