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Def Leppard Announce 'Hysteria' New Zealand Show With Scorpions

Def Leppard Announce 'Hysteria' New Zealand Show With Scorpions

Thursday 26th April, 2018 10:01AM

British rock cornerstones Def Leppard have announced they will be bringing the noise to Auckland’s Spark Arena. Accompanied by Germany’s godfathers of shred Scorpions, Def Leppard will be playing their classic 1987 opus Hysteria in full, along with a handful of other hits from across their career. Details below...

Def Leppard + Scorpions
Monday 12th November - Spark Arena, Auckland
Presales available from 10am Tuesday 1st May

Check out the title track from Hysteria


Listen to party-starting tune ‘Pour Some Sugar On Me’...


Get your rock karaoke on with Scorpions’ stone cold classic ‘Rock You Like A Hurricane’...


Press release:

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 SCORPIONS, join the tour for their first-ever New Zealand concert 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, at Auckland’s Spark Arena on November 12.

Rick “Sav” Savage says, “I'm delighted that we can bring the whole Hysteria album to 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 join this tour as very special guests. The rock heavyweights played their debut Australian show in Melbourne in October 2016 as part of their 50th Anniversary World Tour however they never made it to New Zealand. Arguably Germany’s most successful rock band with massive hits “Wind of Change” and “Rock You Like A Hurricane”, their November performance will be the band’s first-ever New Zealand show.

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.

Links
defleppard.com
the-scorpions.com

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