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Def Leppard Tour History Fan Archive.

Media Review - By Kevin

Rapidly up and coming Melbourne band, The Galvatrons, opened the evening with a stunningly professional performance. The pressure was definitely on these guys as they were playing alongside music greats Cheap Trick and Def Leppard. However their ballsy, vigorously hardcore and sweat-filled live set earned them the respect of many of the punters, even the ones who were clearly only there to rock out to Def Leppard. These guys are really a band to be on the lookout for!

Next up was Cheap Trick. Unfortunately, and you may criticise me all you like, these guys were outright boring and were clearly outshone by The Galvatrons. The songs sounded good, the guys looked good (for their age), but there was just no enthusiasm or energy bouncing off the stage to truly connect to the audience. Although there were pieces of crowd interaction, there just seemed to be no life or movement to back it up. It wasn't until the final few songs that Cheap Trick seemed to have a fire lit under them.

Last, but certainly not least, Def Leppard! To try and describe how good these guys were in words would just be an insult to the band. It was phenomenal! Oozing with energy, sex appeal, class and good ol' dirty rock 'n' roll, the band brought much of the crowd to their feet immediately, with all arms waving in the air and singing along to each song perfectly. One particular standout was the classic 'Pour Some Sugar On Me'. Singer Joe Elliot hardly needed to sing, as the fuelled up crowd were vocally just too overpowering. If you weren't able to make it to the show, you should be ashamed as you will regret it for the rest of your life! Truly an electrifying experience! Seven thumbs up!!!

By Kevin @ imwiththeband 2008.