Def Leppard to release ‘Hysteria At The O2’ and ‘Hits Vegas, Live At Planet Hollywood’ as standalone 2CDs
Parts of Def Leppard‘s 4CDs/2DVDs box set London To Vegas will soon be available as standalone versions as Eagle Rock Entertainment will be releasing limited edition standalone audio versions of Hysteria At The O2 and Hits Vegas, Live At Planet Hollywood on October 30, 2020, and Hits Vegas will also be released as a limited edition transparent blue vinyl LP on December 11, 2020.
Kayos Productions, Inc.‘s press release indicates in part (with slight edits):
“On October 16th, Eagle Rock Entertainment are 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 2CDs. Additionally, Hits Vegas will also be released as a limited edition transparent blue vinyl LP on December 11th.
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”.
These limited edition releases provide audio proof of the power of a live Def Leppard concert.”
You can pre-order Hysteria At The O2 (2CDs) and Hits Vegas, Live At Planet Hollywood (2CDs), and Hits Vegas (3LPs) via Universal Music web store.
Sleaze Roxx stated the following in its review of London To Vegas: “Out of the four Def Leppard live releases — the other two being Mirror Ball – Live & More (2011) and And There Will Be A Next Time… Live In Detroit (2017) — I find that London To Vegas is the definite live release from the band and a must buy if you’re a Def Leppard fan.”
Def Leppard‘s “Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad” video (from Hits Vegas DVD):