Today’s Blimp Time-Hop
25 years ago Def Leppard asked Portland, “Do you wanna get rocked?” The answer was a resounding “F*** yeah!”.
Blimpsters filled the Civic Center to capacity on March 31, 1993 for Def Lep’s 4th visit, on the Adrenalize tour. Even in the face of the rising popularity of grunge rock like Pearl Jam and Nirvana, our old friends Joe, Rick, Phil and Sav managed to sell-out Portland’s biggest venue. This tour was also the debut appearance of new guitarist, Vivian Campbell formally of Dio and Whitesnake who replaced the late great Steve Clark.
Watch Def Leppard at the Freddie Mercury Tribute introduced by Queen's Roger Taylor!
Check out the acoustic medley they did covering AC/DC, Metallica and the Rolling Stones!
Remarkably, the band has remained intact with this line-up from then till now. They kick-off a US Tour in May that includes their first ever show at Boston's Fenway Park on August 11 and goes through October.
And how 'bout this? Def Leppard has just announced a career spanning boxed set series coming very soon!