No new spots, but then, none needed

At the end of Def Leppard's show Tuesday night, lead singer Joe Elliott offered the audience at the Susquehanna Bank Center a deal: "Don't forget about us, and we won't forget about you."

It was a moment of unusual vulnerability for a band whose most fervent pronouncements generally involve the word rock. But gratitude was the order of the night. Def Leppard, Poison, and Cheap Trick, who kicked off a seven-week tour in Camden, don't have much in common except paunches and power ballads. They were all just happy to be there.

In Def Leppard's case, remembering their fans meant focusing overwhelmingly on old material. "Nine Lives," the Tim McGraw co-penned single from last year's Songs from the Sparkle Lounge, was the only song released after 1993. Based on the polite stares and closed mouths that greeted the newish outlier, the lack of fresh material did not matter much.

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