Def Leppard played another show on the 2019 Canadian tour last night in Hamilton, ON with 16 songs performed.
DEF LEPPARD News Round Up (15th-21st July 2019)
A round up of Def Leppard News with links to stories and updates from this week in the band's history.
Another week on the 2019 world tour and some big anniversaries in the band's long touring history.
2019 Canadian Tour
The current tour continued across Eastern Canada with shows in Quebec City and Montreal in the French speaking Quebec which gave Joe a chance to try out his French speaking skills on stage.
Another French speaking city was played in Ottawa, Ontario before last night's visit to Hamilton in the same province.
Quebec City, QC
The Canadian tour continued with a return to the first city ever played in the country in June 1983 on the Pyromania tour.
The very loud crowd greeted the band who played the now usual 16 song setlist on this tour leg which includes the welcome re-addition to the setlist of 'Hysteria' album track 'Excitable'. 'When Love & Hate Collide' also, as on the 2018 tour with Journey, continues to be played for the first time in each city. It jad only previously been played acoustically during the Vault promo tour in Vancouver and Toronto.
The loud French speaking fans made themselves even louder than the band in Montreal to continue the tradition of being the loudest crowd the band have played to. As noted on stage by Joe during his many speeches.
The tour continued into Ontario with another French speaking and enthusiastic crowd.
The ninth time the band had played in this city.
Last night saw a second of three shows in the province of Ontario and the fourth ever visit to Hamilton.
The city had not been played in since July 2012 on the second Rock Of Ages tour and is one of the least visited of the major Canadian cities the band have played in since 1983.
Rare Songs For Las Vegas Residency
Vivian was interviewed recently and responded to questions about the setlist at the upcoming residency. He indicated the band were getting ready to play songs they had not performed for "many many years".
It appears increasingly likely that at least one of two songs from 'High 'n' Dry' and 'On Through The Night' that have not been played since the very early 80s might be included. And perhaps from other albums released since 'Hysteria'.
Thebegins at the Zappos Theater At Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, NV on 15th August and runs for 12 shows until 7th September.
Def Leppard History
The 41st anniversary of the band's first public live show rook place this week. The band's live career started in Sheffield, England on 18th July 1978 at a local school dance event.
This week also saw the 32nd anniversary of the release of 'Animal' in the UK. The first single there from the 'Hysteria' album and the launchpad for the success of the album and of the band in their home country.
View the various stories from this week below.
Visit thesection. For more news on future tour plans.
Visit thesection. For more news on new music (based on band member quotes).
Show #21 on the 2019 Canadian tour in Hamilton, ON. Read about the show and view photos and video footage.
The latest edition of Joe Elliott's weekly radio show on Planet Rock.
Show #20 on the 2019 Canadian tour in Ottawa, ON. Read about the show and view photos and video footage.
The 32nd anniversary of the Animal single being released in the UK. The first single from the 'Hysteria' album and the real start of the band's success in their home country. Read more about this single release and view rare photos.
View high quality Fan photos from the very loud show in Montreal, Canada.
The 23rd anniversary of Ian Hunter's first guest appearance on stage with Def Leppard during the 'Slang' tour. Singing lead vocals on Joe Elliott's favourite song. Mott The Hoople's 'All The Young Dudes'.
Show #19 on the 2019 Canadian tour in Montreal, QC. Read about the show and view photos and video footage.
This date marked one year since the band's Spotify Singles session was made available on the streaming service. The Depeche Mode cover 'Personal Jesus' would later be available to buy and included (in a remixed form) on 'The Story So Far' greatest hits album.
The 41st anniversary of Def Leppard's first ever public live performance. View rare photos from the show at Westfield School concert that was ultimately arranged due to Steve Clark's threat to quit the band if they did not start to play live shows.
Vivian was interviewed ahead of the second Las Vegas Residency and suggested the band are ready to play some very rare songs that have not been played for years. These could include songs from the first two albums and perhaps some never performed songs from post-'Hysteria' albums.
Show #18 on the 2019 Canadian tour in Quebec City, QC. Read about the show and view photos and video footage.
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