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33 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD In The Round In HAMILTON, ON (Hysteria Tour Video)

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Def Leppard played a Hysteria tour show in Hamilton, ON, Canada on 1st October 1988 and video footage is available.

The show took place at Copps Coliseum.

The first time the band had ever played in this city and the only Canadian date played outside of the 11 date leg in June 1988.

The show was filmed in full by an audience member.

This show took place exactly one year after the North American leg of the 'Hysteria' tour had begun in Glsns Falls, NY on 1st October 1987.

The 14 song setlist featured six new songs from the 'Hysteria' album including 'Women', 'Animal' and the then current single 'Love Bites'.

The show also featured the extended sing-a-long version of 'Rock Of Ages'.

Queensryche were now the support act.

Watch the full show and an individual video via the links and read Joe's onstage speeches.

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Joe Elliott - Women

"Well good evening Hamilton, Ontario. How you doin' out there?. Everybody feeling like some rock and roll music?. You ready for some Mass Hysteria?. Are you ready for this?!."

Joe Elliott - Hysteria Intro

"Thank you. Thank you very much."

Joe Elliott - Pre-BOTH Speech

"Well Def Leppard in Hamilton. How you people doin' out there, everybody alright?. How about you guys way up at the top. The top ring how you doing up there alright?. I know you lot are alright down here I can see you lot I can't see them. I can't see ya but we know you're up there."

"It's a bit of a special day today actually we've had something to celebrate. Today is exactly one year since the North American tour started. October 1st 1987 we were playing in a place called Glens Falls in Upstate New York and one year later here we are in Hamilton, Ontario. ."

"You may be interested to know that the attendance tonight is an all time record for a rock and roll show by the way. So if they do talk about this in years to come you can say that you were there alright!. I think that's something worth celebrating. How do you feel about joining in the celebrations with a bit of a sing-a-long?."

"You wanna do some singing?. Alright. This one, this one goes back about seven years and it's a slightly different version to what you may be accustomed to hearing. But nevertheless we sort of like it like this. So if you know the words don't be shy join in alright."

"I'd like to introduce a couple of the guys. Tonight's man in white playing his Gibson twin neck 18 string razor. Mr. Steve Steamin' Clark. And in the blue corner weighing in tonight at around 130 pounds playing the acoustic guitar. All the way from the East End of London Mr. Phillip Flamenco Collen. I hope you like it. It goes something like this."

Joe Elliott - Animal Intro

"Thank you. And I want. And I need, And I lust. Animal!."

Joe Elliott - Pre-PSSOM Speech

"You people got a problem with the word sugar or something?. Anyway enough of that. It's not so long ago that we played just down the road. June? July? around then. Anybody here from then?. Alright?. Well it's good to have you back and it's good to be back round here I'll tell ya."

"Of course there was a time where we sort of thought that we might never ever get on the road again stuck in the studio for so long. But it's nice to see a lot of faces out there it really is. We had a, during the kind of long and enforced break, we had a few ups and a few downs. But I think I can honestly say that the biggest up we ever had was the return of this chap. His name is Rick Allen. We call him The Thundergod!. Right Hamilton, Ontario we need you help on this one. First of all we wanna see everybody on their feet. Get up!. Get up come on. Let's get some hands in the air. ."

Joe Elliott - Phil Collen Guitar Solo

"Ladies and gentleman. Loud and proud from London town. On the electric guitar Mr. Phil Collen!."

Joe Elliott - Rock Of Ages Outro

"Hamilton, Ontario. Goodnight!."

Joe Elliott - Photograph Intro

"Thank you. Thank you very much. That's our brand new single and video. And talking of videos. Anybody remember this one?."

Watch all the footage from the show on this YouTube Playlist including a video of the full show.

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