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Def Leppard 2016 Summer Tour Eugene, OR (Show Report)

Saturday, 1st October 2016

Def Leppard 2016.
Pic By Jackie Lindsay

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

The show took place at the 12,364 capacity Matthew Knight Arena which opened in January 2011.

The band's first time in Eugene since 2nd August 1983 on the Pyromania tour.

The third show the band have played in Eugene.

The first visit to Eugene was on 28th May 1980 at the University Of Oregon.

A show played during their first American tour as support to Pat Travers.

The eighth show of that tour which also saw them play Portland, Oregon the day after to 11,000 fans.

The second show took place on 2nd August 1983 during the Pyromania tour when they were a few months into their first American headline tour.

The venue was the Exhibition Hall and a notorious incident happened to Rick Savage in his hotel room before that show.

It involved a couple of female fans climbing out of a window and up to Sav's 10th floor balcony.

Read more about that incident as told by Sav himself and Joe.

No word on whether any of those fans attended the show or the Meet And Greet!.

No changes were made to the now usual 17 song setlist.

Due to the length of time since they last played here all of the songs released from 1987 onwards were played here for the very first time. Only six had been played in 1983.

'Man Enough' was played for the 30th time since its live debut on 9th July in Grand Rapids, MI.

Sav wore a yellow cut off top from one of the local sports teams during the encore. Possibly the Oregon Ducks basketball team who play at the arena.

Phil Collen played with Tesla again on 'Save That Goodness'.

Watch some Fan Videos from the show here.

Def Leppard 2016 Eugene, OR Fan Videos.

Joe Elliott - Pre-Rock Of Ages Speech

"Well if we knew it was gonna be like this we'd have come a lot earlier. This is amazing. Wanna do this again one day?. It's been a lot of fun guys tonight. Thank you very much. Show some love for our good friends Tesla who started everything off. And REO Speedwagon who drive it on."

"And show some love for this boy at the back here. Stand up Rick Allen!. As always he will introduce this one for ya."

Joe Elliott - End Of Show Speech

"Eugene, Oregon. 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 1st October in Tacoma, WA.

Def Leppard World Tour 2016 - Show #52 Eugene, OR Setlist

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

Played for the first time in Eugene.

  • 02 - Animal

Played for the first time in Eugene.

  • 03 - Let It Go
  • 04 - Dangerous

Played for the first time in Eugene.

  • 05 - Foolin'
  • 06 - Love Bites

Played for the first time in Eugene.

  • 07 - Armageddon It

Played for the first time in Eugene.

  • 08 - Rick Savage Bass Solo/Rock On

Played for the first time in Eugene.

  • 09 - Man Enough

Played for the first time in Eugene.

  • 10 - Rocket (Single Version)

Played for the first time in Eugene.

  • 11 - Bringin' On The Heartbreak (electric)
  • 12 - Switch 625 (Instrumental)
  • 13 - Hysteria/Heroes (David Bowie) tag

Played for the first time in Eugene.

  • 14 - Let's Get Rocked

Played for the first time in Eugene.

  • 15 - Pour Some Sugar On Me

Played for the first time in Eugene.

  • 16 - Rock Of Ages
  • 17 - Photograph

REO Speedwagon - Eugene, OR 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 Again
  • 08 - Ridin' The Storm Out
  • 09 - Keep On Loving You
  • 10 - Roll With The Changes

Tesla - Eugene, OR Setlist

  • 01 - Rock Me To The Top
  • 02 - Edison's Medicine (Man Out Of Time)
  • 03 - Heaven's Trail (No Way Out)
  • 04 - Signs
  • 05 - Save That Goodness (w/ Phil Collen)
  • 06 - Love Song
  • 07 - Little Suzie
  • 08 - Modern Day Cowboy

A photo posted by Jackie Lindsay (@msjackml) on