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Def Leppard 2016 Summer Tour Houston, TX (Show Report)

Tuesday, 23rd August 2016

Def Leppard 2016.
Pic By michelle_ice

Def Leppard played a 2016 Summer Tour show last night in Houston, TX with 17 songs performed.

The show took place at the 19,500 capacity Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.

The band's first time in Houston since 22nd August 2015 on the 2015 world tour.

The 17th show the band have played in Houston and 11th time at this venue.

The first visit here took place in May 1980 at Sam Houston Coliseum as support to Ted Nugent on their first American tour.

They returned on the High 'n' Dry tour in November 1981 with Blackfoot at the Music Hall.

Two In The Round shows followed in December 1987 on the Hysteria tour and in February 1993 on the Adrenalize tour.

A second show on the Adrenalize tour saw them play Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion for the first time in September 1993.

Another show here followed in August 1996 on the Slang tour.

After scheduling and cancelling two shows at the Reliant Astrodome in February 2000 they would return to the venue after the end of the Euphoria tour for a special one-off appearance there in March 2001. Playing to 55,000 fans at the Houston Houston Livestock & Rodeo Show on a revolving In The Round stage.

Every show since then has been played at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2014.

The 2015 show was played on the exact same date.

Phil and members of Tesla visited the NASA's Johnson Space Center before the show (see photos below).

Watch some Fan Videos from the show here.

Def Leppard 2016 Houston, TX Fan Videos.

Periscope Videos



(Click on account names for more videos)

Joe Elliott - Pre-Rock Of Ages Speech

"Thank you very much Houston. We should do this more often. We like to come back. We've been coming for 36 years so why stop now eh. If you've followed this band for a long time you'll know that there's things that have happened to this band and we somehow always managed to pull together an inner strength that's put us back to where we are now. And nobody in this band epitomises that spirit more than this boy at the back here. Stand up Rick Allen. And as always he will introduce this one for ya."

Joe Elliott - End Of Show Speech

"Houston, Texas. Thanks for having us. Thanks for coming. Thanks for being here. We'll see you next time. Goodnight!."

View the current Setlist Statistics in the next news update.

The next show takes place on 24th August in Dallas, TX.

Def Leppard World Tour 2016 - Show #37 Houston, TX Setlist

  • 00 - Let's Go Intro (PA)
  • 01 - Let's Go

Played for the first time in Houston.

  • 02 - Animal
  • 03 - Let It Go
  • 04 - Dangerous

Played for the first time in Houston.

  • 05 - Foolin'
  • 06 - Love Bites
  • 07 - Armageddon It
  • 08 - Rick Savage Bass Solo/Rock On
  • 09 - Man Enough

Played for the first time in Houston.

  • 10 - Rocket (Single Version)
  • 11 - Bringin' On The Heartbreak (electric)
  • 12 - Switch 625 (Instrumental)
  • 13 - Hysteria/Heroes (David Bowie) tag
  • 14 - Let's Get Rocked
  • 15 - Pour Some Sugar On Me
  • 16 - Rock Of Ages
  • 17 - Photograph

REO Speedwagon - Houston, TX Setlist

  • 01 - Don't Let Him Go
  • 02 - Take It On The Run
  • 03 - Keep Pushin'
  • 04 - Can't Fight This Feeling
  • 05 - Tough Guys
  • 06 - Time For Me To Fly
  • 07 - Back On The Road
  • 08 - Ridin' The Storm Out
  • 09 - Keep On Loving You
  • 10 - Roll With The Changes

Tesla - Houston, TX Setlist

  • 01 - Rock Me To The Top
  • 02 - Edison's Medicine (Man Out Of Time)
  • 03 - Heaven's Trail
  • 04 - Signs
  • 05 - Love Song
  • 06 - Lil' Suzie
  • 07 - Modern Day Cowboy