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

Wednesday, 18th May 2016

Def Leppard 2016.
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Def Leppard continued their 2016 Summer Tour last night in Allentown, PA with 16 songs performed.

The show took place at the 10,500 seat PPL Center.

The band's first time in Allentown since 1st September 2015 on the 2015 world tour.

The eighth show the band have played in this city.

The first visit was in July 1983 during the Pyromania tour when the band also played a legendary football match against WZZO radio.

The first 7 visits here were all played at The Great Allentown Fair.

Last night's show was originally planned for 17th February but was postponed on 1st February after Joe's (ongoing) vocal issues.

No changes were made to the the regular 16 song setlist.

'Let's Go' and 'Dangerous' were played here for the first time.

A new curtain was used at the start of the show with the album cover design replacing the triangular logo used since April 2015.

Watch some Fan Videos from the show here.

Def Leppard 2016 Allentown, PA Fan Videos.

Joe Elliott - Rick Savage Intro

"We've been coming here for a long time but it's the first time we've ever played indoors. Some of you have probably been with this band for a long time. The fairgrounds. 1983 I think was the first time we played. We came again in '88. '92, '96, '99 and so on and so forth. But that's what happens when you've been around for a while you know. But the first time indoors. It's loud! So we like loud. Loud is good."

"Of course you never know what to expect when you do this kind of thing. When I was 17, 18 years old. This young boy. Young kid came round to my Mum and Dad's house to have a look at my rather large and my I add fantastic record collection. Put your dirty minds away!. And we got talking and this is you gotta remember this is before a lot of you were fucking born probably. 1977. The summer of 1977. 39 years ago almost. And we got talking and we was watching what was going on in the UK. Lot of young bands coming up like the Pistols and The Clash and we'd see what's coming out of New York like Talking Heads, The Ramones and all that. It was Punk but it was cool. It was young kids making noise. Three chords and a lot of naughty words. And we took a look at what was going on and we said to each other that night. What do you think about putting a band together. Just for a laugh. See what happens. Well, 39 years later here we are. And I can honestly say hand on heart that young kid that came to my Mum and Dad's house is still my best mate. Ladies and Gentleman Mr. Rick Savage!."

Joe Elliott - End Of Show Speech

"Allentown. Thank you. Thanks for coming. Thanks for having us. Thanks for being here. We'll see you next time. Good night."

"Well this is why we keep coming back folks. Really it's been an absolute pleasure. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Until next time. And there will be a next time. Till then do us a big favour yeah. Don't forget us and we won't forget you. Good night."

View the current Setlist Statistics in the next news update.

The next show takes place on 18th May in Huntington, WV.

Def Leppard World Tour 2016 - Show #10 Allentown, PA Setlist

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

Played for the first time in Allentown.

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

Played for the first time in Allentown.

  • 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

Joe added in the Heroes tag in tribute to David Bowie.

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

REO Speedwagon - Allentown, PA Setlist

  • 01 - Ridin' The Storm Out
  • 02 - Take It On The Run
  • 03 - Keep Pushin'
  • 04 - Can't Fight This Feeling
  • 05 - Golden Country
  • 06 - Time For Me To Fly
  • 07 - Back On The Road Again
  • 08 - Keep On Loving You
  • 09 - Roll With The Changes

Tesla - Allentown, PA Setlist

  • 01 - Rock Me To The Top
  • 02 - Edison's Medicine (Man Out Of Time)
  • 03 - Hang Tough
  • 04 - Heaven's Trail (No Way Out)
  • 05 - Signs
  • 06 - Love Song
  • 07 - Little Suzi
  • 08 - Modern Day Cowboy

A photo posted by Michael Long (@mlodaddio) on