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Def Leppard 2018. Screenshot

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

The show took place at the 17,500 capacity KFC Yum! Center.

The band last played Louisville on 26th April 2017 on the Summer Tour 2017.

The tenth show the band have played in this city and third time at this venue.

The first visit to Louisville was in May 1983 at Louisville Gardens during the Pyromania tour when Joe got up on stage with the support act Jon Butcher Axis.

They returned for an In The Round show in January 1988 on the Hysteria tour at Freedom Hall with Tesla in support.

A second In The Round show followed in November 1992 on the Adrenalize tour at the same venue.

After an eight year gap they were back at that venue in August 2000 on the Euphoria tour.

They returned to Louisville Gardens on the next visit in October 2005 on the Rock Of Ages tour with Cheap Trick/Ricky Warwick.

The next show took place in August 2007 on the Downstage Thrust tour followed by another Freedom Hall show in August 2011 on the Mirrorball tour.

Their first show at KFC Yum! Center took place in September 2015 just under two months before the release of the current studio album. Followed by a second last year.


'When Love & Hate Collide' was played for the first time in Louisville.

Watch some Fan Videos from the show here.

Def Leppard 2018 Fan Videos.

Joe Elliott - Pre-Rock Of Ages Speech

"That is a beautiful sight Louisville, Kentucky!. OK you can put the lights back on now. Thank you everyone and cheers by the way. How are we out there did we have a good time tonight?!. You wanna hear a bit more?. Can you make a bit more noise?. Can you make a little bit more noise?. Make some noise for the boy at the back. Stand up Rick Allen!. As always he will introduce this one for ya."

Joe Elliott - End Of Show Speech

"Louisville, Kentucky!. Thank you so much. Thanks for having us. Thanks for coming. Thanks for being here. We'll see you next time. Goodnight."

"Thank you so much. It's been a real pleasure thank you. Until next time. And there will be a next time!. You 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 13th July in Detroit, MI.

Def Leppard 2018 - Louisville, KY 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 Louisville.

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

Journey - Louisville, KY Setlist

  • 01 - Intro/Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
  • 02 - Only the Young
  • 03 - Be Good To Yourself
  • 00 - Neal Schon Guitar Solo #1
  • 04 - Stone In Love
  • 05 - Wildest Dream
  • 06 - Lights
  • 07 - Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'
  • 00 - Jonathan Cain Piano Solo
  • 08 - Open Arms
  • 09 - Escape
  • 10 - La Do Da/Steve Smith Drum Solo
  • 00 - Liberty
  • 11 - Wheel In The Sky
  • 12 - Faithfully
  • 13 - Don't Stop Believin'

  • 14 - Any Way You Want It

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