DEF LEPPARD’S “VIVA! HYSTERIA” TO GET THEATRICAL RELEASE ON OCTOBER 2ND

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On October 2nd, Def Leppard’s Viva! Hysteria will be shown in movie theaters across the country. To find a screening near you, please visit fathomevents.com.

With 100 million records sold worldwide, Def Leppard continues to be one of the most potent forces in global rock. For the past 30 years the band has been a top box-office draw, consistently selling out arenas worldwide.

Over the course of their career, Def Leppard produced a series of classic groundbreaking albums and with the release of Hysteria the band set the sound for a generation of music fans and artists alike.

Released in August 1987, the album went on to sell over 20 million copies worldwide, spawning seven hit singles including Pour Some Sugar On Me, Love Bites, Women, Rocket and the album’s classic title track. Hysteria was produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange and following its release the album reached Number 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart in the U.S. and also Number 1 on the U.K. Album chart.

Hysetria has earned critical acclaim from a number of sources including Q Magazine, who voted the release as one of the greatest albums of all time, and Rolling Stone Magazine, who included the collection on their list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

For the first time ever, Def Leppard played Hysteria in its entirety during an eleven-show residency which started on March 22nd, 2013 at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino in Las Vegas. The band played also under the fictitious name of Ded Flatbird (which came about after someone once mispronounced Def Leppard as “Dead Flat Bird”). Two different opening sets of 35 minutes on each of the nights. The band showcased some fan favorite and rare songs from the early years of the band besides playing a selection of their greatest hits, highlighting classic material from throughout their career. The Viva! Hysteria show featured an elaborate set design created only for Def Leppard’s Las Vegas residency.

Known for legendary big-scale arena shows, Def Leppard will bring their over-the-top production to your house as Viva! Hysteria is their first full live show shot in HD released commercially. It will be released on October 18th in Europe and October 22nd in North America in three formats: 2CD+DVD Deluxe edition, DVD and Blu-Ray.

Viva! Hysteria track listing:

CD 1:

Women
Rocket
Animal
Love Bites
Pour Some Sugar on Me
Armageddon It
Gods of War
Don’t Shoot Shotgun
Run Riot
Hysteria
Excitable
Love and Affection
Rock of Ages
Photograph

CD 2:

Ded Flatbird Set#1:

Good Morning Freedom
Wasted
Stagefright
Mirror Mirror (Look Into My Eyes)
Action
Rock Brigade
Undefeated
Promises

Ded Flatbird Set#2:

On Through The Night
Slang
Let It Go
Another Hit And Run
High ‘n’ Dry (Saturday Night)
Bringin’ On The Heartbreak
Switch 625

DVD adds bonus content – Acoustic Set:

When Love and Hate Collide
Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad
Two Steps Behind You

DVD / Blu Ray menu includes:
- Viva Hysteria
- Ded Flatbird Night 1
- Ded Flatbird Night 2
- Acoustic Set
- Photo Montage

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Comments

  1. Dude, LEE is still posting anti -Ward shit on that old article. You gotta admire his determination. I SAW SABBATH IN ’76 AND WARD SUCKED. I SAW SABBATH WITH DIO AND WARD SUCKED. I SABBATH IN 97 AND WARD SUCKED. I SAW SABBATH BUYING BEER IN A BODEGA AND WARD SUCKED. I SAW QUINCY JONES AND WARD SUCKED. I SAW APOCALYPSE NOW AND WARD SUCKED. I SAW MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL AND WARD SUCKED. I SAW KISS AND WARD SUCKED. I SAW PRESIDENT OBAMA AND WARD SUCKED. I WENT ON VACATION AND WARD SUCKED. I DROVE MY KIDS TO SCHOOL AND WARD SUCKED. I READ A NEWSPAPER AND WARD SUCKED. I TOOK A SHIT AND WARD SUCKED. I STOPPED AT A STOP SIGN AND WARD SUCKED. MY FAVORITE SHOW WAS A REPEAT AND WARD SUCKED. IT S HALLOWEEN AND WARD SUCKED. I PLAYED GOLF AND WARD SUCKED. I SAW KING KONG AND WARD SUCKED. I WENT TO THE CITY AND WARD SUCKED. MOON AND BONHAM DIED AND WARD SUCKED. THE GUY FROM DEF LEPPARD IS STILL SHIRTLESS AND WARD SUCKED.

