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20 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD Rock Mall Of America In MINNEAPOLIS (Video)

Def Leppard 2002. By Staci/Screenshot

Def Leppard played a promo show for the X/Ten album in Minneapolis, MN on 27th July 2002 and video footage is available.

The show took place in Sears Court at the Mall Of America.

This was at the time the largest mall in North America.

They were promoting the release of the new 'X/Ten' album (still called 'Ten' at the time after the Roman Numeral).

Seven songs were played including the new single 'Now' with Joe in a very happy mood.

They had played a full club show in the city the night before with many references made to it throughout this performance.

After the show a singing session took place at a Sam Goody store.

The setlist featured - 'Let's Get Rocked', 'Promises', 'Foolin'', 'Animal', 'Now', 'Armageddon It', and 'PSSOM'.

The Mall Of America posted a tweet on this day last year with a photo taken during the performance - view it below.

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Joe Elliott - 27th July 2002 Intro Speech

"Good morning. Is everybody enjoying their coffee and bagels?. A Starbucks would be great right now. A latte triple shot hazelnut mocha. OK this is us soundchecking so we're not gonna actually soundcheck. You know what I mean. Instead of playing four songs we're gonna do six and the first two are the soundcheck. So if the balances are all kind of messed up. Don't worry. It may be a little quiet as well. But we're used to that. Anybody out there remembers we did a gig in Salem, Oregon I think it was. And they wouldn't let us play louder than your average stereo. That sounds alright."

"How ya doing?. Who was in last night then?. Anybody at the gig last night?. Enjoy it?. We did and Phil gets to redeem himself this morning. You remember that song called Promises. You see I got it all wrong for Storytellers and he did a special appearance for you guys. This is very early this. We're not supposed to be out of bed yet. Do ya wanna get rocked?."

Watch all of the songs on this YouTube playlist as posted by various fans.

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