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2 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD HYSTERIA Cruise Acoustic Show (Video/Photo)

Def Leppard 2016. Screenshot

Def Leppard performed a shortened acoustic Storytellers concert during the Hysteria On The High Seas cruise on this day in 2016.

The Hysteria On The High Seas Cruise took place between 21st to 25th January.

The first concert by the band on the cruise took place in the MSC Divina's Pantheon Theatre.

It was hosted by DJ Eddie Trunk and featured the band playing a full David Bowie song as a tribute.

After this short versions of many of the band's hits were played plus short stories about each one. Fans questions were also asked. The band all sat on stools and Rick joined them on percussion (like the 2012 acoustic medley).

Joe announced to the crowd before the start of the acoustic show that his voice was not in good condition and he had been trying to get it to work prior to the show.

Read his full speech below and view many fan videos posted including the whole acoustic performance and Joe's Q and A session with Eddie Trunk.

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

Def Leppard 2016. Screenshot

Hysteria On The High Seas Cruise - 22nd January Setlist

  • 00 - Joe Elliott Interview

Joe answering questions with Eddie Trunk for about five minutes.

  • 01 - Ziggy Stardust (David Bowie) - Full Song (Joe/Sav/Phil Only)

Full version of the song. Last played as a snippet in Sudbury, ON, Canada on 10th August 2003. The last known full live performance was in Singapore on 26th October 1995 during the Channel V concert.

  • 00 - Fan Q And A Session

Fan questions from audience members. Ten fans won the right to ask the band questions. One was about their vocal warm ups.

  • 02 - Hysteria - Short Version
  • 03 - Armageddon It - Short Version
  • 04 - Pour Some Sugar On Me - Short Version

22nd January 2016 - Joe Elliott Intro Speech

"Anyway listen I don't like to make excuses but about two days ago I woke up with no voice. Decided half of you lot have already left so you're on your way here. You don't cancel. You just don't. You take a risk. Hope it comes back. Still hoping. But if you lot sing instead of me it'll actually sound pretty good."

"So anyway - we're gonna play a Bowie song in honour of David Bowie. Because a) we're all fans and also as some of you may already know. The first song that Def Leppard ever played in the Spoon Factory back in Sheffield in 1977 was Suffragette City by David Bowie. Me and Phil had a side project called Cybernauts. Where we did loads of Bowie stuff. So it's not a fly-by-night relationship with that man. It's a lifelong commitment. Little bit like hopefully what we've got with you guys. We're gonna play the title track from his 1972 epic album Ziggy Stardust."

View all the Fan Videos available on this YouTube playlist.

Def Leppard 2016 Fan Videos.

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