Journey and Def Leppard Reviews

ConcertsIndie & Rock

Average customer review: 4.0 star rating (3.9 Stars)

Number of reviews: 48



5.0 star rating Steve Parker from Louisville, Kentucky


Never a fan of 80s "hair bands," we went expecting to tolerate Def Leppard to get to Journey (saw them 3 times in "the day)...couldn't have been more wrong. Def Leppard was AMAZING! I didn't really know their music, but the band was pure entertainment...great sound, awesome crowd interaction, engaging...loved the way they ended the show...very cool and appropriate for the crowd and band. A class act.. Then there was Journey...WTF! They came out to Separate Ways, transitioned into another song, then crowd interaction...each crapped on by long, harsh, raggedy, awkward Neal Schon guitar solos. Arnel danced all over the stage, trying to fill up the awkwardness with weird acrobatics and clunky microphone flips that went on WAAAAAAAAAAY too long. At one point, the lights hit the crowd, to illuminate several thousand "fans" standing still, just staring blankly at the sh*tshow unfolding on stage. We left after 4 songs, when it was evident it wouldn't get any better. Very sad.

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5.0 star rating VR from Lexington, Kentucky


Last night my husband and I went to Louisville's Yum Center to see Def Leppard and Journey. We aren't huge Def Leppard fans and were mainly interested in seeing Journey, but things can change "on a dime" (or on a couple hundred dollars)! Def Leppard was AMAZING!!! We loved their energy, lightshow, vocals, EVERYTHING!!!! We were pleasantly surprised! Then came Journey. I cannot say how disappointed we were. Their sound crew needs to be fired, because the acoustics/instruments were so loud, you couldn't hear OR enjoy the vocals.It almost seemed like they were trying to be a hard rock band like DL. Journey needs to remember that their vocals and lyrics are great and can stand alone without the volume turned to the max. I gave my review 5 stars, but only because of Def Leppard and their performance. Staying in Louisville and going downtown for events is always enjoyable.

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5.0 star rating TD from Louisville, Kentucky


5 stars for Def Leppard, they carried the show last nite in the YUM center. Was very disappointed with Journey and their show. Too many solo's to kill time. But over all the whole concert was enjoyable.

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5.0 star rating Tammy stewart from Greenville, ohio


Not gonna lie. I miss steve Perry. And andre peneia did a good job. I just miss steve Perry. Andre sounds a lot like him so my journey fix was covered. Def lepperd though, amazing. Some of Joe elliots vocals were a little off but pipes still work pretty well for an old man! Overall they were amazing. I was reminded how much I love deff lepperd.

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5.0 star rating Carolyn from Newark,NJ


Def Leppard was AMAZING!!! They played all the hits that made them huge in the 80's! Journey was a big disappointment! The sound, vocals and performance sucked. Too many guitar solos that lasted way too long! They have so many great songs they could have played but instead played garbage. Three song we never even heard of! Play the hits, that's what people want to hear! I'd go see Def Leppard again in a heartbeat, Journey made me less of a fan.

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5.0 star rating Steve from Charlotte, North Carolina


I'll state up front we went to see the show FOR Journey, who's last tour we missed. As such, we rolled in just after Def Leppard had started. We deeply regret that now. They were AMAZING. Every bit as good as they were in their heyday, and they each truly looked like they were having a ton of fun. I loved the lights and the flashback pictures, and I loved how engaged they were. This show gets 5 stars for what Def Leppard brought. Journey started with a bang but was off for most of the set. There was a lingering feedback issue that they didn't seem to fix for most of the show. There was little highlight of Arnel's voice, or even with a light on him for a lot of the show. Neal Schon had way too many solos and focus, so much that we remarked it was Neal Schon (+ Journey.) Something was off, and I think it was squarely between the band members, not the show itself. The hit list was good, but something was wrong, sadly.

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5.0 star rating Sydsyl from Charlotte, North Carolina


5 Stars for Def Leppard but Journey SUCKED!!!

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