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DEF LEPPARD Celebrate 40th Anniversary In SIOUX FALLS, SD (Show Report)

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

The show took place at the 10,229 capacity Denny Sanford PREMIER Center.

This show coinciced with the 40th anniversary of the band's first public live show in Sheffield, England on 18th july 1978.

The band last played Sioux Falls on 22nd April 2017 on the Summer Tour 2017.

The 7th show the band have played in Sioux Falls and third time at this venue which was opened in September 2014.

The first visit to Sioux Falls was in September 1992 for an In The Round show on the Adrenalize tour at Sioux Falls Arena.

After an eight year gap they returned in January 2000 on the Euphoria tour with Joan Jett in support.

The next show was in December 2002 on the X/Ten tour with Black Star Riders frontman Ricky Warwick supporting them as a solo acoustic artist.

Ricky was also the support act when they came back to Sioux Falls arena in September 2005 on the Rock Of Ages tour.

After an almost ten year gap they would return in August 2015 with Styx and Tesla for the first show at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center.

A second show here was then played in April 2017.

Joe referenced the 40th anniversary of the band's first show before 'Rock On' and again before 'Two Steps Behind'. The band were formed in November 1977.


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

Watch some Fan Videos from the show here.

Def Leppard 2018 Fan Videos.

Joe Elliott - Foolin' Intro

"Thank you! And good evening Sioux Falls!. How we doin'?. Good to be here. Thanks for coming it's gonna be a great night I hope. You looking forward to this?. Are you ready?. Are you ready?. Are you ready?. Let's take you back in our little time machine to 1983 Pyromania."

Joe Elliott - Two Steps Behind Intro

"As I said this is a celebration tonight. A big one. A major anniversary we're glad you're here. To share it with us. But being has is a certain amount of responsibility to what you have to do tonight. So I'll ask you this. It's sweet, short and simple. How's your voices feeling?. Wanna do some singing?. Well if you know it, sing it. Two Steps Behind!."

Joe Elliott - Pre-Rock Of Ages Speech

(after hugging Sav) "40 years ago tonight me and him first gig. F**king hell!. Cheers to that right!. We have had an amazing evening tonight. How about you?. Just one look at this place is all you really need to see. But I've gotta say the f**king noise coming out of the audience tonight coming to us, almost louder than the band. So thank you for that. I mean what a noise."

"However however however do you think you can make a little bit more?. Just a little bit more?. For the boy at the back. Stand up Rick Allen!. As always he will introduce this one for ya."

View the current Setlist Statistics in the next news update.

The next show takes place on 19th July in Lincoln, NE.

Def Leppard 2018 - Sioux Falls, SD 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 Sioux Falls.

  • 05 - Let's Get Rocked
  • 06 - Armageddon It
  • 07 - Rick Savage Bass Solo/Rock On
  • 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 - Sioux Falls, SD Setlist

  • 01 - Intro/Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
  • 02 - Only the Young
  • 03 - Be Good To Yourself
  • 00 - Neal Schon Guitar Solo #1
  • 04 - Stone In Love
  • 05 - Wildest Dream
  • 06 - Lights
  • 07 - Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'
  • 00 - Jonathan Cain Piano Solo
  • 08 - Open Arms
  • 09 - Escape
  • 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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