Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard Kick Off 2022 Stadium Tour in Atlanta

After a two-year COVID delay, Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard kicked off their Stadium Tour last night at the Truist Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. The legacy rockers are switching off headlining spots nightly, and for the kickoff, Crüe hit the stage at 7:35PM, with Def Leppard closing from 9:55 until 11:30PM.

Crüe's last documented show was December 30, 2015 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles - see that setlist here. The band famously signed a contract to stop touring in 2014, and then blew it up in 2019.

MC opened their 16-song setlist with "Wild Side" - and there's fan footage. Check it:

Drummer Tommy Lee played for five songs then tapped in Ozzy drummer Tommy Clufetos for "Live Wire" and the remainder of the set, except for a reappearance during "Home Sweet Home." Lee told the audience he had broken four ribs a couple weeks before the tour started.

Machine Gun Kelly, who played Lee in the 2019 Motley Crue biopic The Dirt, joined the band on stage for... you guessed it, "The Dirt (Est 1981)." (Note: MGK's own tour Mainstream Sellout, is hitting Atlanta tonight).

A rarity that made its way into the set was "Piece of Your Action" which hadn't been performed since 2013 - and is also on The Dirt soundtrack. See the complete setlist from opening night:

Mötley Crüe setlist

Def Leppard hit the stage at 9:55PM, kicking off their 18-song setlist with 2022 single, "Take What What You Want" followed by the first of two live debuts of the evening, "Fire It Up." Take a look:

The band released their 12th studio album, Diamond Star Halos, just last month and put on an intimate show at the Whisky a Go Go to celebrate. See that setlist here. The second live debut of the night, "This Guitar" arrived mid-set, followed by an acoustic rendition of "Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad" and Joe Elliot performing "Two Steps Behind" solo. For added effect, it was raining during their set. Watch:

See Def Leppard's set from opening night:

Def Leppard setlist

The Stadium tour resumes tomorrow night (June 18) in Miami.

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Last updated: 2 Oct 2023, 05:37 Etc/UTC