New Jersey screens Def Leppard concert documentary

October 30, 2013 by  

Iconic English rock band Def Leppard will be appearing on screens across the U.S. as their concert documentary is broadcast. ‘Viva! Hysteria’ is a screening of a concert performed by the popular band, and was viewed in Clifton at the beginning of this month.

Concert events being filmed and screened at movie theaters appears to be a current trend, with other acts including Metallica, Morrissey, and Bon Jovi appearing on the big screen. According to the lead singer with Def Leppard, Joe Elliott, the music industry is always developing and changing and this is the latest way to get people to see a band perform. Elliott added that he believed the concept would become popular, as some people would rather sit in a theater and watch a band perform from the comfort of a chair, rather than at a crowded concert being squashed.

Viva! Hysteria was performed and filmed in Las Vegas over two nights earlier in the year. The concert includes the music from the classic LP Hysteria, which was produced in 1987 and a couple of other tracks. According to Elliott, performing all the tracks live was a challenge for the band, but one that was eventually overcome.

This was the first time that the band had performed the whole album live on stage. Bands typically use a variety of print services to promote live shows, but Def Leppard will also no doubt have used poster printing services for the concert documentary.