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Def Leppard Start European Tour In Vilnius, Lithuania - Show 14 Report

Monday, 18th May 2015

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Def Leppard played show 14 of the 2015 World Tour last night in Vilnius, Lithuania to open the European leg.

The show took place at Siemens Arena in front of a near sellout and very enthusiastic crowd.

This was the band's first concert in Vilnius since June 2008 on the Songs From The Sparkle Lounge tour. Their third visit overall.

The setlist mirrored the recent ones in Canada with 18 songs played. Many thanks to Agne for confirming the setlist order.

Due to the first show in Vilnius happening during the X/Ten tour this was the second time the Disintegrate intro was played here. Something else of note is that the band did not bring in 'Make Love Like A Man' or 'When Love & Hate Collide' as they have on many of the most recent European tour legs in 2008/2006/2003.

The staging was mostly the same but with a smaller lighting rig. The kabuki curtain with the triangular "Def Leppard" logo was not used here. Rick used his second drum riser that was last seen in Temecula, CA in 2014. The one that is usually used in Europe and AUS/NZ with three levels.

Other changes were no floor light panels being used at the front of the main stage or on the thrust stage.

In keeping with comments made about the Vilnius crowd by Vivian following their 2008 show, Joe also suggested they are even louder than the fans in Montreal. Given that the band consistently say Montreal crowds are the loudest in the world, that is quite a compliment!.

The band were supported by local act Rebelheart who had been announced by local press a couple of weeks ago. Their set included a couple of acoustic songs.

Joe Elliott - Pre Rock Of Ages Speech

"Thank you very much. This is indeed the first night of our European tour. So it's been a real pleasure to share this experience with everybody out there. I was just talking with Phil backstage and one of the last shows that we played was in Canada. In a place called Montreal, which is always for us the loudest crowd of the tour but I think maybe tonight you've beaten Montreal. Come on, come on you can do it."

"Why don't you make just a little bit more noise for the boy at the back stand up Rick Allen. he will as ever introduce this next song for ya."

Vivian Campbell - facebook Quote

"Vilnius, wow! That was an incredible way to start a tour. Thank you, thank you, thank you. What an incredible audience. I hope we can return soon."

View the current Setlist Statistics in the next news update.

The next show takes place on 19th May in Warsaw, Poland.

Def Leppard World Tour 2015 - Show #14 Vilnius, Lithuania Setlist

  • 00 - Disintegrate Intro (PA)
  • 01 - Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop)

Played in Vilnius for the first time.

  • 02 - Animal
  • 03 - Let It Go

Staying in the set for the third show in a row. Played here for the first time.

  • 04 - Foolin'
  • 05 - Promises
  • 06 - Paper Sun

Played in Vilnius for the first time.

  • 07 - Love Bites
  • 08 - Armageddon It
  • 09 - Rick Savage Bass Solo/Rock On
  • 10 - Two Steps Behind (acoustic) - Joe Elliott Only
  • 11 - Rocket (Single Version)
  • 12 - Bringin' On The Heartbreak (electric)

Played in Vilnius for the first time as the full electric version.

  • 13 - Switch 625 (Instrumental)

Played in Vilnius for the first time.

  • 14 - Hysteria
  • 15 - Let's Get Rocked
  • 16 - Pour Some Sugar On Me
  • 17 - Rock Of Ages
  • 18 - Photograph