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20 Years Ago Def Leppard Bring Slang Tour To Geneva, Switzerland (Video)

Monday, 24th October 2016

Def Leppard 1996.
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Def Leppard played a Slang tour show in Geneva, Switzerland on 24th October 1996 and video footage is available.

The show took place at the 6,500 capacity Geneva Arena.

The first time the band had played here since March 1983 on the Pyromania tour at the Salles Des Fetes de Thonex.

The 14th date of the European 'Slang' tour which had begun in Oslo, Norway on 5th October.

The show lasted for 1 hour 38 minutes with fellow UK band Terrorvision as the opening act. A band who had opened the 1993 Don Valley Stadium show in Sheffield.

The 20 song setlist featured four new songs from the 'Slang' album including the title track, 'Work It Out', 'Deliver Me' and 'All I Want Is Everything'.

Joe played a short snippet of the Oasis song 'Live Forever' before 'Two Steps Behind' .

They sang part of the verse and chorus of Free song 'All Right Now' during the extended intro to 'Rock Of Ages'. A tradition on this tour when they would play various classic songs leading into ROA including this song and 'Wild Thing'.

The staging on this tour was more minimal compared to the 1992/1993 tour but still featured some great lighting effects set against the plain backdrop.

Watch the full show and an individual video via the links and read Joe's onstage speeches.

Joe Elliott - Pre-Foolin' Speech

"Hey, hey hey!. Bonsoir Genève!. Comment ca va?. Très bon, ah?. Yeah, Oui?. You like my French?. It's good yeah?. My francois is very franç merde (shit). Nevertheless I shall say pretty much everything else in English tonight. This next thing we're gonna do for ya is a song from the Pyromania album which Vivian will introduce."

Joe Elliott - Pre- Work It Out Intro

"Merci Beaucoup. The Def Leppard tour avec nouvel album Slang. Here's a couple of songs from it for ya."

Joe Elliott - BOTH Introduction

"Merci Beaucoup. This thing we're gonna do for ya. We'll take you way back to about 1981 and the High 'n' Dry album."

Joe Elliott - Two Steps Behind Introduction

"Merci Beaucoup. (after Oasis snippet). Ha ha, I don't think so. How's ya voices feeling?. (Sav - What about the rest of ya?). Vous chante (you sing), oui?. Oh Hello Phil (Phil - Hello Joe). Bonjour Phillipe!, Comment ca va?. (Phil - Yeah, I'm pretty good). Alright here we go."

TSB was played by Joe, Phil, Vivian and San all sitting on stools. Sav playing electric bass. Rick joined in on cymbals during the song on his acoustic kit.

Joe Elliott - Photograph Intro

"Merci Beaucoup. Right Genève are you ready?. I said are you ready?!."

Joe Elliott - After PSSOM

"Genève. Merci Beaucoup. Thanks for coming. Bon nuit!."

Joe Elliott - Love Bites Intro

"Merci Beaucoup."

Joe Elliott - Rock Of Ages Intro

"I am the god of hellfire and I bring you!." - sung by Joe instead of the usual 'Gunter Glieben Glouten Globen'. A line from 'Fire' by The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown.

Joe Elliott - End Of Show Speech

"Genève. Merci Beaucoup. Until next time do us a favour yeah. Don't forget us, we won't forget you. Bon nuit!."

Watch all the footage from the show on this YouTube Playlist including a video of the full show.

Def Leppard 1996 Geneva Fan Videos.

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