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.
After months of speculation, Motley Crue has announced the postponement of their highly-anticipated summer Stadium Tour, which was set to feature Poison, Def Leppard, and Joan Jett and The Blackhearts. The tour was set to kick-off on June 18th in Jacksonville, hitting cities along the way like Arlington, San... Read more
Thousands of concerts across the globe are being cancelled or postponed due to concerns over coronavirus, however, Motley Crue’s stadium tour with Def Leppard and Poison is still a go – for now. Over the past few weeks, fans have been offering their opinions regarding the likelihood that the... Read more
Def Leppard and ZZ Top’s fall tour topped yesterday’s best-selling events list, Ticket Club sales data reveals. Santana and Earth, Wind, & Fire followed for their summer tour, as well as the iconic Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road trek and Garth Brooks’ stadium show at Las Vegas’ new... Read more
Motley Crue are slated to kick-off a massive stadium tour this summer with an all-star lineup featuring Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett and The Blackhearts. However, amid the coronavirus pandemic, fans are wondering if the trek will still go on as planned. The highly-anticipated 31-date trek, which was... Read more
Santana’s summer tour with Earth, Wind and Fire shot to the top spot on this weekend’s best-selling events, according to Ticket Club sales data. Their West Palm Beach show took the No. 1 spot on Sunday. Santana is continuing the 20th-anniversary celebration of their album Supernatural. A Wisconsin Badgers... Read more
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