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30 Years Ago IRON MAIDEN's Steve Harris Guests With DEF LEPPARD

Def Leppard 1988. Portland, OR 1988

Def Leppard played a Hysteria world tour In The Round show in Portland, OR on this day in 1988.

The show took place at the Memorial Coliseum.

The second to last show of the Hysteria tour which had started in 27th August 1987 in Dublin, Ireland.

The US tour had started in Glens Falls, NY just over one year earlier on 1st October 1987 with the unveiling of the In The Round stage.

This was the first of two nights at the venue which had already been played in December 1987 on the same tour.

A very special guest joined the band on stage for the encore of 'Travellin' Band'.

Steve Harris of Iron Maiden played with them for the first time. The only member of Iron Maiden to do so. He had attended one of the Monsters Of Rock shows in Mannheim, Germany in August 1986 along with his Iron Maiden band mates.

He used one of Sav's Hamer scrab basses as Sav played rhythm guitar - as he did during the traditional changing of instruments (with Phil) on the final encore song.

Joe spoke about the appearance during a 2015 interview. View a photo below taken by Ross Halfin.

Joe Elliott - February 2015 Interview Quotes

"I remember back in the 80s Steve Harris from Iron Maiden came to one of our shows and we dragged him up on stage to do this - We used to encore with 'Travellin' Band' by Creedence Clearwater Revival. And he took the bass and Sav played rhythm guitar and we got Steve Harris to get up and play this song."

"And when we came off he went 'I've never seen so many women in my life'. So you don't get 'em at Maiden gigs. He goes 'No, we just get men.'. We've always had women at our gigs. Always have you know. That's another comparison to Duran Duran probably. It's music that women find sexy I suppose."

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