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17 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD Rock LIVE 8 PHILADELPHIA Concert (Photos/Video)

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Def Leppard played the Live 8 show in Philadelphia, PA on this day in 2005 and photos/video are available.

The show took place in front of the Museum Of Art in Philadelphia, PA.

Part of the 'Live 8 The Long Walk To Freedom' series of concerts that happened around the time of the G8 conference of world leaders in Scotland with a view to influence them to tackle world poverty issues.

The US event was attended by over 1 million people making it the largest audience the band have ever played in front of.

In 2018 the video for 'Pour Some Sugar On Me' was released on YouTube.

And in the last few weeks the same audio track has been released officially on Spotify. Listen and watch below.

A series of free concert events took place in London, England, Philadelphia, PA, Berlin, Germany and Barrie, ON as well as China, Johannesburg, Moscow, Cornwall and Edinburgh.

The event was organised by Live Aid founder Bob Geldof and announced on 31st May with Def Leppard's involvement confirmed at a later date.

The Rock Of Ages tour with Bryan Adams had started on 1st June 2005 at PGE Park in Portland, OR.

The band had had to turn down the offer to appear at the original Live Aid show 20 years before in July 1985 due to Rick's ongoing recovery from his accident.

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