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42 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD ON THROUGH THE NIGHT Tour In Santa Monica, CA (Concert Review)

Def Leppard 1980. Def Leppard 1980

Def Leppard played their first ever US show in Santa Monica, CA on 20th May 1980 and an archive concert review is available to read.

Variety Magazine reviewed the show which took place at the Civic Auditorium when the band supported Pat Travers.

The band's first ever concert in North America.

The first visit to this city.

Def Leppard 1980.

Variety Magazine - Online Review Quote

"Def Leppard drew a respectable response from the near-capacity house with it's own version of hard-driving but melodic rock. This group has all the requisite elements well in hand for this type of approach, including a 'long live rock' anthem or two which suggest the early potency of Foghat."

This and other archive concert reviews can be found on the show pages in the Tour History.

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

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