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

The show took place at the 7,500 capacity Motorpoint Arena Cardiff.

The band's first time in Cardiff since 16th December 2015 during the 2015 World Tour.

The 6th appearance by the band in this city and fourth time at this venue.

The first visit was in October 1979 at Cardiff University with Slade.

They returned as headliners in February 1980 at the Top Rank Suite.

It would be October 1999 before they would return to the city at Cardiff International Arena.

Newport had been played before this on the 1987 Hysteria tour with six of the album's tracks being played in Wales for the first time.

The same arena was then played in July 2008 on the Sparkle Lounge tour under it's still current name of Motorpoint Arena Cardiff .

The third show here then took place in December 2015.


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

'Gods Of War', 'Don't 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. 'Make Love Like A Man' was played as song #13.

Much like the Boise, ID show on the American tour the venue's lower roof meant no moveable video screens as this show. As seen in the Fan Videos.

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 - Encore Speech

"We'd like to do you a few things now that came before Hysteria and a few things that came after Hysteria. Like this for example."

Joe Elliott - End Of Show Speech

"Cardiff!. Been a real pleasure to play for you people. Thanks for having us. Thanks for coming. Thanks for being here. We'll see you next time. Goodnight!."

"It's been a real pleasure for us, amazing. Until next time. And there will be a next time. Until then do us a big favour. Don't forget us and we won't forget you. Goodnight."

View the current Setlist Statistics in the next news update.

The next show takes place on 6th December in London, England.

Def Leppard 2018 - Cardiff, Wales 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

Played for the first time in Cardiff.

  • 08 - Don't Shoot Shotgun

Played for the first time in Cardiff.

  • 09 - Run Riot

Played for the first time in Cardiff.

  • 10 - Hysteria
  • 11 - Excitable

Played for the first time in Cardiff.

  • 12 - Love And Affection

Played for the first time in Cardiff.

  • 13 - Make Love Like A Man
  • 14 - When Love & Hate Collide
  • 15 - Let's Get Rocked

  • 16 - Rock Of Ages
  • 17 - Photograph

Cheap Trick - Cardiff, Wales Setlist

  • 01 - Hello There
  • 02 - You Got It Going On
  • 03 - Big Eyes
  • 04 - California Man
  • 05 - If You Want My Love
  • 06 - The Flame
  • 07 - I Want You To Want Me
  • 08 - Dream Police
  • 09 - Surrender
  • 10 - Goodnight

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