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30 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD Headline ROCK AM RING In Germany (Video)

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Def Leppard played a show in Nurburg, Germany during the Adrenalize tour on this day in 1993 and video footage is available.

The show took place at the Nurburgring as part of the MTV sponsored Rock Am Ring festival.

This was the last show of the 1993 mainland European tour and the first time the band had ever headlined a festival in Europe.

It was also the largest crowd the band played to on the Adrenalize world tour with 55,000 people in attendance.

The festival bill also featured The Black Crows, Robert Plant and Lep support band Ugly Kid Joe.

Phil and Vivian had an altercation with Glenn Danzig of the band Danzig backstage. They were also on the bill playing four spots before Lep.

Watch footage of 'Tear It Down', 'Women' and brief Joe Elliott interview via the playlist.

Extra footage of Joe sitting at that same table was used for the MTV show 'The Coca Cola Report' where Joe introduced footage of 'Women' and played an Aerosmith video.

He also chatted to two female fans who had won a contest to meet him backstage. This footage has now been posted online along with the performances. Joe made his debut as an MTV VJ for this show.

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Joe Elliott - 30th May 1993 Quotes

"Hi this is Joe Elliott from Def Leppard. We are backstage at Rock Am Ring. Robert Plant's just finished his first song Calling To You. And you're about to see one of our songs live that we're gonna play in about an hour and a half but actually it's right now as far as you're concerned."

"Well that was Def Leppard and if you wanna see some more live music check this out. This is the gig guide."

"This is Joe Elliott from Def Leppard at Rock Am Ring in Germany. With...Nirvana!. Which is not the band. It's the song. It's Robert Plant. He's still blaring away on stage. Sounding as wonderful as ever. And right now what we're gonna do is we're gonna go from Germany. We're gonna go back to London to the News Desk to see if anything spectacular like Madonna falling down a chimney has happened. I doubt it, but here you go. This is the news from London."

"I get to choose a video now. This is a Joe Elliott video request moment and I'm gonna plump for Aerosmith and Livin' On The Edge."

"We've come to that part of the evening folks where it's time to say goodbye, goodbye it's time to go. But before we do I'd like to introduce two competition winners that have come all the way from Sweden which is in Scandinavia as you probably well know. This is Bebe. And this is Manella. And they've won a competition unfortunately to win five minutes with me. Second prize is ten minutes. And the third prize was a whole tour. But luckily they got the five minutes. So anyway it's time for us to leave. Hope you've enjoyed the show. And as we shall leave Robert Plant to fade off doing his classic Led Zeppelin thing. The three of us will say goodbye."

Nurburg, Germany 1993 Fan Photos

Show Poster/Screenshots by dltourhistory.

View all the available footage from the show on this YouTube playlist.

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