Def Leppard had announced a series of 'Hysteria' anniversary shows where they'll perform the record-breaking album in full. Taking in UK and Irish dates, including stops in both Belfast and Dublin, the trek will see the band joined by special guests Cheap Trick.
Late 2018 will see the band deliver what many UK and Eire fans have been waiting for – the 'Hysteria' album performed in full plus other Def Leppard hits across eleven arena dates in December 2018
Says bassist and founder member Rick “Sav” Savage; “After many requests from fans in the U.K, I'm delighted that we can bring the whole 'Hysteria' album to arenas across Britain and Ireland later this year. From 'Women' to 'Love and Affection' plus many other faves thrown in for good measure. Oh, and our old pals Cheap Trick will be there also to help with the celebrations!! We can't wait'."
These will be the first Def Leppard UK and Eire tour dates since the sold-out Arena run in late 2015. The band will return to Sheffield Arena for what is sure to be a monumental homecoming show, in addition to their first ever show at The O2, London. 2018 also marks the 35th anniversary of 'Hysteria’s predecessor 'Pyromania'.
The seminal 'Hysteria' album is rightly seen as a landmark recording in the history of rock music. It was the album that saw Def Leppard conquer the world with global hits such as 'Animal', 'Pour Some Sugar On Me', 'Hysteria', 'Armageddon It', 'Love Bites', 'Woman' and 'Rocket'. The band will deliver 'Hysteria' in full alongside other songs from their incredible catalogue.
Def Leppard 2018 UK and Ireland Dates:
Sat 1st December 2018 Dublin, 3 Arena EIRE
Sun 2nd December Belfast, The SSE Arena UK
Tues 4th December Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena UK
Thurs 6th December London, The O2 UK
Sat 8th December Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena UK
Sun 9th December Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena UK
Tues 11th December Glasgow, The SSE Hydro Arena UK
Wed 12th December Manchester, Manchester Arena UK
Fri 14th December Sheffield, FlyDSA Arena UK
Sat 15th December Liverpool, Echo Arena UK
Mon 17th December Birmingham, Arena Birmingham UK
Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday 26th January 2018 through www.livenation.co.uk
The UK & Eire tour will follow a massive USA co-headlining tour with Journey. Comprised of stadiums and arena venues around the U.S., the 60-city run is set to kick off in Hartford, CT on May 21st and will wrap in Los Angeles, CA on October 6th.
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