Def Leppard Plan 2018 Shows Celebrating ’87 Hysteria Playing Entire Album. (Like Van Morrison Did with his ’68 Astral Weeks Album Celebrating Concerts at the Hollywood Bowl in ’08).
It’s a great idea & basically celebrates 30 years (a year late) instead of 40yrs. They could even do one at the Hollywood bowl. But anyway it’s the same idea. There is no info as to how many cities & where, or if it would be a full tour.
I doubt it would be a full tour because the band would get too bored playing the whole album in order every night, though many fans would love it. I would recommend against a full tour of the album only.
My guess is they will do what I’d do: play the album in London & maybe Paris and/or Germany & in LA and/or NY & at most couple other America Cities and then do a tour in many US Cities & Europe, heavy with Hysteria songs, then maybe do a couple more Hysteria full album shows near the end of their tour. This way the band won’t get too bored playing the same songs in order each night & get a break from it..etc.. And not mind doing a few more at the end of the tour.
I know it’s easy to say they won’t get bored, but they would! Even the best bands like to change up the set list & order & some of the songs throughout a tour. Only a tribute band can play the same songs every night, every show sometimes in exact order each night! lol! Also I’d like them to do some shows with some good bands opening from 80’s & 70’s. They don’t have to be metal bands just some good hard rock bands.