Journey and Def Leppard Wrap Joint 2018 Tour

Journey and Def Leppard officially wrapped their co-headlining tour this weekend that kicked off on May 21st in Hartford. Their October 7th show in Inglewood was the last performance of the 60-date tour, which saw major cities like Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Philly, Detroit, Boston and so much more.
The tour is an ode to both bands' rock influences and extensive catalogues and the setlists are a testament to the classics: hit after hit after hit.
“It’s two iconic bands touring together," Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliot said.
"It makes it more of an event when the bill is all bands that people have heard of. We went out with a really good band called Tripping Daisy in 1996, but nobody cared. But when you have people like Cheap Trick, Poison, Heart or Journey, it makes for a better night for the people in the crowd. They come in and they know what they’re going to get.”
Def Leppard has been known for playing a pretty standard set for the past few years on tour. "These are the songs we nurtured, we wrote, we’re proud of," Elliot said. "They made us who we are. Why would we abandon them?”
Journey closed half of the shows and Def Leppard closed the other half.
Def Leppard brought a lot of "hysteria" to their set, with songs like "Pour Some Sugar on Me," "Animal," "Love Bites" and "Rocket" from 1987's Hysteria. They also played songs from Pyromania ("Foolin'," "Photograph," "Rock of Ages") and High n' Dry ("Switch," "Bringin' on the Heartbreak").
Check out the setlist from their last show:
Def Leppard setlist Inglewood, CA
Journey treated fans to classics like "Don't Stop Believin'" and "Faithfully" with a collection of songs from albums like Escape ("Stone in Love," "Open Arms," "Escape," "Who's Crying Now"), Frontiers ("Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)," "Only the Young," "Liberty," "Chain Reaction") and Infinity ("Lights," "La Do Da," "Wheel in the Sky").
Here's their most recent setlist:
Journey setlist Inglewood, CA
Journey's frontman, Arnel Pineda (who took over lead vocals from Steve Perry in 2007), considers himself a messenger of Journey's greatest hits.
Check out some highlights from the epic tour:
Journey
The band kicked off their shows with "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)." Check out this clip from the tour's opening night at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut:
Journey "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) Hartford, CT
Here's a video of the band shouting out Steve Perry before starting "Lights" at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York:
Journey "Lights" prelude Albany, NY
More recently, a fan caught a video of the band performing "Faithfully" and "Don't Stop Believin'" at Petco Park in San Diego, California:
Journey "Faithfully" and "Don't Stop Believin" San Diego, CA
Def Leppard
Def Leppard kicked things off with "Rocket" during opening night in Hartford:
Def Leppard "Rocket" Hartford, CT
Here's a clip of the band rocking out to "Photograph" in Albany:
Def Leppard "Photograph" Albany, NY
Def Leppard performed a two-song encore of "Rock of Ages" and "Photograph" at a show at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas:
Def Leppard "Rock of Ages," "Photograph" encore Houston, TX
For any and all things Journey, check out their website. Same goes for Def Leppard!
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Last updated: 21 Sep 2019, 02:10 Etc/UTC