Rock icons Def Leppard will take to the stage tonight as scheduled to perform their landmark album, 1987’s seminal Hysteria, in full alongside other songs from their 100-million-plus selling catalogue. However, German rock legends and special guests SCORPIONS, will be unable to join the show tonight due to illness.

Klaus Meine, Scorpions‘ co-founder and lead singer said: “We came a long way to finally Rock Australia for the very first time (except for Melbourne)…
Together with our Friends Def Leppard we have had a fantastic Run so far and it breaks my Heart to let you Know that I can’t sing tonight at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne…The Doc has recommended that I rest my Voice until Sydney and I Cross my Fingers that it all works out”.  Klaus

It is hoped Klaus will make a full recovery ahead of their final Australian show scheduled for this Saturday at ICC Sydney Theatre.

Further updates will be published on Live Nation’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/LiveNationOzNz/


  • For this event all beverages sold or brought into the venue are required to be decanted into 600ml cups provided
  • Road works at the corner of Hoddle Street and Swan Street/Olympic Boulevard may cause delays in the area. If you are driving, please allow additional travel time to avoid disappointment.
  • We ask that all patrons review Rod Laver Arena's conditions of entry before arriving at the venue


Only tickets purchased from our official ticketing partner; Ticketek, are valid for this event. Tickets purchased through any other sources may not be valid and you may not be admitted into the show.




Thursday 8 November

Box Office: 5.30pm

Outer Doors: 6.00pm

Inner Doors: 6.45pm

Dallas Cranes: 7.45pm

Def Leppard: 9.00pm

Approx Finish: 11pm