The last time Def Leppard played Hysteria in full was during their Las Vegas residency a few years ago. Now Australian and New Zealand audiences will get their chance to hear this classic played start to finish, as well as other classic Leppard tracks.

"I'm delighted that we can bring the whole Hysteria album to Australia and New Zealand later this year," bassist Ric Savage says. "From 'Women' to 'Love and Affection' plus many other faves thrown in for good measure. We can't wait!"

And the addition of Scorpions to the tour means it's the band's first multi-city Australian run ever: they've only played one date here before, in Melbourne in 2016. 

Australian Guitar caught up with guitarist Phil Collen earlier this week to discuss the tour. Look for that chat in the next issue!

Tickets for all shows go on sale at 1pm (local time) on Friday, May 4. For complete tour, ticket and VIP Experience information, visit: livenation.com.au

PERTH ARENA: FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2
ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE: SUNDAY NOVEMBER 4
BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE: TUESDAY NOVEMBER 6
ROD LAVER ARENA, MELBOURNE: THURSDAY NOVEMBER 8
ICC SYDNEY THEATRE, SYDNEY: SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10