Journey and Def Leppard Reviews

Average customer review: 4.0 star rating (3.9 Stars)

Number of reviews: 124



5.0 star rating Chris from Dallas, Texas


First time to see both bands. Def Leppard opened and raised the bar way high and Journey never came close. joe from Def Leppard was sounding great and the band was tight. It was well choreographed and entertaining. Journey on the other hand was like seeing the Neal Schon solo show and a his supporting cast. The music was decent and chock full of the hits everyone knows, but Neal's look at me act ran old really quick. It fell flat in my book. The AAC was a good site. Had seats on the first row of the upper deck and the sight lines were just right.

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5.0 star rating Russell from Boise, Idaho


Def Leppard opened and was pretty good. I'll admit I was more looking forward to Journey, but Def Leppard stole the show. Sound was NOT good for Journey.

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5.0 star rating Brian from Boise, Idaho


I admit that I'm a huge Def Leppard fan and have seen them 3 times in the past. All were fantastic shows but this one was even better. Sound, lighting, band energy, and crowd focused presentation were amazing! Our whole group (10 of us) loved them. I am also a big Journey fan and had never seen them before. I was really looking forward to what they were going to be like. Wow, they were boring! Neil Schon needs to get over himself. He can play the guitar but do we really need an out of place fast guitar riff in Faithfully? The sound was a mess. My wife commented about not being able to hear the vocals, which I couldn't hardly hear either. The singer tries, and jumps around like he's 1/2 the age of everybody else, but Neil just won't let him have any attention. Steve Smith gave an incredible drum solo. You, my man, have skills. The stage show was flat and the lightly only acceptable. Def Leppard destroyed it while Journey seemed to be going through the motions.

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5.0 star rating Sheiryll C from Houston, Texas


These are my 2 favorite bands of all times and I truly enjoyed the concert. I’m not sure what sound issues everyone else in other cities/venues are talking about because we didn’t have it here in Houston. Def Leppard opened and they were so awesome that I was super pumped! Their visuals and energy were electrifying!!! Journey’s visual and lighting effects weren’t up to par with Def Leppard’s in my opinion but still very much enjoyed the show. Steve Smith had a sick drum solo! Arnel Pineda is definitely no Steve Perry but the man is talented and can belt those notes like no other. Unless you can sing like that, then u have no right calling it karaoke which I read on some of the reviews. My only criticism is I wish Journey opened for us on Saturday and Def Leppard closed. Either that or Journey needed to step up their lighting and visual effects.

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5.0 star rating First timer from Houston, Texas


the five stars are for def leppard. i had never been to a concert before but grew up hearing both these bands. i was amazed by excitement and energy def leppard brought to the stage. between the band and the audience, we cracked a hole in the roof! it was a FANTASTIC show omg they are true entertainers. cool to see how many parents took their kids to share the music we grew up, sad to say i may have "stopped believing," Journey was hard to endure. there was so much ego up their from neal ,poor pineda didn't stand a chance, he might have done ok. steve the drummer did outshine them all with his drum solo (even when he almost popped his face with a drumstick, nice recovery) but he wasn't able to carry the whole set. Let's just say when DL opened the show, it was jumpin it was a sold out show not an empty seat in the house, but by the 2nd song of journeys set , i could have walked up to center stage. They know how to clear a room faster than a brussel sprout fart! smh

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5.0 star rating D. Craigo from San Diego, California


I am a HUGE fan of both groups. Last night, I just couldn't. Journey was a huge disappointment. Their sound was equally just as messed up as their singing, too many solos (very uninteresting), no one wanted to sit through almost an hour of instrumentals. I have to hand it to the kid, he really tried although he looked like he was on something, couldn't get all the words out correctly nor hit the notes. Obviously no one can live up to "the original". Def Leppard on the other hand, were just as amazing last night as they were 30-35 years ago. They played last and absolutely stole the show. Hopefully next time they play together Journey goes on last so i know I won't have to suffer through their set and can get home at a decent hour. We were on the floor, nine rows back, but we didnt see much without straining because of where they were located. Far left side adjacent to the stage. Do not bring children unless you want them subjected to marajuana smoke and drunks. (Petco Park). 9/24/18

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5.0 star rating Becky from San Francisco, California


DefvLeppard was awesome. Journey was okay - major sound system Issues for Journey. Steve Perry - come back! Foreigner was great - very energetic and played great songs. Def Leppard definitely outshone Journey.

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