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Def Leppard 2018. By nya_ta55

Def Leppard played another show on the 2018 Hysteria tour earlier today in Tokyo, Japan with 17 songs performed.

The show took place at the 15,000 capacity Nippon Budokan.

The first of three Japanese shows on the 'Hysteria & More' section of the 2018 world tour. The concert ended within the last two hours and was played at the usual early evening time on 7pm local time (JST).

The band's first time in Tokyo since 9th November 2015 during the World Tour 2015.

The 21st appearance by the band in this city.

The 20th full show overall. One acoustic show was played in 1995 during the Vault promo tour.

The Ninth show at this legendary venue known locally as the Martial Arts Hall.

The first visit to the city was in January 1984 on the Pyromania tour when they played shows at Shibuya Kokaido and the Nakano Sun Plaza Hall.

The returned to Tokyo in May 1988 with a Hysteria tour show at Yoyogi Olympic Pool.

The first visit to the Nippon Budokan came in June 1993 when they played three mights at the venue on the Adrenalize tour.

Two nights there then followed in June 1996 on the Slang tour (following the 1995 visit).

The next Tokyo visit in September/October 1999 saw them play three nights at Kokusai/Tokyo International Forum Hall-A. The last show was filmed and broadcast in local TV.

After a brief visit by Joe and Phil in January 2001 with the Cybernuats, Def Leppard returned in November 2002 on the X/Ten tour and played three shows at Shibuya Kokaido.

Six years passed before a return to Tokyo and two more nights at the Nippon Budokan this time with Whitesnake.

In November 2011 two Mirrorball concerts took place at Kokusai/Tokyo International Forum Hall A. The setlists would feature 22 each night and were the longest played by the band since the 2003 tour.

The band returned to the Nippoon Budokan again in November 2015 for the eighth show at the venue.


The 'Hysteria' album was played in full for the very first time in Japan. 'Run Riot', 'Excitable' and 'Love And Affection' were all played for the first time in Japan and in Tokyo.

'Don't Shoot Shotgun' also made its Tokyo debut but had been played in Yokohama and Osaka in 1988.

The pre-Hysteria setlist was once again not played as the band are now starting with the full album. It was followed by 5 more songs.

'Let It Go' made its debut on the main 2018 tour having only previously been played once at the one-off London show in March.

Like many past Japanese shows there was no support act and the show began at 7pm. The traditional early start for concerts in Japan.

Watch some Fan Videos from the show here.

Def Leppard 2018 Fan Videos.

Joe Elliott - Pre-Rock Of Ages Speech

"Domo arigato!. OK?. That's a lot of noise you're making out there Tokyo. We love you for that. Do you think however you can make just a little bit more?. A little bit more. For the boy at the back stand up Rick Allen!. As usual he will introduce this one for ya."

Joe Elliott - End Of Show Speech

"Tokyo. Domo arigato."

View the current Setlist Statistics in the next news update.

The next show takes place on 26th October in Osaka, Japan.

Def Leppard 2018 - Tokyo, Japan 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 Tokyo.

  • 09 - Run Riot

Played for the first time in Tokyo and Japan.

  • 10 - Hysteria
  • 11 - Excitable

Played for the first time in Tokyo and Japan.

  • 12 - Love And Affection

Played for the first time in Tokyo and Japan.

  • 13 - Let It Go

Played for the first time on the main 2018 tour but was also played in London in March.

  • 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

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