Def Leppard, REO Speedwagon and Tesla sell out Austin360 Amphitheater in Austin, Texas

Joe Elliott of the band Def Leppard performs in concert at Austin 360 Amphitheater on August 19, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Photo © Manuel Nauta

Joe Elliott of the band Def Leppard performs in concert at Austin 360 Amphitheater on August 19, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Photo © Manuel Nauta

 

Phil Collen of the band Def Leppard performs in concert at Austin 360 Amphitheater on August 19, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Photo © Manuel Nauta

Phil Collen of the band Def Leppard performs in concert at Austin 360 Amphitheater on August 19, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Photo © Manuel Nauta

AUSTIN, TX – Friday August 19, 2016 Def Leppard, REO Speedwagon and Tesla performed for 10,000 fans at the sold out Circuit Of The America’s Austin360 Amphitheater. After a week pf severe rain, the weather finally turned and fans came out in massive numbers to hear these rock-n-roll icons. Tesla opened the show followed by REO Speedwagon. As the sun set over the amphitheater after the first song, the perfectly lid stage was the backdrop for these “Hi Fidelity” rockers. There was no shortage of hits played from the Hi Fidelity album (1980).  Up next was Def Leppard, the British rockers with front man Joe Elliott and supper buffed topless Phil Collen on guitar. These guys were the MTV go to music video pioneers in 1982. Although decades have passed and MTV is morphed into un-reality TV, Def Leppard still fills the stadiums and rocks as hard as ever! For a full set of pictures go to our Texas Rock Report Facebook page.

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Joe Elliott of the band Def Leppard performs in concert at Austin 360 Amphitheater on August 19, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Photo © Manuel Nauta

Joe Elliott of the band Def Leppard performs in concert at Austin 360 Amphitheater on August 19, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Photo © Manuel Nauta

 

(L-R) Neal Doughty, Kevin Cronin and Dave Amato of REO Speedwagon perform in concert at Austin 360 Amphitheater on August 19, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Photo © Manuel Nauta

(L-R) Neal Doughty, Kevin Cronin and Dave Amato of REO Speedwagon perform in concert at Austin 360 Amphitheater on August 19, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Photo © Manuel Nauta

 

Kevin Cronin (L) and Bryan Hitt of REO Speedwagon perform in concert at Austin 360 Amphitheater on August 19, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Photo © Manuel Nauta

Kevin Cronin (L) and Bryan Hitt of REO Speedwagon perform in concert at Austin 360 Amphitheater on August 19, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Photo © Manuel Nauta

 

Jeff Keith of the band Tesla performs in concert at Austin 360 Amphitheater on August 19, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Photo © Manuel Nauta

Jeff Keith of the band Tesla performs in concert at Austin 360 Amphitheater on August 19, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Photo © Manuel Nauta

 

Brian Wheat (L) and Frank Hannon of the band Tesla perform in concert at Austin 360 Amphitheater on August 19, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Photo © Manuel Nauta

Brian Wheat (L) and Frank Hannon of the band Tesla perform in concert at Austin 360 Amphitheater on August 19, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Photo © Manuel Nauta

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