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Def Leppard 2017 Tour St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN (Show Report)

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Def Leppard played another show on the 2017 North American Tour last night in St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN with 17 songs performed.

The show took place at the almost 13,000 capacity Xcel Energy Center.

The band's first time in St. Paul/Minneapolis since 5th October 2016 on the Summer Tour 2016.

The 18th show the band have played in St. Paul/Minneapolis (or Bloomington) and fourth time at this venue.

The first visit to Minneapolis was in August 1980 at the Civic Center as support to Judas Priest on their first American tour.

They returned in October 1981 at the Met Center with Blackfoot on the High 'n' Dry tour.

An April 1983 show was next at Northrop Auditorium as support to Billy Squier on the Pyromania tour.

Their first time as headliners happened in July 1988 with three sold out In The Round shows at the Met Center with Tesla in support.

The first time they had played three nights at one arena in the USA (or elsewhere).

They even covered 'Brown Sugar' by the Rolling Stones at one of the shows.

The first visit to the Target Center took place in November 1992 with another In The Round show on the Adrenalize tour.

They would return there again in July 2006 on the YEAH! tour and in August 2014 with KISS.

In July 2002 two X/Ten album promo shows were played at Mall Of America and The Quest Club.

They have also played at the Minnesota State Fair in St. Paul five times in 1993, 2000, 2007, 2011 and 2015.

The Xcel Energy Center shows in 2015 and 2016 were both played on the same date - 5th October.

17 songs were played at last night's show with all 3 new songs remaining in the set. The same set as played in October 2016 here.

Watch some Fan Videos from the show here.

Def Leppard 2017 St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN Fan Videos.

Joe Elliott - Rick Savage/Rock On Intro

"Wow. It's loud out there and we like that. Oh yeah. That's why we keep coming back. It's not been very long since we were round these parts. So it's always nice to be able to keep coming back. And we have been coming - how ya doing, alright?. We've been coming here for a while you know. We've been coming to this great country of yours for 37 years now. And what's really kind of strange is what's snuck up on us this year. Is that it's actually our 40th anniversary this year. Count 'em, 40. Holy shit. - (rest was the usual "Summer of '77" part)."

Joe Elliott - End Of Show Speech

"Saint Paul, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Thanks for coming. Thanks for having us. Thanks for being here. Goodnight."

View the current Setlist Statistics in the next news update.

The next show takes place on 22nd April in Sioux Falls, SD.

Def Leppard North American Tour 2017 - Show #08 St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN Setlist

  • 00 - Let's Go Intro (PA)
  • 01 - Let's Go
  • 02 - Animal
  • 03 - Let It Go
  • 04 - Dangerous
  • 05 - Foolin'
  • 06 - Love Bites
  • 07 - Armageddon It
  • 08 - Rick Savage Bass Solo/Rock On
  • 09 - Man Enough
  • 10 - Rocket (Single Version)
  • 11 - Bringin' On The Heartbreak (electric)
  • 12 - Switch 625 (Instrumental)
  • 13 - Hysteria/Heroes (David Bowie) tag
  • 14 - Let's Get Rocked
  • 15 - Pour Some Sugar On Me

  • 16 - Rock Of Ages
  • 17 - Photograph

Poison - St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN Setlist

  • 01 - Look What The Cat Dragged In
  • 02 - Ride The Wind
  • 03 - Talk Dirty To Me
  • 04 - Something To Believe In
  • 05 - Your Mama Don't Dance
  • 00 - C.C. DeVille Guitar Solo
  • 06 - Fallen Angel
  • 07 - Unskinny Bop
  • 00 - Rikki Rockett (Drum Solo)
  • 08 - Every Rose Has Its Thorn
  • 09 - Nothin' But A Good Time

Tesla - St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN Setlist

  • 01 - Into The Now
  • 02 - Edison's Medicine (Man Out Of Time)
  • 03 - The Way It Is
  • 04 - Signs
  • 05 - Love Song
  • 06 - Little Suzi
  • 07 - Modern Day Cowboy

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