Tuesday, 14th August 2018
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Def Leppard played another show with Journey on the 2018 North American tour last night in Virginia Beach, VA with 16 songs performed.

The show took place at the 20,000 capacity Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater.

The band last played Virginia Beach on 3rd July 2015 on the World Tour 2015.

The 11th show the band have played in this city with all of them played at this venue under four different names.

The first visit here was in July 1996 on the Slang tour when the venue was known as the GTE Virginia Beach Amphitheatre.

They would return under the same venue name in September 2000 in the last month of the Euphoria tour.

.The first of four shows at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater took place in October 2005 on the first Rock Of Ages tour.

Further shows then took place in 2006 (with Journey), 2007 and 2009.

The first of four shows under the name of Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach took place in June 2011 on the Mirrorball tour.

They returned again in August 2012, August 2014 and for the last show under this venue name in July 2015.

Last night's show was only the amphitheatre show of the 2018 tour.


'When Love & Hate Collide' and 'Man Enough' were played for the first time in Virginia Beach.

Watch some Fan Videos from the show here.

Def Leppard 2018 Fan Videos.

Joe Elliott - Pre-Rock Of Ages Speech

"I think this is gig 31 of this particular tour [35 actually Joe...] and I've gotta say. By far the hottest f**king thing we've done so far. I don't know how you live here. It's f**king impossible. And I didn't swallow one f**king bug all night which is amazing."

Anyway look at this Virginia Beach. All the way to the f**king back .Look at it!. Looking good. Sounding good. You've been so loud tonight it's been unbelievable. Really f**king loud. We thank you for that. However, do you think you can make a little bit more noise maybe?. A little bit more. For the boy at the back. Stand up Rick Allen!. As ever he will introduce this one for ya."

Joe Elliott - End Of Show Speech

"Virginia Beach, Virginia. Thanks for having us. Thanks for coming. Thanks for being here. We'll see you guys next time thank you. Goodnight!."

View the current Setlist Statistics in the next news update.

The next show takes place on 15th August in Columbia, SC.

Def Leppard 2018 - Virginia Beach, VA Setlist

  • 00 - Are You Excitable? Video (Intro)
  • 01 - Rocket (Single Version)
  • 02 - Animal
  • 03 - Foolin'
  • 04 - When Love & Hate Collide

Played for the first time in Virginia Beach.

  • 05 - Let's Get Rocked
  • 06 - Armageddon It
  • 07 - Rick Savage Bass Solo/Rock On
  • 08 - Two Steps Behind (acoustic)
  • 09 - Man Enough

Played for the first time in Virginia Beach.

  • 10 - Love Bites
  • 11 - Bringin' On The Heartbreak (electric)
  • 12 - Switch 625 (Instrumental)
  • 13 - Hysteria/Heroes (David Bowie) tag
  • 14 - Pour Some Sugar On Me

  • 15 - Rock Of Ages
  • 16 - Photograph

Watch footage from the show on - Periscope

Journey - Virginia Beach, VA Setlist

  • 01 - Intro/Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
  • 02 - Only the Young
  • 03 - Escape
  • 04 - Stone In Love
  • 05 - Be Good To Yourself
  • 00 - Neal Schon Guitar Solo #1
  • 06 - Lights
  • 07 - Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'
  • 00 - Jonathan Cain Piano Solo
  • 08 - Who's Crying Now
  • 09 - Open Arms
  • 10 - La Do Da/Steve Smith Drum Solo
  • 00 - Any Way You Want It
  • 11 - Liberty
  • 12 - Wheel In The Sky
  • 13 - Faithfully

  • 14 - Don't Stop Believin'

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