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The news was confirmed last week by DEF LEPPARD‘s Phil Collen during an appearance on SEX PISTOLS guitarist Steve Jones‘s radio show, “Jonesy’s Jukebox”, on the 95.5 KLOS station in Los Angeles.
Asked if DEF LEPPARD is planning to tour in support of the thirtieth-anniversary “Hysteria” reissue, which came out on August 4, Collen said “We are. I know it’ll be next year we’re gonna go on tour… We’re getting some offers to play the whole album all the way through. So yeah we’ll be doing that.”
“Hysteria”‘s remastered anniversary edition was released via Bludgeon Riffola/Mercury/Ume: Super Deluxe Edition, Deluxe Version, 1 CD Vanilla Version, 2-LP Black Vinyl Version, and limited-edition 2-LP Colored Vinyl Version. The reissue boasts B-sides and live tracks, plus the audio for “In The Round In Your Face (Live)” on CD for the first time.
It captured No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and U.K. album charts with amazing hits like “Pour Some Sugar On Me”, “Animal”, “Love Bites”, “Hysteria”, “Rocket” and “Armageddon It”.
In a recent interview with Forbes, DEF LEPPARD singer Joe Elliott said: “Hysteria”: “Having an album like ‘Hysteria’ is kind of like having a tattoo — you make that decision and we lived this album pretty much every day of our lives since then. There are twelve songs on the album. Off the top of my head, three, four, maybe five of them we played every show since because they’re just so important in the live environment. We don’t buy into this school of, ‘I’m not playing the hits.’ Some of the songs off the A list are mostly off ‘Hysteria’ ’cause it’s an important statement by the band at this time and luckily for us it remains one. That’s the great thing about it — it’s not one of these records that sold really well, then fell off the planet. It stayed alive, the way ‘Hotel California’ or ‘Rumours’ or ‘Led Zeppelin 4’ did. It’s still, I wouldn’t say an active record, but actively part of our audience’s life as much as ours. They buy the shirts for it. It’s the go-to record for both of us.”