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Def Leppard 2016 Summer Tour Holmdel, NJ (Show Report)

Thursday, 14th July 2016

Def Leppard 2016.
Pic by Candi

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

The show took place at the 17,500 capacity PNC Bank Arts Center.

The band's first time in Holmdel since 25th July 2015 on the 2015 world tour.

The 11th show the band have played in this city.

The first visit here took place at the same venue in August 1993 during the last leg of the Adrenalize tour.

The venue was then known as the Garden State Arts Center.

They have since returned here nine times before last nights show.

The third show was played on the Euphoria tour in July 2000. The first time under the new venue name of PNC Bank Arts Center.

In 2006 the band played two shows at the venue in June and again in September during the YEAH! tour.

The first was a 16,454 sellout crowd but the return was less successful with a much lower turnout of 8,035.

The other shows took place in 1996, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2014 and 2015.

Trixter guitarist Steve Brown attended this show just over one year after his last time filling in for Vivian during the opening shows of the 2015 US tour. View a couple of his photos with the band below as he celebrated his birthday.

The same setlist as the last two shows with 17 songs played and 'Man Enough' keeping its place.

Watch some Fan Videos from the show here.

Def Leppard 2016 Holmdel, NJ Fan Videos.

Periscope Videos






(Click on account names for more videos)

Joe Elliott - Vivian Campbell/Armageddon It Intro

"He's here. (drum beat) No, stop. No more jazz. This is a rock gig. No jazz. No this boy here, is here. He's here!. All the way from Northern Ireland. He is indeed the boy who puts the fast in Belfast. Ladies and Gentleman can you make a lot of noise please for a very happy and healthy Vivian Campbell."

Joe Elliott - Pre-Rock Of Ages Speech

"In the old days it was lighters now it's cell phones. Turn 'em on. Let's have a a look at ya. Can we dim the lights a little bit up top?. Look at that. Look at that. Nice one New Jersey!. This looks so beautiful this is why we like to keep coming back you see. And of course that noise that you lot make...that noise that you lot make. We've been coming a long time. We hope to be coming many more years. It's been a long road. But we keep going. If you've followed this band long enough you'll know we've been through some shit. but we always rise back up and nobody epitomises that spirit more than this chap here at the back. Will you stand up please Mr. Rick Allen!. And as ever he will introduce this one for ya."

Joe Elliott - End Of Show Speech

"Holmdel, New Jersey. Thanks for having us. Thanks for coming. Thanks for being here. We'll see you next time. Goodnight."

"Thank you so much. A pleasure as always. Until next time. And there will be a next time. Do us a favour yeah. Don't forget us and we won't forget you. Goodnight."

View the current Setlist Statistics in the next news update.

The next show takes place on 15th July in Detroit, MI.

Def Leppard World Tour 2016 - Show #25 Holmdel, NJ Setlist

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

Played for the first time in Holmdel.

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

Played for the first time in Holmdel.

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

Played for the first time in Holmdel.

  • 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

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