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4 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD Start UK/Irish Tour In DUBLIN (Videos/Photos)

Def Leppard 2015. Screenshot

Def Leppard began their UK/Irish tour in Dublin, Ireland on 6th December 2015 and video footage/photos are available.

The show took place at the 3Arena.

The first show in Dublin since 8th June 2011 at the start of the Mirrorball world tour.

The band had first played Dublin at the TV Club venue in February 1983. Phil Collen's second show with the band.

New songs 'Let's Go' and 'Dangerous' were played for the first time in the UK or Ireland as part of a 16 song setlist.

Rick used the hashtag #Booterstown on his drum kit in a reference to the area of the city where the band stayed in 1984 when starting work on the Hysteria album.

Joe referenced this time period in his Pre Rock Of Ages speech.

A short verse of 'Last Dance' was performed by Joe before his solo version 'Two Steps Behind'. Also played here in this form for the first time.

Watch various fan videos via the links and read some of Joe's onstage speeches.

Def Leppard 2015. UK Tour Poster

Joe Elliott - Pre Rock Of Ages Speech

"Thank you. Thank you very much. It's always a pleasure. Starting here is great you know there's a lot of people travelled from outside of Ireland to be here tonight. Yeah there you are. Put your hands up if you're not from Ireland. Look at that. It's an international rock show. In the capital city of this fair country. Now that's a fucking great thing. And Bono tells me there's a new national anthem. Ole Ole Ole because we all know you love to sing it. So don't be shy. Mexican wave as well holy shit. We are having a good time tonight."

"So...Stand up Rick Allen. The man who single handedly destroyed Booterstown in 1984. I'm surprised they let you back in the country. Can you make a bit more noise for Rick come on. Let's do that. Come on let's do that. He's gonna introduce this one for ya."

Joe Elliott - End Of Show Speech

"Dublin, Ireland. Thanks for having us. Thanks for coming. Thanks for being here. And we will see you again one day. Goodnight."

Def Leppard 2015 UK Tour - Press Release Quotes

Rock icons Def Leppard and Whitesnake have announced a joint headline UK & Ireland arena tour including 3Arena on December 6th with support from Black Star Riders. Tickets are on sale now priced from €59.50/£49.50 (including booking fee) and are available to purchase from, over 100 Ticketmaster outlets across the country.

Speaking about the co-headline tour, Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott said: "I am very excited to be working with Whitesnake again; we had such a wonderful time when we did it back in 2008. It’s a great experience for rock fans to be able to see two great live bands on the same stage on the same night."

Formed in Sheffield, Def Leppard have been hailed as the UK's greatest-ever arena rock band. They have sold over 100 million albums worldwide in a career that spans three decades and have a highly anticipated new self-titled studio album coming in late 2015.

"Ohh, have you got trouble…Brother Joe & The Lepps?…DC & The Snakes?... Them Black Star Riders?…On the same night???…I can’t wait!!...SEE YOU THERE!!!” said Whitesnake’s David Coverdale on the forthcoming tour.

Co-headlining the tour are the legendary Whitesnake who carry a rightful & righteous reputation as one of the world’s leading rock’n’roll bands. Founded by former Deep Purple singer David Coverdale, the band have earned multi-platinum albums and multiple top 10 hits worldwide, including 2 number 1 singles with “Here I Go Again” and “Is This Love” as well as the unforgettable hammer of “Still Of The Night”.

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

Def Leppard 2015 Dublin Fan Videos.

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

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