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Def Leppard 1988. Def Leppard 1988 Stage

Def Leppard bassist Rick Savage has given a rare interview to a Sheffield newspaper and confirmed plans for a hometown show in 2018.

Sav was speaking to Exposed Magazine who are based in Sheffield. A magazine he has been interviewed by many times before in the X/Ten/ Best Of era (if you recall photos of him at home holding a pet rabbit...).

Joe "almost" confirmed a Hysteria Anniversary In The Round world tour/or UK tour last night for 2018.

Joe also said the shows will feature the full Hysteria album played in order.

Sav has now confirmed plans for at least one UK show - in Sheffield which was the last city played on the 2015 world tour. Whilst not giving any details it almost certainly ties in with Joe's words about 'Hysteria' shows.

Sav also talks about what he's currently up to, Hysteria 30th anniversary, the making of the album, Rick's car accident/recovery, and playing in Sheffield in 2018.

Recent tour news suggests another US summer tour with Journey but Vivian did say the band had other things planned including UK/European and Far East shows.

The last mention of possible In The Round shows was by Phil in April when he said the band will start from scratch again with their staging in 2018 and had been talking about playing In The Round again "at some point".

The last, and only, UK shows to feature the In The Round setup were in June/July 1992 on the Adrenalize tour. View a photo below from one of the Sheffield Arena shows - which hopefully will look the same next year!.

Visit the Tour News section. For more news on future tour plans.

Def Leppard 1992. Sheffield 1992

Exposed Magazine - Rick Savage Interview Quotes

Sheffield Show In 2018

"I’m in Sheffield now, mate! But we’ll be playing there next year. Can’t wait!."

Rick Allen's Accident

"Listen. We didn’t set out to spend nearly four years making an album but in life things happen. In four years, a lot happens. Rick’s accident – well, some people look at that as being a tragedy, and it was, and it hit him and us hard. But any life has ups and downs. It’s how you come through them. When Rick had his accident, we already had our blinkers on. We were already determined to make the best album we could. Our mate is fighting for his life? Right, well, we’ll get down in the trenches with him and we’ll fight with him. He thinks he can drum again? Okay, then. Let’s make that happen, and make this record. We really were incredibly focused. That’s not to say that we didn’t have moments were we hit the wall. But that’s why you’re in a band with your mates. One of you is struggling, the rest muck in. It helped that it felt like a lot of things were clicking into place. We were all on the same page as a band, for a start."

The 'Hysteria 30th Anniversary Edition' is released today around the world.

Hysteria 2017.

Buy 'Hysteria 30th Anniversary Edition' Online

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