Back on October 23, 1995, the band embarked on a record-breaking 24 hour tour of 3 continents; playing acoustic shows in Morocco, England, and Canada in support of their first greatest hits album release ‘Vault: Def Leppard Greatest Hits (1980–1995)’. This rare TV special, which was broadcast on 17th November 1995, contains interviews and live music performances from the tour.
On this day in 1995, the City of Sheffield honored the band with the key to the city and a plaque commemorating October 5th as ‘Def Leppard Day’. Also on this day in 1993, album ‘Visualize’ was released. Def Leppard day indeed! 🤘
Listen to Sav reflecting on the day HERE, and check out some gems from the Leppard Vault:
A huge thank you to everyone who tuned in to celebrate the 33rd anniversary of Hysteria with us. We’ve loved sharing our memories as well as hearing your stories and re-living the album’s moments with you! Keep on rockin’, Rock Brigade 🤘
If you haven’t already, you’ve still got some time left to enter our giveaway for a signed + framed artifact from the Hysteria vault 🔥 Enter HERE!
During the past few months we’ve been going through the Def Leppard vaults… and came across these vintage crew shirts!
So we decided to create a limited edition merch line inspired by these authentic touring/local crew shirt designs to support our crew – without whom our shows wouldn’t happen. Net proceeds from the sale DIRECTLY BENEFITS the Def Leppard crew!
London To Vegas features two spectacular concert films: Hysteria At The O2 and Hits Vegas, Live At Planet Hollywood and is released in a Limited-Edition Deluxe Boxset (2Blu-ray/2DVD + 4CD’s) including a 40 page book. The Hysteria set is also available in multiple formats, including a limited edition crystal clear 2LP set.
Exclusive bundles (including signed prints and 10″ Picture Disc) are available to pre-order here
Filmed in December 2018, Hysteria At The O2 captures Def Leppard celebrating the groundbreaking Hysteria, one of their two diamond-certified 10x platinum albums (the other being Pyromania). Performed in its entirety before a ravenous sold-out crowd, this momentous homecoming event is made all the more powerful as it was their long-awaited debut at the iconic O2 Arena in London.
Six months later, just after their induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Def Leppard undertook a residency in Las Vegas at Zappos Theatre in Planet Hollywood. Hits Vegas, Live At Planet Hollywood is a 28-song deep dive into not only their greatest hits, but rarities and acoustic renditions.