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

The show took place at the 17,500 capacity The Forum.

The second of two nights here and the final show on the main 2018 North American tour which started in May.

Over one million concert tickets have been sold on the 60 date tour and by July over 50 million dollars were made in gross sales with just over 30 dates played.

The 13th show the band have played in Los Angeles and the 7th time at this venue.

The first visit was in April 1983 as support to Billy Squier on the Pyromania tour.

They would return as headliners for two nights in September 1983 when special guest Brian May from Queen joined them to play 'Travellin' Band'.

In 2009 the band remixed a recording of the second show from the original master tapes and edited it down to fit on the second bonus disc of the Pyromania Deluxe Edition.

An In The Round show then took place in November 1987 at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena on the Hysteria tour.

A second In The Round show was played on the Adrenalize tour at the LA Forum in December 1992.

Ten years later they returned for an X/Ten tour show at Universal Amphitheater in December 2002.

The first ever appearance at the Hollywood Bowl followed in October 2006 on the YEAH! tour with Journey.

A second Universal Amphitheater show happened in September 2011 (as the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk).

They would return to The Forum in July 2014 as Vivian underwent chemotherapy and then again in September 2015 and then last night.

Two other appearances in the city also took place in September 1989 and September 1992 for the MTV Video Music Awards.


No changes were made from night one.

'When Love & Hate Collide' and 'Man Enough' were played in Los Angeles, CA for only the second time.

Fans outside were able to see a Space X rocket which was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base just north of the city (video below).

As he has done many times in the past comedian/actor David Spade attended this show.

Watch some Fan Videos from the show here.

Def Leppard 2018 Fan Videos.

Joe Elliott - Pre-Rock Of Ages Speech

"Ah well f**king hell Los Angeles. Holy shit!. As we say our goodbyes to Journey and their people and some of our crew and we say goodbye to you lot till the next time we come around. I just wanna from all of us here wanna thank you for all of the noise that you've made tonight because it's been pretty f**king spectacular. The whole f**king night. Lot of noise out there. Lot of noise!. However, do you think you can make maybe just a little bit more?. Just a little bit more. For the guy at the back. Stand up Rick Allen!. And as usual he will introduce this one for ya."

Joe Elliott - End Of Show Speech

"Los Angeles, California!. Thanks for having us. Thanks for coming. Thanks for being here. We'll see you next time. Goodnight!."

"What a way to finish ah?. What a place to finish. Been a real pleasure LA thanks so much for having us. Until next time. And there will be a next time!. 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 19th October in Honolulu, Hawaii. The start of the 'Hysteria' album leg of the 2018 tour.

Def Leppard 2018 - Los Angeles, CA (x2) Setlist

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

Played for the second time in Los Angeles.

  • 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 second time in Los Angeles.

  • 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 - Los Angeles, CA (x2) 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
  • 00 - Neal Schon Guitar Solo #2
  • 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
  • 11 - Any Way You Want It
  • 00 - Neal Schon Guitar Solo #3
  • 12 - Wheel In The Sky
  • 13 - Faithfully

  • 14 - Don't Stop Believin'

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