7 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD Introduce Ded Flatbird (VIVA! HYSTERIA Show #2)
Def Leppard played show #2 of their VIVA! Hysteria residency in Las Vegas, NV on 23rd March 2013 and video footage/fan photos are still available.
The second of the 11 shows took place at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel.
During this show Joe introduced opening band 'Ded Flatbird' for the first time.
The band all took names from two old Rolling Stone magazine covers which were displayed on the walls of their dressing room at the venue.
A gallery of 50 photos from the show was posted at the time by the venue on their Facebook page.
View a selection of them below.
Joe Elliott - 23rd March 2013 On Stage Quotes
"You are aware we're opening for ourselves. Def Leppard headlining VIVA! Hysteria, Ded Flatbird open, amongst many other things and we've also now got, you know when you've got one of those situations where you know, you say your porn name is your first pet and your Mother's maiden name. Well, we've got new names. We took them off the back of - off the front covers of Rolling Stone magazines that are plastered all over our dressing room."
"So I'm gonna introduce you one at a time to the band OK?. We take the date and the month of their birthdays for everybody's stage name for Ded Flatbird. So on guitar we have Linkin Twain (Vivian Campbell). On the bass guitar we have Fleetwood Beck (Rick Savage). On drums, go figure, Camp Out. And on guitar Chingy Chapman (Phil Collen). My name is Booty Ruben."
Note - Sav's name was later changed to Spice Bizkit on the final night, 13th April (after the Spice Girls and Limp Bizkit front covers. Not "Biscuit").
View many fan videos from the show in thisplaylist. This footage includes Joe introducing the members of "Ded Flatbird" before 'Too Late For Love'.
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