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Def Leppard's Viva!Hysteria Gets Theatrical Release in Rocktober

by Jon Bloggin' Rogo

Def Leppard’s Viva! Hysteria will be shown in movie theaters across the country next month. 

Released in August 1987, the record went on to sell over 20 million copies worldwide, spawning seven hit singles including  Pour Some Some Sugar On MeLove Bites,WomenRocket and the album’s classic title track.

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.

It will be released on Rocktober 22nd and available in three formats: 2CD+DVD Deluxe edition, DVD and Blu-Ray.

Track listing:

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