Def Leppard / Journey
September 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Moda Center
1 N Center Ct St
Portland, OR 97227
$177.50, $97.50, $67.50, $47.50
Def Leppard / Journey @ Moda Center | Portland | Oregon | United States

British heavy metal pioneers Def Leppard have been rocking the concert stage since the late ‘70s, and they’re not even close to quitting yet. Amazingly, the lineup has remained intact since 1992, with lead singer Joe Elliot, drummer Rick Allen, bassist Rick Savage and guitarists Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell continuing to deliver flawless, high energy performances for metal heads young and old. Classics like “Rock of Ages,” “Love Bites,” “Animal,” “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” “Let’s Get Rocked,” “Foolin’,” “Don’t Shoot Shotgun,” “Rocket,” “Hysteria” and “Armageddon it” never fail to bring fans to their feet, proving year after year that these metal gods still know how to deliver the goods. With spot-on vocal harmonies, Joe’s signature sky-high wails, Phil and Vivian’s in-your-face, effects-laden guitars, Savage’s solid bass lines, and Rick Allen’s legendary single-armed drum solos, the band never fails to give longtime fans what they’ve come to expect from a Def Leppard concert—a hard rocking good time. Leppard also frequently tour with other metal and arena rock greats like Poison, Cheap Trick, Whitesnake, Styx and more—another reason why Def Leppard tickets are always in high demand, and never fail to bring together hardcore fans from far and wide for the chance to “get rocked” by true living legends.

San Francisco-born Journey is the quintessential arena rock band. Assembled in 1973 from the ashes of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch, the band has since gone through a number of line-up changes — only stalwart guitarist Neal Schon has been with every incarnation. Despite a rotating roster, the band has sold 47 million albums in the US, and is consistently named one of the ten best American rock bands in history. While the ’70s and ’80s provided them with the most commercial success, their current manifestation with Filipino singer Arnel Pineda has given them truly global breadth.