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Def Leppard played a second intimate show with Motley Crue 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 second 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 show being the band's first time at this venue.

The third performance of 2023 and the last of the smaller scale shows ahead of the main tour kick-off in Mexico City on the 18th February in front of potentially up to 60,000 fans at Foro Sol.

Atlantic City Night 2

The show kicked off at around 10:45pm with the usual countdown and 'Take What You Want'.

A very cool live stream shot from the front rows allowed fans online to experience the first four songs and it was clear this show was just as good as the first.

And the band sounded in fine form again with amazing sound quality.

No Setlist Changes

Another 17 song setlist was played with the same order as night one and no changes.

Any changes to this set may come in Mexico City but not at this show which saw the same acoustic/electric version of 'When Love & Hate Collide' performed.

A song only played once in the USA before 2018.

Motley Crue also kept the same setlist from night one.

KISS Guitarist/Drummer

As seen in the photos below ex-KISS guitarist Ace Frehley attended the show along with ex-KISS drummer Peter Kriss.

View photos of them below with new Motley Crue guitarist John 5.

Atlantic City

.This was the band's ninth performance in Atlantic City

.The first visit was on 23rd August 2003 during the X tour at the nearby Borgata Events Center.

The next Def Leppard show takes place on 18th February in Mexico City as The World Tour starts and the band return to stadiums.

Atlantic City, NJ 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

"Good evening Atlantic City, How ya doin'?. How ya doin'?. I got another question for ya. Do ya wanna get rocked?."

Joe Elliott - Foolin' Intro

"Thank you. Once again good evening. How we doin'?."

"Big hand for our friend Motley Crue who started everything off tonight for ya."

"We'll take it from here. And let's go back to 1983. Pyromania."

Joe Elliott - Kick Intro

"So how ya been?. I'm not just talking about the ones who may have been here last nit, but the ones who weren't here last night. How have you been?."

"Well it's good to see you again. It's been a while. 'Cause we really couldn't go anywhere for a couple of years as we all know. And we took advantage of that time away from the road to make a new album."

"That album is not new any more but it is the latest. It's called Diamond Star Halos. And we'd love to play you something from it right now."

"This one is called K.I.C.K. Kick!."

Joe Elliott - End Of Show Speech

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

"Thanks for having us. Thanks for coming. It's been a couple of great nights. We love ya. Thank you. We'll see you next time. Goodnight!."

"Once again thank you. Thanks for coming."

"Until next time. And there will be a next time!."

"Be good. We'll see you again. Goodnight."

Def Leppard - Atlantic City, NJ 11th February 2023 Setlist

  • 01 - Take What You Want
  • 02 - Let's Get Rocked
  • 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)
  • 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 11th February 2023 Setlist

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