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.
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
Huge rock news was revealed this morning via sources to Rolling Stone: the iconic rockers behind Mötley Crüe have decided to reunite for a tour across the U.S. next year with Poison and Def Leppard. It seemed like Mötley Crüe was calling it quits back in 2014/15 on their... Read more
Mexican pop legend Marco Antonio Solis claimed the top-selling mid-week spot, according to Ticket Club sales data. The five-time Latin Grammy winner’s Las Vegas show took the No. 1 spot as his El MÁS Querido tour crosses the country, celebrating 50 years of music with his US fans. Soccer... Read more
The week will close out with a horde of new concert tickets hitting the market with something to please every music fan under the sun. Among the group are Dave Matthews Band’s annual summer tour, Bob Seger’s extended farewell tour, plus Thomas Rhett, Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson, Gloria... Read more
Among a sea of new concerts with tickets on sale, single game tickets for the Toronto Blue Jays lead the pack as Friday’s top sports ticket on sale. On the Blue Jay’s home schedule this season are series against the Rays, Twins, Orioles, Royals, Yankees and Red Sox, among... Read more
Two of the most popular family events on the market dominate Tuesday’s list of new tickets on sale. Marvel Universe Live – which brings together Captain America, Spiderman, The Avengers and plenty more superheroes – has nearly a dozen shows hitting the market Tuesday. All of said performances will... Read more
During Journey’s set last night in Albuquerque, New Mexico, high winds led the band to end the night early and postpone the show. The concert, which took place at Isleta Amphitheater, was packed with fans. When strong winds started to hit the venue, officials called off the rest of... Read more
Pearl Jam scored the top two spots on yesterday’s best-selling events list for the final leg of their 2018 tour, which kicked off today, according to sales data from Ticket Club. Journey & Def Leppard clocked in at No. 5, followed by U2, Taylor Swift, Beyonce & Jay-Z, Alejandro... Read more