From the Rockpalast concert filmed in Dortmund, Germany on 18th December 1983

Def Leppard‘s official social media platforms were showing a teaser of some footage from the Pyromania World Tour over the weekend, to be unleashed on audiences on Steve’s birthday – 23rd April.

To the delight of Clark fans this footage turned out to be restored and remastered footage of the Rockpalast Concert from Dortmund, Germany which was filmed on 18th December 1983, featuring a superb high-energy performance from Steve Clark and the band. What a very nice touch to have had this redone and made available on YouTube on Steve’s birthday.

It was released as Part 1 and features the first 3 songs of the Def Leppard setlist from that show which are Rock! Rock! ‘Till You Drop, Billy’s Got a Gun and Foolin’.

Despite this only being seemingly available on YouTube (currently), this footage represents only the second ever piece of official live video footage of the band featuring Steve Clark. (The first was the 1989 official video of In The Round In Your Face from the Hysteria World Tour – a proper physical release). This is long overdue and Clark fans are hungry for more footage from the 80’s live concerts.

Hopefully the Dortmund show will be made available to the fans as an actual physical release by way of an HD DVD, and set the ball rolling for more live visual footage from the Clark era. I’ve been waiting for such delights for far too long.

Watch this space for Part 2!