Hometown screening for Sheffield rockers’ new film

Def Leppard performing at Sheffield Arena
Def Leppard performing at Sheffield Arena
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Legendary Sheffield rockers Def Leppard are coming to the big screen – with a new concert film to be shown in the city.

Def Leppard Viva! Hysteria Concert was recorded at the band’s shows in Las Vegas, USA, earlier this year.

It is now being shown at selected cinemas across the world –including at Vue in Sheffield’s Meadowhall shopping centre – ahead of a DVD and live album release later in the year.

A band spokesman said: “This event was captured live over nine nights during the band’s spring 2013 residency at the Hard Rock Hotel and includes a set list that contains the top-selling album Hysteria performed in its entirety, plus many of the band’s greatest hits.

“The concert event takes viewers on a trippy nostalgic ride of high-energy performances mixed with elaborate set design created only for the band’s Vegas residency.”

The band formed in 1977, with their first gig in the dining hall at the old Westfield School in Mosborough.

Frontman Joe Elliott, a former pupil at King Edward VII School in Broomhill, said: “Vegas was fantastic for many reasons. You expand your horizons with whatever situations get thrown at you.

“We started out at a little school in Sheffield and then the next thing you know we’re doing Vegas.

“It was never on the agenda back then, so you’re just making things up as you go along, because things just keep appearing for you to do that are appealing.”

The Sheffield screening will be on Thursday, September 19, at 8pm. To book tickets, visit www.myvue.com

A Vue spokesman said: “Def Leppard continue to be one of the most potent forces in global rock.

“Viva Hysteria is the chance to see a bigger-than-big act in a unique space.”

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