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DEF LEPPARD Mark JOE ELLIOTT'S 60th Birthday In CALGARY (Show Report)

Def Leppard 2019. Screenshot

Def Leppard played the final show on the 2019 Canadian tour last night in Calgary, AB with 17 songs performed.

The show took place at the 20,000 capacity Scotiabank Saddledome.

The 26th show of the Def Leppard 2019 tour.

The first show here since June 2017.

The crowd sang to Joe before 'Two Steps Behind' to mark his 60th birthday which is today. Joe becoming the second band member to reach this age after Phil had in December 2017.

A 17 song setlist was performed.

The 8th time at this venue and 12th time overall in Calgary.

Previous Appearances In Calgary, AB

A show on the Summer Tour 2017 with Poison and Tesla in support.

A show on the 2015 World Tour with One Bad Son in support.

A show on the Summer Tour 2013 at a festival with Cheap Trick and Sloan on the same bill.

A show on the Downstage Thrust tour with Styx in support.

A show on the Rock Of Ages tour with The Tea Party in support.

A show on the X/Ten tour with Ricky Warwick in support.

A show on the Euphoria tour with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts in support.

A show on the Slang tour with Tripping Daisy in support.

An In The Round show on the Adrenalize tour.

An In The Round show on the Hysteria tour with Tesla in support.

A show on the Pyromania tour with Uriah Heep in support.

The first ever visit to the city.

2019 Setlist/Staging

A 17 song setlist played.

'Excitable' and 'When Love & Hate Collide' were played in Calgary for the first time


Tesla opened the show with n 11 song setlist. Their third time supporting Def Leppard in the city after 1988 and 2017.

View the current Setlist Statistics in the next news update.

Watch some Fan Videos from the show here.

Def Leppard 2019 Fan Videos.

Phil Collen - Joe Elliott Birthday Intro

"Hello Hello. Hang on Joe, before we do anything else. I know it's the last night and everything but tomorrow it's Joe's birthday. So we're all gonna sing since it's the last night. And it's the last night of his 50s. So who's gonna sing Happy Birthday ready?. Happy Birthday to Joe...."

Joe Elliott - Birthday/TSB Intro

"Well that's the game given away then. I'm 60 tomorrow. I know I don't like it. Mick Jagger is 76 so there's life in the old dog yet you know what I mean?. Still can't believe I'm gonna be f**king 60. You know when you're like 15, 60 is really f**king old. My Granddad was 60. But he was like a Granddad. Not a f**king rock star. Times have changed."

"Big hand for Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney who are flying the flag. We are mere babies in comparison. So it's all good thank you very much for singing. That's the best one I've ever heard actually. All these people singing Happy Birthday to me. The most people ever in my life. So are you in the mood for a bit more singing?. Well if you know it, sing it. This one's called Two Steps Behind!."

The next show takes place in Las Vegas, NV on 14th August as part of the Sin City Residency.

Def Leppard 2019 - Calgary, AB Setlist

  • 00 - Hysteria Album Intro

  • 01 - Rocket (Single Version)
  • 02 - Animal
  • 03 - Excitable

Played for the very first time in Calgary.

  • 04 - Foolin'
  • 05 - When Love & Hate Collide

Played for the very first time in Calgary.

  • 06 - Let's Get Rocked
  • 07 - Armageddon It
  • 08 - Rick Savage Bass Solo/Rock On
  • 00 - Happy 60th Birthday Joe Elliott

Joe's 60th birthday was marked with the crowd singing to him.

  • 09 - Two Steps Behind (acoustic)
  • 10 - Man Enough
  • 11 - Love Bites
  • 12 - Bringin' On The Heartbreak (electric)
  • 13 - Switch 625 (Instrumental)
  • 14 - Hysteria / David Bowie - Heroes (Tag)
  • 15 - Pour Some Sugar On Me

  • 16 - Rock Of Ages
  • 17 - Photograph

Tesla 2019 - Calgary, AB Setlist

  • 01 - Cumin' Atcha Live
  • 02 - Modern Day Cowboy
  • 03 - Heaven's Trail (No Way Out)
  • 04 - Taste Like
  • 05 - Miles Away
  • 06 - Changes
  • 07 - Gettin' Better
  • 08 - Call It What You Want
  • 09 - Love Song
  • 10 - Little Suzi
  • 11 - Signs

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