  2. Richman might want to talk to Ozzy or Tony or Geezer. He’s not a part of Sabbath anymore for a reason. Punched in vocals & guitars on this film….common stuff, ask Jimmy Page.

    • I agree Bill Ward has always sucked he even said he wasn’t a conventional drummer. No Bill you’re not a drummer period Vinny Appice is a drummer, that’s why the songs sound better when he played them, or anyone else for that matter. even Peter (the bum) Criss!!!

  3. I’m just standing on the sidewalk watching you guys argue, but richman that’s a funny post!

    Def Leppard….. I could care less about “Hysterical” but damn the Ded Flatbird set list is just awesome. I hope you rediscovered some love for the time when you actually wrote kick ass rock songs, and show us that you still have some of that left in you on the next album. Because honestly I can’t even listen to most of the stuff after Pyromania. I can only stomach a couple of songs on each album after that, but I still love On Through The Night, High N’ Dry, and Pyromania.

  4. Ozzy/Rick Rubin/Geezer & Tone (and RJD looking down). Okay guys…in unison: “Ward sucked” except pre ’78.

    • You left out Ian Gillan. Ward was ON BORN AGAIN as well. Eric Singer and Cozy Powell were SABs too. If you like THE ETERNAL IDOL, Singer sounded great on that one.

  5. Before I even opened this post, I knew there would be a photo of Phil Collen without a shirt on. Does this dude ever wear a fucking shirt? If it’s winter outside, does he just wear a jacket over top of his shirtless body? Where are your shirts Phil? When you’re 70, will you still be shirtless? Yes you’ve got a great bod and the vegan lifestyle is clearly working for you. But for fuck’s sake can we see at least one photo of you with a fucking shirt on?

  6. YEAH WTF right? And Rick Allen, put some shoes on man! I don’t like bare feet, and the stage has got to be pretty dirty, and dirty bare feet are even worse, so put on some sneakers bro! And no flip flops either, real men don’t wear flip flops. And since you’re a rock star, you could wear boots, but not with the British flag shorty shorts. That would look really stupid. Unless you were a girl, then it might be kinda hot.

  7. Anybody see Vito Bratta’s left wrist in the shot with Eddie? Is that what he injured? I couldn’t pick up a mop if I’m seeing correctly. Hope it is an illusion. The world needs Bratta now…it is breakin my heart seeing so much crap out there.

  8. I did a little research, Bratta has had wrist issues dating back to what would be WHITE LION S glory days. If he wears a brace or something, it is more symbolic of HEY YOU GUYS KNOW I M LIMITED IN MY LIONING CAPABILITIES. But he protects the brand name knowing what it means to rock fans. Mike Tramp tried to revive the magic and give deserving people a new generation of WHITE LION. Bratta said OVER MY DEAD BODY. Thus the formation of TRAMP S WHITE LION. No Mike necessary. His star power allows for TRAMP alone sufficiency. The less famous but equally awesome Jack Russell needs his first name ’cause his star doesn’t t shine as bright. You can bring back ZEPPLIN with a very good Jason Bonham, but WHITE LION is only WHITE FUCKING LION with Bratta. NO FUCKING GINO BRATTA OR PETE TOWNSEND S BROTHER OR PAUL ROGERS OR GUISSEPPI BRATTA OR BENITO MUSSILINI BRATTA. It is Vito only or I SLAPPA YOU MOUTH. WHASSA MATTA WHICHU! STUPIDO!

  9. Also I hope that shirtless guy gets his nipple chaffed by the guitar strap. That ll teach him. I do like his work with GENESIS and IN THE AIR TONIGHT however.

  10. Getting back to MM’s feet comment, I know the guy had an injury and he uses his feet as part of his craft, but those people up front spent a lot of money and to be eye and nose level with that man’s toes is definely fucked up. The guy in the lumberjack shirt obviously doesn’t care but he looks like a bad example. How about socks? Cool looking socks. Like sporty kinda socks you know. Budweiser socks? UNLV socks? TMS socks? Socks with traction underneath. Maybe slip on shoes. They got roadies. Slip the the slip ons on after doing the encore. Back in the 1980s my older brother actually didn’t t wanna see them because of the whole feet issue. Ironically we saw MAIDEN instead. Don t you know Mc Brain now also is barefooted. Anyway, Bruce Dickenson

    • Yeah, I noticed the Nicko feet in the live DVDs now. If you’re at the show it’s not so bad with him though because his drum kit is so huge and enveloping you can’t even see him behind it unless he stands up. Good idea with the TMS socks. Iron Maiden was and still is an incredible live band. But I have to say I can’t stand watching Janick Gers. I know he’s been in Maiden a long time, but the dude poses more than freaking C.C. Deville. He throws his guitar around so much I sometimes wonder if he’s actually plugged in.

