Def Leppard: Viva! Hysteria - Live at the Joint, Las Vegas
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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. October 2013 sees them issue an exciting new live release, "Viva! Hysteria", across multiple formats through Frontiers Records. 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 No. 1 on Billboard's Top 200 chart in the U.S. and also No. 1 on the U.K. Album chart. For the first time ever, Def Leppard played HYSTERIA in its entirety during an eleven-show residency which started on March 22, 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 mins. on each of the nights. The band showcased some fan favourite 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. Finally "Viva! HYSTERIA" showcases for the first time a career-defining album (excluding concept albums) performed live in its entirety - from start to finish - for a commercial audio/video release. "Viva! HYSTERIA"! is unlike any show Def Leppard has ever done or will ever do again. This is one release not to miss....
Def Leppard Fans!
This should be an automatic buy for every Def Leppard. Amazing Video & Audio Quality. They played every single track from their “Hysteria” Album with a bunch of extra songs as “Ded Flatbird” a -Made Up- cover band that consists of the members of Def Leppard With Made up names just to change things up. Check it out you will love it:)!
A must buy! 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧
An amazing career-spanning retrospective and residency at the Hard Rock in Vegas. Thank you for including both Ded Flatbird sets along with the main Def Leppard set. My only gripe is that the 5.1 audio should have been used. The HD video looks stunning. A real bargain; just buy it already!
Incredible Live Performance
using primarily stage feed, you get to hear the band, unlike most performance videos drowning in audience noise. Def Leppard has always contended that they are a band that can sing, and this performance showcases it.
I was fortunate enough to meet the band and attend the Saturday night performance that they filmed in Vegas, and this video really captures the evening. Buy it!