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5 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD Start 2018 Tour With JOURNEY In HARTFORD, CT

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Def Leppard and Journey opened their 2018 North American tour on this day in 2018 in Hartford, CT.

The show took place at the 16,294 capacity XL Center.

The first night of the 60 plus dates North American tour which ended in early October in Los Angeles, CA.

The tour would go on to sell over one million concert tickets and be one of Def Leppard's most successful tours since they first shared the bill with Journey in 2006.

The seventh show by the band in this city and a return to this venue which had last been played in March 1993.

The stage show was updated for the 2018 tour and included a spectacular new intro and the use of lasers for the first time since 1993 on the Adrenalize tour.

The longer intro at this first show was shortened and modified by show number two. It was also preceded by the playing of their Spotify Session version of Depeche Mode's classic song 'Personal Jesus'.

This would later be made available to stream and get a full release (after a remix) on the compilation album 'The Story So Far...The Best Of' in October 2018.

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