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JOE ELLIOTT Says Atlanta Concert Was ‘Wettest Gig’ DEF LEPPARD Has Done In Nearly 40 Years

DEF LEPPARD has launched a brief video recap of the opening present of “The Stadium Tour”, which happened Thursday night time (June 16) on the opening present of “The Stadium Tour” in Atlanta, Georgia. The veteran rockers closed out a invoice at Truist Park that included co-headliners MÖTLEY CRÜE and assist from POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS.

Within the clip, which will be seen under, DEF LEPPARD singer Joe Elliott says: “We’ve simply completed the wettest gig we have now completed since Mannheim in 1986. It rained all night time lengthy. However the crowd caught with us. No person left. No person moaned. And one down, 35 to go. And subsequent up, Miami. However Atlanta, Georgia — thanks. Incredible.”

He provides: “Everyone that was there tonight, thanks for staying with us proper to the tip of the gig, as a result of it was insanely moist.”

Guitarist Phil Collen says: “Simply obtained off stage. First stadium gig in God is aware of how lengthy — three years or no matter it’s. Superb. Every little thing that might have gone mistaken did. We had sort of like a hurricane, storm — no matter that was — coming by. And [we were] simply drenched. The drums went off at one level. We carried on like nothing had occurred. And we performed the brand new songs, they usually have been nice — they only slotted straight in, like all of the classics.”

DEF LEPPARD‘s set included among the band’s largest hits, akin to “Pour Some Sugar On Me”, “{Photograph}” and “Rock Of Ages” — in addition to songs from the group’s newest album, “Diamond Star Halos”, together with “Kick” and “Fireplace It Up”.

The setlist was as follows:

01. Take What You Need
02. Fireplace It Up
03. Animal
04. Foolin’
05. Armageddon It
06. Kick
07. Love Bites
08. Excitable
09. This Guitar
10. Have You Ever Wanted Somebody So Unhealthy
11. Two Steps Behind
12. Rocket
13. Bringin’ On The Heartbreak
14. Change 625
15. Hysteria
16. Pour Some Sugar On Me
17. Rock Of Ages
18. {Photograph}

DEF LEPPARD‘s long-delayed North American trek with MÖTLEY CRÜE, POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS was initially deliberate for 2020 and later moved to 2021 after which to 2022. “The Stadium Tour” will conclude on September 9 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“The Stadium Tour” marks the CRÜE‘s first dwell dates since wrapping its 2014/2015 farewell tour. CRÜE toured with POISON again in 2011 and DEF LEPPARD teamed up with POISON for a string of highway dates in 2017, however this jaunt marks the primary time all 4 acts have hit the highway collectively for an prolonged tour.

In Might 2021, DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen instructed “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk” that promoters “made the appropriate resolution” by suspending “The Stadium Tour” for a second time. “I believe the first focus has gotta be individuals’s well being and well-being,” he mentioned. “So I perceive why they made that call. I believe if we had gone out [in 2021], it might have been a bit extra of a patchwork of a tour versus with the ability to play the entire thing from begin to end. So, it is a bummer, however right here we’re.”

Allen went on to say that he and his DEF LEPPARD bandmates have been disenchanted that they would not be capable of carry out dwell once more within the U.S. till 2022. “We’re actually bummed, ‘trigger, clearly, we wished to get on the market,” he mentioned. “It has been a very long time. And I do know — our followers are so loyal. It is unbelievable. The truth that we obtained the biggest vote for the [Rock And Roll] Corridor Of Fame — the fan vote. So our followers are simply significantly particular; I imply, they’ve all the time been a rock. So I really feel for them. And I really feel for us. However I simply need individuals to return out and be secure.”

Final July, MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx instructed the 95.5 KLOS radio station that his band and DEF LEPPARD “may even drag” the identical tour “to Europe, South America, Japan,” however he cautioned, “We do not know but. Proper now it is a bit of far off. However us and DEF LEPPARD are tremendous shut; that is nice. And we’ll simply see what model of ‘The Stadium Tour’ may match for different international locations, if we determine to go. Possibly it will be the identical lineup. I do know individuals are tremendous stoked for the lineup. It is a good out of doors enjoyable get together night.”

torrential STORMS and DOWNPOURS!!! And DEF LEPPARD!!! Atlanta is CRAZY!! OMG!!!

Posted by Buddy Huckabee on Thursday, June 16, 2022

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