On June 16, the Stadium Tour starring co-headliners Motley Crue and Def Leppard and particular visitors Poison, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and Classless Act kicked off in Atlanta, Georgia and images from the massive evening have emerged.
It has been prompt that Crue and Def Leppard will take turns, of some kind, in terms of which band will shut out the evening and on opening evening it was Def Leppard who powered by way of torrential rain to deliver the long-awaited present to a detailed, whereas Crue’s flip onstage got here through the daylight with some clouds overhead. Drummer Tommy Lee was additionally relieved by Tommy Clufetos after he disclosed a rib damage that prevented him from enjoying the complete set. Lee will strive his greatest to get by way of as many songs as he can because the tour rolls on.
Whereas the run is essentially comprised of veteran acts, it was younger startups Classless Act, who deliver a modernized model of a tried and true, hair-flippin’ (see the photograph beneath) rock ‘n’ roll sound, that took the stage first. Simply weeks earlier than the beginning of the trek, they debuted their eponymous song, which incorporates a visitor look from Motley Crue singer Vince Neil, serving to to tie every part collectively much more.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts got here up subsequent and delivered a set of time-honored hits after which it was time for a trio of legendary hair steel bands that feels rather a lot like a dream lineup for anybody who was round to witness the basic period and see these bands on their very own excursions many years in the past.
As for Poison, Bret Michaels and co. had “Nothin’ However a Good Time” on the market with a 12-song set that even included a canopy of the famed Van Halen instrumental, “Eruption.”
See setlists from the primary evening here, examine this location to see the upcoming Stadium Tour stops and, for tickets, buy these here.
Stadium Tour, Opening Evening Pictures – Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts + Classless Act
See images from opening evening of the Stadium Tour.
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