Rock icons, DEF LEPPARD, have extended their 70-plus US and UK tour to run riot in Australia and New Zealand, finally playing their landmark, longest recording in full – 1987’s seminal Hysteria LIVE!
German rock legends, special guests SCORPIONS join the tour for the first-ever multi-city tour of Australia in the band’s 50-plus-years history.
Four years in the making, Hysteria is the groundbreaking, 12-track album that saw Def Leppard overcome the adversity of drummer Rick Allen’s car crash injury and conquer the world. An enduring legacy dripping with rock anthems such as “Animal”, “Pour Some Sugar On Me”, “Hysteria”, “Armageddon It”, “Love Bites”, “Woman” and “Rocket”.
2018 also marks the 35th anniversary of Hysteria’s predecessor Pyromania, home to “Photograph”.
Igniting this epic piece of rock music history, Def Leppard will perform Hysteria in full alongside other songs from their 100-million-plus selling catalogue, kicking off with one show at Perth Arena on November 2 before heading to Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney – their first national tour since playing Melbourne and Sydney only in late 2015.
Rick “Sav” Savage says, “I’m delighted that we can bring the whole Hysteria album to Australia and New Zealand later this year. From ‘Women’ to ‘Love and Affection’ plus many other faves thrown in for good measure. We can’t wait!”
SCORPIONS will join the tour as very special guests. The rock heavyweights played their debut Australian show at Melbourne’s Palais Theatre in October 2016 as part of their 50th Anniversary World Tour. Arguably Germany’s most successful rock band with massive hits “Wind of Change” and “Rock You Like A Hurricane”, these November performances will be the band’s first-ever national tour.