Def Leppard's Setlist Dilemma

05/17/2012
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(Classic Rock) Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott believes his band have no option but to play a set of hits on tour and he sometimes feels guilty about it. Yet every time he tries to address the issue by changing the setlist around, it winds up backfiring.

The Sheffield giants are preparing to tour the US with Poison and Lita Ford, and the frontman vows to give fans what the want as long as the fans keep letting the band have their own way from time to time.

"People come to hear what they know. The only place people go psychologically prepared for an hour of brand-new music is an open mic night in some little bar," Elliott tells KFAB. "You don't go to Madison Square Garden expecting to hear two hours of brand new Paul McCartney, Def Leppard, Roger Waters or the Who. You go to see Quadrophenia, something you've owned for 40 years. That's what these gigs are."

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