DEF LEPPARD End 2019 Tour In SACRAMENTO, CA (Show Report)
Def Leppard played the final show of the 2019 tour last night in Sacramento, CA with 16 songs performed.
The show took place at the 18,500 capacity Toyota Amphitheatre.
Another one-off show after two in September and October at the iHeartRadio and Exit 111 Festivals.
The first time the band have played this in this city since October 2018 on the Def Leppard x Journey tour.
The band headlined the Grand Opening Concert for the nearby Hard Rock Hotel & Casino which has just opened down the road from the venue.
Former Eagles member Don Felder was the special guest with Vivian's Last In Line opening the show at 7pm.
The first time outside of the Download Festival in June that Last In Line have opened for Def Leppard.
This was the last of 42 overall dates played by Def Leppard in 2019 in 14 different countries. The first appearance was in March at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction in Brooklyn, NY.
The main tour (of 41 shows) then started in June at the Sweden Rock Festival before travelling through Europe/UK, Canada and the 12 date Sin City Residency in Las Vegas, NV in August/September.
This final show saw the band play the same setlist as they did in Manchester, TN at the Exit 11 Festival. Thankfully for them in slightly warmer conditions and at a decent, and more normal, time.
Joe suggested to the crowd they would be back "pretty soon" suggesting a Sacramento date on the 2020 tour.
Joe also led the crowd in singing Happy Birthday to Rick Allen before 'Rock Of Ages' to mark his 56th birthday on 1st November. Watch footage of this below (and in the Fan Videos section) thanks to Chele Drappel.
You can also watch the fireworks display that took place after the show.
A 16 song setlist was played.
The same setlist as played at the last show in Manchester, TN for the Exit 111 Festival.
'Too Late For Love', 'Promises' and 'Paper Sun' all kept their place once again after returning to live action at the Sin City Residency.
The staging was the same as used in Manchester, TN and with no Thrust Stage.
The 7th time at this venue and 18th time overall in Sacramento.
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Watch somefrom the show here.
Joe Elliott - Too Late For Love Intro
"Good evening. Good evening!. Who here is from Wheatland?. Who here is from Sacramento?. Good evening Sacramento!. Welcome to the opening of this Hard Rock Casino. We are very honoured to be the first band to play this whole new revamped thing. It's a pleasure to be here. Let's have a party tonight. Are you ready for this?. You ready for this?. Here's something from the Pyromania album for ya."
Joe Elliott - Armageddon It/Vivian Campbell Intro
"Thank you. Thank you very much. How you doin'?. How you doin'?!. We've borrowed this boy from this young and up and coming band called Last In Line. You saw them open the show right?. Will you make some noise please for the boy who puts the fast in Belfast Mr. Vivian Campbell."
Joe Elliott - Pre-Rock Of Ages Speech
"In no particular order we would like to thank everybody tonight for making this, the last night of our 2019 tour, so spectacular. Look at this place. We'd like to thank the Hard Rock Hotel for inviting us here to open this thing... and last but not least somebody had a birthday yesterday. Stand up Rick Allen!. So it's your turn to sing that song that we all know so well. Are you ready?. Are you ready?!!. Here we go. Happy Birthday to you....."
"I ain't gonne tell you how old he is, but I will tell you this. We were on stage opening for AC/DC in 1979 when he had his 16th birthday. And we are still here. And he is still here!. I think you know how this next one goes right."
Joe Elliott - End Of Show Speech
"Sacramento, California!. Thanks for having us. Thanks for coming. Thanks for being here. We'll catch you next time. Goodnight."
"Wanna thank you for coming. Why don't you make some noise for the best road crew in the world!. For setting this thing up night after night after night. We couldn't do this without you. Thank you guys. It's been a pleasure as always. Until next time. And there will be a next time!. Take care of yourselves. See you again. Goodnight. Don't forget us and we won't forget you."
The next Def Leppard show will take place in Spring/Summer 2020 with no scheduled dates yet announced.
Vivian Campbell plays his next Last In Line show on 7th November in Milford, CT.
Def Leppard 2019 - Sacramento, CA 2nd November 2019 Setlist
- 00 - Hysteria Album Intro
- 01 - Rocket (Album Version)
- 02 - Animal
- 03 - Excitable
- 04 - Too Late For Love
- 05 - Let's Get Rocked
- 06 - Promises
- 07 - Paper Sun
- 08 - Let It Go
- 09 - Bringin' On The Heartbreak (electric)
- 10 - Switch 625 (Instrumental)
- 11 - Hysteria
- 12 - Love Bites
- 13 - Armageddon It
- 14 - Pour Some Sugar On Me
- 00 - Happy Birthday Rick Allen
For Rick's 56th birthday which was on 1st November.
- 15 - Rock Of Ages
- 16 - Photograph
Don Felder - Sacramento, CA 2nd November 2019 Setlist
- 01 - Already Gone (Eagles Cover)
- 02 - One Of These Nights (Eagles Cover)
- 03 - Seven Bridges Road (Steve Young Cover)
- 04 - Heavy Metal (Takin' A Ride)
- 05 - Witchy Woman (Eagles Cover)
- 06 - Heartache Tonight (Eagles Cover)
- 07 - Life In The Fast Lane (Eagles Cover)
- 08 - Take It Easy (Eagles Cover)
- 09 - Hotel California (Eagles Cover)
Last In Line - Sacramento, CA 2nd November 2019 Setlist
- 01 - Full List Unknown
- 02 -
- 03 - Starmaker
- 04 -
- 05 - Rainbow In The Dark
Previous Appearances In Sacramento, CA
A show on the Def Leppard x Journey 2018 tour.
A show on the Summer Tour 2016 with REO Speedwagon and Tesla in support.
A show on the Summer Tour 2014 with KISS and support from Kobra And The Lotus.
A show on the Mirrorball Tour with Heart and Evan Watson in support.
A show on the Songs From The Sparkle Lounge Tour with Poison and Cheap Trick in support.
A show on the Downstage Thrust tour with Styx and Foreigner in support.
A show on the YEAH! tour with co-headliners Journey and Stoll Vaughan in support.
A show on the Rock Of Ages tour with Bryan Adams and Ricky Warwick in support.
A show on the X/Ten tour with Ricky Warwick in support.
A show on the Euphoria tour with The Unband in support.
A show on the Slang tour with Tripping Daisy in support.
A show on the Adrenalize tour with Ugly Kid Joe in support.
An In The Round show on the Adrenalize tour.
A show on the Hysteria tour with Europe in support.
An In The Round show on the Hysteria tour with Tesla in support.
The first ever visit to the city.
A show on the High 'n' Dry tour as support to Blackfoot.
A show on the On Through The Night tour as support to Pat Travers.
The first ever visit to the city.
Watch the end of the show from side stage as shot by Tom McLaughlin. From Love Bites to Photograph.
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