Def Leppard To Release VIVA! Hysteria in October

Sheffield Rock Legends Def Leppard have announced that they are to release a live DVD/Blu-Ray CD of their residency at The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas later this year.

The band used the residency that kicked off on March 22nd to celebrate the album that sent them stratospheric worldwide "Hysteria". They played the album in it's entirety during the 11 show stretch and opened the shows with 35 minute sets using the cover name "Ded Flatbird" (an inside joke dating back to the bands early days when someone mistakenly mispronounced the bands name Dead Flat Bird). During the Ded Flatbird sets the band played fan favourite tracks and very rare early tracks that hadn't had a live airing in a long time.

Vocalist Joe Elliot had this to say about the idea to play the whole of Hysteria:

We’ve been asked for many years if we’d ever play an album in its entirety, and the answer was always no because we'd be out promoting a new album. Then in March and April 2013 when we had no new music to promote, we had a chance to revisit arguably our most important album. It was an easy decision to make. As for Vegas, it's no longer perceived as the place crooners go to die ! Artists like Motley Crue, Elton John,  Guns N Roses & Cheap Trick have recently done residencies, and rock n roll has definitely moved in! So, there was no better place for us to take the show. It was a fantastic experience for us and for our fans

The release out on October 21st will be entitled VIVA! Hysteria. The set will be released on the following formats - 2Cd+Dvd digipak, Blu – Ray, DVD and digital album downloads

The track listings are as follows:

  • 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*
  • *extra non Hysteria tracks

Ded Flatbird - night 1

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

Ded Flatbird - night 2

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

The DVD track listing is as above but also includes bonus content of the Live Acoustic Medley which brings together Where Does Love Go When It Dies/Now/When Love & Hate Collide/Have you Ever Needed Someone So Bad/Two Steps Behind, as well as a photo montage.
DVD / Blu Ray menu:
- Viva Hysteria
- Ded Flatbird Night 1
- Ded Flatbird Night 2
- Acoustic Set
- Photo Montage

Check out the bands Electronic Press Kit about the residency in Las Vegas. Let us know if you'll be geddin it' (say it fast and think of the song) in the comments.

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