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DEF LEPPARD To Announce HYSTERIA TOUR/LAS VEGAS Residency Concert Films

Def Leppard 2018. Screenshot

Def Leppard have teased the launch of their 20/20 Vision series and the concert films from London 2018 and the 2019 Las Vegas Residency.

The 20/20 Vision Series of releases was first revealed by Joe in December 2019 and the first release is coming in April.

Joe Elliott had already played 'Excitable' live from London 2018 on his Joe Elliott Show on Planet Rock this past Saturday.

In the last hour or so the band posted a short video teaser on YouTube featuring footage from both London 2018 and the Las Vegas 'Sin City Residency' shows of September 2019.

The teaser ends with the date of 27th February ahead of a full announcement, but Amazon in the USA have today revealed a few more 'quite big' details.

As first revealed by Joe in January interview the Hysteria Tour/Sin City Residency shows will be released together.

Amazon lists the double package as a 2DVD/4CD (and 2Blu-ray/4CD) set called 'London To Vegas' with a release date of 24th April.

The films and their soundtracks will also be released separately with 'Hysteria Live ' also listed on its own as a Limited Edition Clear vinyl album release on the same date and with cover art featuring the 2018 UK Hysteria tour poster against a red background.

The total time of the films is 263 minutes and they are released by Eagle Rock Entertainment who also put out the 2017 'And There Will be A Next Time' film.

The Las Vegas film is set to feature - "exclusive behind the scenes bonus features".

If you are in the UK a preview of the audio can be heard now at Planet Rock on Joe Elliott's show. He played 'Excitable' live from London 2018 to end his show on Saturday night (22nd Feb).

Def Leppard 2019.

London To Vegas/Hysteria Live

'London To Vegas' - Deluxe Limited 2DVD/2Blu-ray/4CD - 24th April - according to Amazon USA - Amazon

This listing includes a 48 second teaser for the films which reveals the films will be title "Hits Vegas Live At Planet Hollywood" and "Hysteria At The O2". The box set edition also includes a 40 page booklet. Like The Early Years all audio tracks will be released digitally.

'Hysteria Live' - 2LP Limited Edition Clear Vinyl - 24th April - according to Amazon USA - Amazon

Not yet listed by other retailers. The details going around the rock news sites now might prompt the full announcement to be moved forward.

The 20/20 Vision tour was announced earlier this month with a new leg of shows in the USA in September and October with ZZ Top.

Def Leppard 2018.

London 2018/Las Vegas Filming

The O2 Arena show in December 2018 was filmed with a professional film crew and initially said to be part of a cinema release by the band's photographer.

That show took place on 6th December 2018 and included the full Hysteria album and five more songs including 'Wasted'. The first time the band had played this arena and a show which sold out in a couple of hours.

The Vegas DVD was recorded over two nights in September 2019. The final Sin City Resindency shows were filmed and featured 28 different songs played over the two gigs.

Visit the Tour News section. For more news on future tour plans.

Visit the Album News section for more news on new music (based on band member quotes).

Amazon USA - Retail Quotes

"Special deluxe edition featuring 2 unique shows! In 2018 Sheffield’s finest made their long-awaited debut at London’s O2 Arena. Def Leppard performed the ground-breaking Hysteria album in its entirety. In 2019, the newly minted Rock & Roll Hall of Famers returned to Las Vegas for their infamous Sin City residency, featuring stunning video walls, two stages and rarely performed album cuts, making for an unforgettable concert experience. Includes exclusive behind the scenes bonus features."

"Limited Edition double LP of Def Leppard performing Hysteria in its entirety at the O2 in London, pressed on crystal clear vinyl. The Hysteria album is a classic, which dominated the charts for two years, ultimately achieving Diamond status."

97/6 The Eagle/Double T - Joe Elliott Interview Quotes

Def Leppard 2020 Plans/2020 Vision Series

"We have all sorts of stuff going on you know. Def Leppard, when we're not visible we're like a room with the curtains drawn. There's a lot of activity going off behind those curtains but you just can't see us you know."

"So you know we're writing new music. We're about to drop some classic old stuff that's not been seen before. We're putting a lot of video together for this. We've got a run of video releases coming out this year. that we're titling 2020 Vision for obvious reasons."

"And it's like, you know, it's our history. We're basically. We've got stuff that's relatively new like the Vegas Residency that we did towards the end of last year. And the Hysteria tour that we did around the UK that's coming out as a double DVD/Blu-ray disc soon as well."

"So there's a lot of stuff that we're working on old and new. So it's constant. We're just, we're not seven days a week, you know, nailed down in a room doing it because everybody lives all over the world. But we've got an energy where it works."

"You know we can just do little bits at a time and we still get a lot of stuff done in short bursts. But the main focus right now is is these shows 'cause they're very very important."

2018/2019 Show Reports/Setlists

Las Vegas Night #2 - 6th September 2019 Show Report

Las Vegas Night #1 - 7th September 2019 Show Report

London - 6th December 2018 Show report

Def Leppard 2019.

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