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def leppard songs played live 1986/1987/1988

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A listing of all the known songs played by Def Leppard during the 1986/1987/1988 Hysteria world tour.

Hysteria World Tour 1987/1988.

def leppard tour 1986/1987/1988 - main songs played

Total Songs Played - 24

Hysteria World Tour 1987/1988.

def leppard tour 1986/1987/1988 - B-Side/Non album tracks

Songs Played - 1

01 Tear It Down Animal

'Tear It Down' was played in the UK during August/September 1987 and occasionally during other parts of the tour. It had been released as the B-Side to 'Animal' in July 1987 and was introduced by Joe with "Here's a song from the next album.". It was originally to be put of a half-new, half-old songs album jokingly referred to in interviews as 'Posteria'.

Hysteria World Tour 1987/1988.

def leppard tour 1986/1987/1988 - full cover songs

Songs Played - 6

01 Travellin' Band By Creedence Clearwater Revival multiple times.
02 Elected By Alice Cooper in Tilburg.
03 Now I'm Here By Queen in London.
04 Good Golly Miss Molly By Little Richard multiple times.
05 Brown Sugar By The Rolling Stones in Minneapolis.
06 Honky Tonk Woman By The Rolling Stones at Denver soundcheck.

Full electric cover versions played during headline performances on the main tour and during warm-up shows. 'Travellin' Band' was once again played on this tour as an encore song and with special guests (see below).

For the first time songs by Queen and the Rolling Stones were played at full headline shows. A Little Richard song was sometimes alternated with 'Travellin' Band' as the final encore song featuring a choreographed moment when the whole and including Rick would run from one side of the In The Round stage to the other.

Hysteria World Tour 1987/1988.

def leppard tour 1986/1987/1988 - cover song snippets/tags

Songs Played - 14

01 Rock And Roll (Travellin' Band) By Led Zeppelin in Mannheim (1986).
02 Rock And Roll (Rock Of Ages) By Led Zeppelin multiple times.
03 Whole Lotta Love (Rock Of Ages) By Led Zeppelin multiple times.
04 Not Fade Away (Rock Of Ages) By The Rolling Stones multiple times.
05 My Generation (Rock Of Ages) By The Who multiple times.
06 Radar Love (Rock Of Ages) By Golden Earring multiple times.
07 Come Together (Rock Of Ages) By The Beatles multiple times.
08 Good Golly Miss Molly (Travellin' Band) By Little Richard multiple times.
09 Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (Good Golly Miss Molly) By Jerry Lee Lewis multiple times.
10 Auld Lang Syne By Robert Burns/Traditional in Tampa.
11 Lola (acoustic) By The Kinks in Stockholm (Joe).
12 Mony Mony (Travellin' Band) By Tommy James & The Shondells.
13 Jeepster (Travellin' Band) By T. Rex multiple times.
14 It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It) (Brown Sugar) By The Rolling Stones In St. Paul/Minneapolis.
15 Tutti Frutti (Good Golly Miss Molly) By Little Richard in San Francisco.

Various tags/snippets by Joe during electric songs. Usually tagged onto the beginning, middle or end of a song. Multiple songs were tagged during medley section of 'Rock Of Ages' which was played in extended form in 1986 and during the 1987 UK/Irish tour. This part was replaced by the start of the North American tour with a extended audience participation section.

A very short version of 'Lola' by The Kinks was played acoustically by Joe in Sweden in March 1988 when Rick's drum kit broke down in the middle of 'Travellin' Band'.

'Auld Lang Syne' was sung with the crowd at the New year's Eve 1987 show in Tamp, Florida. Phil later said the crowd were not very responsive to taking part.

Hysteria World Tour 1987/1988.

def leppard tour 1986/1987/1988 - special guests

Songs Played - 3

01 Now I'm Here w/ Brian May in London.
02 Travellin' Band w/ Jon Bon Jovi in Vancouver.
03 Travellin' Band w/ Steve Harris (Iron Maiden) in Portland, OR.

Guest artists appearing on stage with Def Leppard during their headline performances. 'Now I'm Here' was played for the first time with Queen's Brian May in September 1987 in London.

Jon Bon Jovi guested with the band for the first time in Vancouver, Canada in June 1988. Bon Jovi were in town recording their 'New Jersey' album.

Steve Harris, bassist for Iron Maiden, played on the same song 'Travellin' Band' in Portland, OR during the final week of the tour.

Hysteria World Tour 1987/1988.

def leppard tour 1987/1988 - pa outro music

Songs Played - 1

01 Switch 625 (Instrumental) At all shows.

'Switch 625' was used as the outro music on the PA after every show on the 1987/1988 tour. And for this reason was also used at the end of the 'In The Round-In Your Face' live concert video over the end credits.

Hysteria World Tour 1987/1988.

def leppard tour 1987/1988 - pa intro music

Songs Played - 2

01 Dirty Harry Speech By Clint Eastwood at all shows.
02 Dirty Harry/Excitable (Intro) From 16th July 1988 onwards

A quote by Clint Eastwood from the 1971 movie 'Dirty Harry' was played as the intro music at every show on the 1987/1988 tour. It featured the classic lines:

"I know what you're thinking. "Did he fire six shots or only five?" Well to tell you the truth in all this excitement I've kinda lost track myself. But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk?".

Following the quote Phil and Steve would start off 'Stagefright' as Joe sang "I said welcome to our show!" leading to the curtain fall as the song kicked in. Just before the 'Victim of my vices' line.

From the 16th July 1988 show in East Troy, WI on the outdoor leg onwards until the end of the tour, the intro was modified with the end of the Dirty Harry quote leading to the intro from the studio version of 'Excitable' and the 'Are you Excitable' part played right after "you've got to ask yourself one question". As on the record it ended with the scream which led to the start of 'Stagefright' and also 'Rock! Rock!' or 'Run Riot' at a few shows.

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