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Friday, 4th March 1988
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  • Location / Stockholm, Sweden
  • Venue / Johanneshovs Isstadion

The first show by the band in this city since August 1986 on the Monsters Of Rock tour.

The first time at this venue.

The venue is located in the Johanneshov district of the city next to the larger 16,000 capacity Ericsson Globe arena and close to the 45,000 capacity Tele2 Arena stadium.

It was opened in November 1955.

Since 2000 it has been renamed as Hovet.

A show in Helsinki, Finland for 2nd March was cancelled and removed from the schedule. This prompted the first dates of the tour to be moved around. This show was originally advertised for 5th March but switched places with Gothenburg. Some T-Shirts were still printed with the original date order.

Sound problems occurred with Rick's drum kit during 'Travellin' Band'. Joe played an acoustic version of 'Lola' by The Kinks before the band continued the song after a near seven minute delay. Joe added many extra snippets of other songs once they started again. 'Another Hit And Run' was now dropped from the setlist and would not be played again on the tour.

This became the first show on the European tour after the Helsinki date was cancelled. It was listed on the tour programme but later cancelled or removed from the schedule. On the same date, 2nd March, the band rehearsed at the Scandinavium arena in Gothenburg which would be the next tour stop after this show.

The band were now being supported by M.S.G. (McAuley Schenker Group) who were supporting their 'Perfect Timing' album from October 1987. The third single 'Follow The Night' would be released during this tour in April.

The band featured guitarist Michael Schenker, singer Robin McAuley, guitarist Mitch Perry, drummer Bodo Schopf and bassist Rocky Newton who sang backing vocals on the 'Pyromania' album and opened for Def Leppard in 1981 with the band Lionheart. He had also been a member of The Next Band alongside Frank Noon.

They had supported Whitesnake (featuring Vivian Campbell) in the UK for 9 shows in December 1987/January 1988 and replaced Poison on this tour.

Poison had been announced as support act in December 1987 for the entire European/UK tour but pulled out close to the tour starting. Many European and UK tickets/adverts/posters had the Poison logo printed on them.

A very good audience recording exists for this show. The opening set by M.S.G. was also recorded.

Read more about this show and listen to the full audio.

Fan Photos.

show intro

  • 00 - Dirty Harry/Clint Eastwood Speech


  • 00 - Radar Love - (By Golden Earring) Snippet
  • 15 - Travellin' Band - (By Creedence Clearwater Revival) Part 1
  • 00 - Rick's drumkit breaks down and is repaired after the song intro
  • 00 - Black Dog - (By Led Zeppelin) Snippet (Joe sang one line after TB stopped)
  • 00 - Lola - (By The Kinks) (Joe Elliott acoustic snippet)
  • 15 - Travellin' Band - (By Creedence Clearwater Revival) Part 2/
  • 00 - Mony Mony - (By Tommy James & The Shondells)
  • 00 - Rock And Roll - (By Led Zeppelin)
  • 00 - Good Golly Miss Molly - (By Little Richard)

songs by album

show info

  • Tour - Def Leppard Hysteria Tour 1987/1988
  • Staging - At One End
  • Fan Recorded - Yes (Audio)
  • Venue - Website
  • Venue Address - Globentorget 2, Johanneshov, Stockholm, Sweden 121 27
  • Swedish Province - S√∂dermanland and Uppland
  • Area Map - Google
  • Last Show Here - 23rd August 1986
  • Capacity - 8,094
  • In The Round Show Capacity - n/a
  • Attendance - n/a
  • Total Gross - n/a
  • Ticket Price - n/s
  • Show Time - 7:30pm
  • Promoter - EMA Telstar.
  • Headliner - Def Leppard
  • Support Act - M.S.G (McAuley Schenker Group)

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A view inside the arena.

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