Def Leppard: Preview ‘Hysteria at the 02’ & ‘Hits Vegas’ Live Albums Due Out 10/16 (Pre-Order)


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It’s been a whirlwind of a few years for Def Leppard — the English rock band was on the road heavily, playing the hits to its adoring fans around the world, celebrated an iconic career with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame enshrinement in 2019 and will take part in the rescheduled Stadium Tour in Summer 2021 alongside Motley Crue, Poison and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts.

On Oct. 16, a pair of live albums will also be released, standalone audio versions of Hysteria at the O2 and Hits Vegas: Live from Planet Hollywood, both of which were previously included in a limited edition box set.

(Click here to pre-order Hysteria at the O2 and click here to pre-order Hits Vegas: Live at Planet Hollywood from our Rock Cellar Store).

Hysteria at the O2 brings together recordings from Def Leppard’s homecoming show in London in December 2018, while Hits Vegas captures the magic of the band’s Las Vegas residency six months later — shortly after their Rock Hall induction, when the vibe surrounding the band was celebratory and explosive.

Preview the Hits Vegas release with this video of the band performing “Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad”:

More details, via a news release:

Hysteria At The O2 was recorded in December 2018, at Def Leppard’s long-awaited debut at the famed O2 Arena in London. For this historic homecoming event, the band performed their groundbreaking diamond-certified 10x platinum album Hysteria in its entirety. Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick Savage (bass), Rick Allen (drums), and Vivian Campbell (guitar) set the crowd alight with fan favorites “Pour Some Sugar On Me”, “Rocket”, “Love Bites”, and “Animal”, as well as additional hits like “Photograph” and “Let’s Get Rocked”.

Hits Vegas, Live At Planet Hollywood took place six months later, just after Def Leppard was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame®. Captured during their residency at Planet Hollywood’s Zappos Theatre, this 28-song set showcases the band delivering high octane performances of their greatest hits and rarities. Highlighting the breadth of their stage prowess, Hits Vegas features the band not only on a two-stage set with huge video displays, but transporting the audience with intimate, acoustic versions of rare tracks, such as “Let Me Be The One” and “We Belong”.


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