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Sunday, 13th September 1981
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  • Location / Daytona Beach, FL, USA
  • Venue / Peadbody Auditorium

The first show by the band in this city.

The first time at this venue.

The venue is located in the centre of the city and close to the beach.

It is also next to the newer 9,312 capacity Ocean Center venue which was opened in 1985 and played by the band in April 2003 on the X/Ten tour.

It was opened in 1919 and rebuilt/reopened in 1948.

This show was originally scheduled to take place at the Civic Auditorium in Jacksonville, FL but was moved to this venue instead.

The final night of the 'Blizzard Of Ozz' tour dates supporting Ozzy Osbourne.

The band would have only one day off before starting a solid three month long tour leg as support to Blackfoot.

One of many dates to be moved and/or cancelled on this tour leg - see the original schedule in the Photo Galleries section.

Show Story - 'Animal Instinct' Biography 1987

"On closing night in Daytona Beach, Def Leppard's tour bus got stuck in the sand when their driver and Ozzy's driver had a race and Leppard's driver pulled up too close to the beach."

"After the show, an end-of-tour blowout got out of hand when Joe and Ozzy drummer Tommy Aldridge (an old pal from his stint with Pat Travers on the 1980 tour) began throwing firecrackers from Aldridge's balcony down into the hotel swimming pool. The police, taking a dim view of this kind of entertainment, threatened to arrest the pair of them and nearly did."

"Joe managed to escape into an elevator, rode it down a couple of floors and sneaked into his room up the fire stairs."

Fan Photos.

show intro

setlist - (Unconfirmed)

songs by album

show info

  • Tour - Def Leppard High 'n' Dry World Tour 1981
  • Ossy Osbourne Tour Name - Blizzard Of Ozz
  • Fan Recorded - none yet
  • Venue - Website
  • Venue Address - 600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
  • US State - Florida
  • Area Map - Google
  • Last Show Here - n/a
  • Capacity - 2,560
  • Attendance - 2,256
  • Total Gross - n/a
  • Doors - n/a
  • Show Time -
  • Tickets - n/a
  • Promoter - Cellar Door Productions.
  • Headliner - Ozzy Osbourne's Blizzard Of Ozz
  • Support Act - Def Leppard

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A view inside the venue.

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