Def Leppard Takes Over AXS TV Sunday, December 29 When The Network Presents The ‘Day Of Hysteria,’ A 12-Hour Marathon Including Exclusive Commentary From The Band And The Television Premiere Of ‘DEF LEPPARD: VIVA! HYSTERIA’ At 8 P.M. ET5 P.M. PT
‘Day of Hysteria’ Also Features the Premiere of ‘Cheap Trick at Budokan: The 35th Anniversary Performance’ as well as Concerts from Bon Jovi, KISS and Sammy Hagar
[Media Update] LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire — Although the year is winding down, the music keeps rockin’ at AXS TV especially on Sun., Dec. 29 when Def Leppard takes over the network providing exclusive commentary throughout the day’s 12 hours of concerts, including the broadcast premiere of the DEF LEPPARD: VIVA! HYSTERIA concert at 8 p.m. ET 5 p.m. PT.
Famous for rock classics such as “Rock of Ages,” “Love Bites” and “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” the award-winning band released the concert film, DEF LEPPARD: VIVA! HYSTERIA, nationwide in theaters last October but now, fans will be able to watch it for the first time on broadcast TV. Filmed earlier this year at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, the concert includes a full, front-to-back, live performance of the 12-time platinum album Hysteria, along with many of the band’s greatest hits.
Viewers will hear firsthand from Def Leppard members, Rick Savage (bass), Joe Elliott (vocals), Rick Allen (drums), Phil Collen (guitar, vocals) and Vivian Campbell (guitar), as they provide behind-the-scenes commentary about their Hysteria album in custom interstitial wraps throughout the marathon.
DEF LEPPARD: VIVA! HYSTERIA is part of a marathon dubbed “Day of Hysteria,” that also includes the broadcast premiere of CHEAP TRICK AT BUDOKAN: THE 35th ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE – LIVE FROM THE EL REY THEATRE at 9:35 p.m. ET (6:35 p.m. PT). AXS TV was on hand to film this historic concert shot at Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre last April. The GRAMMY® Award-winning band performed the identical set they previously played at their legendary show in Budokan, Japan, in 1978. The album, Cheap Trick at Budokan, catapulted the band to super stardom with such hit singles as “I Want You to Want Me,” and “Ain’t That a Shame.”