Throwback Concert: Def Leppard at The XL Center 1987

Throwback Concert: Def Leppard at The XL Center 1987

99.1 PLR celebrates 50 years! This week we are celebrating another great year in our history: 1987!

That year PLR welcomed Def Leppard to Hartford’s XL Center (which was called Hartford Civic Center at the time). Def Leppard hit the road in 1987 to support their fourth studio album “Hysteria,” which featured major hits like Animal, Pour Some Sugar on Me, Armageddon It, Hysteria and Love Bites and Rocket. It was Def Leppard’s best selling album, selling over 20 million copies worldwide.

Joining Def Leppard in Hartford was special guest Tesla, who opened the show.


Def Leppard

Tour: Hysteria

Special Guest: Tesla

Sunday October 11, 1987

The XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut

Ticket Price: $16.50

Band Lineup: Joe Elliott (vocals), Steve Clark (guitar), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick Savage (bass), Rick Allen (drums)


  1. Stagefright
  2. Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop)
  3. Women
  4. Another Hit and Run
  5. Too Late For Love
  6. Hysteria
  7. Guitar Solo
  8. Gods of War
  9. Die Hard The Hunter
  10. Bringin’ On The Heartbreak
  11. Foolin’
  12. Animal
  13. Pour Some Sugar On Me
  14. Let It Go
  15. Rock of Ages
  16. Photograph (encore)



Check out these live clips of Def Leppard in 1987