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Def Leppard back on tour and set for new round of ‘Hysteria’

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Def Leppard, featuring Phil Collen (shown above with green guitar), is celebrating two major anniversaries this year. (Photo by David Swanson/Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT)

Def Leppard is celebrating two major anniversaries this summer.

The hard-rocking English band was launched 40 years ago.

Its fourth album “Hysteria” - three years in the making - was released 30 years ago.

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Buoyed by such hits as “Pour Some Sugar On Me,” it sold 12 million copies in the U.S. alone and 18 million more in other countries.

A five-CD, two-DVD special edition of “Hysteria” is due out Aug. 4, along with single-CD and double-vinyl editions.

Expect to hear lots of hysteria - and at least a good chunk of “Hysteria” - when Def Leppard performs here Friday.

Def Leppard, with Poison and Tesla

When: 7 p.m. June 16

Where: Mattress Firm Amphitheatre (formerly Sleep Train Amphitheatre), 2050 Entertainment Circle, Chula Vista.

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Cost: $29.50-$133, plus service charges.

Info: 800.745.3000 or ticketmaster.com


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