Def Leppard fans, it is time to start saving. The veteran heavy metal band from Sheffield England are re-releasing their albums starting with The Collection: Volume One.
The Collection: Volume One is due to be released on June 1st and will feature the bands debut album, On Through The Night, High ‘n’ Dry, Pyromania, Live At the L.A. Forum 1983 (Pyromania Deluxe bonus disc), The Def Leppard E.P. and Rarities – Volume One.
Fans can currently find the the box-set available for pre-order on Amazon.com. It has yet to be made available for UK and the rest of Europe.
In other news, Def Leppard recently announced their plans to tour the UK and Ireland in December, 2018. The tour will be to coincide with the anniversary re-release of their big hit album, Hysteria and will feature the band playing the entire record live on stage. The band have also confirmed that support will be coming from rock legends Cheap Trick.
Rick “Sav” Savage says, “After many requests from fans in the U.K, I’m delighted that we can bring the whole “Hysteria” album to arenas across Britain and Ireland later this year. From ‘Women’ to ‘Love and Affection’ plus many other faves thrown in for good measure. Oh, and our old pals Cheap Trick will be there also to help with the celebrations!! We can’t wait’.
These will be the first Def Leppard UK and Eire tour dates since the sold-out Arena run in late 2015. The band will return to Sheffield Arena for what is sure to be a monumental homecoming show, in addition to their first ever show at The O2, London. 2018 also marks the 35th anniversary of “Hysteria’s” predecessor “Pyromania”.
Prices have been confirmed between £42.55 and £62.45. Those purchasing can only acquire six and it is over 14’s for standing.
Def Leppard w/ Cheap Trick:
- Dec 01: Dublin 3 Arena, Ireland
- Dec 02: Belfast SSE Arena, UK
- Dec 04: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, UK
- Dec 06: London The O2, UK
- Dec 08: Nottingham Motorpoint Arena, UK
- Dec 09: Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, UK
- Dec 11: Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena, UK
- Dec 12: Manchester Arena, UK
- Dec 14: Sheffield FlyDSA Arena, UK
- Dec 15: Liverpool Echo Arena, UK
- Dec 17: Birmingham Arena, UK
As a cornerstone of rock and roll’s history, Def Leppard’s substantial career includes numerous hit singles including their first early chart hit “Wasted” — to their radio and MTV staples “Bringin’ On The Heartbreak”, “Photograph”, “Rock of Ages”, “Too Late”, “Animal”, “Armageddon It”, “Love Bites”, “Rocket” and “Let’s Get Rocked.” Their ground-breaking multi-platinum albums—including two of the best-selling albums of all time with sales of more than 10 million copies each in the U.S. alone Pyromania and Hysteria, captured some of the group’s legendary tracks, bringing together classic Leppard hits such as “Pour Some Sugar on Me”, “Hysteria” and “Foolin’.” The group continued their success expanding into the world of film, covers, and new collaborations including “Two Steps Behind” from the film Last Action Hero, “No Matter What”, “Waterloo Sunset”, and “Nine Lives” with Tim McGraw as well as Def Leppard hits “When Love and Hate Collide”, “Slang”, “Work It Out”, “Promises” and “Now.” Finally, all of Def Leppard’s awe-inspiring music is available to everyone, around the world from the band’s eponymous debut EP through to their most recent album.
Late 2018 will see the band deliver what many UK and Eire fans have been waiting for – the “Hysteria” album performed in full plus other Def Leppard hits across eleven arena dates in December 2018
The seminal 1987 “Hysteria” album is rightly seen as a landmark recording in the history of rock music. It was the album that saw Def Leppard conquer the world with global hits such as “Animal”, “Pour Some Sugar On Me”, “Hysteria”, “Armageddon It”, “Love Bites”, “Woman” and “Rocket”. The band will deliver “Hysteria” in full alongside other songs from their incredible catalogue.
In other news, Def Leppard‘s back catalogue have been officially release on streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music.
Joe Elliott: “We tried to do a deal many years ago, but it didn’t work out, so we just waited and bided our time.
“Record labels, or any kind of institution like this, keep the same name, but every 18 months you can have totally different people.
“We were just very fortunate that the people at Universal at the moment were very onside to doing this deal. We sat down with them and basically just batted the stuff back and forth until we all settled on what we thought was a fair deal.”