      • Good call on Gers. Quite the showman. Not quite Maiden’esqe enought for me. But I’m and Adrian Smith guy. Back to feet. If you had to choose between smelling Rick Allen’s feet or Nicko’s feet after a gig – which one would you go for?

        • Remember only with BRAVE NEW WORLD and beyond were there 3 guitarists. So for like 85% of the setlist, he is just hanging out. The posing shit allows everyone else to be more MAIDENesque. So Janick is taking one for the team. I admire the guy ’cause they kept him and he stayed. Unlike THE BEAST (Di’Anno), he never saw himself as greater than MAIDEN. Smith came back and Gers knew a great deal. He wrote some good songs as well. I like him and another guy named Bill Ward from the only band better than MAIDEN. Imagine someday JANICK GERS IRON MAIDEN.

        • Um, uh…. I’m now uncomfortable carrying on the feet joking.

          • Just lie back and let it in MM. The less you fight the better for you. If you think this is uncomfortable, just wait for the next Hookers N Blow post.

  11. Dickinson, I think is really great live and I’m glad I saw them. Unforgettable.

  12. Richman, great post and if I have abs like that at 70 I will never own a shirt, not even for funerals.Also wear wrestling shoes don’t go barefoot it’s unclean. I really don’t believe Rick Allen plays anyway, it’s a drum machine!, at least on albums for sure. and Bill Ward sucked

  13. Neil Young told us: DON’T LET IT BRING YOU DOWN. The Ward criticisms hurt me down to my metallic heart, but I’m MOVIN ON like PAUL ROGERS so as long as I know Ward is awesome and Ward knows that he’s awesome then I’M ALRIGHT DON’T NOBODY WORRY ABOUT ME. You have to wear a shirt because people put a lot of effort into making them. Anyone see this METALLICA movie?

  14. They re talking about Lemon Parties and grandmother’s assholes and Hitler on that HAIR BAND commentary. Me, I like Bill Ward and Janick Gers. There is nothing wrong with that.

    • Janick has made some good contributions to Maiden, and he seemed like a pretty cool guy on the Flight 666 Doc, so I’ll give him a pass. He certainly can shred. Its just always looked weird to me seeing 3 guitar players instead of two when I see Maiden. Its like if KK had stayed with Priest but they still added that Richie whatshisname dude anyways. But Maiden is one band I never tire of seeing live. I’ve seen them 9 times now, and I would go see them tomorrow if I could. The Somewhere Back In Time gig was one of the best shows I’ve ever seen. True legends.

      • Well, yeah Janick does seem to be a pretty cool guy, and I do have admiration for Maiden not just booting him when Adrian Smith came back (but thank God he did come back). Gers stuck with them through their worst period, and I can’t say I know what songs he shares writing credit for but I have seen other people say he’s contributed some good things. The guy can surely tear up a fretboard, though I greatly prefer Smith’s melodicism and Murray’s fluidity to Ger’s style but that’s just personal preference. It’s really just his on stage antics that grate on me. None of those guys are young anymore though, and I can’t deny the man seems to have boundless energy. For some reason though to my ears Maiden doesn’t seem to really take advantage of having 3 guitarists. Maybe it’s just me but the harmonies don’t seem to be there like they “should” be with Maiden.

  15. FOR GOD SAKES MAN, I got over the Ward thing. I defended Robert Plant s lookalike Janick and I did it with class. Now the great Paul Rogers is under attack. SQUARE FUCKING ONE! Rogers has a similar if not superior resume to DIO. The guy has done it all and still sounds awesome. Not too many men can share a stage with Brian May and Jimmy Page and be an equal star and respective talent. SEAGULL is one of the best songs of all time.

