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DEF LEPPARD Get Rocked In ATLANTIC CITY, NJ Night #1 2023 (Show Report/Setlist)

Def Leppard 2022. Screenshot/Chele Drappel

Def Leppard played their first show with Motley Crue of 2023 last night in Atlantic City, NJ with 17 songs performed.

The show took place at the 7,000 capacity Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

The first of two shows here billed as being 'Intimate Shows' and not part of the main World Tour which starts on the 18th February in Mexico City.

The first time at this venue.

The second performance of 2023 after the private event in Las Vegas, NV played on 6th January.

A return to playing as co-headliners with Motley Crue who played their first show with new touring guitarist John 5 who replaces Mick Mars.

Mick retired from touring in 2022 but is still a member of the band.

Def Leppard's first visit to Atlantic City, NJ since August 2014 when they played with KISS at the nearby Boardwalk Hall.

Back In Atlantic City

The show kicked off at around 8:30pm with the usual countdown and Diamond Star Halos album intro.

Quickly following by a blistering version of 'Take What You Want' to get the Atlantic City crowd rocking.

The band in good spirits and playing as if the band had not been away from the road for five months and The Stadium Tour had ended only last week.

Opening Night (Almost)

The almost opening night of The World Tour 2023 although not billed as part of the main tour.

The first of two nights at this venue.

Let's Get Rocked/WLAHC Return

The first public Def Leppard concert of 2023 following the private show in Las Vegas in January.

A 15 song setlist with a couple of changes from the 2022 shows.

The first being the return of 'Let's Get Rocked' which had not been played since 2nd November 2019 in Sacramento, CA.

That show had been the last one played before the pandemic.

When Love &l Hate Collide' also made a welcomed return during a two song semi-acoustic spot.

'Take What You Want', 'Kick' and 'This Guitar' were included from 'Diamond Star Halos'.

Rick used his regular kit for 'This Guitar'.

Let's Get Rocked Visuals

Along with its return 'Let;s Get Rocked' also saw new visuals used on the screens.

A mix of band photos and new cartoon style visuals with song lyrics in red over the top almost like a lyric video.

When Love & Hate Collide

For the first verse and chorus the song was played acoustically by Joe and Sav on guitars and vocals.

After the chorus the rest of the band joined in electrically going straight into the guitar solo and the last chorus and end.

A shorter version at 2:49 minutes.

View the full performance on the Fan Videos playlist.

Intimate Venue

An intimate venue which has a capacity of 7,000.

Small at least compared to the stadiums played in 2022.

Part of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino which is situated right by the beach and the boardwalk area of the city.

The next show takes place later tonight at the same venue with Def Leppard closing.

Atlantic City, NJ 2023 Photos

Screenshots by dltourhistory.

Watch some Fan Videos from the show here.

Def Leppard 2023 Fan Videos.

Joe Elliott - Foolin' Intro

"Thank you. Evening everyone how we doing out there?. It's good to be here. Nice to be with ya. Thanks for coming."

"Here's a little something you might remember all the way to 1983 Pyromania."

Joe Elliott - This Guitar Intro

"Thank you very much. We still OK out there?."

"OK we're gonna do you something. Slightly different arrangement to the album version. Another track from the new album Diamond Star Halos. Latest album Diamond Star Halos."

"Let's introduce everyone. On the drums Rick Allen. Once again on the acoustic guitar this time from Belfast Vivian Campbell. On the bass and we have known each other since 197-f**king-7. 43 years or whatever it is. 45 coming on 46. Rick Savage. And last but not least as we have just found out. East End of London boy. Phil Collen."

"This one's called This Guitar."

Joe Elliott - WLAHC Intro

"OK so as that last one was slightly rearranged from the album version. Also this next one is."

"We originally recorded it back in 1995. It goes something like this...if you know the words join in."

Joe Elliott - Let's Get Rocked Intro

"Good evening Atlantic City!. Got a question for you, and you, and you, and you!. Do ya wanna get rocked?."

Joe Elliott - End Of Show Speech

"Atlantic City, New Jersey or wherever you have come from to be here tonight."

"Thanks for coming. Thanks for having us. We'll see you next time. Thank you. Goodnight."

"Once again thanks for having us. We'll catch you later. Enjoy Motley Crue."

"We'll see you later. Goodnight!."

Def Leppard - Atlantic City, NJ 10th February 2023 Setlist - (Updated)

  • 01 - Take What You Want
  • 02 - Let's Get Rocked - (First time played since November 2019)
  • 03 - Animal
  • 04 - Foolin'
  • 05 - Armageddon It
  • 06 - Kick
  • 07 - Love Bites
  • 08 - Promises
  • 09 - This Guitar (Semi-Acoustic)
  • 10 - When Love & Hate Collide (Short Acoustic/Electric Version) - (First time played since July 2019)
  • 11 - Rocket (Single Version/Album Intro)
  • 12 - Bringin' On The Heartbreak
  • 13 - Switch 625 (instrumental)
  • 14 - Hysteria (Extended Outro)
  • 15 - Pour Some Sugar On Me

  • 16 - Rock of Ages
  • 17 - Photograph

Motley Crue - Atlantic City, NJ 10th February 2023 Setlist

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