Def Leppard – ‘Adrenalize: The 7-Day Weekend Tour’ (1992/1993) – Tour Book

Def Leppard released their album ‘Adrenalize’ on March 31, 1992 to massive success. The album sold 4 million copies and went to #1 in the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and in Swtitzerland. It spawned 6 singles and in a time when 80’s Rock was dying out, somehow, Def Leppard still succeeded.

It was the first album without Steve Clark on guitar and would be the first tour without him as well. The tour kicked off with a club show in Dublin, Ireland on April 15, 1992 and was the first with Vivian Campbell on guitar. It was also a warm-up for the massive Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert on April 20, 1992 which would see Def Leppard perform to over 70,000 people and technically introduce the world to Vivian Campbell. It was a rip roaring success. The tour then officially started on May 19, 1992 in Madrid, Spain and would last the rest of 1992 and not end until September 1993.

Some of the opening acts were Ugly Kid Joe, Thunder and Terrorvision (who I know nothing about). It was a massive success as usual as the performed In the Round again and as you’d expect, I did catch the show on November 24, 1992 at the Omni in Atlanta, Ga.

As a tribute to the show, we will go through the Tour Book from that Tour, but I just bought this so it is not from the actual show I attended. Someone else bought and decided to sell and I happily obliged.

The program starts out the 1992 tour dates which leads me to believe this was from one of those shows from 1992…

We then get an essay on the band and this time around we get a write-up on each member of the band as well which the Hysteria Tour did not do…

Some great stage and band pictures…

Unlike the Hysteria book as well, we actually get individual pages for each band member and of course, Joe Elliott is up first…

Then we get Phil Collen…

A little break with more live shots and band shots…

Back to the band with Rick Savage…

Then Rick Allen…

And finally, let’s welcome to the world…Vivian Campbell…

And more band shots…

And to wrap it up we get the Merch page and the thank you mention to all the road crew which they have a lot of those people…

And one last shot of the back cover…

And that is another one down and one left to go. Come back next week as we jump about 10 years in to the future (from this point) for the final one in the collection (final one at this point in time)…

Here is a list of all the Tour Books we have reviewed over the years. Links are provided so you can go see some history.

Alice Cooper:

Kiss Tour Book Series:

Bon Jovi:

Rush:

Def Leppard:

24 thoughts on “Def Leppard – ‘Adrenalize: The 7-Day Weekend Tour’ (1992/1993) – Tour Book

  1. Joe’s hair is a new level of ridiculous in those photos.

    I just saw Harrison. He was outside my house dressed up like a bear. I went out to get the mail and he tackled me then growled. After that he ran away on all fours in the costume. I’m not sure what to think of it.

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  2. I caught this tour twice in the span of about 4 weeks. Winnipeg Oct 92 and Duluth in early Nov. 92. This was one of the last big arena tours as this show was spectacular. Glad I caught them doing the whole In The Round deal. Both shows I saw had no opening act.
    Cool tour book. Recall seeing it at the show but went with a T shirt instead. lol

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  3. That is a cool trip down memory lane. I love Adrenalize. I find it odd to see Phil wearing a shirt. Perhaps he was told to share the camera with the others lol. Ugly kid Joe and Thunder would have been decent support acts back in the day.

    I was never one to buy tour books or programs when I went to shows. Perhaps I made the wrong decision here.

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  4. The third to the last picture in the write-up includes a picture in the book with the band in front of a red background, and for some reason Phil Collen looks like he’s yawning, so I don’t know what’s up with that. However, I’ve always loved that shot of the band at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert with the crowd in the background, absolutely breath-taking. Great write-up and I agree with Mike about how Def Leppard needs to release a DVD version of this tour! By the way, are those signatures real?

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