On July 30, 2002, Def Leppard released their album ‘X’. Which is either “X” or “Ten” depending on what you want to call it. It was the band’s 8th Studio album, but 10th album released to date. It saw the band take a lighter side to their rock and had some people calling it “The Love Album”. It went to #11 on the charts and spawned 3 singles, but failed to ever garner Gold or Platinum status.
The Tour started in June of 2002 and went until November 2003 where the band performed 163 shows which is quite impressive for an album that didn’t do that well. It was the last really BIG tour the band has ever done. Since that time, the longest a tour has lasted was around 100 shows. My Tour Book is from the 2003 leg of the Tour
Since this was 2003, it was not a good year for me to see shows since my wife and I had our first child that year. There was no way I was getting out to see a show as the schedule was too hectic. I hate I missed it, but I survived. Since I have no ticket stub to show you this time around, let’s get right to the book.
And the band doesn’t waste anytime getting to the individual page spreads of each band member. It kicks off almost immediately with Rick Savage…
Then straight in to Phil Collen…
Mr. Joe Elliott is up next…
Vivian Campbell gets his own page…
And last, but certainly not least…the Thunder God…Rick Allen…
And then we get tons and tons of band and live shots…
And that leaves us the Merch Page and the Road Crew Thank You page as normal…
And of course, we get the back cover…
And that is the end…for now. Out of the 3, this one is my least favorite, but I do like this album probably more than Adrenalize but nowhere close to Hysteria. I don’t think this layout and the pictures were as well done as the others and the font with the band names was rather lame. But, I still love having this piece of band history. Thanks again for hanging around.
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.
Kiss Tour Book Series:
- Animalize Tour (1984)
- Asylum Tour (1985)
- Alive / Worldwide Tour (1996-1997)
- Alive / Worldwide Tour Special Edition (1997)
- World Domination Tour (2003-2004
- 40th Anniversary Tour – Decades of Decibels (2014)
- End of the Road Tour (2019) – Coming Soon
- Rush – Power Windows Tour (1985)
- Rush – Roll The Bones Tour (1991)
- Rush – Counterparts Tour (1994)
- Rush – Test For Echos Tour (1996)
- Def Leppard – Hysteria U.S. Tour (1988)
- Def Leppard – Adrenalize: The 7-Day Weekend Tour (1992-1993)
- Def Leppard – X: World Tour (2003)