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Friday, 4th July 1980
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  • Location / Atlanta/Braselton, GA, USA
  • Venue / Road Atlanta
  • Event / Georgia Jam '80

The first show by the band in this city and state.

The first time at this venue.

The venue is located 5.4 miles to the North West of the city of Braselton, GA.

Braselton itself is actually 49 miles North East of the city centre of Atlanta but like many U.S. venues it gets listed as Atlanta.

It was opened in 1970 and this is the only known concert to have taken place at the venue.

Since 2018 the name has been expanded to Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.

With an audience of 35,000 attending this was the largest audience Def Leppard had yet played to but it would soon be eclipsed later on in the same month as the tour progressed.

Def Leppard started the event at 2pm and the temperature reportedly went over 100 degrees in the afternoon.

A Ted Nugent show was originally scheduled on this date in Lakeland, Florida at Lakeland Civic Center.

It was taken off the schedule and this show was added with Ted Nugent replacing ZZ Top as headliners of the event.

Def Leppard were the replacements for a band called Point Blank.

The original Ted Nugent tour schedule had a date for Atlanta of 3rd July. it's possible two solo shows were cancelled to be replaced by this festival appearance or the date of this event was moved.

Fan Photos.

show intro

  • 00 - n/a

setlist - (Unconfirmed)

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show info

  • Tour - Def Leppard On Through The Night US Tour 1980
  • Ted Nugent Tour Name - Scream Dream/Wango Tango Tour
  • Fan Recorded - none yet
  • Venue - Website
  • Venue Address - 5300 Winder Highway, Braselton, GA 30517
  • US State - Georgia
  • Area Map - Google
  • Last Show Here - n/a
  • Capacity - 40,000
  • Attendance - 35,000
  • Total Gross - n/a
  • Show Time - 2pm
  • Doors/Gates - 9am
  • Tickets - $12 (Advance)/$14 (Day of show)
  • Promoter - Rich Floyd & The Agora/98 Rock radio.
  • Headliner - Ted Nugent
  • Support Act - Molly Hatchet
  • Support Act - Pat Travers Band
  • Support Act - Scorpions
  • Support Act - Def Leppard - (2pm)

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venue street view

A view near the main entrance to the race track.

A view inside one of the buildings.

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