On October 16, Eagle Rock Entertainment will releasing standalone audio versions of “Hysteria At The O2” and “Hits Vegas: Live At Planet Hollywood” from British Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees DEF LEPPARD. Initially paired in an audiovisual boxed set this past May (“London To Vegas”), these will be available as limited edition 2 CDs. Additionally, “Hits Vegas” will also be released as a limited edition transparent blue vinyl LP on December 11.
“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 10-times-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”.
With more than 100 million albums sold worldwide, THE 2019 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES with two prestigious Diamond Awards in the U.S., DEF LEPPARD – Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick Savage (bass), Rick Allen (drums), and Vivian Campbell (guitar) – are one of the most important forces in rock music. The band have amassed a staggering 2.5 billion streams since releasing their music digitally. As they did with the original release of their records, DEF LEPPARD dominated the worldwide charts again.
Over the course of their career the band has produced a series of classic ground-breaking albums that set the bar for generations of music fans and artists alike. The group’s spectacular live shows and arsenal of hits have become synonymous with their name, leading DEF LEPPARD to be heralded as an institution in both the music and touring industry. DEF LEPPARD’s influential career includes numerous hit singles and ground-breaking multi-platinum albums—including two of the best-selling albums of all time, “Pyromania” and “Hysteria” , capturing the group’s legendary tracks, bringing together classic LEPPARD hits such as “Rock of Ages”, “Pour Some Sugar on Me” and “Foolin.” The band’s 2015 self-titled studio album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Top Independent Albums charts. The album also took the #5 spot on Billboard’s Top Current Albums and #10 spot on the Top 200, as well as claiming 15 top 10 debuts around the world.