Sunday, 27th May 2018
Prev  |  Next


Def Leppard 2018. Screenshot

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

The show took place at the 18,500 capacity KeyBank Center.

The band last played Buffalo on 19th March 1993 on the Adrenalize tour.

The fifth show by the band in this city and first time at this venue which was opened in September 1996.

The first visit here was in September 1981 on the High 'n' Dry tour with Blackfoot .

They would return for their first headline show in the city in June 1983 on the Pyromania tour at Memorial Auditorium.

The next visit to this arena was in February 1988 on the Hysteria tour. An In the Round show where 'Love And Affection' made its USA debut.

A second In The Round show at the same venue followed in March 1993 on the Adrenalize tour.

A second show played with stand in guitarist Steve Brown who is filling in for Phil until he returns to the tour.

And for anyone keep track...Sav brought back his (very-nearly-legendary) Pink outfit - #PinkSav.

A seen below the band were presented with their own Buffalo Sabres ice hockey team shirts backstage. Including one for Phil even though he was not there.


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

No changes to the set order as you would expect with Phil being absent due to his family situation.

Watch some Fan Videos from the show here.

Def Leppard 2018 Fan Videos.

View the current Setlist Statistics in the next news update.

The next show takes place on 28th May in Cleveland, OH.

Def Leppard 2018 - Buffalo, NY Setlist

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

Played for the first time in Buffalo.

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

Played for the first time in Buffalo.

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

Played for the first time in Buffalo.

  • 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

Def Leppard 2018 - Buffalo, NY Show Speeches

Joe Elliott - Pre-Rock Of Ages Speech

"Thank you. Thank you very very much. Send some out to Phil Collen for us will ya. Let's hear it for Phil. He'll be back soon. And Steve Brown here. 24 hours notice came out to join us."

"Sometimes life throws you lemons you know. This band, f**k we've had a few. But we always come out the other side smiling because there's always this going on out there. And we can't thank you enough. We're blessed to be able to do what we do."

"And nobody epitomises that spirit more than this chap at the back here. Stand up Rick Allen!. And as ever he will introduce this one for ya."

Journey - Buffalo, NY Setlist

  • 01 - Intro/Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
  • 02 - Be Good To Yourself
  • 03 - Only the Young
  • 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 - Edge Of The Blade
  • 10 - Chain Reaction
  • 11 - La Do Da/Steve Smith Drum Solo
  • 00 - Neal Schon Guitar Solo #2
  • 12 - Wheel In The Sky
  • 13 - Faithfully
  • 14 - Don't Stop Believin'

  • 15 - Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'

share this story:

get def leppard news

Stay in touch with the latest updates.

explore def leppard tour history
Phil Collen - Guitar
Phil Collen - Guitar
Phil Collen - Guitar
Phil Collen - Guitar