Def Leppard & Scorpions announce NZ show

  Photo by Kazuyo Horie

Photo by Kazuyo Horie

Rock icons, Def Leppard, have extended their 70-plus US and UK tour to run riot Down Under, finally playing their landmark, longest recording in full - 1987’s seminal Hysteria LIVE!

German rock legends Scorpions, join the tour for their first-ever New Zealand concert in the band’s 50-plus-years history.

Four years in the making, Hysteria is the groundbreaking, 12-track album that saw Def Leppard overcome the adversity of drummer Rick Allen’s car crash injury and conquer the world. An enduring legacy dripping with rock anthems such as “Animal”, “Pour Some Sugar On Me”, “Hysteria”, “Armageddon It”, “Love Bites”, “Woman” and “Rocket”.

2018 also marks the 35th anniversary of Hysteria’s predecessor Pyromania, home to "Photograph”.

Igniting this epic piece of rock music history, Def Leppard will perform Hysteria in full alongside other songs from their 100-million-plus selling catalogue, at Auckland’s Spark Arena on November 12.

Rick “Sav” Savage says, “I'm delighted that we can bring the whole Hysteria album to New Zealand later this year. From 'Women' to 'Love and Affection' plus many other faves thrown in for good measure. We can't wait!”

Scorpions join this tour as very special guests. The rock heavyweights played their debut Australian show in Melbourne in October 2016 as part of their 50th Anniversary World Tour however they never made it to New Zealand. Arguably Germany’s most successful rock band with massive hits “Wind of Change” and “Rock You Like A Hurricane”, their November performance will be the band’s first-ever New Zealand show.

Def Leppard & The Scorpions

Monday November 12th: Spark Arena, Auckland

Tickets go on sale Friday, May 4 at 1pm

Spark Customers will be able to access a special pre-sale commencing1 0am Tuesday, May 1 until 10am Thursday, May 3.

Live Nation pre-sale commences 2pm Thursday, May 3 until 11am Friday, May 4.

For complete tour, ticket and VIP Experience information, visit: livenation.co.nz