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Def Leppard and Journey Announce 2024 Tour: Set Lists and Videos

Def Leppard and Journey launched their co-headlining North American tour on Saturday at St. Louis’ Busch Stadium, with Cheap Trick as their opening act.

Fans were treated to a packed night of music, with all three bands delivering setlists filled with their biggest hits.

Def Leppard’s performance heavily featured tracks from their best-selling albums, Pyromania and Hysteria, making up 13 out of their 18-song set. They also brought back “Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop)” from Pyromania, a song they hadn’t performed live since 2015, until it reappeared in a small June show at SiriusXM’s The Garage.

Journey followed with a series of their classic hits such as “Only the Young,” “Faithfully,” “Wheel in the Sky,” and ended their set with “Don’t Stop Believin’.” They kicked off their show with “Faith in the Heartland” from Generations, a track they’ve recently revived in their live shows after leaving it off their setlists for a long time.

Cheap Trick opened the night with a tight, hour-long set filled with favorites like “Dream Police,” “If You Want My Love,” “The Flame,” “Surrender,” and “I Want You to Want Me.” The band is scheduled to support select dates on this tour, sharing the stage later with Steve Miller Band. These two bands are stepping in for Heart, who have rescheduled their 2024 North American shows due to Ann Wilson’s preventive chemotherapy treatment.

The Def Leppard and Journey co-headlining tour will continue across North America until early September.

Def Leppard comes into this tour after performing over 80 shows between 2022 and 2023, filling stadiums worldwide alongside Motley Crue.

The British band started their latest string of shows with a new single, “Just Like ’73.” Guitarist Phil Collen recently shared that fans could expect a totally revamped production for this tour. “We changed the whole set,” Collen mentioned. “There’s a huge screen production, and we’ve been using pretty much the same stuff for about 12 years. So we’ve changed it completely. The stage show is drastically different. It’s going to take a lot of energy. There’s going to be a lot of running around. So I’m working out, trying to get the stamina up and all of that. Vocally, too. You know, I’m having to sing every single day.”

Watch Def Leppard Perform ‘Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop)’ on 7/6/24

Watch Def Leppard Perform ‘Foolin” on 7/6/24

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Journey, for its part, has already played over three dozen shows this year as part of their ongoing Freedom tour, named after their 2022 album. The band has had a tumultuous few years, filled with public feuding between Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain. Despite these challenges, they have maintained their performance quality by prioritizing their music.

“We just decided that the music is the music,” Schon recently spoke with Los Angeles-based music journalist Lyndsey Parker. “We worked really hard and diligently on keeping this thing alive all these years, and just not let the other stuff get in the way and kind of keep it separate.”

Watch Journey Perform ‘Faith in the Heartland’ and ‘Only the Young’ on 7/6/24

Def Leppard, 7/6/24, Busch Stadium, St. Louis Set List

1. “Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop)”
2. “Rocket”
3. “Foolin'”
4. “Armageddon It”
5. “Animal”
6. “Love Bites”
7. “Just Like ’73”
8. “Comin’ Under Fire”
9. “Too Late for Love”
10. “Die Hard the Hunter”
11. “Two Steps Behind”
12. “This Guitar”
13. “Bringin’ on the Heartbreak”
14. “Switch 625”
15. “Rock of Ages”
16. “Photograph”
17. “Hysteria”
18. “Pour Some Sugar on Me”

Journey, 7/6/24, Busch Stadium, St. Louis Set List

1. “Faith in the Heartland”
2. “Only the Young”
3. “Stone in Love”
4. “Keep on Runnin'”
5. “Faithfully”
6. “Escape”
7. “Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin'”
8. Piano solo (Jonathan Cain)
9. “Open Arms”
10. “Chain Reaction”
11. Guitar solo (Neal Schon)
12. “Wheel in the Sky”
13. “Lights”
14. “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)”
15. “Be Good to Yourself”
16. “Any Way You Want It”
17. “Don’t Stop Believin'”

Cheap Trick, 7/6/24, Busch Stadium, St. Louis Set List

1. “Hello There”
2. “Dream Police”
3. “If You Want My Love”
4. “She’s Tight”
5. “Ain’t That a Shame”
6. “Boys & Girls & Rock N Roll”
7. “Downed”
8. Bass solo
9. “I Know What I Want”
10. “The Flame”
11. “I Want You to Want Me”
12. “Surrender”
13. “Clock Strikes Ten”
14. “Goodnight”

Source: UCR, Lyndsey Parker