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17 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD Start YEAH! Tour In Milan (Video)

Def Leppard 2006. Milan 2006 by Vaios

Def Leppard kicked off their 2006 YEAH! tour in Milan, Italy on this day in 2006 and video footage is available.

The band played the Gods of Metal festival in Milan, Italy at the Idropark Fila on 3rd June 2006.

The first date of a short European/UK tour leg that opened the YEAH! tour.

The band played four festival shows in Italy, Germany, Sweden and Holland. The Swedish show saw them as headliners of the Sweden Rock festival for the very first time. This was followed by a headline solo show in Switzerland.

The first time the band had played in mainland Europe since October/November 1996 on the 'Slang' world tour.

They then headed home to England for two shows in Sheffield and London supported by Cheap Trick and the Sensational Alex Harvey Band.

The North American tour would run from late June to mid November and become their most successful tour of the USA since the Adrenalize tour in 1992/1993.

At this first show the band played below headliners Whitesnake and after Motorhead.

Also on the bill were Helloween, Stratovarius, Gamma Ray, Edguy, Angra, Sonata Arctica and Crucified Barbara.

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Kicking off in daylight at 8pm Def Leppard promoted the newly released YEAH album by playing two of its songs for the first time.

'Hell Raiser' started the show and was later followed by 'Hanging On The Telephone'.

'Rock On' was played in its new form as it had been on two US TV appearances and featured, for the very first time, a short bass solo introduction by Rick Savage.

16 songs in all were played with 'High 'N' Dry (Saturday Night)' making its first appearance since September 2003 on the X/Ten tour.

Def Leppard 2006. Milan 2006 by Vaios

Joe Elliott - 3rd June 2006 On Stage Quotes

Before Let's Get Rocked

"Oh yeah. Ciao Milano!."

"Do ya wanna get rocked?."

Before Hangin' On The Telephone

"Thank you. Thank you very much."

"We have a new album out called YEAH!. Yeah!. Yeah!, Yeah!."

"It's a take on some old stuff. One of them, an old Blondie number, goes something like this."

Before Hysteria

"Thank you. Ciao Milano!."

"OK an oldie but goodie."

Before Rock Of Ages

"Thank you. Thank you very much."

"This is a...this is the first night of our brand new tour."

"And we wanna thank you lot for being so good to us and friendly out there tonight. Thank you."

"And also Motorhead and Lemmy and the bys for doing a fantastic set just before we went on. Good for them."

"We're gonna go off after this one. Let's see if you know this one."

After Rock Of Ages

"Milan. Thanks for having us. We hope to see you again."

"We promise not to leave it so long next time. Goodnight!."

Sav Before PSSOM

"Milan. You guys have been great. Thank you very much."

End Of Show Speech

"Thank you."

"Once again Milan thanks for having us. Thanks for being so good."

"Enjoy Whitesnake and we'll see you next time."

"Don't forget us and we won't forget you. Arrivederci!."

View all the available footage from the festival (including a full show video) on this YouTube playlist.

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