Def Leppard played another show on the 2019 Canadian tour last night in Saskatoon, SK with 16 songs performed.
DEF LEPPARD News Round Up (22nd-28th 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 with more dates in Canada.
2019 Canadian Tour
The current tour continued in Canada with shows in three more cities.
The band left the East Coast to head west into Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
The last show of three in Ontario took place in London at Budweiser Gardens.
The fifth visit to this city.
The next show took place in Winnipeg, MB and was the first visit here since April 2015.
The ninth visit to the city first played 36 years ago in July 1983.
Last night saw the band visit Saskatoon for the first time since April 2015.
The 8th visit to this city since the first show in June 1988. A show which also featured Tesla as the opening act.
Only two more shows are left on the Canadian tour before the band return to the USA to start their second Las Vegas residency in August.
Las Vegas Residency Setlist News
Fans attending the shows in Canada over the last two weeks reported that the band had been rehearsing various rare tracks during the soundchecks.
These included 'Billy's Got A Gun' and 'Now' - both of which have not been played since 2002/2003 on the X/Ten world tour.
'Paper Sun' and 'Slang' were also heard. These and possibly others look set to be included in the setlist during the 12 show Sin City Residency.
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 31st anniversary of the 'Hysteria' album reaching Number One in the USA took place this week.
The same date in 1988 also saw the 'Pour Some Sugar On Me' single peaking at Number Two in the same 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 #24 on the 2019 tour in Saskatoon, SK. Read about the show and view photos and video footage.
The latest edition of Joe Elliott's weekly radio show on Planet Rock.
The 32nd anniversary of the band's first TV appearance after Rick Allen's 1984 car accident. Performing 'Animal' on UK TV. Watch the full video and view photos.
Fans in Canada reported various rare tracks being played at soundcheck. Including 'Pyromania' rarity 'Billy's Got A Gun'.
The 17th anniversary of a X/Ten promo show at the Mall of America in Minneapolis, MN. At the time the largest in North America. Watch the full performance video.
In an interview at the Download Festival in June Phil hinted at possible plans for a stadium tour in the future.
Show #23 on the 2019 tour in Winnipeg, MB. Read about the show and view photos and video footage.
The 20th anniversary of the 'Promises' single reaching Number One on the UK Rock Chart and narrowly missing out on a Top 40 position on the main singles chart.
Show #22 on the 2019 tour in London, ON. Read about the show and view photos and video footage.
The 31st anniversary of the 'Pour Some Sugar On Me' single peaking at Number Two in the USA. The single's success helped sell millions more copies of the 'Hysteria' album during the band's most successful period in its history.
The 31st anniversary of the 'Hysteria' album finally reaching Number One on the Billboard Top 200 album chart after 49 weeks. The first week of six at the top.
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