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Def Leppard Tour History Fan Archive.
Classic Def Leppard Concert Review Estero, FL 2008

Thursday, 30th March 2017

Songs From The Sparkle Lounge 2008.

Def Leppard played a show on the Songs From The Sparkle Lounge tour in Estero, FL on 30th March 2008 and an archive concert review is available to read.

Naples Daily News reviewed the show which took place at the Germain Arena.

A second review is also available.

Naples Daily News - Online Review Quotes

"That was then, this is now," appeared on a giant video screen as the group took the stage. The screen showed several photos, notes, album covers and clips from the band's decades of history. Then: "Welcome to the Sparkle Lounge," as the packed arena screamed. Like a fine stone-washed denim, Def gets better with age. Their 90-minute show rocked a crowd that was at first reluctant, but at their feet by the end."

"Some of the group's hits sounded better than the recordings featured so often on classic rock stations. Perhaps this was because of Rick Allen, likely the only drummer to have lost an arm mid-stardom and then successfully fought to maintain a band's momentum. Now, Allen has ditched some components of the electronic drum kit he turned to after losing the limb in a New Year's Eve car accident in 1984. The nearly half-dozen cymbals, bass drum and other acoustic elements that encircled Allen at center stage were a spectacular addition for fans wanting more - and they got it. This is a band that has been updated to the pleasure of its old, and new, fans. Fans ranged in age from high school freshmen to 40-something professionals."

This and other archive concert reviews can be found on the show pages in the Tour History.

Fan photos and reviews from any past tour can be submitted - Here