Def Leppard History - Monsters of Rock Festival at Donnington Park

08/16/2014 - 16:30

On This Day in Def Leppard History - 16th August (1986) - Leppard performed at The Monsters of Rock Festival at Donnington Park marking Rick Allen’s big comeback!

 

Leppard were third on the bill to Ozzy & The Scorpions (also on the bill that day, Motörhead, Bad News and Warlock) and was Rick Allen’s first proper gig back after his accident.  The band had previously played 5 warm up Shows in Ireland, 3 with a 2nd drummer, Jeff Rich).  Almost a full year before Hysteria was released !!!

 

Read more about Rick's triumphant return HERE