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Journey & Def Leppard

PLSN Staff • January 2019Showtime • January 14, 2019

DEF LEPPARD © Steve Jennings

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  • LD, Lighting Director & Programmer/Journey: Kevin “Deuce” Christopher
  • LD & Programmer/Def Leppard: Kenji Ohashi
  • Lighting Directors/Def Leppard: Kenji Ohashi, Cole MacDonald
  • Lighting Crew: Kevin Cassidy (Crew Chief), Cole MacDonald, Oscar Canales, Gary Boldenweck, Christian Alvarado, Raven Tallitsch
  • Upstaging Rep: John Huddleston
  • Video Director/Journey John McLeish
  • Video Director/Def Leppard: Chris Keating
  • Video Crew: John McLeish (Crew Chief); Tom Braislin, Tommy Cesano, Chris Hoare, Bryan Keyes (LED Techs/Camera Ops)
  • Solotech Rep: Todd Le Pere
  • Video Content/Journey: Kenn Koubek, George M. Murphy/Planet Ten
  • Projection & Cameras/Journey: Control Freak Systems
  • Tour Management, Journey: Rob Kern, Tour & Production Manager; Scotty Ross, Road Manager; JT Taylor, Production Coordinator; Scott Norvold, Stage Manager
  • Tour Management, Def Leppard: Jimmy Eyers, Tour Manager; Chris Adamson, Production Manager; Sinead Madden, Production Assistant; Danny Spratt, Stage Manager
  • Automation Tech/Journey: Christian Alvarado
  • SFX Co: Pyrotecnico/Paige Newman
  • Special FX Tech: AJ Seabeck
  • Rigger: Dan Michaels
  • Trucking: Upstaging, SOS



  • 2 grandMA2 full consoles
  • 31 Claypaky Scenius Unicos
  • 16 Claypaky Sharpy Profiles
  • 28 Elation Cuepix WW4 Blinders
  • 32 GLP JDC1 LED Strobes
  • 52 Vari-Lite VL3500 Wash FX
  • 12 Robe BMFL Spots (Follow Me)
  • 12 Claypaky Sharpy Wash 330
  • 8 Claypaky Mythos 2
  • 8 Claypaky B-Eye K20
  • 14 Martin MAC Viper Profiles
  • 2 MDG the ONE hazers
  • 2 Reel FX RE II Fans

Video Gear (Solotech):

  • 1 Upstage Wall (Saco S12mm LED wall/50’ x 28’)
  • 3 Downstage Crown (Saco s12mm LED walls/17’6” x 10’3” each)
  • 2 Onstage Risers (Saco S12mm LED Risers/20’6” x 4’5”)

Video Gear (Control Freak):

  • 2 disguise Gx2 Servers w/ CFS Notch Library
  • 1 Lightware 8×8 HDMI Matrix
  • 1 Barco 16×16 SDI Matrix
  • 2 Barco ImagePro II units
  • 1 SR112 Distripalyzer
  • 2 Avitech SDI Multiviewers
  • 4 48 Port Ubiquiti Edgeswitch
  • 2 ME HD Ross Carbonite Black Switcher (In new custom Solotech Flypack)

Tour Notes:

Def Leppard and Journey, which had teamed up with the “Yeah!” tour in 2006, joined forces again in 2018 with a major co-headlining trek in the U.S. and Canada, drawing more than a million classic rock fans and pulling in total tour revenues of $97 million. The co-headlining jaunt started May 21 with a show at XL Center in Hartford, CT and wrapped up Oct. 7 at The Forum in Inglewood, CA. Along with Journey, Def Leppard has co-headlined in recent years with Bryan Adams, Poison, Kiss and Cheap Trick, among others. (For its fans in the U.K. and Ireland, Def Leppard finished off 2018 with a series of concerts with Cheap Trick that ran from Dec. 1-18).

For more information on this tour, go to

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