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Def Leppard 2016 Summer Tour Little Rock, AR (Show Report)

Thursday, 12th May 2016

Def Leppard 2016.
Pic by sarileanne

Def Leppard continued their 2016 Summer Tour last night in Little Rock, AR with 16 songs performed.

The show took place at the 15,000 seat Verizon Arena.

The band's first time in Little Rock since 30th October 2006 on the YEAH! tour.

The sixth show the band have played in this city.

The first visit was in May 1983 at the Barton Coliseum during the Pyromania tour.

A show slightly marred by the fact that one of Sav's black Fender basses was stolen from backstage.

The band returned to the same venue twice more in February 1988 and December 1992 for In The Round show during the Hysteria and Adrenalize tours.

Last night's show was originally planned for 9th February but was postponed on 1st February after Joe's (ongoing) vocal issues.

No changes were made to the setlist.

The band met with students from the Arkansas School For The Deaf before the concert.

Following their successful online petition, Cary Tyson and students from the school travelled to the Verizon Arena and met with the band prior to the show.

A replica of their now famous 'Leopards' scoreboard was used for the photo. Taken with the band members in the usual Meet And Greet area. The student's visit was covered by local media.

Phil Collen confirmed the band had also shot a new music video before the show for Man Enough which will be the third single taken from the current studio album.

Joe referenced meeting an infamous 'groupie' from the local area named Connie.

Watch some Fan Videos from the show here.

Def Leppard 2016 Little Rock, AR Fan Videos.

Joe Elliott - Foolin' Intro

"Thank you. That was one of our more recent compositions. This next one goes all the way back, if you remember, 1983."

Joe Elliott - Vivian Campbell Intro

"Thank you very much. Hey look who's here. (drum beat). Not you, you come later. This boy here. Via Los Angeles and a long, long time ago Northern Ireland. 30 years - 35 years ago. This is the boy who puts the fast in Belfast. Oh yeah. Ladies and gentleman can you make a lot of noise please for a very happy and healthy Vivian Campbell!."

Joe Elliott - Rick Savage Intro

"And we have been coming here now for a while. Many, many years ago we came here. 30 odd years ago we first played here. I mean 35, 36 years ago [33 actually Joe...] we first played here. And we heard all about these special people. People like Sweet Sweet Connie. I met her once you know. I said hello. That was it. I was hello-ing then. Hmm Hmm. But still it's you know it's one little incident in a thousand, million incidents that this band has dealt with over the years. And we'll come to some of them later on."

"But as I was saying 35, 36 years actually almost 39 years ago. When I was a young kid, a 17 year old boy came to my Mum and Dad's house to look at my very expansive and may I add fan-fucking-tastic! record collection. And got talking and we were both kids and we saw what was going on in the world and we decided back then wouldn't it be cool if we put our own band together. And here we are 39 years later and I can honestly say, hand on heart, he is still my best mate. Ladies and Gentleman Mr. Rick Savage!."

Joe Elliott - Pre-Rock Of Ages Speech

"Thank you. Wow. Hey not bad for a Wednesday night huh?. I mentioned earlier in the show how we've been together for so long and we've been through so many different experiences. Some of them good. Some of them not so good. And that's what life's all about right. You ride it out. You make the best of what you've got and I think if anybody opitomises that spirit. Nobody more than that boy at the back. Stand Up Rick Allen!. And as always he's gonna introduce this one for ya."

Joe Elliott - End Of Show Speech

"Little Rock, Arkansas, Thanks for having us. Thanks for coming. Thanks for being here. We'll see you again one day. Good night."

"Oh we shall do this again one day. Holy shit man!. Thank you very much. Until next time. And there will be a next time!. Do us a big favour yeah. Don't forget us and we won't forget you. Good night!."

View the current Setlist Statistics in the next news update.

The next show takes place on 13th May in Greensboro, NC.

Def Leppard World Tour 2016 - Show #7 Little Rock, AR Setlist

  • 00 - Let's Go Intro (PA)
  • 01 - Let's Go

Played for the first time in Little Rock.

  • 02 - Animal
  • 03 - Let It Go
  • 04 - Dangerous

Played for the first time in Little Rock.

  • 05 - Foolin'
  • 06 - Love Bites
  • 07 - Armageddon It
  • 08 - Rick Savage Bass Solo/Rock On
  • 09 - Rocket (Single Version)
  • 10 - Bringin' On The Heartbreak (electric)
  • 11 - Switch 625 (Instrumental)
  • 12 - Hysteria/Heroes (David Bowie) tag

Joe added in the Heroes tag in tribute to David Bowie.

  • 13 - Let's Get Rocked
  • 14 - Pour Some Sugar On Me
  • 15 - Rock Of Ages
  • 16 - Photograph