27 years ago Def Leppard  asked Portland, “Do you wanna get rocked?”  The answer by roughly 8000 fans 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 (pictured above) formerly of Dio and Whitesnake who replaced the late great Steve Clark.

Here's the stub courtesy of WBLM DJ Mike Adams. $20!


Check out the acoustic medley they did covering songs by AC/DC, Metallica and the Rolling Stones.


Watch Def Leppard performing Tear It Down, Women, and Too Late For Love in Uniondale, New York. The show was 5 days before the '93 Portland appearance.