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Def Leppard 2017 Tour Uniondale, NY (Show Report)

Def Leppard 2017. By Chele Drappel

Def Leppard played another show on the 2017 North American Tour last night in Uniondale, NY with 17 songs performed.

The show took place at the 18,100 capacity NYCB Live/Nassau Coliseum.

The band's first time in Uniondale since 26th March 1993 on the Adrenalize Tour.

A return after 24 years.

The sixth show the band have played in this city and at this arena which was renovated and then re-opened on 5th April with a Billy Joel concert.

The first visit was in July 1980 as support to Ted Nugent during their first US tour along with Scorpions.

The next visit was in August 1981 as support to Ozzy Osbourne during the High 'n Dry tour with Joe Perry Project in the special guest slot.

They returned in March 1983 as support to Billy Squier on the Pyromania tour.

The first headline show was in October 1987. An In The Round show during the Hysteria tour with Tesla in support.

A second In The Round show was played in March 1993 during the Adrenalize tour.

That show was filmed by Japanese TV who broadcast three songs - 'Tear It Down', 'Women' and 'Too Late For Love' during a special which also included backstage footage/interviews.

The venue tweeted some photos from backstage and during the show (see below).

Last nights show coincided with the 25th anniversary of Vivian Campbell's first ever concert with the band in Dublin, Ireland on 15th April 1992.

17 songs were played with all new songs remaining in the set. All of them played in Uniondale for the very first time.

'Rock On' was also played here for the first time.

Watch some Fan Videos from the show here.

Def Leppard 2017 Uniondale, NY Fan Videos.

Joe Elliott - Phil Collen/Dangerous Intro

"Thank you and good evening. How are we doing out there?. Look at this place. Looking good. This is the fourth or the fifth gig since they re-opened this place. So - we've been coming here a long time. I'll get to that later on but it's good to see you all again. Bit of everything tonight. What are you gonna have tonight?. What do you want. What are you gonna get?. Ah let's have a look. Some old, some new, some borrowed, but where's the blue Phil?. What's going on? Phil Collen everyone. Here to intro one of our more recent compositions from our latest album. This one's called Dangerous."

Joe Elliott - Foolin' Intro

"Thank you. Thank you very much indeed. As I said that was from our latest album. This one, not so much, goes back a bit. You may remember this if you've been with us since, ah what, 1983 and Pyromania."

Joe Elliott - Vivian Campbell/Armageddon It Intro

"Thank you. Thank you very much. What a great way to share the weekend people. How ya feeling, you OK out there?. Make some noise please. I said ladies and gentleman can you make some noise please. Mr. Vivian Campbell."

Joe Elliott - Rick Savage/Rock On Intro

"Thank you. Thank you very much. So here we are back in Nassau Coliseum once again. You know this takes me way back this does. We opened for Ted Nugent in here 37 years ago. We opened for Ozzy Osbourne and I think The Joe Perry Project were on as well. 36 years ago, holy shit. But you know what this is kind of a new one on us but his year is actually our 40th anniversary as a band. Yep established 1977. All those years ago. When there was all sorts of stuff going off in the music business. On one side of the coin you had bands like the Ramones. And The Clash and Blondie. CBGB's and The Bowery Room. And back home in England we had the 100 Club and The Marquee and we had the Sex Pistols and there was the established types as well. There was Thin Lizzy. There was UFO. You had Lynyrd Skynyrd. And we had a plethora of bands. AC/DC."

"But in '77, all those years ago. I met a 16 year old kid for the very first time. And he came round to my Mum and Dad's house. A mutual acquiantance had introduced us. He came to see my very extensive record collection and was very impressed. And we realised we had a lot in common that night. And we made a pact by the end of that very first evening that we would try and put a band together and see what happens. Well, 40 years later. I can honestly say with my hand on my heart. That that 16 year old kid is still today my best fiend. Ladies and gentleman on the bass guitar Mr. Rick Savage."

Joe Elliott - Pre Rock Of Ages Speech

"Thank you. Thank you very much. As I said it's it's good to be back here. It's good that you are back here. We for many years now have been playing Jones Beach which of course is alcohol free. Here however, not so much, right?. So cheers to that and cheers to the fact that like I said 37 years since we first played here and to be able to come back in front of this many people all these years later is an absolute privilege. So thank you so much. You're looking so good and sounding so good. And you do sound good and you do sound loud!.. But do you think you could make just a little bit more noise for the boy at the back. Stand up Rick Allen!. He, as always, will introduce this one for ya."

Joe Elliott - End Of Show Speech

"Nassau. New York. Thanks for having us. Thanks for coming. Thanks for being here. We'll see you next time. Goodnight."

"Thank you so much really. Been a real pleasure. Let's do this again one day yeah. Until next time, and there will be a next time!. Do us a big favour yeah. Don't forget us and we won't forget you. Goodnight."

View the current Setlist Statistics in the next news update.

The next show takes place on 17th April in Grand Rapids, MI.

Def Leppard North American Tour 2017 - Show #05 Uniondale, NY Setlist

  • 00 - Let's Go Intro (PA)
  • 01 - Let's Go

Played for the first time in Uniondale.

  • 02 - Animal
  • 03 - Let It Go
  • 04 - Dangerous

Played for the first time in Uniondale.

  • 05 - Foolin'
  • 06 - Love Bites
  • 07 - Armageddon It
  • 08 - Rick Savage Bass Solo/Rock On

Played for the first time in Uniondale.

  • 09 - Man Enough

Played for the first time in Uniondale.

  • 10 - Rocket (Single Version)
  • 11 - Bringin' On The Heartbreak (electric)
  • 12 - Switch 625 (Instrumental)
  • 13 - Hysteria/Heroes (David Bowie) tag
  • 14 - Let's Get Rocked
  • 15 - Pour Some Sugar On Me

  • 16 - Rock Of Ages
  • 17 - Photograph

Poison - Uniondale, NY Setlist

  • 01 - Look What The Cat Dragged In
  • 02 - Ride The Wind
  • 03 - Talk Dirty To Me
  • 04 - Something To Believe In
  • 05 - Your Mama Don't Dance
  • 00 - C.C. DeVille Guitar Solo
  • 06 - Fallen Angel
  • 07 - Unskinny Bop
  • 00 - Rikki Rockett (Drum Solo)
  • 08 - Every Rose Has Its Thorn
  • 09 - Nothin' But A Good Time

Tesla - Uniondale, NY Setlist

  • 01 - Into The Now
  • 02 - Edison's Medicine (Man Out Of Time)
  • 03 - The Way It Is
  • 04 - Signs
  • 05 - Love Song
  • 06 - Little Suzi
  • 07 - Modern Day Cowboy

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