Whitesnake & Def Leppard @Mediolanum Forum Milan 19 June 2019
June 19, 2019, two historic bands in the only Italian date, in Milan at Mediolanum Forum in Assago. Def Leppard and Whitesnake.
Apart from the strong disorganization of the Forum that, tickets in hand, purchased online as soon as available, has decided to close just those places, in second row in the ring C. The guys on the staff thought, very badly, to give us seats in the fifth row that had nothing to do with ours, tickets, just to 'settle for', without thinking that our tickets had been paid much more than the place they gave us.
If fans buy seats to see in a better the artists, don't close or cordon off the seats, first of all for the money spent and secondly for simple and now obsolete respect.
Very unpleasant episode aside, spinning around (in Italian I add a cazzo) we were able to enjoy the concept from only the fourth Whitesnake song.
Great, great Whitesnake, who started their show at 8 p.m., in an evening of pure hard rock from the eighties, and what a classy rock, as only a band of their caliber can create, from the classics
"Hey You (You Make Me Rock)" to "Here I Go Again" through the new "Shut Up & Kiss Me", contained in their latest album "Flesh & Blood".
Going back over with David Coverdale and his companions, a memorable artistic career that marked a golden age for rock. A great Mr. Coverdale, always in shape, always enthusiastic and always ready to regal big smiles to his audience, an 'artist who manages to tender head, high, his imagination of lead vocalist, spectacular Tommy Aldridge, in his drum solo that has ignited the soul of all, Michele Luppi who managed to give emotions to keyboards, Michael Devin always snappy bass and the two guitarists Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra who have not spared themselves, in giving solos and great riffs powerful.
The success of this band and the ovations of a very warm and affectionate Italian audience are well deserved.
Slide It In
Love Ain’t No Stranger
Hey You (You Make Me Rock)
Slow an’ Easy / Guitar Duel
Shut Up & Kiss Me / Drum Solo Is
This Love Give Me All Your Love
Here I Go Again
Still of the Night
It's the turn of Def Leppard who start their show "Let's Get Rocked", and igniting the audience, you realize how great they are. Joe Elliot still has the charisma that has always distinguished
him, a great showman who has kept his stage presence high from the beginning to the end of the show.
Listening to them you realize that, after them, there is no one, in the years we are living, to make hard rock as magical as the bands that have marked the story, just like Def Leppard. A compact band, close-knit, beautiful stage presence of Rick Savage always faithful to his typically eighties look, always great Rick Allen who does not lose a beat to his drums and yes, great as they are, Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell on guitars, always magnetic as the band itself that has been able to be as warm as its wide audience to praise them, as always.
Thirteen years of absence from the Italian stages and it seems like yesterday...we hope to see them again soon.
Def Leppard setlist:
Let It Go
When Love and Hate Collide
Let’s Get Rocked
Rock On (David Essex cover)
Two Steps Behind
Bringin’ on the Heartbreak
Pour Some Sugar on Me
Rock of Ages