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DEF LEPPPARD Back In BOGOTA On THE WORLD TOUR 2023 (Show Report/Setlist)

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Def Leppard and Motley Crue played a show on The World Tour 2023 last night in Bogota, Colombia with 15 songs performed.

The show took place at the 100,000 capacity Parque Simon Bolivar.

The third show of The World Tour 2023 which was a bit more eventful than planned.

The second time at this venue and in this country.

High 'n' Dry In Colombia

High Altitude - Dry weather.

High as in 2,640m/8,660 feet above seal level. And as Joe found out on Friday night once the 'Def Crue' plane had landed this can lead to problems.

As has now been explained by the man himself Joe suffered from a "moderate to severe" case of altitude sickness which resulted in a hospital visit.

The Marly Clinic hospital thankfully sorted Joe out and he was given the go ahead for the show.

Unfortunately the local press picked up on the visit and rumours of a potential cancellation spread the next morning/afternoon.

This forced the band and promoters to issue a statement that the show would indeed be going ahead as planned.

Joe Video Message

A couple of hours later, after they saw the stories still spreading online, Joe filmed a short 'Captain's Log' video.

In it he explained the situation and that he was fine and well enough to perform.

Watch the video again below and Rick's pre-show message in which he referenced the 'thin air'.

Band Bounce Back

Would the pre-show 'Hysteria' affect the show?.

Judging by the usual strong opening of 'Take What You Want', 'Let's Get Rocked' and 'Animal' - the answer was No!.

Mr. Elliott was in fine voice and showing absolutely no signs of the altitude sickness that had plagued him the night before.

A huge crowd had gathered on the massive Plaza de Eventos within the Parque Simon Bolivar to witness Def Leppard rock.

And as Rick says - there was rock!.

Shorter Setlist

'Foolin'' was cut from the set presumably to ease the strain on Joe's voice with 'Armageddon It' played as song #4.

'Promises' was also left out of its usual slot after 'Love Bites'.

Joe Thanks Hospital

As the show continued Joe took the time before 'This Guitar' to thank the Marly Clinic staff for helping him out.

It seems, although Joe and the band may have had a bit of a scare and discomfort, everything has worked out well.

The rest of the South American shows shouldn't cause any issues in terms of altitude.

Santiago, Chile and Sao Paulo, Brazil are 570m and 760m above sea level.

Both much higher up than the other shows but not as high up as Bogota so there shouldn't be any more problems for Joe (or anyone else).

Back In Bogota

The first show in this city took place on 12th April 1997 on the Slang tour.

Their first show in Colombia. A return after 26 years. One of the longest gaps between shows for any city/country.

That show was played for a crowd of 20,000 but there was significantly more people there last night.

The next Def Leppard show takes place on 28th February in Lima, Peru - (only 161m above sea level so no altitude sickness there!).

Bogota, Colombia 2023 Photos

Screenshots by dltourhistory.

Watch some Fan Videos from the show here.

Def Leppard 2023 Fan Videos.

Joe Elliott - Let's get Rocked Intro

"Hola Bogota!. Como Estas?. Good to be here. Thanks for coming."

"How we feeling tonight?. How we feeling tonight?."

"I have a question for ya. Do ya wanna get rocked?."

Joe Elliott - This Guitar Intro/Thank You Speech

"Before we carry on. I'd just like to say a big thanks to all the staff at the Marly hospital who took care of me last night - I was feeling a little bit under the weather."

"We call it altitude sickness. You have another word for it that we can't pronounce."

"And I made it, you made it and thanks to them, that's why I'm here."

"So let's make some noise for all those good folks at the Marly hospital please."

Joe Elliott - Captain's Log Video Message

"Mini Captain's Log February 25th 2023. Bogota, Colombia."

"As you can see I'm actually, I'm here."

"5:20pm we're on at 8. So I am alive and well. Little woozy I'll be honest."

"Severe, er moderate to severe altitude sickness."

"I would hate to know what severe altitude sickness - I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy!."

"But here I am. So put everybody at rest because apparently the Internet lit up."

"So I'm here to put everybody that cares about it mind's at rest that I am here and we are going on at 8pm."

Joe Elliott - End Of Show Speech

"Bogota, Colombia. Thanks for having us. Thanks for waiting. Thanks for being here."

"We'll see you again one day. We love you. Thank you."

"Adios Amigos!. Goodnight!."

Def Leppard - Bogota, Colombia 25th February 2023 Setlist

  • 01 - Take What You Want
  • 02 - Let's Get Rocked
  • 03 - Animal
  • Foolin' - Foolin' Left Out
  • 04 - Armageddon It
  • 05 - Kick
  • 06 - Love Bites
  • Promises - Promises Left Out
  • 07 - This Guitar (Semi-Acoustic)
  • 08 - When Love & Hate Collide (Short Acoustic/Electric Version)
  • 09 - Rocket (Single Version/Album Intro)
  • 10 - Bringin' On The Heartbreak
  • 11 - Switch 625 (instrumental)
  • 12 - Hysteria (Extended Outro)
  • 13 - Pour Some Sugar On Me

  • 14 - Rock of Ages
  • 15 - Photograph

Two songs left out as the set was cut shorter to help protect Joe's voice following his altitude sickness issues.

Motley Crue - Bogota, Colombia 25th February 2023 Setlist

  • 01 - Wild Side
  • 02 - Shout At The Devil '97
  • 03 - Too Fast For Love
  • 04 - Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
  • 05 - Saints Of Los Angeles
  • 06 - Live Wire
  • 07 - Looks That Kill
  • 08 - The Dirt (Est. 1981)
  • 09 - Medley
  • 10 - Home Sweet Home
  • 11 - Dr. Feelgood
  • 12 - Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S.)
  • 13 - Girls, Girls, Girls
  • 14 - Primal Scream
  • 15 - Kickstart My Heart

Various Photos/Videos

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