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Def Leppard 2016 Summer Denver, CO (Show Report)

Sunday, 18th September 2016

Def Leppard 2016.
Pic By Julie Patterson

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

The show took place at the 18,000+ capacity Pepsi Center.

The band's first time in Denver since 26th September 2015 on the 2015 world tour.

The 26th show the band have played in Denver (or nearby Morrison and Englewood).

One of their most played cities in North America.

The first visit to Denver took place in June 1980 at McNichols Sports Arena as support to Ted Nugent on their first American tour.

They came back for two shows on the same day at Rainbow Music Hall in October 1981 with Blackfoot.

McNichols Sports Arena was played again in April 1983 on the Pyromania tour as support to Billy Squier.

The 12th/13th February 1988 Hysteria In the Round shows were filmed for the In The Round-In Your Face concert video at McNichols Sports Arena with Tesla in support.

They played two more shows on the same tour at the famous a very scenic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison in August 1988.

Two more In the Round shows were plated at McNichols in February 1993 on the Adrenalize tour before their first visit to Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre in Englewood in July 1993.

They played the same venue again on the Slang tour in August 1996.

A radio sponsored show took place in December 1999 on the Euphoria tour at Magness Arena with Jewel in support. Followed by a return to Red Rocks on the same tour in September 2000.

Two shows followed at Magness arena in December 2002 on the X/Ten tour and November 2005 on the first Rock Of Ages tour.

Englewood was the location of their next three shows in the area playing Fiddler's Green under three different names in 2007, 2009 and 2011.

Since June 2012 all shows have been played indoors at the Pepsi Arena in June 2012, June 2014 and last years show.

The setlist remained the same.

Phil joined Tesla again for 'Save That Goodness' during their opening set.

Watch some Fan Videos from the show here.

Def Leppard 2016 Denver, CO Fan Videos.

Periscope Videos





(Click on account names for more videos)

Joe Elliott - Phil Collen/Dangerous Intro

"Thank you very much. Good evening Denver, Colorado!. Ah let's have a look at you. Look at this. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday night. Oh yeah. It's good to be here. Nice to see you all again. What have we got for you tonight?. We've got a bit of everything for you. Some Old. Some new. Some borrowed. This is Phil Collen everybody. He's gonna intro one of our more recent compositions. This is from the latest album. This one's called Dangerous."

Joe Elliott - Vivian Campbell/Armageddon It Intro

"Thank you. Thank you very much. Well he's here. No, this one here. What is it 35 years ago now he joined the rock and roll circus. He is from Northern Ireland. The boy who puts the fast in Belfast. Ladies and Gentleman can you make a lot of noise please, can you make a lot of noise please!, for a very happy and healthy Vivian Campbell."

Joe Elliott - Pre-Rock On Speech (Partial)

"Wow. This is amazing. Look at this place man. This is great. You think back a long way. We first came to these shores in 1980. 36 years ago. I remember us playing a tiny little club here in Denver opening for Blackfoot. I know there's a least three people who were there because I met them earlier on. And who remembers McNichols Arena?. We made a - remember VHS tapes?. We shot a film called In The Round-In Your Face and a lot of it was shot in McNichols and I think back now. That was a long time ago. Look at all the people who are still coming. This is incredible. It's wonderful, it really is. Sticking with us all these years."

Joe Elliott - Pre-Rock Of Ages Speech

"Oh yeah. I mentioned the McNichols Arena and the fact that we did a couple of nights there back in '87. Back in those days everybody used to get their lighters out. Remember the lighters. Now days it's cell phones so let's have a little experiment shall we. Turn the lights off. Get your phones out. Let's see what it looks like. Now that is f**king beautiful. And just because you've got your cell phones out doesn't mean you have to go all quiet on us. You can keep making noise. It looks good. It needs to sounds good. Come on!. That's great guys."

"So as I mentioned earlier when we look at what we're seeing here tonight. This is, it's actually, it takes your breath away. Not just because we're a mile above seal level. It really is amazing to be able to spend an evening with you and do this. And I hope we can come back again and do it soon. Can you show a little bit of love please to the boy at the back. Stand up Rick Allen. And as usual he will introduce this one for ya."

Joe Elliott - End Of Show Speech

"Denver, Colorado. Thanks for coming, thanks for having us, thanks for being here. We'll see you next time. Goodnight."

"Thank you so much. What an amazing night. Thanks for sharing. 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 19th September in Albuquerque, NM.

Def Leppard World Tour 2016 - Show #45 Denver, CO Setlist

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

Played for the first time in Denver.

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

Played for the first time in Denver.

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

Played for the first time in Denver.

  • 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

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

Tesla - Denver, CO 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

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