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Journey/Def Leppard

by FOH Staff • in
  • January 2019
  • Showtime
• Created: January 15, 2019

Sound Image provided consoles for Journey (pictured here). Photo by Lez Dwight


2018 Co-Headlining Tour

Sound Co

Britannia Row*

VER supplied console support for Def Leppard. Photo by Lez Dwight


FOH Engineers: Keith “Meaux” Windhorst (Journey), Ronan McHugh (Def Leppard)

Monitor Engineers: Maxie Williams (Journey), Ted Bible (Def Leppard)

Brit Row Account Rep: Lez Dwight

Systems Engineers: Johnny Winkler, Brooks Jackson

Crew Chiefs: Johnny Winkler, Chris Houston

System & Design Manager: Josh Lloyd

Monitor Tech: Shannon Fitzpatrick

P.A. Techs: James Ellison, Mark Leeper




Consoles: Avid S6L (Journey), DiGiCo SD5 (Def Leppard)

Speakers: L-Acoustics K1, K1-SB Subs, KS-28 Subs, K2, Kara, ARCS II

Amps: LA12X (in custom-built amp racks)

Processing: Waves, Empirical Labs Distressors



Consoles: Avid S6L, DiGiCo SD5

Processing: Waves

Speakers: VUE Audiotechnik h-15, s-25; Sound Image MA 212, MA 112; Meyer Sound

Amps: Crown 3500HD

IEMs/PMs: Shure PSM 1000, JH Audio

Wireless Mics: Shure AD4D receivers, AD2 handheld mics w/Beta 58A capsules, DPA

Hardwired Mics: AKG, Shure, Audio-Technica, Palmer, DPA


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).

* VER and Sound Image also provided support for Journey and Def Leppard; Britannia Row provided the speaker systems for the tour.

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