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Tuesday, 8th April 1980
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  • Location / Manchester, England
  • Venue / Manchester Apollo/Apollo Theatre

The first show by the band in this city since February 1980 on the club tour.

The third time at this venue.

Another show on the On Through The Night UK and World tour with Magnum and local/young acts in support.

The venue is located to the south west of the city centre.

It was opened in August 1938 as the Apollo theatre which was its name until 1962 (and again in 2010).

It was then named as the Manchester Apollo from 1962 to 2003 before becoming the Carling Apollo Manchester until 2010.

Since September 2010 it has been named as the O2 Apollo Manchester.

The opener for this show was Tygers Of Pan Tang, a rock band based in Whitley Bay who would go on to support at two more shows on this leg.

They featured Jess Cox (lead vocals), Brian Dick (drums), Richard Laws (bass), Robb Weir (guitars) and possibly John Sykes (guitars) who would later join Whitesnake and sing background vocals on the 'Adrenalize' album.

They went on to release their debut album 'Wild Cat' in August 1980.

Read more about this tour in the Lep History section.

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  • 00 - When The Walls Came Tumblin' Down Album Intro

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A view inside the venue.

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