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Def Leppard 2016 Summer Tour Pittsburgh, PA (Show Report)

Saturday, 9th July 2016

Def Leppard 2016.
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Def Leppard played a 2016 Summer Tour show last night in Pittsburgh, PA with 16 songs performed.

The show took place at the 23,000 capacity First Niagara Pavilion.

The band's first time in Pittsburgh or Burgettstown since 24th August 2014 on the Summer Tour 2014 with KISS.

The 19th show the band have played in this city and 11th time at this venue.

The first visit here (in Pittsburgh) took place in July 1980 at the Stanley Theatre as support to Judas Priest along with the Scorpions.

They would return here to play two more support shows with Ozzy Osbourne (August 1981-complete with 'urinating on own fans' incident...) and September 1981 with Blackfoot/G-Force.

The first headline show came in June 1983 on the Pyromania tour at the Civic Arena.

This venue would then host two In the Round shows in January 1988/November 1992 on the Hysteria/Adrenalize tours.

Since then 11 shows have been played in Burgettstown at First Niagara Pavilion.

It was first played in September 1993 as the Coca Cola Star Lake Amphitheatre. Now on its fourth name of First Niagara Pavilion with the band first playing here under this name in August 2011.

The two other shows happened in March 2003 at Peterson Events Center and July 2003 at Heinz Field during the X/Ten tour.

The setlist remained unchanged.

The show was packed with a possible crowd of 23,000. A local reviewer quotes a security guard as saying it was estimated to be 16,000 but to him looked much larger than that.

Watch some Fan Videos from the show here.

Def Leppard 2016 Pittsburgh, PA Fan Videos.

Periscope Videos




(Click on account names for more videos)

Joe Elliott - Pre-Rock Of Ages Speech

"Thank you. Thank you very much. Can we just have one more look at you lot out there because this is - what an amazing way to start the weekend. We'd like to - we'd really love to come back and do this again with you one day. We've been doing it long enough for you people. You've supported us for a very long time. We appreciate you from the bottom of our hearts. Thank you so much for your support over the years. As you may know if you've followed this band for a while. It's kind of had its ups and downs. But nobody epitomises the spirit of rising up more than this boy at the back here. Stand up Rick Allen!. And as ever he will introduce this one for ya."

Joe Elliott - End Of Show Speech

"Pittsburgh. Wherever you are from tonight. Thanks for coming. Thanks for having us. Thanks for being here. We'll see you next time. Goodnight.

"Thank you so much. They don't get much hotter than this. They don't get much better than this. A real pleasure. Thank you. Until next time. And there will be a next time!. Do us a big 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 9th July in Grand Rapids, MI.

Def Leppard World Tour 2016 - Show #22 Pittsburgh/Burgettstown, PA Setlist

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

Played for the first time in Pittsburgh.

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

Played for the first time in Pittsburgh.

  • 05 - Foolin'
  • 06 - Love Bites
  • 07 - Armageddon It
  • 08 - Rick Savage Bass Solo/Rock On
  • 09 - Rocket (Single Version)
  • 10 - Bringin' On The Heartbreak (electric)
  • 11 - Switch 625 (Instrumental)
  • 12 - Hysteria/Heroes (David Bowie) tag
  • 13 - Let's Get Rocked
  • 14 - Pour Some Sugar On Me
  • 15 - Rock Of Ages
  • 16 - Photograph