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Thursday, 27th August 1987
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  • Location / Dublin, Ireland
  • Venue / SFX Hall / SFX Theatre / S.F.X. Centre

The first show by the band in this city since August 1986 on the Concert Rehearsal/Monsters Of Rock warm-up tour.

The second time at this venue.

The venue was located in the North Side of the city centre.

It was opened in 1984 and hosted concerts until 2001.

The venue was later closed in 2006 and then demolished and new apartment buildings now standing where the venue used to be.

It had been named after the St. Francis Xavier Community Hall which still stands in Dorect Street.

This show was originally scheduled for the 28th with most tickets still listings this as the show date.

The very first show of the main Hysteria world tour.

The show was played just after they had completed rehearsals in Dublin and filmed the UK Version of the 'PSSOM' video with support act Tesla appearing in the clip alongside co-manager Peter Mensch.

A venue played the year before during the 'A Concert Rehearsal' tour.

The set list is only known until the encores, 'Tear It Down'/'Wasted' may have been played during the encores as they were on this leg.

The 'ROA' medley included the songs - Not Fade Away/My Generation/Radar Love/Come Together/Whole Lotta Love.

New songs 'Gods Of War' and 'Don't Shoot Shotgun' were played for the first time along with 'Die Hard The Hunter'.

A decent quality audience recording exists from this show.

Only nine songs are on the recording: 'Hysteria' to 'Rock Of Ages' (including the 2 guitar solos).

'Die Hard The Hunter' (played before 'BOTH') was not included.

The first time playing with Tesla as support act who would go on to support the band until the end of the US tour in February 1988 and then return in June/July 1988.

In all they would be support act for over 100 shows. They were supporting the UK release of their debut album 'Mechanical Resonance' which had first come out in the USA in December 1986.

The single 'Modern Day Cowboy' was also released in the UK to coincide with this tour and ahead of the album's UK release.

Read more about this show and tour in the Lep History section.

Fan Photos.

show intro

  • 00 - Dirty Harry/Clint Eastwood Speech

setlist - (Unconfirmed)

songs by album / single

show info

  • Tour - Def Leppard Hysteria World Tour 1987/1988
  • Fan Recorded - Yes (Audio)
  • Venue - No Website
  • Venue Address - 21-25 Sherrard Street Upper, Dublin
  • Irish Province -
  • Area Map - Google
  • Last Show Here - 13th August 1986
  • Capacity - 1,200
  • Attendance - 1,200
  • Total Gross - n/a
  • Ticket Price - n/a
  • Doors - n/a
  • Show Time - n/a
  • Promoter - Wonderland
  • Headliner - Def Leppard
  • Support Act - Tesla

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venue street view

A view looking towards the apartment buildings that replaced the venue in 2006.

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