Thursday, April 26, 2018

Def Leppard announces Australian tour

Def Leppard will team up with The Scorpions for an Australian tour late this year.

The two-week run will begin in Perth on November 2 before hitting Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, wrapping up with a November 12 stop in Auckland, NZ.

The UK rockers will perform their 1987 album, “Hysteria”, in full mark the 30th anniversary of the release.

"I'm delighted that we can bring the whole Hysteria album to Australia later this year," says bassist Rick Savage. “From ‘Women’ to ‘Love And Affection’ plus many other faves thrown in for good measure. We can't wait!"

Last year, Def Leppard released a series of 30th anniversary reissues of “Hysteria”, the biggest-selling record of the group’s career with more than 25 million copies worldwide – including 10 million in the US.

On June 1, the hit album will be featured on the first of four career-spanning box sets from the band; available in limited-edition 180-gram heavyweight vinyl and CD box sets, “Volume One” features the group's first four studio albums alongside bonus live and studio material

A Def Leppard Rock Brigade fan club presale begins Friday, April 27 at 11am local, with general public tickets on sale Friday, May 4.

Ahead of the fall dates, Def Leppard will team up with Journey for an extensive, 6-month co-headlining tour of North America that will begin in Hartford, CT on May 21.

Def Leppard
2018 Australia / New Zealand tour

Nov 02 – Perth, AU @ Perth Arena
Nov 04 – Adelaide, AU @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Nov 06 – Brisbane, AU @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Nov 08 – Melbourne, AU @Rod Laver Arena
Nov 10 – Sydney, AU @ Sydney ICC Theatre
Nov 12 – Auckland, NZ @ Spark Arena

See also:

Def Leppard announces box set series
Def Leppard add second London show to UK tour
Def Leppard and Journey announce North American tour ticket details
Def Leppard announce Hysteria UK tour
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