Guitarist Phil Collen(shirtless) and singer Joe Elliott and Def Leppard invade Aaron’s Amphitheatre Saturday night on their MirrorBall Tour 2011. The large crowd endured a severe storm which caused a power outage at the venue, resulting in a 90-minute delayed start to the concert.
Def Leppard formed in 1977 in Sheffield, England as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal Movement. As one of the world’s best-selling music artists, Def Leppard have sold more than 65 million albums worldwide, and have two albums with RIAA diamond certification, Pyromania and Hysteria. They are one of only five rock bands with two original studio albums selling over 10 million copies in the U.S. The band were ranked #31 in VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock” and ranked #70 in “100 Greatest Artists Of All Time”. Since 1992, the band have consisted of Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Vivian Campbell (guitar), Rick Savage (bass guitar), and Rick Allen (drums). At nineteen years, this is the band’s longest-standing lineup.
AJC photographer Robb Cohen covered the event with his camera. Check out the 17-photo online gallery. What did you think of the concert? What were your favorite songs from both bands?