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JOE ELLIOTT Says DEF LEPPARD's 2018 UK Tour Was Their Best Ever

Def Leppard 2018. By dltourhistory

Def Leppard completed their 2018 UK and Irish tour in London on 18th December and Joe Elliott commented on it during a recent radio show.

Joe has said that the 'Hysteria & More' tour of the UK and Ireland was the band's best ever.

The 12 date tour leg ended on 18th December in London, England at The SSE Arena, Wembley.

The first time the full 'Hysteria' album had been played in the UK or Ireland.

Joe commented on the tour during his weekly readio show on Planet Rock on 22nd December.

He described the audiences as the best they've ever played to in their homeland.

The next scheduled UK performance will be on 14th June 2019 at the Download Festival in Derby, England at Donington Park. The third time the band have headline the event and fourth appearance overall at the festival site.

Read a full review of the Sheffield concert with all of Joe's speeches and many photos.

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

Def Leppard 2018.

The Joe Elliott Show - 22nd December 2018 Quotes

Show Intro

"Well that's it then. It's done. It's over and what a wild ride that was. Ladies and gentleman I'm back home after an incredibly successful UK and Irish tour, in fact the whole world. 83 shows since May. We had a blast. And before we get going I've got to say I have had literally, literally hundreds, hundreds and hundreds of emails from people that have been to the shows and telling me what a fantastic time they had. So thank you so much everybody for your support. It's been an amazing time as this sixty minutes will be. It's mostly festive, not all of it. Oh by the way I'm Joe Elliott you're listening to Planet Rock. And this is The Move."

Show Outro

"And that my friends, on this very festive of Joe Elliott shows, is about it. Can I just add one more time what an absolute pleasure it has been to ring the Hysteria & More tour to the UK and Ireland. It's something that we promised we would do five years ago and we have finally fulfilled our promise."

"As for the audiences best ever, period. In the 40 years this band has been performing this is the most successful and most enjoyable British and Irish tour that we have ever done. And that is some statement."

"So until June when hopefully some of ya will meet up with us again at Download. And until next week when we get together on the radio for some more fantastic tunes. I'm gonna leave you with this. With our first ever crack at a Christmas tune this is Def Leppard and We All Need Christmas. Until next week see ya! and Merry Christmas."

The Joe Elliott Show - 15th December 2018 Quote

Cheap Trick

"Can I just say one more time what an absolute pleasure it is to have that band out on this tour with us and by the way everybody out there. You guys in Nottingham, Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester and last night in our birth town of Sheffield. What a fantastic time we are having. The crowds are absolutely sensational. Thanks so much for your massive and incredible support. That is of course Cheap Trick from one of their many Best Of collections with Magical Mystery Tour. Originally of course recorded by The Beatles."

Def Leppard 2018 UK Hysteria & More UK/Ireland Tour Dates


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