Def Leppard have announced a host of releases tying in with their upcoming 'Hysteria' anniversary U.K. and Irish tour. Recently announced as nominees for 2019's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, the multi-million selling act will release their first ever Christmas single, a singles box set, a new 'Best Of' set, and more.
Closing out 2018, legendary British rock ‘n’ roll icons have assembled a brand new greatest hits collection entitled 'The Story So Far - The Best Of', arriving in stores and online 30th November 2018. It will be available in multiple configurations: a 2-CD set comprised of 35 tracks, 1-CD comprised of 17 tracks, 2LP vinyl, and digital. Among a blockbuster tracklisting loaded with timeless smashes, all four versions feature three new songs, including the official recording of the band’s recent fan favourite Depeche Mode cover “Personal Jesus”, “Rock On (Remix)”, and the original holiday song 'We All Need Christmas'. As a bonus for collectors, the first pressing vinyl copies of 'The Story So Far' feature an exclusive 7” single of “Personal Jesus” and “We All Need Christmas”.
Pre-order is available now, coming with an instant grat download of “Personal Jesus”. Of the latter, Rolling Stone claimed it; “Features a little more of the group’s signature giant vocals...and to great effect”.
Additionally, Def Leppard shared 'We All Need Christmas' as a standalone digital single. A delicate acoustic ballad, the track proves fireside-ready with its uplifting, hopeful spirit and sense of seasonal soul. Purchase 'We All Need Christmas' HERE. The music video for the track is expected to debut soon.
Next up on 30th November 2018, the group will release 'Hysteria: The Singles', a new limited edition, 10-disc vinyl box set featuring all of the 7” singles from their eponymous multi-platinum album Hysteria, which celebrated its 30th anniversary last year. 'Hysteria: The Singles' features repressed versions of all eight 7-inch vinyl singles for 'Hysteria' including their Top-5 hits 'Pour Some Sugar On Me', 'Animal', 'Love Bites', 'Hysteria', 'Rocket' and 'Armageddon It'. Two bonus singles, 'Excitable'/'Run Riot' (Album Version) and 'Love and Affection'/ 'Don’t Shoot The Shotgun' (Album Version), are only available in this box set.
Housed in a box with a lift-off lid, 'Hysteria: The Singles' features new cover art made up of all 10 of the single’s sleeves, including the special Spanish 'Animal' single, plus a booklet with a full band discography and an introduction written by front man Joe Elliott.
Capping off this extensive release schedule, Def Leppard will unveil a special colour vinyl edition of their RIAA diamond-certified third full-length, 'Pyromania', out 7th December. This is part of the CE Sound of Vinyl series. More info coming soon.
In January Def Leppard announced a celebration of 'Hysteria', with the album set album set to be performed in full across eleven U.K. and Ireland arena dates in December 2018. Due to phenomenal demand the band then added a further date at The SSE Arena, Wembley. Tickets are available now through www.livenation.co.uk.
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Def Leppard 2018 UK and Ireland Dates:
Sat 1st December 2018 Dublin, 3 Arena EIRE
Sun 2nd December Belfast, The SSE Arena UK
Tues 4th December Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena UK
Thurs 6th December London, The O2 UK
Sat 8th December Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena UK
Sun 9th December Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena UK
Tues 11th December Glasgow, The SSE Hydro Arena UK
Wed 12th December Manchester, Manchester Arena UK
Fri 14th December Sheffield, FlyDSA Arena UK
Sat 15th December Liverpool, Echo Arena UK
Mon 17th December Birmingham, Arena Birmingham UK
Tues 18th December London, The SSE Arena Wembley UK (extra date added)
THE STORY SO FAR TRACKLISTING:
- “Pour Some Sugar On Me”
- “Love Bites”
- “Let’s Get Rocked”
- “Armaggedon It”
- “Two Steps Behind”
- “Heaven Is”
- “Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad”
- “Make Love Like A Man”
- “When Love & Hate Collide”
- “Rock of Ages”
- “Personal Jesus”
- “Let’s Go”
- “Bringin’ On The Heartbreak”
- “Rock On (Radio Remix)”
- “Nine Lives” (feat. Tim McGraw)
- “Work It Out”
- “Stand Up”
- “C’Mon C’Mon”
- “Man Enough”
- “No Matter What”
- “All I Want Is Everything”
- “It’s All About Believing”
- “Kings Of The World”
HYSTERIA: THE SINGLES TRACKLISTING:
DISC ONE: Women / Tear It Down (US Version)
DISC TWO: Animal / I Wanna Be Your Hero (US Version)
DISC THREE: Hysteria / Ride in To the Sun (Int Version)
DISC FOUR: Pour Some Sugar on Me / Ring of Fire (US Version)
DISC FIVE: Love Bites / Billy’s Got A Gun (Live)(Int Version)
DISC SIX: Armageddon It / Release Me (Can Version)
DISC SEVEN: Rocket / Woman (Live) (US Version)
DISC EIGHT: Excitable / Run Riot (Album Version)
DISC NINE: Love and Affection / Don't Shoot Shotgun (Album Version)
DISC TEN: Animal / Tear It Down (Spanish Artwork Version)