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

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:

Love Bites
Pour Some Sugar on Me
Armageddon It
Gods of War
Don’t Shoot Shotgun
Run Riot
Love and Affection
Rock of Ages

CD 2:

Ded Flatbird Set#1:

Good Morning Freedom
Mirror Mirror (Look Into My Eyes)
Rock Brigade

Ded Flatbird Set#2:

On Through The Night
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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  • richman on

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

  • Doug on

    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

  • richman on

    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?

    • DR on

      Don’t get me started on Paul Rogers. Never understood Bad Company got so big with his voice.

  • richman on

    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.

    • DR on

      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.

    • MetalMania on

      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.

  • richman on

    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.

    • DR on

      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.

    • MikeyMan on

      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.

    • richman on

      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.

    • MikeyMan on

      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).

    • MetalMania on

      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.

    • DR on

      Akita Takasaki

    • DR on

      That was Akira Takisaki. F’n IPad.

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