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4 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD HYSTERIA Tour 2018 In London, England (Concert Review 4)

Def Leppard 2018. Hysteria 2018

Def Leppard played a show on the Hysteria tour in London, England on 18th December 2018 and a second archive concert review is available to read.

Already Heard reviewed the show which took place at The SSE Arena (Wembley).

One of four reviews available for this show.

Their third visit to this city in 2018 after shows in March and The O2 Arena show in the same month.

Def Leppard 2018. Hysteria 2018

Already Heard - Concert Review Quotes

"Everything is delivered with enviable precision and professionalism; the veteran guitarists and bassist Rick Savage skipping around the stage like it’s still 1987, while singer Joe Elliot constantly works the crowd. Sure, there are a few cracks in the vocal delivery but they cover it with slick harmonies. Strangely though, mega-hit ‘Pour Some Sugar on Me’ is slightly lacking in zip, but still greeted with enthusiasm."

"Although tracks such as ‘Don’t Shoot Shot Gun’ and ‘Excitable’ lack the quality of ‘Hysteria’s better-known numbers they are delivered with equal panache. ‘Run Riot’ takes on a surprisingly punky vibe, complemented by a backdrop of riotous images from the turbulent 70s and 80s. While the title track and closer ‘Love and Affection’ both carry an air of triumph. A five-track career-spanning encore follows, culminating in ‘Photograph’, the song that broke them in America. Their continued vigour and quality musicianship shines through to the end; the irrepressible Collen demonstrating what a fine guitarist he really is."

This and other archive concert reviews can be found on the show pages in the Tour History.

Fan photos and reviews from any past tour can be submitted - Here

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