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Friday, 22nd November 1996
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  • Location / Manchester, England
  • Venue / NYNEX Arena

The first show by the band in this city since September 1987 on the Hysteria tour.

The first time at this venue.

The venue is located in the city centre close to the Manchester Victoria Station and the National Football Museum.

It was first opened in July 1995 as the NYNEX Arena.

From 1998 to 2011 it was known as the Manchester Evening News Arena.

From 2011 to 2013 it was called Manchester Arena and again from 2015 onwards.

From 2013 to 2015 it was called Phones 4u Arena

In September 2020 it was renamed as AO Arena.

The venue reopened in September 2017 having closed in May after the terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert.

The band's largest concert played in Manchester at this time and also the first arena show here.

Fan Photos.

show intro

  • 00 - We Will Rock You - (By Queen)


songs by album

show info

  • Tour - Def Leppard Slang Tour 1996/1997
  • Fan Recorded - none yet
  • Venue - Website
  • Venue Address - Victoria Station Approach, Hunts Bank, Manchester M3 1AR
  • English County - Greater Manchester
  • Area Map - Google
  • Last Show Here - 4th September 1987
  • Capacity - 21,000
  • Attendance - n/a
  • Total Gross - n/a
  • Tickets - n/a
  • Show Time - n/a
  • Promoter - M.C.P. (Midland Concert Promotions)/Sensible/ITB
  • Headliner - Def Leppard
  • Support Act - Terrorvision

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A view inside the arena.

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