Def Leppard’s 30 Years of ‘Hysteria’ on the Road

Def Leppard’s 30 Years of ‘Hysteria’ on the Road
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Def Leppard and Poison are currently on a massive North American tour together and it’s surely ‘Nothin’ but a Good Time’ to experience live. The 80’s rock legends have been on the road since early April and are close to wrapping up the tour within the next week.

Kicking off the West Valley, Utah stop of the tour, Poison ignited their 9-song setlist with ‘Look What the Cat Dragged In’ from their debut studio album released in 1986. The band played hit after hit, including fan favorites like ‘Talk Dirty to Me’, ‘Every Rose Has It’s Thorn’, and ‘Nothin But a Good Time’. Mid-set, the rockers performed a Loggins & Messina cover of ‘Your Mama Don’t Dance’.

 

 

Def Leppard opened their 15-song setlist at USANA Amphitheatre with ‘Let’s Go’ from their 2015 self titled album. The night included highly acclaimed classics from their fourth studio album ‘Hysteria’ such as ‘Animal’, ‘Love Bites’, ‘Rocket’, ‘Armageddon It’, ‘Hysteria’ and ‘Pour Some Sugar On Me’. The legendary hard rock band also performed a cover of David Essex’s 1973 single ‘Rock On’. The show was concluded with a two-song encore which featured ‘Rock of Ages’ and ‘Photograph’.

 

 

The tour, celebrating the 30th anniversary of Def Leppard’s monster hit “Hysteria” kicked off on April 8th at the SNHU Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire and is set to wrap up on June 25th at Klipsch Music Center Noblesville, Indiana. Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott commented on their highly anticipated reissue of the 1987 LP to Rolling Stone, “During our 40-year career, we’ve been blessed to have experienced some incredible highs, work with some amazing people and enjoy success beyond our wildest dreams,” he said. “The Hysteria album was a labour of love, of that there is no doubt. But we’ve always believed you get what you give, and the longevity of the album is testimony to our solid belief in ourselves and the music.”

‘Hysteria’ reissue is set to be released on August 4. For a full list of remaining tour dates and ticket info to celebrate the LP, visit Def Leppard on Ticketmaster.com.

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