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VIVIAN CAMPBELL On DEF LEPPARD's New Hydraulic 2018 Tour Staging

Def Leppard 2016. By Chele Drappel

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell has been interviewed by the Australian press and mentioned the 2018 tour staging.

Vivian spoke to Anna Rose of Hysteria Mag which is based in Queensland to promote the Australia/New Zealand Hysteria tour.

The tour was announced last week with support coming from the Scorpions.

Vivian talked about the tour setlist, tour rehearsals, tour staging, playing the Hysteria album, rehearsing Hysteria's rare songs and the band's home cities of Sheffield, London and Belfast.

Interestingly he expanded slightly on Phil's recent mentions of new tour staging by saying it has a 'hydraulic' element.

This could be a reference to new staging or simply the platforms used since the 2012 Rock Of Ages tour, 2013 VIVIA! Hysteria show and more recently by Joe during the start of 'Rock On'.

Phil has already said lasers will be used for this tour which starts in Hartford, CT on 21st May.

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

Hysteria Mag - Vivian Campbell Interview Quotes


"We have a challenge every time we go on tour – we wanna be a little bit different from previous tours so we have to go deep and pull out more obscure album cuts."

2018 Tour Rehearsals

"There’s a musical side that we do in a much more intimate environment when we rehearse as a band."

New 2018 Staging

"Then we take it to a bigger stage and do a full rehearsal with lights, hydraulics, and video components."

Hysteria Tour

"We will actually be rehearsing for the North American tour which will be more of a conventional tour–we’re going on tour with Journey. That’ll be slightly different than what we’ll perform in Australia, New Zealand and the UK."

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