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Def Leppard 2016 Recap Part 1 (January/Hysteria Cruise)

Saturday, 24th December 2016

Def Leppard 2016.

Welcome to recap of all things Def Leppard in the year 2016 starting with the month of January.

Another eventful year for the band is about to end and these updates will look back at the major events that took place this year.

Featuring links to past news stories.

It all began in January with the promise of another great live event to rival 2013's VIVA! Hysteria.

Coming off the back of a triumphant 102 date world tour in 2015 the band headed to Miami, Florida for the "Hysteria On The High Seas" cruise.

However, by the time they boarded the MSC Divina, all was not well.

All was not well in the world of music too as many legends passed away at the start of the year including one of the band's biggest influences David Bowie.

Visit the Album News section. For more news on new music (based on band member quotes) dating back to January 2011.

Lemmy Kilmister 2011.

3rd January 2016 - Joe Elliott Pays Tribute To Motorhead Singer Lemmy Kilmister - Read More

Joe Elliott quote - "Sad news breaking this week of course that Lemmy Kilmister passed away at the age of 70 years old. But my god didn't he have a great run and didn't he leave us with a fantastic legacy. So I figured I'd play Sympathy For The Devil because, as Lemmy once said, when he dies he's gonna go to hell because that's where all the pool tables were.".

Delta Deep 2016.

6th January 2016 - Vivian Campbell Attends Opening Night Of Delta Deep Tour - Read More

Phil Collen and his Delta Deep band started their 2016 'Sugar Shack' tour in California with the first night attended by Vivian Campbell.

Steve Clark Gravesite 2016.

8th January 2016 - Def Leppard Guitarist Steve Clark Died 25 Years Ago Today - Read More

Fans remembered Steve Clark on the 25th anniversary of his death in 1991. Vivian posted a message about the anniversary.

Vivian on Facebook - "Raising a glass tonight to the memory of the late and great Steve Clark. Although I briefly met him on a couple of occasions, I never knew Steve. But over the last 24 years I've gotten to intimately know his music, and thus his spirit. I very much wish he were still with us... Only the good die young."

Joe Elliott/David Bowie 1999.

10th January 2016 - (David Bowie Dies) Joe Elliott On Meeting David Bowie And His Musical Influence - Read More

Joe paid tribute to his idol David Bowie after he died overnight in New York aged 69.

Joe Elliott - "I heard the news today oh boy Ö. And I canít believe what Iíve heard Ö. David Bowie is dead. Heís been a massive part of my life since I first heard Starman in 1972. So many of us came in at that moment, myself, Bono, Boy George, Morrissey, Gary Kemp, Jim Kerr, Brett Anderson, Pete Murphy, Gary Numan, millions of fans, all very different from each other but all with one thing in common, the belief that a true rock & roll alien had landed on earth & he was ours...."

Def Leppard 2016.

21st January 2016 - Def Leppard Hysteria Cruise Departs From Miami Photo Gallery - Read More

The band depart Miami, FL on day one of the Hysteria cruise.

Def Leppard 2016.

22nd January 2016 - Def Leppard Hysteria Cruise Storytellers Concert Photo Gallery/Setlist - Read More

The first concert performance of the cruise and Joe announces he's lost his voice. Only the start of the troubles on board the ship.

Def Leppard 2016.

23rd January 2016 - Def Leppard Second Hysteria Cruise Concert Setlist/Photo Gallery - Read More

An electric performance by the band but without Joe Elliott who misses a Def Leppard concert for the first time. He also got to introduce them for the first time. It was later revealed that the band had just heard about Jimmy Bain's death prior to the show. Phil, Vivian and various guest vocalists fill in for him but the problems would continue later on in the month.

Last In Line 2016.

23rd January 2016 - Last In Line Pay Tribute To Jimmy Bain On Hysteria Cruise - Read More

Last In Line and former DIO bassist Jimmy Bain passes away unexpectedly on board the MSC Divina (22nd January) casting a shadow over the trip. The band hastily arranged a memorial/tribute show for him in place of their planned performance.

Def Leppard 2016.

25th January 2016 - Def Leppard Postpone Greensboro Concert Due To Joe's Laryngitis - Read More

27th January concert in Greensboro, NC gets postponed due to Joe's ongoing vocal issues.

Def Leppard 2016.

28th January 2016 - Def Leppard Dangerous Promo Video Now Available Online - Read More

The band released a new promo video for the 'Dangerous' single ahead of their January/February US tour dates. Premiered on the Guitar Hero Live video game.

Def Leppard 2016.

29th January 2016 - Def Leppard Start 2016 US Tour In Sunrise, FL - Show Report 1 - Read More

Vocal problems for Joe throughout the first show of the 2016 tour. Tesla's Jeff Keith helps him out at the end during 'Rock Of Ages' and 'Photograph'. It would prove to be the band's last show until May.

Def Leppard 2015.

31st January 2016 - Rick Allen Suggests All February Def Leppard Shows Will Be Postponed - Read More

Rick Allen updates fans on Joe's condition and the news doesn't look promising.

Rick Allen quote - "The Doctor basically said that if Joe continues to sing without resting his throat for a month he might do permanent damage."

Visit the January 2016 News Section to view all the news stories in full.