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.
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
Pearl Jam took the top spot on yesterday’s best-selling events list, followed by Journey & Def Leppard, according to sales data from Ticket Club. Other notable music acts include Rod Stewart & Cyndi Lauper, and Kenny Chesney with Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion, and Brandon Lay, due to upcoming and... Read more
The MLB All Star Home Run Derby yesterday and MLB All Star Game tonight took the top spots on yesterday’s best-selling events list, according to sales data from Ticket Club. Football followed with the Friendly match between Manchester United FC and Club America, along with games Tennessee Titans v.... Read more
The legendary Paul McCartney stole the top spot on yesterday’s best-selling events list for his recently announced ‘Freshen Up’ tour, according to sales data from Ticket Club. This year’s Farm Aid followed, with performances from Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, and Dave Matthews this September in Hartford, Connecticut.... Read more
Paul McCartney has announced the first round of dates for his 2018 Freshen Up Tour, taking multiple spots on yesterday’s top-selling events list, according to sales data from Ticket Club. The legendary member of The Beatles will kick-off his tour in Canada in support of his forthcoming record, Egypt... Read more
Boxing scored the No. 1 spot on yesterday’s best-selling events list for the match between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin this September, according to sales data from Ticket Club. The MLB All Star Game and Home Run Derby followed, along with WWE: Monday Night Raw, and a handful of... Read more