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Def Leppard played show number 36 of The Stadium Tour in Las Vegas, NV last night with 17 songs performed.

The show took place at the 65,000 capacity Allegiant Stadium.

The first visit to Las Vegas since September 2019 for the iHeart Radio Music Festival.

The 39th show by the band in Las Vegas and first time at this venue.

The 38th headline show if you discount the five song set in 2019 for iHeart Radio.

The first visit here was in September 1983 at the Aladdin Theatre during the Pyromania tour.

A show played on the same date as this one - 9th September.

The 'VIVA! Hysteria' residency took place at the now closed The Joint venue for 11 shows in March/April 2013.

They would return for residency #2 in August/September 2019 with the 12-show 'Hits Vegas - Sin City Residency'.

Both residencies filmed and recorded for CD/DVD/Blu-ray releases.

Due to these residencies Las Vegas is the most played city for the band in the USA and Canada.

All Las Vegas shows have taken place pretty much within a mile or two of this venue.

The only outdoor show in Las Vegas was in June 2012 at Red Rock Casino Amphitheatre also with Poison on the bill.

Show #36 - The End Of The Road (For Now)

Having started the tour on 16th June in Atlanta, GA it was now time to end the 2022 run in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The band's second home in recent years and a new stadium awaited them full of over 40,000 fans.

A 7:30pm start for show #36 and as ever Rick's pounding drums kicked off the evening's entertainment as 'Take What You Want' blasted into the huge stadium.

With the crowd singing along loudly they raced through another superb show and the biggest ever played in Las Vegas.

Exactly 39 years since the first show here on 9th September 1983 not far from this very venue.

"1983 Pyromania" - and 'Foolin'' was played in Vegas once more.

Vivian was introduced as ever before 'Armageddon It' and then Joe introduced 'Kick' with - "So we're finally here!".

Finally here and rocking away to a packed venue in Viva! Lep Vegas once again.

There was a party atmosphere in the stadium but a more sombre matter from "back home" was about to be mentioned.

Queen Elizabeth Tribute

Just after introducing the band members for 'This Guitar' Joe looked behind him and waited for a Union Jack flag image to be displayed and unfurled down the screens.

When it was he started a little speech for The Queen mentioning her passing and that the band would dedicate the song to her memory.

The flag was then replaced by the lyric video visuals for the song.

Joe wore a white jacket similar to his usual one but this had a Union Jack design.

Def Leppard 2022.

Joe echoed former Prince now King Charles' words from his TV address given earlier in the day.

But also made a slight (or big) error in saying she had been Queen for 50 rather than 70 years. Oops.

Three of the hand had already paid tribute to The Queen before this show without any such errors. So won't be heading to the Tower Of London.

Last Night/End Of Tour Thanks

Joe thanked all the other bands at the end of PSSOM and all of their road crews.

And then the show and this tour for 2022 was over.

Read most of Joe's speeches below.

Transparent Roof/Indoor Show

Another venue with a transparent roof not unlike the one used at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.

But unlike that one this one is not retractable.

The roof has - "semi-translucence allows natural light to illuminate the field during day games".

And like State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ it also has a roll-in grass field that moves in and out of the stadium.

There are also four windows which can open at one end of the stadium to let in natural sunlight and air and give vies over the Las Vegas strip which were closed fo this show.

And unlike SoFi Stadium's 5 billion dollar price tag, this stadium was a mere snip at just 2 billion dollars to build.

View some of the many Fan photos and video clips below.

Las Vegas, NV 2022 Photos

Screenshots by dltourhistory.

Watch some Fan Videos from the show here.

Def Leppard 2022 Fan Videos.

Joe Elliott - Let It Go Intro

"Good evening Las Vegas!."

"Welcome to the last night of The Stadium Tour."

Joe Elliott - Foolin' Intro

"Oh yeah look at this place. Good to be here at last, at last!."

"What have we got for you tonight on this last show!."

"What a place to finish!."

"All the way back pretty much to the beginning of our career right up to the new album and most points in between."

"Including 1983 Pyromania."

Joe Elliott - Armageddon It Intro

"Thank you. Is anybody out there?. Are you f**king kidding me!."

"Look at this place. You look amazing, really."

"And so does he. All the way from Belfast in Northern Ireland. Make a lot of noise please for Mr. Vivian Campbell!."

Joe Elliott - Kick Intro

"Thank you very much. So we're finally here."

"One of the last things we did before lockdown was the residency in Vegas."

"And boy have we missed you people. Have we missed you guys."

Joe Elliott - Queen Elizabeth II Dedication/This Guitar Intro

"And we're gonna dedicate this because we don't have any songs that specifically refer to the circumstances."

"But we're gonna dedicate this one anyway to the memory of Queen Elizabeth who served as our monarch for 50 years."

"Who passed away yesterday. God bless her. May angels sing her to her rest. As her son said on the TV this morning."

"For her we'll do this one. This one's called This Guitar."

Joe Elliott - Pre-Rock Of Ages Speech

"Thank you very much. OK so it's customary this time of the time, in other words the last night, to say a few thanks."

"We'd like to thank Classless Act who started the night off tonight. Joan Jett And The Blackhearts. Poison. And our good friends Motley Crue who you will see shortly."

"And just as important our road crew who set this thing up every night. Give a round of applause for all the bands, all the road crews. Amazing stuff."

"And without an audience like this what would we be doing. You can give yourselves around of applause."

"I don't wanna hog the mic so I'm gonna let Rick Allen say something."

Joe Elliott - End Of Show Speech

"Las Vegas, Nevada. Wherever you have travelled from to be here tonight. Thanks for coming. Thanks for having us. Thanks for being here. And thanks for waiting!."

"We'll see you next time. Goodnight!."

"What a way to finish. Un-f**king-believable! Thank you."

"Always a pleasure. Thanks again. Till 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!."

The next Def Leppard show will take place in 2023 (dates TBA) - Joe and Phil will be back later this month in Los Angeles.

Def Leppard Las Vegas, NV 9th September 2022 Setlist

  • 01 - Take What You Want
  • 02 - Let It Go
  • 03 - Animal
  • 04 - Foolin'
  • 05 - Armageddon It
  • 06 - Kick
  • 07 - Love Bites
  • 08 - Promises
  • 00 - Queen Elizabeth II Dedication
  • 09 - This Guitar - (Semi-Acoustic)
  • 10 - Two Steps Behind (Full Version/Full band) - (Acoustic)
  • 11 - Rocket (Single Version)
  • 12 - Bringin' On The Heartbreak
  • 13 - Switch 625 (instrumental)
  • 14 - Hysteria (Extended Outro)
  • 15 - Pour Some Sugar On Me
  • 16 - Rock of Ages
  • 17 - Photograph

Motley Crue Las Vegas, NV 9th September 2022 Setlist

  • 01 - Wild Side
  • 02 - Shout At The Devil '97
  • 03 - Too Fast For Love
  • 04 - Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
  • 05 - Saints Of Los Angeles
  • 06 - Live Wire
  • 07 - Looks That Kill
  • 08 - The Dirt (Est. 1981)
  • 09 - Medley
  • 10 - Home Sweet Home
  • 11 - Dr. Feelgood
  • 12 - Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S.)
  • 13 - Girls, Girls, Girls
  • 14 - Primal Scream
  • 15 - Kickstart My Heart

Various Photos/Videos

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