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On This Day In Def Leppard History - 3rd August 2017

Thursday, 3rd August 2017

Hysteria 1987.

On This Day in Def Leppard History - 3rd August, the following concerts and events took place. Including the worldwide release of the 'Hysteria' album on this day in 1987.

The band's most successful studio album was released 30 years ago today. It reached number 1 in the UK Top 40 album chart and in many other countries around the world including the USA almost 11 months later in 1988.

The album was played in full for the first time during the March/April 2013 VIVA Hysteria! residency in Las Vegas.

Read a Making Of - HYSTERIA special feature looking at the album's history from 1984 to 1987 and contains a preview of a new version of this website.

Later tonight Joe Elliott will attend a special Hysteria Q and A session in London from 6 to 9pm which will be broadcast on Planet Rock radio.

Read more about this live event.

Earlier today Joe appeared live on BBC Breakfast TV to promote the new reissue.

Read more about this appearance with a transcript and photos.

As of 20167, Def Leppard have played 10 times on this date.

  • Def Leppard History - Concerts/Events On This Day
  • 3rd August 2017  |  Hysteria Q &A Session - Gibson Showrooms, London, ENGLAND - News Story
  • 3rd August 2017  |  Joe Elliott On BBC Breakfast - BBC TV Studios, Manchester, ENGLAND - News Story
  • 3rd August 2014  |  Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ, USA - Show Page
  • 3rd August 2011  |  PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ, USA - Show Page
  • 3rd August 2008  |  Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, MS, USA - Show Page
  • 3rd August 2005  |  CommunityAmerica Ballpark, Kansas City, KS, USA - Show Page
  • 3rd August 1999  |  California Mid-State Fair, Paso Robles, CA, USA - Show Page
  • 3rd August 1996  |  South Park Meadows Amphitheatre, Austin, TX, USA - Show Page
  • 3rd August 1993  |  Great Allentown Fair, Allentown, PA, USA - Show Page
  • 3rd August 1988  |  Castle Farms Music Theatre, Charlevoix, MI, USA - Show Page
  • 3rd August 1987  |  Album Release - 'Hysteria', Worldwide - Album Page | News Story
  • 3rd August 1983  |  Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, WA, USA - Show Page
  • 3rd August 1981  |  Single Release - 'Let It Go', UK - Single Page
  • 3rd August 1980  |  The Landmark Theatre, Syracuse, NY, USA - Show Page

Use the previous news links to go back through each day in history to June 2011.