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Tuesday, 5th June 1979
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  • Location / Sheffield/Crookes, England
  • Venue / Crookes Workingmen's Club

The first show by the band in this city since May 1979.

The first time at this venue.

This venue is located in the Crookes area of the city to the North of the city centre.

It was opened in 1926 as Crooke's Workingnen's Club and in recent years the name has been shortened to Crooke's Social Club.

The venue is also very near to Joe Elliott and Rick Savage's childhood homes on Crookes Road (Joe) and Forres Road (Sav).

The only confirmed performance of 'Beyond The Temple', a rare unreleased song along with 'Heat Street'.

'Good Morning Freedom' later became the B Side to the re-recorded 'Hello America' single in 1980.

"Emerald" by Thin Lizzy is the first song Rick Allen played with the band at his rehearsal.

The band did many covers in their early sets, also including UFO and Foreigner songs.

The show was attended by journalist Geoff Barton and photographer Ross Halfin.

Ross took pictures of Joe before the show near the train station and the area near Joe's house.

These pics and ones from the show have now been featured in the 2011 photo book 'The Definitive Visual History'.

The setlist pieced together from the media review featured 7 songs from the debut album plus various others that would be recorded for single B-Sides.

At this time the band were only playing two cover songs, both by Thin Lizzy.

Read more about this show including an interview with Sav from his visit to the venue in late 2014.

Fan Photos.

show intro

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show info

  • Tour - Def Leppard Early Years Tour 1979
  • Fan Recorded - none yet
  • Venue - Website
  • Venue Address - Mulehouse Road, Crookes, Sheffield S10 1TD
  • English County - South Yorkshire
  • Area Map - Google
  • Last Show Here - 2nd May 1979
  • Capacity - 500
  • Attendance - n/a
  • Show Time - n/a
  • Tickets - n/a
  • Total Gross - n/a
  • Promoter - n/a
  • Headliner - Def Leppard
  • Support Act - n/a

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