Def Leppard have still got it.
Rolling Stone Magazine, the music and entertainment bible, may have labeled the British rock group the "unluckiest band in the world", but the fans and media tonight sure felt lucky to experience them live.
They headlined the Sydney Entertainment Centre tonight, and support group, Heart, showed they had plenty of that. It was Heart's first Australian tour believe it or not and Ann and Nancy Wilson sounded fantastic.
We understand Def Leppard are just coming off a rest, having spent more than a decade on the road.
One may have thought that DL may have slowed down quite a bit, but this wasn't the case. The boys - Phil Collen, Rick Savage, Rick Allen and Vivian Campbell fronted by Elliot, we're here to party big time.
They offered up loud, monster rock, helped along with fist pumping and strong crowd support, joining in for much of the fun.
The track list included Rocket, Animal, Let’s Get Rocked Two Steps Behind.
Base man Savage and the strong one-armed drummer Allen led the open.
The number that many of the crowd had come to see was Pour Some Sugar On Me, with fans going nutso.
Like fellow rock gods, The Rolling Stones, age has hardly put a dent in their performance or sound.
The Sydney Entertainment Centre has been the Sydney home to a lot of great rock bands over the past year and Def Leppard need not play second fiddle to anyone. Heart gave it their all too. Rock on.
Sydney Entertainment Centre
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Music News Australia