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27 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD's SLANG Tour In MILAN, Italy (Video)

Def Leppard 1996. Screenshot

Def Leppard played a Slang tour show in Milan, Italy on 7th November 1996 and video footage is available.

The show took place at the 3,800 capacity Palalido.

The first time the band had played here since May 1993 on the Adrenalize tour at the same venue.

A show which was filmed and broadcast by Italian TV.

This was the fifth time the band had played in Milan which was the first Italian city they visited back in October 1983 on the Pyromania tour.

The 22nd date of the European 'Slang' tour which had begun in Oslo, Norway on 5th October.

The show lasted for around 1 hour 35 minutes with fellow UK band Terrorvision as the opening act.

The 20 song setlist featured four new songs from the 'Slang' album including the title track, 'Work It Out', 'Deliver Me'.

Ahead of the UK/Ireland tour the band had dropped 'All I Want Is Everything' and started playing the full electric version of 'When Love & Hate Collide'.

Joe played a short snippet of the Nirvana song 'Come As You Are' before 'Two Steps Behind' and added a few lines from The Police's 'Every Breath You Take' at the end of 'Hysteria'.

They did not play snippets of any rock classics during the intro to 'Rock Of Ages' which had become a habit on this leg of the tour.

The staging on this tour was more minimal compared to the 1992/1993 tour but still featured some great lighting effects set against the plain backdrop.

Watch 'Slang' video via the links and read Joe's onstage speeches (the full video is no longer available).

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Def Leppard 1996. Screenshot

Joe Elliott - Pre-Foolin' Speech

"Hey! Ciao Milano. How are ya?. Nice to be back again. It's been a while. about three years or so. It's good to be back in town. This next thing we're gonna do for ya. I think we did play this in fact last time we were here. This is something else for ya from the Pyromania album. And just for a change tonight, Vivian will introduce this."

Joe Elliott - Pre- Work It Out Intro

"Thank you. Thank you very much. So Milano. We have a new album out called Slang!. We'd like to do you a couple of things from it right now."

Joe Elliott - BOTH Introduction

"Thank you. This next thing is something that will take you all the way back to about 1981 and the High 'n' Dry album."

Joe Elliott - Two Steps Behind Introduction

"(after Nirvana snippet) Oh dear, Oh dear. Ah never mind. We can't start till Phil gets here. Oh here he is. Ciao Phillipe. How's ya voices feeling?. OK Here's one you can join in on alright?."

Joe Elliott - Photograph Intro

"Milano. Are you ready?. I said are you ready?!. ."

Joe Elliott - After PSSOM

"Milano. Thanks a lot. Thanks for coming down. We'll see you guys next time. Till then see ya!. Bye."

Joe Elliott - Love Bites Intro

"Thank you. Thank you very much."

Joe Elliott - End Of Show Speech

"Milano. Thank you very much. Until next time. Do us a favour. Don't forget us, we won't forget you. Arrivederci!."

Watch all the footage from the show on this YouTube Playlist

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