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Def Leppard and Bryan Adams kicked off their 26 date tour of minor league baseball US stadiums on this day in 2005.

It was also the first date of Def Leppard's Rock Of Ages tour which lasted until November 2005.

It all started in Portland, OR at PGE Park in front of around 10,000 fans. 'Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad' was played for the first time since 1997.

The sold out show was attended by 9,175 fans and grossed $410,625.

Bryan only toured for 10 shows per month at the time so the band also played shows in between with Tesla and their own headline tour of Canada.

The tour consisted of 26 shows in minor league baseball stadiums throughout the USA. The first time Lep toured with Bryan Adams who had previously guested with them on stage in Paris during the Adrenalize tour in May 1993.

They alternated as headliners with both acts playing 90 minute sets. One show had to be cancelled in Camden, NJ due to inclement weather conditions damaging the stage and equipment. A show Def Leppard were due to headline. As a result of this the headline slot was alternated for the last three shows with Bryan headlining two nights in a row in Charleston, WV and Dayton, OH and Lep headlining the final night in Lansing, MI. This meant Lep headlined a total of 12 to Bran's 13.

The tour had been previewed on 27th May at The Today Show in New York with each act playing two songs on the popular TV show.

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