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

The show took place at the 13,000 capacity 3Arena.

The first show of the UK/Ireland leg of the 'Hysteria & More' tour with DL starting at 9pm.

The band's first time in Dublin since 6th December 2015 during the 2015 World Tour.

The 13th appearance by the band in this city and sixth time at this venue.

The first visit was in February 1983 when a warm=up show was played at the TV Club on the Pyromania tour. Phil Collen's second show with the band.

They came back in August 1986 to play the last of five Irish warm=up shows for the Monsters Of Rock tour at the S.F.X. Hall were two Hysteria songs were included (Run Riot/Love And Affection).

Vivian Campbell's debut show then took place in April 1992 at the McGonagles Club as a warm=up for the Freddie Mercury Tribute concert.

The first In The Round show outside of the USA and Canada was then played in June 1992 to open the 17 month Adrenalize world tour. This would be the band's first visit to the then named The Point Depot or The Point Theatre venue. In December 1985 the band had taken the photo used on the back sleeves of the Animal and Women singles there when it was still a disused railway depot. It would be later used by U2 to record songs for the 'Rattle And Hum' movie and turned into a venue by 1989.

The venue was played for a second time in November 1996 on the Slang tour.

A series of smaller scale shows then began in October 1999 on the Euphoria tour at the Olympia Theatre.

Two shows were played at the Ambassador Theatre in February 2003 on the X/Ten world tour.

By June 2009 The Point Theatre had been renovated and relaunched as The O2 with a larger capacity of 13,000.

Two more shows took place here in June 2011 on the Mirrorball tour and again in December 2015 when it was renamed as 3Arena.


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

'Don't shoot Shotgun' and 'Excitable' were played for the first time in Dublin.

Both 'Run Riot' and 'Love And Affection' had been played here in 1986 during the concert rehearsal tour aka Rick Allen's comeback tour.

The full Hysteria album was followed by five songs again. 'Action' was played as song #13. The full production seen during the North American tour was used and new visuals were seen during 'Women'.

Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick opened the show and played a 10 song setlist that included their US Number One single 'The Flame'.

Watch some Fan Videos from the show here.

Def Leppard 2018 Fan Videos.

Joe Elliott - End Of Show Speech

"Dublin, Ireland. It's been a pleasure. Thank you so much. We'll see you next time. Goodnight!."

View the current Setlist Statistics in the next news update.

The next show takes place on 2nd December in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Def Leppard 2018 - Dublin, Ireland 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 Dublin.

  • 09 - Run Riot
  • 10 - Hysteria
  • 11 - Excitable

Played for the first time in Dublin.

  • 12 - Love And Affection

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

  • 16 - Rock Of Ages
  • 17 - Photograph

Cheap Trick - Dublin, Ireland Setlist

  • 01 - Hello There
  • 02 - You Got It Going On
  • 03 - California Man
  • 04 - If You Want My Love
  • 05 - She's Tight
  • 06 - Ain't That A Shame
  • 07 - The Flame
  • 08 - I Want You To Want Me
  • 09 - Dream Police
  • 10 - Surrender

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