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Friday, 29th February 1980
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  • Location / Newcastle, England
  • Venue / Mayfair Ballroom

The first show by the band in this city since January 1980 on the same tour.

The fourth time at this venue and second of three shows in the city in 1980.

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

The last show played before the release of the 'On Through The Night' album in March and the start of the main world tour in April.

The first venue plated after the band signed to Phonogram Records in August 1979.

The venue was located in the city centre just north of the River Tyne and a few streets from the larger City Hall venue.

It was opened in September 1961 and also sometimes called the Mayfair Suite.

The venue was demolished in 1999 and replaced by The Gate shopping centre.

A new pub and restaurant called The Mayfair Pub & Kitchen was opened in Newgate Street in 2019 but is not a concert venue.

The only known time the band have performed on 29th February/Leap Day in a Leap Year.

But of course everyday is a Lep Day in a Lep Year!.

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A view looking at The Gate shopping Centre where the venue once stood.

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