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VIVA Hysteria! Residency Begins In Las Vegas

Saturday, 23rd March 2013

VIVA Hysteria! 2013.
Pic by Sari

Def Leppard started their 2013 VIVA Hysteria! residency last night at The Joint in Las Vegas, NV with 24 songs played.

Night one of the 11 date run saw the band played for well over two hours including a 10 song opening set as "Ded Flatbird". This set included the ultra rare 'Good Morning Freedom', unplayed since 1980 and other fan favourites like 'Wasted' and 'Slang'.

A brief intermission followed with band interviews and the Switch 625 Steve Clark tribute video shown on the screens.

Following the intermission the Union Jack flag backdrop was moved away along with the opening set drums/amps to reveal the main VIVA Hysteria! stage which was a modified version of the 2012 stage. At the start of 'Women' Phil Collen was raised up on a hydraulic platform placed in front of the edge of the thrust stage. He was lowered down as the opening chords of the song started and the UJ curtain dropped. Many new visuals created or this show were used on the video wall.

The band played the full album as expected in sequence before coming back for the obligatory two song encore of 'Rock Of Ages' and 'Photograph'. Judging from the early reaction of those in attendance the show was a spectacular event and a major success. Surely a residency in London can't be too far off!...

BTW Ded Flatbird came about after someone once mispronounced Def Leppard as "Dead Flat Bird".

For a more detailed look at the setlist see the next news update.

A Live Blog direct from the show happened on this site with much help from various fans who were in attendance.

The second show takes place tonight with more surprises possible in the opening set.

Def Leppard VIVA Hysteria! 2013 - Show #1 Las Vegas, NV Setlist

    Ded Flatbird opening set
  • 01 - Won't Get Fooled Again/Good Morning Freedom
  • 02 - Wasted
  • 03 - Mirror, Mirror (Look Into My Eyes)
  • 04 - Foolin'
  • 05 - Promises
  • 06 - When Love & Hate Collide
  • 07 - Let It Go
  • 08 - Slang
  • 09 - Bringin' On The Heartbreak
  • 10 - Switch 625 (Instrumental)
    Hysteria album in full
  • 11 - Women
  • 12 - Rocket
  • 13 - Animal
  • 14 - Love Bites
  • 15 - Pour Some Sugar On Me
  • 16 - Armageddon It
  • 17 - Gods Of War
  • 18 - Don't Shoot Shotgun
  • 19 - Run Riot
  • 20 - Hysteria
  • 21 - Excitable
  • 22 - Love And Affection
  • 23 - Rock Of Ages
  • 24 - Photograph

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