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Def Leppard 2018. Screenshot

Def Leppard played another show on the 2018 Hysteria tour earlier today in Auckland, New Zealand with 17 songs performed.

The show took place at the 12,000 capacity Spark Arena.

The final show of the Australia/New Zealand leg of the 'Hysteria & More' tour. The concert ended within the last few hours and was played at 9pm local time (NZDT).

The band's first time in Auckland since 12th October 2011 during the Mirrorball World Tour.

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

The first visit to Auckland was in July 1992 on the Adrenalize tour. A one end show at The Supertop.

They would not return until November 2008 on the Songs From The Sparkle Lounge tour at Vector Arena with The Galvatrons in support.

The third visit took place in October 2011 on the Mirrorball tour.

That show featured special guests Heart and Shotgun Alley in support.

The arena was renamed as Spark Arena in 2017 and played for the first time under that name today.


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

'Don't shoot Shotgun', 'Run Riot', 'Excitable' and 'Love And Affection' were all played for the first time in Auckland.

The full Hysteria album was followed by five songs again. 'Make Love Like A Man' was played as song #13 and for the third time in 2018.

Scorpions Back

The Scorpions returned to the tour having missed shows in Melbourne and Sydney. Singer Klaus Meine's voice has now recovered. They were playing in Auckland and New Zealand for the very first time.

Watch some Fan Videos from the show here.

Def Leppard 2018 Fan Videos.

Joe Elliott - Pre-Rock Of Ages Speech

"Thank you. Thank you very much. All have a good time tonight?. You alright up at the back there?. I can hardly see ya but I know you're there make some noise. Well that was Hysteria as the album was made to be heard you know start to finish. In the good old days when we made albums. What are we gonna we do for you now. What do you wanna hear? What do you want?. Tell you what we're gonna do you some stuff that came before Hysteria and we're gonna do you some stuff that came after Hysteria. Alright?. Alright?!. Give a big hand to Mr. Vivian Campbell!."

Joe Elliott - End Of Show Speech

"Auckland, New Zealand. Thanks for having us. Thanks for coming. Thanks for being here!. We'll see you next time. Goodnight!."

"Unbelievable thank you so much. What a f**king great way to end the tour. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!. Let's do this again one day. Until next time. And there will be a next time!. Do us a big favour yeah. Don't forget us and we won't forget you."

View the current Setlist Statistics in the next news update.

The next show takes place on 1st December in Dublin, Ireland. The start of the Irish/UK 'Hysteria & More' tour.

Def Leppard 2018 - Auckland, New Zealand 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
  • 07 - Gods Of War
  • 08 - Don't Shoot Shotgun

Played for the first time in Auckland.

  • 09 - Run Riot

Played for the first time in Auckland.

  • 10 - Hysteria
  • 11 - Excitable

Played for the first time in Auckland.

  • 12 - Love And Affection

Played for the first time in Auckland.

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

  • 16 - Rock Of Ages
  • 17 - Photograph

Watch footage from the show on - Periscope

Watch footage from the show on - Periscope

Watch footage from the show on - Periscope

Scorpions - Auckland, New Zealand Setlist

  • 00 - Intro (Crazy World)
  • 01 - Going Out With A Bang
  • 02 - Make It Real
  • 03 - The Zoo
  • 04 - Coast To Coast
  • 05 - 70s Medley - (Top Of The Bill/Steamrock Fever/Speedy's Coming/Catch Your Train)
  • 06 - We Built This House
  • 08 - Wind Of Change
  • 09 - Tease Me, Please Me
  • 00 - Drum Solo
  • 10 - Blackout
  • 11 - Big City Nights
  • 12 - Rock You Like A Hurricane

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