    • Yeah I hear ya on Rogers. He just wasn’t my cup of tea. Can’t deny his success. Didn’t like him in Queen although Freddie is the only singer for me in Queen. I enjoyed guys like Halford, Coverdale, Plant, Tate, Gramm, Stanley, Mercury etc. Rogers voice was just always benign to me. I liked guys who went all over the place.

      • Paul Rodgers (don’t forget the D) GREATEST rock vocalist of all time!

        Ultra talented, great writer, plays multple instruments, outstanding singer.

        Incredible resume. I challenge anyone to name a better musician.

        • Sorry ’bout the D. You sir are as always correct. Saw BAD CO with SKYNYRD this past summer and years back with QUEEN. Do you remember THE LAW? Quality and class define his career. Never does duets with rappers. No stupid shit ever. Puts his signature sound to everything and always does it well. Never writes vulgar lyrics. No gimmicks ever. GREATEST ROCK VOCALIST OF ALL TIME? You betcha. MikeyMan, that was a terrific post.

          • I saw Paul (with his solo band) and Skynyrd the summer before last at Loopfest here in Chicago. Top notch performance! Saw The Firm on both tours in the mid-eighties.
            Paul did guest vocals on a couple songs with Joe Bonamassa at the Beacon (DVD).
            I saw Joe Bonamassa last spring, he opened with SEAGULL. It’s on Joe’s latest DVD&CD : Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House, check it out.
            Loved Paul’s first solo album, Cut Loose. Contains the original version of the epic tune Live In Peace.
            Of course, I own The Law on CD. And here’s a TRUNK STUMPER that ties into this Def Leppard thread: The 2nd track on The Law CD is Miss You In A Heartbeat, written by Phil Collen of Def Leppard. So Paul Rodgers sang it first (around ’91). Then, Def Leppard released it as a B-side of Make Love Like A Man (around ’92) before including it on the Retro Active album (’93).

          • I don’t think I could agree on Paul Rodgers being the greatest of all time, but yeah he’s a solid classic rock singer. Always sounded kind of odd to me in Queen, but you know what I kind of appreciate the idea of not just getting someone who sounded exactly like Freddie Mercury – because then you’re stuck being compared to Freddie Mercury which is a no win situation. I’d rather see someone else singing “Freddie’s songs” than trying to impersonate him. I think it’s better for the legacy of the man and the music.

            I feel the same way about Alice In Chains. I hate it when people say “Well, it’s not Layne Staley so it’s not Alice In Chains”. Layne Staley is gone forever! If you want AIC to live on, he can’t be there! So they got William DuVall, he doesn’t sound like Layne but he still blends nicely with Jerry Cantrell and honors the old stuff in his own way live. Good for them, carry on and grow without trying to be the same as something that can’t be duplicated. It’s tragic but that’s life, and AIC is still really good.

        • Akita Takasaki

  16. By the way, Does anyone actually give a shit about VIVA HYSTERIA?

    • Yes,
      Because they’re doing some songs from the first two albums.

    • No, but the other set they played as Ded Flatbird for the most part kicked ass (if you like old Def Leppard of course). If all you know of Def Leppard is Hysteria and after, give the first 3 albums a chance. I imagine when Eddie Trunk saw that setlist he must have flipped – some quality High N’ Dry and On Through The Night tracks in there. I can only hope they took some inspiration from that and carry some of it forward. With Vivian Campbell revisiting his shred heyday of the old Dio material, maybe they can get into an old school vibe for a new record. I listened to On Through the Night for the first time in a long time recently, there’s some good riffing songs in there. The production isn’t the greatest but it’s decently heavy circa 1980, when these guys paired with Priest or Maiden on the same ticket would have made sense.

      • Yep, Eddie played Another Hit And Run on last Monday’s Sirius/XM show.

      • HIGH N DRY is my personal favorite. ON THROUGH….. and PYRO also great. Too much shift with HYSTERIA. They never recovered.

        • Agreed. High N Dry is their best. On through the Night doesn’t get the cred it deserved and Pyromania was a very solid rock record – all killer / no filler. I SAID WELCOME TO MY SHOOOOOOOWWWWWWWW…………….!

  17. No, I don’t.Always thought def leppard sucked!

  18. Good info Mikey. Will check it out. You think Rodgers sings Collen ‘s song shirtless?

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