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Def Leppard played another show with Journey on the 2018 North American tour last night in Columbus, OH with 16 songs performed.

The show took place at the 10,500 capacity Value City Arena at Schottenstein Center.

The band last played Columbus on 14th October 2015 on the World Tour 2015.

The 12th show the band have played in Columbus and third time at this venue.

The first visit was in September 1981 at the Franklin County Veterans Memorial Auditorium with Blackfoot.

They returned in June 1983 on the Pyromania tour at Ohio Center.

Ten years later an outdoor show took place at Cooper Stadium in August 1993 during the Adrenalize tour.

A Slang tour show then took place in July 1996 at Polaris Amphitheatre.

They returned to the same venue in July 2000 on the Euphoria tour.

The Vale City Arena was then first played in June 2003 on the X/Ten tour followed the next night by a free show at Nationwide Arena for Honda employees.

That arena was played again in October 2005 on the Rock Of Ages tour with Cheap Trick and Ricky Warwick.

The Germain Amphitheater was played in September 2006 with Journey on the YEAH! tour.

Germain Amphitheater was played for a second time in July 2007 during the Downstage Thrust tour.

They returned to Value City Arena for the last show here in October 2015.

As you can see from one of the social posts below unfortunately one fan was hit by a car as they left the show.


'When Love & Hate Collide' and 'Man Enough' were played for the first time in Columbus.

Watch some Fan Videos from the show here.

Def Leppard 2018 Fan Videos.

Joe Elliott - Pre-Rock Of Ages Speech

"Oh yeah that's what we like to hear. That's why we are here!. That's some noise you're making out there Columbus. Oh yeah. Do you think however do you think you could make a little bit more?. Just a little bit more. For the boy at the back. Stand up Rick Allen!. As ever he will introduce this one for ya."

Joe Elliott - End Of Show Speech

"Columbus, Ohio!. 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 24th August in St. Louis, MO.

Def Leppard 2018 - Columbus, OH Setlist

  • 00 - Are You Excitable? Video (Intro)
  • 01 - Rocket (Single Version)
  • 02 - Animal
  • 03 - Foolin'
  • 04 - When Love & Hate Collide

Played for the first time in Columbus.

  • 05 - Let's Get Rocked
  • 06 - Armageddon It
  • 07 - Rick Savage Bass Solo/Rock On
  • 08 - Two Steps Behind (acoustic)
  • 09 - Man Enough

Played for the first time in Columbus.

  • 10 - Love Bites
  • 11 - Bringin' On The Heartbreak (electric)
  • 12 - Switch 625 (Instrumental)
  • 13 - Hysteria/Heroes (David Bowie) tag
  • 14 - Pour Some Sugar On Me

  • 15 - Rock Of Ages
  • 16 - Photograph

Watch footage from the show on - Periscope

Watch footage from the show on - Periscope

Journey - Columbus, OH Setlist

  • 01 - Intro/Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
  • 02 - Only the Young
  • 03 - Escape
  • 04 - Stone In Love
  • 05 - Be Good To Yourself
  • 00 - Neal Schon Guitar Solo #1
  • 06 - Lights
  • 07 - Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'
  • 00 - Jonathan Cain Piano Solo
  • 08 - Who's Crying Now
  • 09 - Open Arms
  • 10 - La Do Da/Steve Smith Drum Solo
  • 00 - Any Way You Want It
  • 11 - Liberty
  • 12 - Wheel In The Sky
  • 13 - Faithfully

  • 14 - Don't Stop Believin'

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