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Def Leppard 2018. Screenshot

Def Leppard played another show on the 2018 Hysteria tour last night in Manchester, England with 17 songs performed.

The show took place at the 21,000 capacity Manchester Arena.

The band's first time in Manchester since December 2015 on the 2015 World Tour.

The 15th appearance by the band in this city and fifth time at this venue.

The first visit here was in June 1979 st the University which was recorded by fans and has become the oldest circulated fan recording of a Def Leppard concert.

Three more shows took place in 1979 with Sammy Hagar in September and two with AC/DC in October.

A February 1980 show at the Belle Vue Leisure Centre was followed by an April date at the Apollo Theatre during the On Through The Night tour.

A series of three shows at the Apollo then took place in July 1981, February 1983 and in September 1987 on the original Hysteria tour.

It would be nine years before they returned with a show at the NYNEX Arena (now Manchester Arena) in November 1996 on the Slang tour.

Seven years later they were back to play the Apollo again as the Carling Apollo in February 2003 during th X/Ten tour.

Two shows at Manchester Arena then took place in June 2008, December 2011 (both as Manchester Evening News Arena).

The third visit here as just Manchester Arena was in December 2015 when promoting the last studio album.


The 'Hysteria' album was played in full for the very first time in Manchester.

'Dont Shoot Shotgun'. 'Run Riot', 'Excitable' and 'Love And Affection' were all played for the first time here.

The full Hysteria album was followed by five songs again. 'Action' was played as song #13.

Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick opened the show and again changed two songs from the previous show.

Watch some Fan Videos from the show here.

Def Leppard 2018 Fan Videos.

Joe Elliott - End Of Show Speech

"Manchester!. Thanks for having us. Thanks for coming. Thanks for being here. We'll see you next time. Goodnight!."

View the current Setlist Statistics in the next news update.

The next show takes place on 14th December in Sheffield, England.

Def Leppard 2018 - Manchester, England Setlist

  • 00 - Hysteria Album Intro


  • 01 - Women
  • 02 - Rocket (Album Version)
  • 03 - Animal
  • 04 - Love Bites
  • 05 - Pour Some Sugar On Me
  • 06 - Armageddon It
  • 00 - Steve Clark ITR-IYF Guitar Solo (Video)
  • 07 - Gods Of War
  • 08 - Don't Shoot Shotgun

Played for the first time in Manchester.

  • 09 - Run Riot

Played for the first time in Manchester.

  • 10 - Hysteria
  • 11 - Excitable

Played for the first time in Manchester.

  • 12 - Love And Affection

Played for the first time in Manchester.

  • 13 - Action
  • 14 - When Love & Hate Collide
  • 15 - Let's Get Rocked

  • 16 - Rock Of Ages
  • 17 - Photograph

Cheap Trick - Manchester, England Setlist

  • 01 - Hello There
  • 02 - Lookout
  • 03 - Big Eyes
  • 04 - California Man
  • 05 - Ain't That A Shame
  • 06 - Waitin' On The Man
  • 07 - I Want You To Want Me
  • 08 - Dream Police
  • 09 - Surrender
  • 10 - Goodnight

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