Def Leppard played the final show of the 2019 tour last night in Sacramento, CA with 16 songs performed.
DEF LEPPARD News Round Up (28th October-3rd November 2019)
A round up of Def Leppard News with links to stories and updates from this week in the band's history.
A week where the band regrouped for their last show of 2019.
Def Leppard 2019 Tour Ends In Sacramento
The band played their final show of 2019 in Sacramento, CA at Toyota Amphitheatre.
16 songs were performed at the last concert of a tour which began in June at the Sweden Rock Festival. A show organised to celebrate the grand opening of a new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino complex near the venue.
Rarely played songs 'Too Late For Love', 'Promises' and 'Paper Sun' were kept in the setlist which was the same as the one played in Manchester, TN in October.
Joe at one point told the crowd they would "see you again soon" suggesting Sacramento might be on the 2020 North American tour schedule.
Happy 56th Birthday To Rick Allen
Joe led the crowd in singing Happy Birthday to Rick before 'Rock Of Ages' and he also took time to get the crowd to thank the band's road crew which he called "the best in the world".
Rick celebrated his 56th birthday on 1st November. Joe reminded the crowd at last night's show that he had performed aged just 16 in November 1979 when the band opened for AC/DC in London at Hammersmith Odeon.
Last In Line/Vivian Campbell
Vivian performed double duty at the show with Last In Line playing a short opening set.
It included their own 'Starmaker' from the 'Heavy Crown' album as well as the DIO classic 'Rainbow In The Dark'.
Last In Line USA Tour
Unlike his bad mates Vivian had been busy on the road in the last week playing three more shows with Last In Line in Pennsylvania and New York before last night's support show with Def Leppard.
His next show is on 7th November with 17 shows in all planned through November into December. And so far Last In Line also have one show scheduled for March 2020 in Los Angeles.
Def Leppard History
The 4th anniversary of the release of the Self-Titled DEF LEPPARD studio album took place this week along with Rick Allen's 56th birthday.
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).
The band played their last show of 2019 in Sacramento, CA. View the setlist/photos and video from this show.
The latest edition of Joe Elliott's weekly radio show on Planet Rock.
Another show by Vivian's side band Last In Line in Stroudsburg, PA. View the setlist/photos and video.
The 31st anniversary of the release of the 'Armageddon It' single in the USA.
The 32nd anniversary of an In The Round show in Detroit, MI on the 'Hysteria' tour. Watch the full show video.
Joe Elliott spoke to Kansas City radio about the new Down 'n' Outz album and reflected on the recent Vegas residency. Listen to the full audio.
The 31st anniversary of a guest appearance by Joe Elliott during Bon Jovi's 'New Jersey' world tour in Dublin, Ireland.
Rick Allen celebrated his 56th birthday in California ahead of the band's final show of 2019 in Sacramento.
More shows by Vivian's side band Last In Line in Warrendale, PA/New York, NY. View the setlist/photos and video.
The 16th anniversary of a guest appearance by Queen's Brian May during a Def Leppard show in London on the X/Ten tour. Listen to the audio.
The 27th anniversary of the 'Have You Ever...' single reaching Number 12 in the USA.
Joe Elliott was interviewed ahead of the Sacramento show and said it would be a great event as well as talking about the Down 'n' Outz album. Listen to the full audio.
The 4th anniversary of the released of the band's self-titled DEF LEPPARD studio album. Their first album of original material for seven years. Read about its making.
The 24th anniversary of the band being at Number One in Ireland with both the 'Vault' album and the 'When Love & Hate Collide' single.
More shows by Vivian's side band Last In Line in New Baltimore, MI/Columbus, OH. View the setlist/photos and video.
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