Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard bring a string of energy-filled classic hits to Philadelphia on stadium tour

After two years of waiting for the highly anticipated Stadium Tour to come to Philadelphia, Motley Crue and Def Leppard finally arrived at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on Saturday, June 25. Certainly the hottest rock n’ roll tour this summer, the tour also featured special guests Joan Jett and the Black Hearts, Poison and Classless Act.

Kicking off the show was Classless Act, an up-and-coming rock band from Los Angeles, who were invited by Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil and drummer Tommy Lee, to open the 36-date Stadium Tour. The group, consisting of Derek Day, Dane Pieper, Griffin Tucker, Franco Gravante and Chuck McKissock, was the perfect complement to the already star-studded lineup.

Classless Act recently signed a record deal with Better Noise and released their first project, Welcome to the show. The group delivered an energy-filled showcase of their debut effort, performing songs from the project such as “This Is For You, “Give It To Me,” “Time To Bleed” and more. Led by Day, the group certainly won dozens of new fans with the captivating performance they brought to the stage, which demanded the attention of the audience.

Joan Jett and the Black Hearts took the stage in scorching heat at 4:40 a.m. for an 11-song set.

Throughout Joan Jett and The Blackhearts’ 45-minute set, despite some issues with her guitars, the 63-year-old rocker showcased her signature vocals while performing nearly a dozen songs. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers led stadium-wide songs to many of their timeless rock anthems, including classic hits such as “I Love Rock N’ Roll”, “I Hate Myself For Loving You” and of course “Bad Reputation”. “, among others.

Jett, sporting his usual all-black outfit, also paid homage to his time on The Runaways with fierce performances of “Cherry Bomb” and “You Drive Me Wild.” She also delivered her rendition of “Crimson & Clover” from Tommy James and the Shondells.

clean pennsylvania Poison delivered a frenzied rock show filled with the band’s classic hits such as “Talk Dirty To Me”, “Every Rose Has It Thorn”, “Unskinny Bop”, “Nothin’ But A Good Time”, “Fallen Angel”, among many others .

“It took two years to get here,” frontman Bret Michaels told the crowd with a big smile on his face.

Led by Michaels, the band’s enthusiastic frontman, Poison put on an energy-filled show in Philadelphia that the near-full crowd won’t soon forget. Michaels, one of the top vocalists on the tour, greeted fans at the barricade and beyond throughout their impressive 11-song set as the rest of the band went wild, including CC DeVille, who made swoon fans with his guitar hits.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Legends Def Leppard were a real highlight of the tour with their 18-song long set. Frontman Joe Elliott more than delivered, and his timeless voice sounded beyond perfect. The group performed hits such as “Love Bites”, “Foolin'”, “Bringin’ on the Heartbreak”, “Armageddon It”, “Excitable”, and more.

Along with performing hits from their iconic back catalog, the award-winning rock band also showcased new music during their set. Def Leppard, consisting of Joe Elliott, Rick Savage, Rick Allen, Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell, performed songs from their latest project, Diamond Star Halo, including “Take What You Need”, “Hearth It Up”, “Kick” and “This guitar.”

The band concluded their incredible set with several of their most iconic tracks, including “Hysteria”, “Pour Some Sugar On Me”, “Rock Of Ages” and “Photograph”, during which the background was filled with nostalgic photos of the band from throughout their career.

Motley Cruewho signed a cease-touring agreement a few years ago to halt touring for good after their 2015 farewell tour, brought a rowdy, rock-filled backdrop to Citizen Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies.

The band, consisting of Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars and Tommy Lee, delivered a lively show with an impressive sound far better than fans had heard before on the band’s farewell tour.

Due to four broken ribs about a month ago, drummer Tommy Lee took out his drums for more than half of their performance. While Lee of the song walked away to take a brief break, Tommy Clufetos replaced him. Lee also joined the iconic rock band on stage to play piano for their fan-favorite hit, “Home Sweet Home,” which was greeted with tremendous vocals and a sea of ​​lights that lit up the stadium.

“You can’t kill Mötley Crüe,” bassist Nikki Sixx said during their headlining performance. “Most importantly, you can’t undo Mötley Crüe.”

Motley Crue then performed songs from their Netflix movie Dirtiness soundtrack. In addition to performing songs from The Dirt soundtrack, the band performed their classic hits such as “Wild Side”, “Shout At The Devil”, “Live Wire”, “Looks That Kill”, “Dr. Feelgood”, “Same Ol’ Situation”, “Girls, Girls, Girls”, “Primal Scream”, “Kickstart My Heart” and many more.

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Corina C. Butler