Def Leppard is from Sheffield, England and currently consists of five members: Rick Savage, Joe Elliot, Rick Allen, Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell. They first called themselves “Atomic Mass,” but the band changed their name to “Deaf Leopard” as suggested by Elliot. The name was altered to “Def Leppard” to sound less like a punk band. Def Leppard released their first EP in 1978 and quickly gained popularity – they were considered leaders of a “New Wave of British Heavy Metal”. Their second album, “Pyromania” sold 6 million copies in 1983 and was certified “Diamond” by the RIAA.
In 1989 Def Leppard won “Favorite Heavy Metal Artist” as well as “Favorite Heavy Metal Album” for their album “Hysteria” at the American Music Awards, in the first year that the category had been added to the ceremonies. After the album “Adrenalize” was released, the band went on a world tour. On October 23, 1995, they went on record with “Guinness Book of World Records” as the first band to do three concerts on three continents in one day in Morocco, England and Canada. Def Leppard’s most recent album “Songs from the Sparkle Lounge” was released in April 2008 and followed by a tour with Styx and REO Speedwagon in 2008 and with Poison and Cheap Trick in 2009. The band will be taking a year off from touring and will be recording new material to be released in 2010.
Def Leppard & ZZ Top are preparing to hit the road together this fall, with two of their shows landing on Thursday’s best-selling events, according to Ticket Club sales data. Their Knoxville concert took the No. 1 spot, with their Des Moines show landing further down the top 20.... Read more
K-pop stars BTS took the top spot on Tuesday’s best-selling events, according to Ticket Club sales data. The boy band’s Atlanta show took the No. 1 spot. BTS will kick off their Map of the Soul tour in April, with their album of the same name dropping this weekend. ... Read more
The Foo Fighters’ 25th-anniversary tour dates are among tickets going on sale Thursday. The “Everlong” band will hit stops from their 1995 tour in the spring, including Phoenix, Knoxville and Cincinnati. In a recent interview, frontman Dave Grohl said the Foo Fighters’ new album was finished, meaning new music... Read more
Def Leppard are continuing to seal their status as road warriors. The rockers revealed Thursday they are setting out on their headlining 20/20 Vision Tour this fall with support from special guests ZZ Top. The 16-date trek launches in Albany September 21 and wraps a month later in Spokane.... Read more
Fans were certainly excited in November when Motley Crue announced it would tour again, four years after calling it quits. But that excitement seemed to have tapered into disappointment for many, after they saw the asking prices. From the cheapest seat in the house to exclusive VIP and merchandise... Read more
Fans are excited to see Motley Crue back on the road, as several of the band’s shows continue to take over the best-selling events, according to Ticket Club sales data. Motley Crue announced their reunion earlier this month, along with a blockbuster tour alongside Def Leppard, Poison and Joan... Read more
Motley Crue continued their stay atop Wednesday’s best-sellers, but bachata group Aventura took a few spots of their own to break through the Crue’s near-total takeover. According to Ticket Club sales data, Motley Crue’s shows next year in Detroit, Arlington and Chicago took the top spots. The summer tour... Read more
One of the most iconic 80’s rock bands is not-so-surprisingly breaking the rules to go on tour and topping the best-selling events list. Motley Crue took all but one spot on Monday’s best-sellers, according to Ticket Club sales data. Chicago, Arlington and Charlotte shows took the top spots. The... Read more
Garth Brooks maintained his No. 1 spot on Thursday’s best-selling events, but the 80s rock trifecta of Motley Crue, Def Leppard and Poison took up 17 spots on the top 20 for their tour together next summer. According to Ticket Club sales data, Brooks’ Charlotte stadium show next year... Read more
After weeks of speculation regarding Mötley Crüe’s surprise tour announcement, the rock legends have revealed tour dates across the U.S. in 2020. News of the tour was announced today at SiriusXM’s Hollywood Studios live. The Live Nation-produced trek will officially kick-off on July 7 in Miami, Florida, followed by... Read more