Def Leppard

Def Leppard / Poison / Lita Ford @ Copps Coliseum, Hamilton ON, June 17th 2012

“Poison got folks pretty riled up, but if it wasn’t clear from the “Rock of Ages” tour name that Def Leppard was meant to be the main draw of the night, a digital countdown announced that fact in giant numbers. The old ‘all that glitters isn’t gold’ chestnut might’ve made me wary when the band first appeared on stage, Joe Elliot and Rick Savage (like Michaels) rising from behind the drum kit. From Elliott’s mic stand and sneakers to the graphics on the band members’ t-shirts, Def Leppard was covered in glitter, and the multi-screen LCD backdrop functioned as a similar sparkly ‘enhancement.’”

Laura Wiebe reviews the June 17th Hamilton, Ontario stop on the current Rock Of Ages tour, featuring Lita Ford, Poison and Def Leppard.