The Hysteria Tour employed in-the-round staging to bring the band closer to fans around the world in 1987/88. The innovative configuration allowed for a more energetic and connected experience with the band playing all four sides of the arena.
“That’s the great thing about it – it’s a lot more intimate.” – Rick Savage
August 2021 marks the 34th anniversary of HYSTERIA, our hit-packed, genre-shattering, trailblazing fourth studio album. We’re celebrating with never-before-seen artifacts from the HYSTERIA era on the Leppard Vault 🤘
Head to the ‘Rock of Ages’ collection in the Vault to explore 💥
Bringin’ on a celebration 40 years in the making, the High ‘n’ Dry 40th Anniversary Retrospective is a worldwide broadcast premiere event, featuring brand new interviews with Def Leppard and more! Watch Joe, Rick, and Sav reveal behind-the-scenes stories from their legendary 1981 release, while Phil and Viv discuss the album’s impact on their own musical trajectory and the world of rock and roll. Complete with High ’n’ Dry influences from fellow colleagues with answers to fan questions sourced directly from the Vault and Lepp socials, this hour+ filmed event premieres only inside the Def Leppard Vault.
Each ticket grants entry to the live-streamed event, a 24-hour replay pass, and access to exclusive merch bundles.
📧 Send your questions and videos to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to contribute to this incredible broadcast.
In July 1982, Phil Collen walked into Battery Studios to audition for Def Leppard. He plugged in his Ibanez Destroyer and nailed “Stagefright” in the first take. He had similar results with “Foolin’,” “Photograph,” and “Rock of Ages,” and then impressed the band even further with his singing chops. Next thing he knew, Phil was on the Pyromania tour and the album was catching fire all around the world. “Okay,” Phil thought, “I guess I’m in the band.” 🎸
In July 1982, Phil Collen joined Def Leppard and helped boost the band to superstardom. In the latest Leppard Vault collection, we celebrate Phil’s earliest days with the band. Explore NOW at LeppardVault.com 🤘
All I want is EVERYTHING 💥 On May 14, 1996 in Def Leppard History – SLANG album was released! Celebrate 25 years with an all new Slang collection on the Def Leppard Vault 🔥 Crank it up and explore at LeppardVault.com 🤘