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Def Leppard played another show with Journey on the 2018 North American tour last night in Nashville, TN with 16 songs performed.

The show took place at the 13,581 capacity Bridgestone Arena.

The band last played Nashville on 27th April 2017 on the Summer Tour 2017.

The 15th show the band have played in Nashville and the sixth time at this venue.

The first visit to Nashville was in July 1980 at Municipal Auditorium as support to Ted Nugent on their first American tour.

The first headline show was in May 1983 at the same venue during the Pyromania tour.

They returned for an In The Round show in January 1988 on the Hysteria tour with Tesla in support.

A second Hysteria tour show followed in August 1988 with Europe at Starwood Amphitheatre. The first outdoor show in the city (actually in nearby Antioch).

This started a four show run at the venue which continued in September 1993, August 1996 and September 2000.

Three years later the returned to play the Riverstages Festival on the X/Ten tour.

July 2006 saw a return to the Starwood Amphitheatre with Journey on the YEAH! tour.

The Bridgestone Arena was played for the first time in August 2008 on the Sparkle Lounge tour under its original name of Sommet Center.

Three shows then took place here under the current name in July 2012 (also with Poison), July 2014 and August 2015.

A fan posted a short video clip from the Meet And Greet which can be viewed below. It shows the band greeting fans before taking a photo in front of the Hysteria backdrop.

Joe led the crowd in the usual singing of 'Happy Birthday' before 'Two Steps Behind' to celebrate Vivian's 56th birthday. View footage below.

Vivian's Riverdogs band mate Nick Brophy attended the show and presented Vivian with his copy of an award the band won in 1991 for their debut album.


'When Love & Hate Collide' was played for the first time in Nashville.

Watch some Fan Videos from the show here.

Def Leppard 2018 Fan Videos.

Joe Elliott - Two Steps Behind Intro

"Which means you lot can sing right?. Well that's good because we want you to do some singing. You up for it?. It's somebodies birthday today!. Oh yeah Vivian Campbell Happy Birthday." (followed by the song)

View the current Setlist Statistics in the next news update.

The next show takes place on August in .

Def Leppard 2018 - Nashville, TN 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 Nashville.

  • 05 - Let's Get Rocked
  • 06 - Armageddon It
  • 07 - Rick Savage Bass Solo/Rock On
  • 00 - Happy Birthday Vivian Campbell

The second birthday celebrated in this city and at this venue. Joe's 49th birthday was celebrated here in 2008 when the venue was known as the Sommet Center.

  • 08 - Two Steps Behind (acoustic)
  • 09 - Man Enough
  • 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

Journey - Nashville, TN Setlist

  • 01 - Intro/Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
  • 02 - Only the Young
  • 03 - Escape
  • 04 - Stone In Love
  • 05 - Be Good To Yourself
  • 06 - Lights
  • 00 - Neal Schon Guitar Solo #1
  • 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
  • 11 - Any Way You Want It
  • 12 - Wheel In The Sky
  • 13 - Faithfully

  • 14 - Don't Stop Believin'

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