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19 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD Start X/Ten World Tour In SENDAI, Japan

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Def Leppard started their year long X/Ten world tour in Sendai, Japan on this day in 2002.

The show took place at the Zepp Sendai venue on 17th November 2002 and was the start of an 8 date Japanese tour to kick off a year on the road.

The 'X/Ten' album had been released in July/August 2002 and initially promoted with a sporadic four month promo tour.

The main 151 world tour did not start until November and saw the band expand their setlist from the last few tours.

Between 22 and 24 songs were played each night for the first four or five months of the tour.

On the first night in Sendai the band opened the show with the first ever playing of 'Ring Of Fire' which featured some co-lead vocal parts by Rick Savage.

By the second night the band were opening with Side One of the 'High 'n' Dry' which was also a first and the setlist was changed up each night. Over three nights in Tokyo 31 different songs were played.

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