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22 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD In LEUVEN, Belgium (Slang Tour Video)

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Def Leppard played a Slang tour show in Leuven, Belgium on 11th November 1996 and video footage is available.

The show took place at the Brabanthal.

The first time the band had played in this city and first time in the country since May 1993 on the Adrenalize tour.

The eighth time the band visited Belgium with the first show taking place as support to the Scorpions in Deinze in September 1980 during their first ever European tour.

The was filmed in full by an audience member.

The 25th date of the European 'Slang' tour which had begun in Oslo, Norway on 5th October.

The show lasted for around 1 hour 42 minutes with fellow UK band Terrorvision as the opening act.

The 20 song setlist featured four new songs from the 'Slang' album including the title track, 'Work It Out', 'Deliver Me' and current single 'Breathe A Sigh'.

Joe once again added a few lines from The Police's 'Every Breath You Take' at the end of 'Hysteria'.

Watch the full show and an individual video via the links and read Joe's onstage speeches.

Joe Elliott - Pre-Foolin' Speech

"Hey. Hey Hey Hey!. Good evening Leuven. How are ya?. How ya doing?. That's more like it. (fan asks for towel). I need it man. Now f**k off till later on I might give you it then. So how you doing out there. This next thing we're gonna do for ya is another song from our Pyromania album. And I think Vivian may introduce this one tonight."

Joe Elliott - Pre- Work It Out Intro

"Thank you. Merci. Settle down. Settle down. So we happen to be doing this little European jaunt because we've got a new album out called Slang!. Right now we'd like to do you a couple of things from said album."

Joe Elliott - BOTH Introduction

"Thank you, you're very kind. (catches cigarette thrown by audience member) You ought to know I'm a magician too motherf**ker. This - after I smoke this cigarette, next thing we're gonna do for ya is something from the 1981 High 'n' Dry album."

Joe Elliott - After Switch 625

"Ladies and Gentleman the best f**king drummer in the world Mr. Rick Allen."

Joe Elliott - Two Steps Behind Introduction

"Thank you. I just smoked it, it was a bit strong. How's ya voices feeling?. I'm sorry?. Here's one you can join in on alright. We wanna hear you singing it really loud alright?!. It goes like this."

Joe Elliott - Photograph Intro

"Thank you. Right. (after sing-along) Are you ready?. I said are you ready?!!!."

Joe Elliott - After PSSOM

"Thank you. Thanks a lot. Thanks for having us tonight. See you guys again. You take care. Goodnight."

Joe Elliott - Love Bites Intro

"Thank you very much."

Joe Elliott - Rock Of Ages Intro

"I am the god of hellfire and I bring you!."

Joe Elliott - End Of Show Speech

"That's it then. Euro Bowl over. Last night of our European tour. Big hand to the crew. We'll see you guys one day. Thanks for coming down. See you again. Goodnight!."

Watch all the footage from the show on this YouTube Playlist including a video of the full show.

Def Leppard 1996 Leuven, Belgium Fan Videos.

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

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