DEF LEPPARD At The Royal Albert Hall In LONDON (Show Report)
Def Leppard played their first show of 2018 last night in London, England with 18 songs performed.
The show took place at the 5,000 plus capacity Royal Albert Hall.
The final night of the 2018 Teenage Cancer Trust concert series and the band's first full concert at the historic venue.
The band last played London onon the 2015 World Tour.
The first visit here took place at Hammersmith Odeon in September 1979 as support to Sammy Hagar.
Since then over 30 shows have been played in London including eight headline dates at Wembley Arena.
Shows at The O2 Arena and The SSE Arena (Wembley) will take place in December on the UK Hysteria tour.
The 18 song set featured the live UK debut of 'Man Enough'.
Foolin' was played for the first time in almost 7 years the UK.
It was played for the first time in the UK since June 2011 in Derby at the Download Festival on the Mirrorball tour. And unplayed on a full tour since October 2003 on the X/Ten tour.
They were supported by Slydigs and introduced on stage by Roger Daltrey of The Who.
Joe gave an emotional introduction speech for Rick Allen before 'Rock Of Ages' and mentioned his mother Kath who was in attendance.
He also said the audio of the show was being recorded.
Watch somefrom the show here.
Joe Elliott - Pre-Rock Of Ages Speech
"I actually almost forgot to introduce Phil. Mr. London Boy here."
"Well we've been through a few things/ Vivian is a survivor, but we've got a guy at the back of the stage that survived something pretty f**king hardcore and he deserves a round of applause too. Stand up Rick Allen!. And his Mum's here come on!. He's, as always, he's gonna introduce this one for ya."
Joe Elliott - End Of Show Speech
"Been a real pleasure thank you so much. We'll see you in December."
The next show takes place on 21st May 2018 in Hartford, CT.
Def Leppard 2018 Tour Show - London, England Setlist
- 00 - Won't Get Fooled Again (Live Snippet)
Played for the first time in London.
- 01 - Let's Go
- 02 - Animal
- 03 - Let It Go
- 04 - Dangerous
- 05 - Foolin'
Played for the first time in the UK since June 2011 in Derby at the Download Festival on the Mirrorball tour.
- 06 - Love Bites
- 07 - Armageddon It
- 08 - Rick Savage Bass Solo/Rock On
- 09 - Man Enough
Played for the first time in the UK.
- 10 - When Love & Hate Collide
- 11 - Rocket (Single Version)
- 12 - Bringin' On The Heartbreak (electric)
- 13 - Switch 625 (Instrumental)
- 14 - Hysteria/Heroes (David Bowie) tag
- 15 - Let's Get Rocked
- 16 - Pour Some Sugar On Me
- 17 - Rock Of Ages
- 18 - Photograph
The last of in the series of my limited edition prints for @TeenageCancer are now available online. Only 50 prints are available, all signed by myself and @DefLeppard https://t.co/8KWwxydL2X pic.twitter.com/dMF7bcU2Q7— Pete McKee (@PeteMcKee) March 26, 2018
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