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DEF LEPPARD Announce 2018 JAPANESE HYSTERIA Tour For October

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Def Leppard have today announced 3 new shows in Japan on the Hysteria tour to be played in October.

The band will return to Japan for the first time since their November 2015 four city tour.

The shows take place in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya.

The dates once again include a return to the famous Nippon Budokan venue which will be played for the ninth time.

These shows will follow the two Honolulu, Hawaii dates which kick off the Hysteria & More world tour with the full album being played for the first time in Japan.

The band then bring this tour to Australia and New Zealand before hitting the UK and Ireland in December. Further Hysteria shows are expected to be announced in 2019 in South America and possibly the USA as well as European festival shows.

Tickets for these shows go on sale from today.

Meet And Greet and VIP packages will also be available for this tour - see links.

Phil Collen first mentioned in February that the band would return to Japan.

He then confirmed the Hysteria album would be played there. And then later suggested the Scorpions would be with them (much to the excitement of local fans) but they were only announced for the Australia/New Zealand tour.

The original Hysteria tour visited Japan in May 1988 with dates played in Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka (x2) and Nagoya.

Seven 'Hysteria' album songs were played in this tour plus B-Side 'Tear It Down'. Since then 'Rocket' and 'Love Bites' have also been performed meaning three will be played here for the first time in October - 'Run Riot', 'Excitable' and 'Love And Affection'.

83 shows have now been announced for the main 2018 world tour in ten countries. Nine of these will be played on the 'Hysteria & More' tour from October to December.

Visit the Tour News section. For more news on future tour plans.

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Def Leppard 2018 Japan Tour Dates

24th October 2018 - Tokyo, Japan @ Nippon Budokan

The first show here since November 2015.

26th October 2018 - Osaka, Japan @ Zepp Namba

The first show here since November 2015 and first time at this venue.

29th October 2018 - Nagoya, Japan @ Zepp Nagoya

The first show here since November 2015.

  • Headliner - Def Leppard
  • Support Act - n/a
  • Show Time - 7pm
  • Tickets On Sale - 4th June

As with many previous Japanese tours there is no support act. And as is traditional in the country the shows start earlier in the evening at 7pm.

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