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Saturday, 29th October 1983
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  • Location / Lasarte-Oria/San Sebastian, Spain
  • Venue / Autodromo Lasarte / Autodromo de Lasarte

The first show by the band in this city since July 1981 on the High 'n' Dry tour.

The first time at this venue.

The venue was located in the town of Lasarte-Oria which is 5 miles to the South West of the city centre of San Sebastian.

It was opened in the 1980s and hosted concerts until around 1984.

The venue was connected to the old Formula One race track called Circuito Lasarte which was open from the 1920s until sometime in the mid 1980s.

This show was originally scheduled for 30th October before tour changes saw it moved to the 29th.

It was previously incorrectly listed here for the 26th.

Four Spanish dates were originally announced for Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid and San Sebastian.

The Valencia show was cancelled before this tour started resulting in dates being moved around.

View the original schedule in the Fan photos section along with the poster showing the corrected date of the 29th.

The Spanish music press have revealed in recent years that this was the final show of the Spanish tour.

The show was almost halted when Joe was hit near his eye with a coin resulting in fighting between himself, roadies and an audience member.

Several songs were cut from the show after this as shown below.

'Animal Instinct' Biography 1987 Quotes

A show in San Sebastian, Spain was disrupted by a full-scale brawl when a gang of rowdies at the foot of the stage started spitting at the band."

"Then, during 'Rock Of Ages', Joe was leading the singalong when he was knocked unconscious by a large coin thrown by one of the spitters, which hit him about an eighth of an inch from his eye."

"When he came to with blood splattered all over his shirt, and peering from under his badly swollen eyelid, Joe saw the kid being congratulated by his pals, put two and two together and jumped into the audience to "do him a bit of an injury"."

"'But then his mates joined in and beat the shit out of me' Joe says. 'Some of our road crew jumped in and within minutes there were fifteen people at the foot of the stage fighting, ten of us and five of them'."

"Joe nearly punched roadie Malvin Mortimer in the face by mistake."

"'We didn't finish the song. The rest of the band came out, whipped through Travellin' Band and left. I had a headache for three days after that'."

"Joe still bears a scar from that coin."

Fan Photos.

show intro

  • 00 - Warfare Sounds Intro
  • 00 - Pyromania Album Intro


Show disrupted when Joe hit near eye with coin/A fight with the crowd caused a delay.

  • 10 - Travellin' Band - (By Creedence Clearwater Revival) - (Played after show stoppage)

songs by album

show info

  • Tour - Def Leppard Pyromania World Tour 1983/1984
  • Fan Recorded - none yet
  • Venue - No Website
  • Venue Address - Arrapide Pasealekua, 77, 20170 Donostia, Gipuzkoa
  • Autonomous community - Basque Country
  • Area Map - Google
  • Last Show Here - 5th July 1981
  • Capacity - 5,500
  • Attendance - n/a
  • Total Gross - n/a
  • Doors - n/a
  • Show Time - n/a
  • Tickets - n/a
  • Promoter - Play Sound Concerts.
  • Headliner - Def Leppard
  • Support Act - Rock Goddess

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venue street view

A view looking towards where the venue and racetrack used to be.

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