THURSDAY APRIL 26, 2018 – Rock icons, DEF LEPPARD, have extended their 70-plus US and UK tour to run riot Down Under, 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 35 th 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 50 th 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.
Tickets for all shows go on sale at 1pm (local time) on Friday, May 4.
Go behind the scenes on a backstage tour, get access to some of the best seats in the
house or meet Def Leppard with a VIP Experience.
Telstra Thanks is bringing an exciting 48-hour pre-sale just for Telstra customers from 10am Tuesday,
May 1 until 10am Thursday, May 3. For more information on how to purchase, visit: telstra.com/music.
For complete tour, ticket and VIP Experience information, visit: livenation.com.au
PERTH ARENA FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2
ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE SUNDAY NOVEMBER 4
BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE TUESDAY NOVEMBER 6
ROD LAVER ARENA, MELBOURNE THURSDAY NOVEMBER 8
ICC SYDNEY THEATRE, SYDNEY SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10
SPARK ARENA, AUCKLAND MONDAY NOVEMBER 12
On January 19, 2018 around the world, legendary British rock icons Def Leppard debuted their full
recording catalogue worldwide via https://DefLeppard.lnk.to/Digital. One of the last multi-platinum selling
acts to be made available on streaming and download platforms, music fans from all corners of the globe
have been streaming and downloading tracks and albums from Def Leppard.
The response has been extraordinary with a host of Def Leppard album and singles re-entering the charts
across the world. Hysteria reached No 3 in the USA iTunes chart and No 5 in the UK iTunes chart.
As a cornerstone of rock and roll’s history, Def Leppard’s substantial career includes numerous hit
singles including their first early chart hit “Wasted” — to their radio and MTV staples “Bringin’ On The
Heartbreak”, “Photograph”, “Rock of Ages”, “Too Late”, “Animal”, “Armageddon It”, “Love Bites”, “Rocket”
and “Let’s Get Rocked.” Their ground-breaking multi-platinum albums—including two of the best-selling
albums of all time with sales of more than 10 million copies each in the U.S. alone Pyromania and
Hysteria, captured some of the group’s legendary tracks, bringing together classic Leppard hits such as
“Pour Some Sugar on Me”, “Hysteria” and “Foolin’.” The group continued their success expanding into
the world of film, covers, and new collaborations including “Two Steps Behind” from the film Last Action
Hero, “No Matter What”, “Waterloo Sunset”, and “Nine Lives” with Tim McGraw as well as Def Leppard
hits “When Love and Hate Collide”, “Slang”, “Work It Out”, “Promises” and “Now.” Finally, all of Def
Leppard’s awe-inspiring music is available to everyone, around the world from the band’s eponymous
debut EP through to their most recent album.
DEF LEPPARD TITLES NOW AVAILABLE ACROSS ALL STREAMING AND DOWNLOAD
The Def Leppard EP (1979)
On Through The Night (1980)
High ‘N’ Dry (1981)
Retro Active (1993)
Songs From The Sparkle Lounge (2008)
Mirror Ball – Live & More (2011)
Def Leppard (2015)
Def Leppard – Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick "Sav" Savage (bass), Vivian Campbell
(guitar) and Rick Allen (drums) – continue to be one of the most important forces in rock music. Over the
course of their career the band has produced a series of classic ground-breaking albums that have sold
more than 100 million copies worldwide and set the bar for generations of music fans and artists alike.
The group’s spectacular live shows and arsenal of hits have become synonymous with their name,
leading Def Leppard to be heralded as an institution in both the music and touring industry. The band’s
most recent self-titled studio album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Top Independent
Albums charts. The album also took the #5 spot on Billboard’s Top Current Albums and #10 spot on the
Top 200, as well as claiming 15 top 10 debuts around the world.