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20 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD's Slang Tour In Buenos Aires (Video)

Wednesday, 19th April 2017





Def Leppard 1997.
Pic By Claudio

Def Leppard played a Slang world tour show in Buenos Aires, Argentina on this day in 1997 with video/photos available.

The show took place at the 3,300 capacity Teatro Gran Rex.

The band's first ever show in Argentina as part of the final leg of the Slang world tour.

The concert was filmed by Much Music TV.

21 of the 22 song setlist were included in the broadcast featuring new songs 'Work It Out', 'Deliver Me', 'All I Want Is Everything' and 'Slang'.

Joe and Sav wore Argentina football shirts during the encore. Sav was given his backstage as he was interviewed.

Clips of this were included throughout the concert broadcast - read his quotes below and view the entire broadcast.

The band will be (very likely) heading back to this city in September/October as support to Aerosmith on their South American tour.

19th April 1997 Buenos Aires Fan Photos

Submitted By Claudio

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View the full gallery on the show page.

Def Leppard 1997.
Screenshot by dltourhistory

19th April 1997 Buenos Aires - Rick Savage Interview Quotes

Show Intro

"Hi this is Rick Savage from Def Leppard and you're watching Much Music."

South American Tour/Mexico

"Yeah, we've been to Mexico before but this is the first time we've been any further south."

How's it going so far?

"Fantastic. Actually because every - it's a new country for everybody. We were never sure how we would be received, but in honesty the audiences have been some of the best we've ever played to. It's been unbelievable."

Crowd Reaction?

"Fantastic. It's nice to play a song where the audience know all the words to all the songs. It makes our life a little easier. ."

Panama Show

"It was a military base in Panama yes, yeah. It was great. We didn't expect so many people to show up to be honest, but there was over 16,000 there I believe. So, and with it being Panama it was slightly more Americanised and so it was almost like an American part right in the middle of Central America. Which it was great."

Slang Album/Different Sound

"I think it's fair to say Slang will never sell as many as our previous records. We kinda expected that when we were making it. But it got to a stage where we had to make this record, we had to make the Slang record purely for our own benefit. We wanted to record it differently and we knew by doing it differently it would sound different. And so we felt we may alienate a lot of people. But we just didn't wanna make another record like that. We wanted to get back to proving that we can make a record as a band as opposed to five individuals. And so we were extremely happy with the way it turned out. And we weren't sure whether it would be such a success. But there's sometimes in your career you have to do certain things that aren't necessarily geared towards selling units and making money. There's an artistic thing that comes into it, and we got a lot off our chest by making that album."

Watch all the available fan videos on this YouTube playlist.

Def Leppard Fan Videos 1997.

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