Thursday, June 21, 2012

VIDEO: Def Leppard launch Rock Of Ages tour

Def Leppard kicked off their Rock of Ages tour Wednesday night in Salt Lake City.

Joining the UK rockers on the summer trek are Poison and Lita Ford.

The Deseret News reports Leppard delivered their typical blend of monster hits mixed with a few deep cuts, lightning fast guitar riffs, and all backed by an elaborate stage show with enough lights and digital screens to light up all of West Valley.

Leppard frontman Joe Elliot’s vocals were strong the entire evening. And what particularly made for enjoyable evening was this year’s set list is stronger than other recent outings.

As with most Def Leppard tours, the set list focused primarily on the "Hysteria" and "Pyromania" albums. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the massively successful "Hysteria" album, prompting the band to give it special attention. Eight of the 12 tracks were played Wednesday night.

Elliot was his typical cheerleading self, moving about all parts of the stage to keep the crowd pumped up. The audience was a wide range of age groups, from 40-somethings and older re-living their college and high school days to younger fans in their pre-teens who were seeing Def Leppard for the first time.

This week, the Rock of Ages tour rolls into Irvine, CA (Fri) and Las Vegas (Sat).

Def Leppard
USANA Amphitheater – Salt Lake City, UT – June 20, 2012

01 – Undefeated
02 – Rocket
03 – Let It Go
04 – Foolin
05 – Animal
06 – Love Bites
07 – Gods of War
08 – Where Does Love Go When It Dies
09 – Now
10 – When Love And Hate Collide
11 – Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad
12 – Two Steps Behind
13 – Women
14 – It's All About Believin
15 – Let's Get Rocked
16 – Bringin' on the Heartbreak
17 – Hysteria
18 – Armageddon It
19 – Photograph


20 – Pour Some Sugar on Me
21 – Rock of Ages

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Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar On Me
USANA Amphitheater – Salt Lake City, UT – June 20, 2012

Def Leppard – Rock Of Ages
USANA Amphitheater – Salt Lake City, UT – June 20, 2012

Def Leppard – acoustic medley
USANA Amphitheater – Salt Lake City, UT – June 20, 2012

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