DEF Leppard Get Abu Dhabi Rocking In Rousing Yasalam After-Race Concerts Finale


Award-winning English music royalty Def Leppard close thrilling FORMULA ONE ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX weekend

Regional music given platform to shine once again as The Boxtones deliver original music on Etihad Park stage after Max Verstappen wins final F1 race of the 2022 season

Abu Dhabi, UAE-: Multi-platinum selling rock legends Def Leppard had Abu Dhabi pulsing as they closed an eclectic 13th edition of the Yasalam After-Race Concerts at Etihad Park in a fitting end to a thrilling FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX 2022 weekend on Yas Island.

After world champion Max Verstappen won his 15th race of the F1 season at the Yas Marina Circuit, attention turned once again to Etihad Park and the final night of the capital’s favourite music festival, which delivered a varied range of AAA titles from Dave and Usher to Swedish House Mafia and Kendrick Lamar.

On Sunday night, the genre switched to rock and celebrated English band Def Leppard, featuring Rick Savage, Joe Elliott, Rick Allen, Phil Collen, and Vivian Campbell, who graced the Etihad Park stage.

Opening the show with Take What You Want, Let It Go, and Animal, the band treated racegoers of all ages, to a scintillating gig featuring some of their most iconic tracks.

Calling on the Abu Dhabi audience to “make some noise”, the glam rockers treated their adoring fans, young and old, to hits including stadium anthems Kick and Love Bites, a range of guitar riffs and big lyrics before closing their unforgettable set with classic Pour Some Sugar On Me.  

However, they weren’t done there. Amid chants of “More,” the rockers returned to the stage with a backdrop of ‘Abu Dhabi’ in the trademark Def Leppard font, blasting out a two-song encore of Rock of Ages and Photograph.

Earlier in the evening, UAE band The Boxtones, delivered an exceptional warm-up set, performing their original songs to the rapturous audience.



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