Def Leppard set up residency at the Hard Rock Hotel this past spring, during which they played their classic album Hysteria
in full each night.
Now the British rockers have announced the release of Viva! Hysteria, a live DVD shot during the residency.
According to Def Leppard front man Joe Elliot, the band was initially wary about playing an entire album front to back: “We've been asked for many years if we'd ever play an album in its entirety, and the answer was always no because we'd be out promoting a new album. Then in March and April 2013 when we had no new music to promote, we had a chance to revisit arguably our most important album. It was an easy decision to make.”
Viva! Hysteria, which is scheduled for an October 21 release, will be available on CD/DVD, Bluray, DVD, as well as digitally. In an interview with Fuse, the band expressed the possibility of doing another residency down the line, in Vegas or somewhere else, and maybe doing another album in full.