Hysteria is a Def Leppard tribute band that celebrates the band’s classic 1981 – 1989 era. Shawn Worra is “Joe” on vocals, Doug Cisler plays “Phil” (guitar), Dan Kehoe is “Steve” (guitar), Marco Lago-Ferrari is “Rick” (bass), and Vance Nurkala is “Rick” (drummer). Their shows are spectacle, which includes an exciting stage show, quality rock, and Def Leppard’s signature harmonies. Oh, and plenty of Union Jacks hanging all over the stage!
I first saw Hysteria nearly three years ago at the now-closed Sound Check Bar & Grill in Lynnwood. While I was never a particularly big Def Leppard fan back in the day, I was blown away by their performance and stage show. I felt like I was experiencing the actual band. Shawn Worra delivers vocals in the same range as Joe Elliot, which adds a lot to the band’s authenticity. Since 2015, the stunning Mrs. Clark and I have seen them perform several times; and their shows at Tulalip Casino are always special because of the venue’s great sound and quality lighting.
On February 23rd Hysteria performed the entire 1983 album “Pyromania,” track by track, at Tulalip.
This was done to celebrate the 35th anniversary release of the album that broke all sorts of sales records, and dominated radio and MTV for what seemed like eons. My wife is a much more dedicated Def Leppard fan, and was center stage singing along with every track. I hadn’t heard the whole album in that way for a long time, and listening to it in “proper order” proved just how impressive the album was.
After Hysteria finished the last track “Billy’s Got A Gun,” they launched into an stack of hits from other albums like “On Through The Night”, “High N Dry”, and “Hysteria”. The band played for 90 minutes, leaving the crowd with big smiles all around. After the show, band members came down from the stage to meet-and-greet with fans. Several photos were taken and many hugs were given.
Hysteria brought Def Leppard to those of us who never saw them in concert and, ultimately, brought sales to the band they love. Follow them on Facebook to keep up with their active concert schedule. If you’re a Leppard fan, you’ll love Hysteria!
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