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JOE ELLIOTT Hit By Illness At DEF LEPPARD's 3rd Residency Gig (Show Report)

Def Leppard 2019. Screenshot

Def Leppard played the third show of the 2019 Sin City Residency last night in Las Vegas, NV with 22 songs performed.

The show took place at the 7,000 capacity Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood.

The third night of the 12 show residency. The second of the band's career after 2013's VIVA! Hysteria.

'Foolin'' returned to the show but Joe revealed he was not feeling 100 percent vocally.

Update - It appears Joe is maybe not as ill as first thought. His "condition" has now been described as "Vegas throat" / "Party throat". He became a bit hoarse about halfway through the show but it did not stop the full show being played. A couple of days off before show #4 and then a couple more before show #5 should be enough for him to be back to full strength.

In fact Joe will explain himself in his pre-Rock Of Ages speech now added below. He did skip the usual thank you part at the end of 'Photograph' (the bit before the song ends).

A 22 song setlist was performed.

The 28th time overall that the band have played in Las Vegas.

2019 Setlist/Staging

A 22 song setlist played.

'Foolin'' returned in place of 'Too Late For Love' with 'Paper Sun' played for a second time.

View the current Setlist Statistics in the next news update.

Watch some Fan Videos from the show here.

Def Leppard 2019 Fan Videos.

Joe Elliott - Pre-Rock Of Ages Speech

"Thank you very much. You guys sound amazing tonight. We thank you for that. I'm coming down with what they call Vegas Throat. And I'm gonna struggle with these next two I'll be honest with you, I really am. So I want you to sing lead vocals on these two okay?. Can you do that?. Help me out please. Come on Vegas. Can you do that?."

"In fact who's gonna start this one off. This boy here. Make some noise for the boy at the back Rick Allen!. Stand up Rick Allen!. All yours baby."

Joe Elliott - End Of Show Speech

"You guys have been amazing!. Thank you so much. From the bottom of our hearts and the back of my f**ked up throat, thank you so much. Oh what a f**king gig. We love ya. Thank you."

"You're beautiful thank you. We've got two days off thank the f**k for that. Well we will see you again next time because there will be a next time!. Always. Till then do us a big favour yeah. Don't forget us and we won't forget you. We love you Vegas. Thank you. Goodnight!."

Sin City Residency Show #4 takes place in Las Vegas, NV on 20th August.

Def Leppard 2019 - Las Vegas, NV #3 Setlist

  • 00 - Video Countdown/Personal Jesus Intro
  • 00 - Die Hard The Hunter Album Intro

  • 01 - Die Hard The Hunter
  • 02 - Animal
  • 03 - Excitable
  • 04 - Foolin'
  • 05 - Promises
  • 06 - Slang
  • 07 - Paper Sun
  • 08 - Bringin' On The Heartbreak (electric)
  • 09 - Switch 625 (Instrumental)

Semi-Acoustic Section

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