Review: DEF LEPPARD Warms Up Crowd Of All Ages At The Fairgrounds

August 27, 2003

Kat Main of Pennsylvania's The Express-Times reports that "Eighties rock icons DEF LEPPARD proved that their music is the rock of ages Tuesday night [August 26] at the Allentown Fairgrounds.

"Playing for crowds of mothers, fathers, grandparents and children, the band — even though a little long in the tooth — eventually brought the crowd to a frothing intensity.

"Opening with 'Let it Rock' from the 1983 record 'Pyromania', the hair metal icons burst on stage with a dizzying light show.

"But that wasn't enough to warm up the crowd, at first.

"After two songs and a few guitar solos, the crowd of all ages began to pump its fists and itching hands formed in the traditional rock 'n' roll 'devil horn' salute.

"Just when the crowd really started to get pumped, DEF LEPPARD took it down a notch with it's rock ballad 'Bringin' on the Heartbreak' which included an instrumental departure from Joe Elliott's vocals and a drum solo from Rick Allen.

"Accompanied by his band mates and a brilliant show of lights, Allen's drum kit appeared as a bright spot of liquid metal on the no frills stage." Read more.

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