Wednesday, May 23, 2018

VIDEO: Def Leppard and Journey launch North American tour in Hartford

Def Leppard and Journey launched their extensive, co-headlining tour of North America at the XL Center in Hartford, CT on May 21, and video from the event is streaming online.

Def Leppard delivered a 16-song show that relied heavily on their 1987 smash, “Hysteria”, including the openers “Rocket” and “Animal.” The hit-filled set included a cover of David Essex’s “Rock On” and an acoustic take on their 1993 single, “Two Steps Behind.”

On June 1, Def Leppard will release the first of four career-spanning box sets; “Volume One” features the group’s first four studio albums alongside bonus live and studio material.

Led by frontman Arnel Pineda, Journey hit the stage with 1983’s “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)” for a set that was based around major hits and fan favourites from three multiple platinum Steve Perry-era albums – 1978’s “Infinity”, 1981’s “Escape” and 1983’s “Frontiers.”

The 6-month, 58-city trek mixes arena and stadium shows and will see the bands switch headlining slots throughout the tour until it wraps up in Los Angeles in early October.

See also:

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