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mars24
06-11-2011, 09:56 AM
I'm posting this to show that Leppard has mixed up the setlist over the years. This tour was in support of their pop album, X. So in seemingly blatant defiance of that, they open their tour with side 1 of High 'n' Dry. :rocker::rocker: Even on the tour in support of their greatest hits compilation, they were playing Hello America, Rock Brigade, and Mirror Mirror.

This setlist is correct (I have the bootleg).


Intro (Disintegrate)
Let It Go
Another Hit And Run
High 'n' Dry
Bringin' On The Heartbreak
Switch 625
Stagefright :rocker:
Foolin'
You're So Beautiful
Hysteria
Long Long Way To Go
Four Letter Word
Promises :rocker:
Now
Women :rocker:
Rocket
Photograph
Animal
Armageddon It
Pour Some Sugar On Me
Rock Of Ages
Love Bites
Let's Get Rocked
Wasted :rocker::rocker:

Sanitarium78
06-11-2011, 10:28 AM
I'm posting this to show that Leppard has mixed up the setlist over the years.

Throughout the 90s they use to play a wider range of songs to. But this set is almost 10 years ago. I see the point you're trying to make but I would've tried to go with something more recent.

Like I said in the other thread, Joe's voice is shot beyond belief now. He can't do most songs like he used to. So they stick with the safe set nowadays so Joe doesn't completely lose his voice. Plus, 15,000 people don't come to their shows to hear deep cuts. They want they hits so that's what they do.

I get the feeling here that some people don't realize that back in the 80s and early 90s Def Leppard and their songs were bigger than Nickleback is today. The songs were/are just too huge to ignore live and i've accepted that and am fine with it.

I also find it kind of strange that you would consider Women a treat since it was a staple for so many years. I've heard that at least 3 of the 5 times i've seen them.

mars24
06-11-2011, 11:04 AM
9 years ago, or 2 years ago, "it don't matter." They've been a greatest hits band for 20 years. But even when they released a pop album, they mixed it up live. In 2002 they could've played it safe, but didn't. Before the X tour, playing side 1 of High 'n' Dry live was a fantasy.

They were the biggest rock band on the planet in the late '80s. Two albums sealed their setlist fate. When they do these summer tours with even more commercial bands, they are aware the majority of the crowd will only know the hits. But when they do their own tours to support albums, they do mix it up a little more. But you'll always get the obvious dozen or so tunes. Then again, I saw them on the Adrenalize tour and they didn't do Photograph. :confused:

Women is my favorite Leppard song, and it's only occassionally added to a tour. Every time it's played, it'll get a :rocker: from me.

NickLed19
06-11-2011, 01:42 PM
I would kill to hear Women, High N Dry, Let it Go, or Wasted. Seen Def Lep 3 times, and its almost the same exact setlist everytime. I like Hysteria, but I love High N Dry and Pyro. I would like to just hear Too Late For Love, why they don't play that is beyond me.

Sanitarium78
06-11-2011, 07:35 PM
9 years ago, or 2 years ago, "it don't matter." They've been a greatest hits band for 20 years. But even when they released a pop album, they mixed it up live. In 2002 they could've played it safe, but didn't. Before the X tour, playing side 1 of High 'n' Dry live was a fantasy.


Actually it does matter a little. It' kind of like "what have you done for me lately" thing. The last time I saw them was on this tour and they didn't have any mainstream act opening. I didn't get a set like this at all. It was their greatest hits with like three new ones thrown in. You're right about before that tour playing the first half of HND was a fantasy because they had to wait for the album's 20th anniversary to do it. That's the reason they played it at some shows that tour since it had just turned 20 the year before.

I would like to just hear Too Late For Love, why they don't play that is beyond me.

Wow, another regular that you've somehow missed. They rotated that with every other night with Foolin' on their last tour. So to say they don't play it at all isn't true.

NickLed19
06-11-2011, 07:42 PM
And I know this, I had tix to that tour and they cancelled my date. They rotated it, that means they played it half the time. In my opinion its much better than Foolin. You are bringing up a setlist from 9 years ago. Def Leppard has been playing pretty much the same setlist now for 6 years. They throw in a few different songs from High N Dry sometimes, but come on.

Would it kill them to take Animal or Foolin out of the setlist and they some songs for the real fans? I understand they have to play Sugar, Photograph, etc every night. I just do not think they have to play every single hit every night.

The_jman
06-12-2011, 11:58 AM
isn't this the same argument that is had over most bands that have been around for a long time? People ask if Metallica need to play Nothing else Matters or Sad but true every night as well.

NickLed19
06-12-2011, 01:52 PM
isn't this the same argument that is had over most bands that have been around for a long time? People ask if Metallica need to play Nothing else Matters or Sad but true every night as well.

Metallica changes the set every single night, and always plays stuff that die hards wanna hear. I wish every band was like Metallica, play the hits but also switch it up some as well.

Sanitarium78
06-12-2011, 04:03 PM
Metallica changes the set every single night, and always plays stuff that die hards wanna hear. I wish every band was like Metallica, play the hits but also switch it up some as well.

Metallica changes it up every night so it keeps it fresh for the band. Lars even said that's the main reason they decided to do it. Also, with Metallica it's expected that they change the set every night. With Lep it's not. So there's no point in complaining and wanting a band to do something you damn well know they have no chance of doing. It accomplishes nothing.

