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Def Leppard 2016 Summer Tour Phoenix, AZ (Show Report)

Wednesday, 21st September 2016

Def Leppard 2016.
Screenshot by dltourhistory

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

The show took place at the 20,000 capacity Ak-Chin Pavilion.

The band's first time in Phoenix since 23rd September 2015 on the 2015 world tour.

The 18th show the band have played in Phoenix and ninth time at this venue.

The first visit to Phoenix took place in June 1980 at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum as support to Ted Nugent.

The first outdoor show took place in November 1981 with Blackfoot at the original Compton Terrace on the High 'n' Dry tour.

The Veterans Memorial Coliseum was played again in April 1983 as support to Billy Squier on the Pyromania tour before the band's first headline show at Compton Terrace in September.

They came back to the Veterans Memorial Coliseum for a one end show in November 1987 during the Hysteria tour when the stage could not fit in the middle.

The new Compton Terrace was played in August 1988 on the same tour and featured in the notorious Tour Manager' video showing the band flying to the show in a helicopter.

Ak-Chin Pavilion was played for the first time in July 1993 (as Desert Sky Pavilion) on the Adrenalize tour.

This venue has been played on most of the visits since then in 1996, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014 and last year.

The exceptions being the December 1999 show at the Celebrity Theatre on the Euphoria radio promo tour.

And a show at America West Arena in December 2002 on the first US leg of the X/Ten tour.

The setlist remained the same. As you can see from the fan videos, Man Enough now has new visuals. It features triangles and lines flashing on the screen that are similar to those used during PSSOM plus a skull face and giant silver snake. The footage from the promo video is no longer used.

Watch some Fan Videos from the show here.

Def Leppard 2016 Phoenix, AZ Fan Videos.

Joe Elliott - Pre-Rock Of Ages Speech (partial)

"That is a beautiful sight and a beautiful sound. Thank you. Oh yeah. So show a bit of love for Tesla please will ya. Who opened the show tonight. And REO Speedwagon who drove it on and how about you 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

"Phoenix, Arizona!. 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 22nd September in Irvine, CA.

Def Leppard World Tour 2016 - Show #47 Phoenix, AZ Setlist

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

Played for the first time in Phoenix.

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

Played for the first time in Phoenix.

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

Played for the first time in Phoenix.

  • 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 - Phoenix, AZ 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 - Phoenix, AZ 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