Def Leppard's Hysteria on the High Seas sets sail in January

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Submitted by MSO on Fri, 09/25/2015 - 2:43 pm

Def Leppard's inaugural fan cruise, "Hysteria on the High Seas"--a four-day, four-night voyage out of Miami this January 21-25, aboard the MSC Divina--has announced a number of updates this week as the cruise is on the verge of selling out. Cruise updates include: the additions of Frank Hannon (long-time Tesla guitarist) plus KIXcomplimentary "on tour" photo with Def Leppard for all cruisers; Rick Allen's Art Exhibit aboard the ship; exclusive unveiling of Def Leppard's own craft beer; and two new payment options. For booking and more information, visit: DefLeppardCruise.com.

One of the greatest rock bands of all time and heralded as an institution in both the music and touring industry, Def Leppard will bring their spectacular live shows and arsenal of hits (including tracks off their long-awaited new studio album out this October 30) aboard the MSC Divina, as "Hysteria on the High Seas" visits Grand Bahama Island and the private island paradise of Half Moon Cay, Bahamas. In addition, passengers sailing aboard the cruise will receive complimentary admission to an exclusive pre-cruise event on Wednesday, January 20 in Miami, FL, featuring special guest artists and more (details TBA).

This exclusive cruise is a fantasy camp for enthusiasts of Def Leppard, with non-stop entertainment, activities and fun. While this cruise is about all things Def Leppard, the "Hysteria" continues with some of the great names from the 80's and beyond, with a lineup that includes: Tom Keifer; Last in Line featuring the original line up from Dio's classic Holy Diver, and Last In Line Records featuring DEF LEPPARD's Vivian Campbell alongside fellow founding DIO members Vinnie Appice, Jimmy Bain and Claude Schnell, along with vocalist Andrew Freeman; Eric Martin (Mr. Big); Ritchie Kotzen; Kip Winger; and Eddie Trunk and Luc Carl as hosts. Just added to the line-up  Frank Hannon, long-time Tesla guitarist,  KIX--Steve Whiteman (lead vocal), Jimmy Chalfant (drums, vocals), Ronnie Younkins (guitars), Brian Forsythe (guitars) and Mark Schenker (bass)--who just released their highly anticipated and first new album in 19 years. KIX was recently hailed "Best Performers" at both Rocklahoma and M3 Rock Festival, where they played alongside metal heavyweights Sammy Hagar, Alice Cooper, Queensryche and more.

Additional cruise updates announced include:

-The unveiling of a new Def Leppard craft beer that that band is working on; cruisers will have the opportunity to be the first to taste in an optional beer tasting event with the band (for a small fee). Details regarding pricing and ticketing will be announced shortly.

- Each passenger will be assigned to a photo group for their complimentary Def Leppard "On Tour" photo.

- Def Leppard's drummer--Rick Allen--will bring his visual expression to life with paint, light and canvas with his Rick Allen Art Exhibit aboard the cruise. Each amazing piece that Rick creates has a story and a connection to his life and cruisers will get to enjoy his work up close and personal.

As previously announced, Def Leppard's "Hysteria On The Seas" fan cruise will include:

  • Def Leppard Theater Performance
  • Def Leppard "Storytellers" Performance and Q&A
  • Def Leppard's Vivian Campbell in Last in Line Performance
  • Eddie Trunk's "Def Leppard - Behind the Music"
  • Daily performances from support artists on four stages throughout the ship
  • Support Artist "Storyteller" Performances
  • Support Artist Meet & Greets/Photo Ops, Jams and Q&A Sessions

Special Events, Theme Nights and much more

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