Downstage Thrust Tour
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|Tour by Def Leppard|
Def Leppard in Minot, North Dakota as part of the tour
|Start date||27 June 2007|
|End date||2 October 2007|
|No. of shows||52|
The Downstage Thrust Tour was a North American concert tour by English hard rock band Def Leppard. It began in Cincinnati on 27 June 2007 and closed in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on 2 October 2007. Def Leppard played 52 shows in 52 different locations throughout the course of the tour. Members of the Def Leppard Fan Club had the opportunity to purchase tickets for shows via online ticket presales a few days before tickets went on sale to the general public. The tour was produced by Live Nation.
The setlist for this tour generally focused on the band's greatest hits; however, there were two notable rarities included. The Hysteria song, "Excitable" was performed live for the first time since the 2000 Euphoria tour as a way of celebrating the 20th anniversary of the album's release. It also included the song "Mirror Mirror (Look Into My Eyes)", from the album High 'n' Dry. The song had not been played live since the 1983 Pyromania Tour and was the first time guitarist Vivian Campbell performed the song live with the band since joining in 1992.
Some of the concert venues were sold out, including the Verizon Wireless Theater in Irvine California.
The opening acts for most of the shows were Foreigner and Styx. For the shows on 6, 7 July and 8 in Noblesville, Burgettstown and Columbus respectively, the opening acts were Styx and REO Speedwagon. For the 16 July show in Toronto, Kim Mitchell opened.
Def Leppard Setlist
- "Mirror, Mirror (Look Into My Eyes)"
- "Another Hit and Run"
- "Love Bites"
- "Bass Solo"
- "Rock On"
- "Two Steps Behind"
- "Bringin' on the Heartbreak"
- "Switch 625"
- "Armageddon It"
- "Pour Some Sugar on Me"
- "Encore: Rock of Ages"
Styx Setlist (variations may occur)
- "Blue Collar Man(Long Nights)"
- "Grand Illusion"
- "Too Much Time on My Hands"
- "Fooling Yourself(The Angry Young Man)"
- "Miss America"
- "Come Sail Away"
Foreigner Setlist (variations may occur)
- "Double Vision"
- "Head Games"
- "Feels Like The First Time"
- "Cold As Ice"
- "I Want To Know What Love Is"
- "Jukebox Hero"
- "Encore: Hot Blooded"
- Joe Elliott – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
- Phil Collen – lead & rhythm guitars, backing vocals
- Vivian Campbell – lead & rhythm guitars, backing vocals
- Rick Savage – bass, keyboards, backing vocals
- Rick Allen – drums, percussion, backing vocals
- Top 100 Tours 2007: #32
- Total Gross: US $25.9 million
- Total Attendance: 598,717
- No. of concerts: 51