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Def Leppard played show number 32 of The Stadium Tour in Seattle, WA last night with 17 songs performed.

The show took place at the 47,943 capacity T-Mobile Park.

The first visit to Seattle since September 2003 on the X/Ten world tour.

The 6th show by the band in Seattle and first time at this venue.

The first visit here was in October 1981 at Moore Theatre supporting Blackfoot on the High 'n' Dry tour.

Two shows followed at Seattle Center Coliseum in 1983 with Billy Squier and returning as headliners.

The first gap between Seattle shows then happened as they did not appear again until October 1992 on the Adrenalize tour.

The 2003 show would be the next time they returned making this one of the least played major U.S. cities.

Show #32 - Return To Seattle

19 long years since the band played a show in the city of Seattle, WA.

They returned to play their third different venue in the city.

All previous visits from 1981 to 2003 taking place at either the Seattle Center Coliseum/Key Arena (now Climate Pledge Arena) and Moore Theatre.

Many shows have been played in Washington state since 2003 but mostly in Auburn, WA (27 miles from Seattle).

The last visit was in September 2018 at the spectacular Gorge Amphitheater in George, WA 150 miles from Seattle.

The most recent area show in Washington was June 2017 in Spokane.

The Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, WA was played in October 2016 some 32 miles away so they have been close and even based themselves here but no show in the actual city for 19 years.

Everett, WA was also played in late 2005 which is about 28 miles North of the city and the closest they came to another arena show here since 2003.

Another Outdoor Show

The second of two shows in a row with Def Leppard closing ahead of two by Motley Crue in Canada.

T-Mobile Park was bathed in sunshine at 84F temps as the show kicked off with the roof open.

Another venue with a massive retractable roof which slides over to one side of the stadium.

It stands next to the larger Lumen Field NFL stadium (home of the Seattle Seahawks) and near the appropriately named Elliott Bay.

The show started promptly at 9:30pm with 'Take What You Want'.

And when 'Let It Go' kicked in right after the crowd showed they were very LOUD and very vocal.

Another 17 song setlist with no changes and this crowd sang along to every song.

A triumphant return to Seattle for the band after 19 years of not playing in the city centre and their biggest crowd played to here or anywhere in Washington State with potentially over 40,000 fans.

City Backdrop/Roof Lights

The stadium having it's roof open gave fans a great view of the city skyline off to Vivian's side of the stage.

All of the major buildings in the city visible and for some fans on Phil's side a view in the distance of the Space Needle, the city's most famous landmark.

The lights on the edge of the retractable roof were lit up through the show in various colours.

The X shaped beams had LED lights on them making massive arch of X's lighting up the sky above not unlike the Wembley Stadium arch (which may feature in the tour in 2023...).

View some of the many Fan photos and video clips below.

Seattle, WA 2022 Photos

Screenshots by dltourhistory.

Watch some Fan Videos from the show here.

Def Leppard 2022 Fan Videos.

Joe Elliott - Let It Go Intro

"Good evening Seattle!."

Joe Elliott - Armageddon It Intro

"Is anybody out there?. Are you f**king kidding me!. Look at this place. You look amazing."

"So do you as it happens. Make some noise for my good friend all the way from Belfast in Northern Ireland. Mr. Vivian Campbell!."

Joe Elliott - Kick Intro

"Thank you. Thank you very much. Well it really is good to be here at last. We finally made it."

"So make some noise for Classless Act who started everything off tonight. And Joan Jett And The Blackhearts.And Poison. And Motley Crue."

"And we finally got here. You know obviously we were due here two years ago in 2020. We couldn't do it. Put it off for a year."

"2021 couldn't do it. 2022!. Here we are!. And it's so good to see you all again. Been too long."

"But we didn't wanna see all that time that we couldn't visit go to waste. So we set about doing something that we've never really done before which was to make an album 100 percent remotely from all our homes and glue it together."

"And you know what we f**king well pulled it off. We did yes."

"We've got an album called Diamond Star Halos. We'd love to play you the first song that we released from the new album. This one's called K.I.C.K...Kick!."

The next Def Leppard show will take place in Vancouver, BC on 2nd September.

Def Leppard Seattle, WA 31st August 2022 Setlist

  • 01 - Take What You Want
  • 02 - Let It Go
  • 03 - Animal
  • 04 - Foolin'
  • 05 - Armageddon It
  • 06 - Kick
  • 07 - Love Bites
  • 08 - Promises
  • 09 - This Guitar - (Semi-Acoustic)
  • 10 - Two Steps Behind (Full Version/Full band) - (Acoustic)
  • 11 - Rocket (Single Version)
  • 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 Seattle, WA 31st August 2022 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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