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Friday, 3rd July 1981
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  • Location / Barcelona, Spain
  • Venue / Plaza de Toros Monumental / Plaza Toros Monumental de Barcelona

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

The first time at this venue.

The venue is located in the city centre.

It dates back to 1914.

The venue is also a well known bullfighting ring which is the last one to operate in Catalonia.

The venue is also known as Plaza Monumental de Barcelona or La Monumental and was written on tickets and tour posters for this show as Plaza Toros Monumental de Barcelona.

It is also not far from the famous La Sagrada Familia building.

This show is notable as the only known time that "You Got Me Runnin" was performed live.

It is likely other new songs were tried out on this leg before the main UK headline tour started later in the month.

A decent audience recording exists from this show.

UFO replaced the Scorpions on the bill and had to play after Rainbow.

This was due to guitarist Ritchie Blackmore refusing to play after midnight.

Fan Photos.

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show info

  • Tour - Def Leppard High 'n' Dry World Tour 1981
  • Rainbow Tour Name - Difficult To Cure/Rainbow Over Europe 1981.
  • Fan Recorded - Yes (Audio)
  • Venue - No Website
  • Venue Address - Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 749, 08013 Barcelona
  • Spanish Autonomous Community - Catalonia
  • Area Map - Google
  • Last Show Here - n/a
  • Capacity - 20,000
  • Attendance - n/a
  • Total Gross - n/a
  • Doors - n/a
  • Show Time - 9pm
  • Tickets - n/a
  • Promoter - Gay & Company/European Concerts A.P.S..
  • Headliner - Rainbow
  • Support Act - UFO - (Replaced Scorpions/Played 75 mins after Rainbow)
  • Support Act - Scorpions - (Cancelled)
  • Support Act - Def Leppard

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A view inside the venue.

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