Concert Review: Def Leppard and Poison Have A Good Time in Portland

Bono take note: This is how you entertain and put on a rock concert. Def Leppard played to a jam packed, sold out crowd at the Moda Center on Saturday in Portland, OR along with a strong supporting act by fellow 1980s stalwarts Poison and thoroughly showed why 40 years later people still flock to these arena rock anthems played flawlessly by guys in their 50s. Let’s go a different route on the review as I usually write these with my “reporter’s hat” on, meaning if it’s good for this blog it’s good for a newspaper (that’s my personal expectation … Continue reading Concert Review: Def Leppard and Poison Have A Good Time in Portland

Concert Review: Def Leppard Never Gets Old

Def Leppard returned to the Pacific Northwest on Friday for the fifth time in seven years this time filling the smaller and more intimate Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, OR in support of their latest album Def Leppard out nearly a year ago. The setlist didn’t change much from past tours – of course you’re there for all those yummy arena rock anthems and the radio staples – but the classy Brits sneaked in three off the new album and added (for some reason) a cover song in a solid 17 song set that lasted just more than 90 minutes. … Continue reading Concert Review: Def Leppard Never Gets Old

Concert Review: Def Leppard Gets Loud Just Outside Portland

Def Leppard is not burning out or fading away anytime soon. The British rockers cranked up the volume to a massive crowd on Thursday just up the road from Portland, OR at the Amphitheater Northwest in Ridgefield, WA playing a mostly-hits setlist for 90 minutes leaving little doubt these guys were ready to rock. With the sometimes face tingling vibration emitting from the speakers, the audience often matched the intensity of Def Leppard’s performance with their own singing back in unison to the chorus on most of the songs that demanded it. Letting up only handful of times, even when … Continue reading Concert Review: Def Leppard Gets Loud Just Outside Portland

Concert Review: Def Leppard and Kiss Rocket Out Loud In Portland

Two of rocks biggest classic acts took to the road just a few days ago and stopped by Portland, OR on the third date of what’s sure to be 42 sold-out performances. Def Leppard and the now Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted Kiss brought hits, loud and a whole lot of people to the Sleep Country Amphitheater on Friday in Ridgefield, WA just outside of Portland, OR for their co-headlining tour that also celebrates the 40th anniversary of the iconic band that wears make-up. Def Leppard grabbed the stage first after entering to The Who’s “Won’t Get Fooled … Continue reading Concert Review: Def Leppard and Kiss Rocket Out Loud In Portland