Both Def Leppard and their fans know that they're a nostalgia act now. I haven't seen them since 2002 but i'm seeing them this summer and do you know why? Nostalgia. They're one of those bands that you don't take too seriously live. You just go to hear the hits, have a good time and that's it.

If you don't like the set then don't go. It's not gonna affect the bands bank account in anyway.

NickLed19
06-12-2011, 04:20 PM
Metallica changes it up every night so it keeps it fresh for the band. Lars even said that's the main reason they decided to do it. Also, with Metallica it's expected that they change the set every night. With Lep it's not. So there's no point in complaining and wanting a band to do something you damn well know they have no chance of doing. It accomplishes nothing.

Both Def Leppard and their fans know that they're a nostalgia act now. I haven't seen them since 2002 but i'm seeing them this summer and do you know why? Nostalgia. They're one of those bands that you don't take too seriously live. You just go to hear the hits, have a good time and that's it.

If you don't like the set then don't go. It's not gonna affect the bands bank account in anyway.

I can agree with that, but when you are a huge Def Lep fan like myself it kinda sucks to only hear Hysteria shit all the time. Just imagine if one of your fav bands of all time only played the same stuff over and over. I respect bands more if they change it up, and give everyone what they wanna hear.

Def Lep plays a 20 song set, they only really have about 10 songs that they have to play. They could switch it up some. I still love them though, so its all good. We will see what the setlist looks like this week. If they continue to play Wasted and Let it Go, I will be really happy.

The_jman
06-12-2011, 06:05 PM
I can agree with that, but when you are a huge Def Lep fan like myself it kinda sucks to only hear Hysteria shit all the time. Just imagine if one of your fav bands of all time only played the same stuff over and over. I respect bands more if they change it up, and give everyone what they wanna hear.

Def Lep plays a 20 song set, they only really have about 10 songs that they have to play. They could switch it up some. I still love them though, so its all good. We will see what the setlist looks like this week. If they continue to play Wasted and Let it Go, I will be really happy.
Iron Maiden comes to mind....

NickLed19
06-12-2011, 09:53 PM
Yes, of course.

Maiden33
06-12-2011, 09:57 PM
I would kill to hear Women, High N Dry, Let it Go, or Wasted. Seen Def Lep 3 times, and its almost the same exact setlist everytime. I like Hysteria, but I love High N Dry and Pyro. I would like to just hear Too Late For Love, why they don't play that is beyond me.

I actually saw Too Late For Love here in Allentown in August 2003. It was my first legit rock/metal concert actually. It's long been one of my absolute favorite DL songs, and it blew my mind that they did it.

NickLed19
06-16-2011, 03:16 PM
Setlist for the US is funny. 15 songs and no Wasted or Let it Go. This band fucking kills me.

Sanitarium78
06-16-2011, 07:16 PM
Setlist for the US is funny. 15 songs and no Wasted or Let it Go. This band fucking kills me.

What kills me is that you're such a big fan, yet you aren't aware of the report from this page that Phil was coughing a lot at the show. Apparantly he was sick so they probably cut the set short.

http://www.deflepparduk.com/2011westpalmbeach.html

NickLed19
06-17-2011, 01:39 AM
I did know that, and that was an 85-90 min set. Thats exactly how long they are playing this summer. Heart gets 70 min. They are doing the 8 min version of Rocket as well.

Get your facts straight, dick.

Sanitarium78
06-17-2011, 05:34 AM
I did know that, and that was an 85-90 min set. Thats exactly how long they are playing this summer. Heart gets 70 min. They are doing the 8 min version of Rocket as well.

Get your facts straight, dick.

There's no need for name calling here. I wasn't trying to be a dick at all. You gave no indication that you were aware that Phil was sick. So it seemed as if you figured they cut the set short for no reason.

I was just trying to tell you that there may have been a reason as to why it was shorter than normal. I'll wait until their next show to see if that is the case. I have no problem saying I was wrong if the set ends up being the same length.

I've heard nothing about what the set times are supposed to be. All I know is Lep played 15 songs and Heart did 13 at the opening show. I don't know if that'll be the same all the time or not since some places might have different curfews.

Also, I was aware they are doing an extened version of 'Rocket' but what does that have to do with anything?

NickLed19
06-17-2011, 11:54 AM
There's no need for name calling here. I wasn't trying to be a dick at all. You gave no indication that you were aware that Phil was sick. So it seemed as if you figured they cut the set short for no reason.

I was just trying to tell you that there may have been a reason as to why it was shorter than normal. I'll wait until their next show to see if that is the case. I have no problem saying I was wrong if the set ends up being the same length.

I've heard nothing about what the set times are supposed to be. All I know is Lep played 15 songs and Heart did 13 at the opening show. I don't know if that'll be the same all the time or not since some places might have different curfews.

Also, I was aware they are doing an extened version of 'Rocket' but what does that have to do with anything?


You sounded like you were trying to be a smartass, my bad. The extended version of Rocket means thats like another song. This just looks like and 80-85 min set. They are only supposed to play 90. We will see what happens, I am going to the show tomm. Hopefully it changes.

illuminatus917
06-17-2011, 10:21 PM
I would like to just hear Too Late For Love, why they don't play that is beyond me.


Wow, another regular that you've somehow missed. They rotated that with every other night with Foolin' on their last tour. So to say they don't play it at all isn't true.

I want it too. I'm all for some set rotating, but when/if I see them, they better play it.

NickLed19
06-17-2011, 11:14 PM
They added Let it Go to the set last night. Still 16 songs is not enough. They better play Let it Go tonight.