Legendary British rock ‘n’ roll icons Def Leppard are to head out on a UK tour this autumn in support of a new greatest hits collection. The band will play Cardiff Motorpoint Arena on December 4.
Def Leppard’s greatest hits collection entitled The Story So Far – The Best Of, will be available from 30th November 2018. in multiple configurations: a 2-CD set comprised of 35 tracks, 1-CD comprised of 17 tracks, 2LP vinyl, and digital. Among a blockbuster track listing 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.”
Essential for newcomers and long-time fans alike, The Story So Far plays out like the ultimate Def Leppard set upheld by stadium-size hits.
Additionally, 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 Joe Elliott.
Essential listening for fans across the board, Hysteria dominated multiple charts, capturing No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and U.K. album charts, and indisputably ranks as one of the most decorated and revered rock albums of all time. As the group’s second consecutive RIAA Diamond-certified record (10 million sales in the U.S.), it would go on to sell over 30 million copies worldwide and 12 million in the U.S. Moreover, the record staked a spot in the U.S. Top 40 for 96 weeks matched only by Born in the U.S.A. Rolling Stone touted it on the prestigious 500 Greatest Albums of All-Time list, and a poll in Q placed it among the 100 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Capping off this robust release schedule, Def Leppard will unveil a special colour vinyl edition of their RIAA diamond-certified third full-length, Pyromania, out December 7. This is part of the CE Sound of Vinyl series. M
The band’s forthcoming live shows will feature the “Hysteria” album performed in full plus other Def Leppard hits. Support will be provided by Cheap Trick.
Tickets for all venues on Def Leppard’s forthcoming tour are available from http://www.livenation.co.uk