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Wednesday, 6th February 1980
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  • Location / Colchester, England
  • Venue / Students' Union Dance Hall @ University Of Essex

The first show by the band in this town.

Another show on the six week UK club tour with Witchfynde and local acts in support.

The venue is located within the grounds of the University Of Essex Colchester campus.

News stories announcing the tour incorrectly listed this show as being at Exeter University. The band actually played there on the 13th February and Colchester is in Essex which is 246 miles to the North East.

The show took place within the Students' Union Dance Hall.

The venue has hosted concerts from around 1966 onwards including many famous bands like Genesis and Pink Floyd who both played there four times.

AC/DC's 1978 concert here was filmed for the 'Rock Goes To College' BBC TV show.

Fan Photos.

show intro

  • 00 - n/a


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show info

  • Tour - Def Leppard On Through The Night UK Club Tour 1980
  • Fan Recorded - None Yet
  • Venue - Website
  • Venue Address - University of Essex, Boundary Road, Colchester CO4 3SQ
  • English County - Essex
  • Area Map - Google
  • Last Show Here - n/a
  • Capacity - 1,000+
  • Attendance - n/a
  • Total Gross - n/a
  • Tickets - £2
  • Promoter - Essex Student Union Entertainment
  • Headliner - Def Leppard
  • Support Act - Witchfynde

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A view looking towards where the venue is and showing the entrance to the University.

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