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Def Leppard 2018. By James O

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

The show took place at the 19,500 capacity Wells Fargo Center.

The band last played Philadelphia on 8th April 2003 on the X/Ten world tour.

The tenth (full) show by the band in this city and the first time at this venue which was opened in August 1996.

The first show here took place in July 1980 as support to Ted Nugent at The Spectrum.

The returned to the same venue in March 1983 as support to Billy Squier on the Pyromania tour.

Three In The Round shows followed at the same venue on the Hysteria tour in October 1987 and a two night stand in September 1988.

The run of shows at the Spectrum continued with another two night stand of In the Round shows in August 1992. Filmed by MTV News.

The Adrenalize tour got a third show in the city with the band's first ever outdoor performance here in August 1993 at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts.

It would take ten years for them to return with another show at The Spectrum played in April 2003 on the X/Ten tour. The venue was closed in October 2009 and then demolished in 2010/2011.

In July 2005 the band also played the city as part of the Live 8 global charity concert event. Performing three songs in front of an estimated crowd of 1 million people.


'When Love & Hate Collide', 'Rock On' and 'Man Enough' were all played for the first time in Philadelphia.

Watch some Fan Videos from the show here.

Def Leppard 2018 Fan Videos.

Joe Elliott - Pre-Rock Of Ages Speech

"Thank you very much. Thank you Philadelphia!. Thank you very much. That is one hell of a noise for a Monday night. Thank you so much. Can you make a little bit more?. Can you make a little bit more?. For this boy at the back. Stand up Rick Allen!. As always he will, he will introduce this one for ya."

Joe Elliott - End Of Show Speech

"Philadelphia. It has been a real pleasure thank you. Thanks for having us. thanks for coming. Thanks for being here. We'll see you again one day. Goodnight."

View the current Setlist Statistics in the next news update.

The next show takes place on 13th June in New York, NY with a return to the famous Madison Square Garden venue.

Def Leppard 2018 - Philadelphia, PA 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 Philadelphia.

  • 05 - Let's Get Rocked
  • 06 - Armageddon It
  • 07 - Rick Savage Bass Solo/Rock On

Played for the first time in Philadelphia.

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

Played for the first time in Philadelphia.

  • 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

Watch footage from the show on - Periscope

Journey - Philadelphia, PA 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 - Any Way You Want It
  • 06 - Lights
  • 00 - Jonathan Cain Piano Solo
  • 07 - Open Arms
  • 08 - Who's Crying Now
  • 09 - La Do Da/Steve Smith Drum Solo
  • 00 - Neal Schon Guitar Solo #2
  • 10 - Wheel In The Sky
  • 11 - Faithfully
  • 12 - Don't Stop Believin'

  • 13 - Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'

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