Happy Holidays from the Def Leppard family!
Thank you all for yet another amazing year – 84 shows playing for more than one million people. We are forever grateful for the times we share with you. Cheers!
In his youth, Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott was creatively influenced by the music of the late 60’s and early 70’s. From legendary acts like T. Rex, Mott The Hoople, David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust and so many others. Each month, listen to Elliott play “Deep Tracks” from his personal music collection. Expect to hear songs from Joe’s vault and some of the stories behind them. You can also see Def Leppard on tour this summer. Promising to be the Tour of the Year, two of the world’s greatest rock bands – Def Leppard and Journey- are teaming up for a massive co-headlining North American tour composed of both stadium and arena concerts, and will feature complete sets and all-new production from both bands, and an arsenal of their greatest hits. A full list of tour dates can be found HERE.
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THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR FANS FOR MAKING US #1 IN THE FAN VOTE AND TO THE VOTING MEMBERS OF THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME COMMITTEE
The band will be inducted into the 2019 Performer Category alongside The Cure, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music and The Zombies. Presented by Klipsch Audio, the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame® Induction Ceremony will take place on March 29, 2019 in Brooklyn, NY at Barclays Center. Presented by Klipsch Audio, the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame® Induction Ceremony will take place on March 29, 2019 in Brooklyn, NY at Barclays Center.
About the induction, Def Leppard said:
Joe Elliott, “First of all, a massive thanks to all our fans & past inductees who voted for us. Congratulations to all our fellow inductees, we stand alongside some amazing artists, past & present. What an absolute honour.”
Phil Collen, “We started 2018 off at the Royal Albert Hall and to now cap it all off with a nod into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is brilliant.”
Rick Savage, “Being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame puts Def Leppard in a class of peers that we’ve always appreciated and admired. We’re looking forward to the ceremony.”
Vivian Campbell, “Coming into Def Leppard after stints with other bands, it was immediately apparent to me that Leppard had ambition far beyond most. As a fan from the early years, I’d heard that ambition in the music, blending genres to craft the unique Leppard sound. After 26 years as the new guy, I can assure you that the work ethic and the collective focus of this band is just as strong to this day.”
Rick Allen, “What an honor for Def Leppard to be included in this year’s induction with so many other talented and deserving artists.”
Def Leppard join a long list of legends to receive this coveted honor, in addition to standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the impressive “Class of 2019.” With sales eclipsing 100 million albums and a reputation as one of rock’s most enduring and influential bands, this represents yet another massive milestone for the legendary British rock icons.
Following the close of their historic 2018 co-headline stadium and arena run in North America, Def Leppard sold a staggering 1,000,000 tickets and the tour grossed over $100,000,000.00, a massive feat in today’s touring world. The band are currently in the UK performing their iconic album Hysteria to sold out arenas. As always, the group keep pushing forward with their electrifying live shows that have transcended the test of time.
Right now, the band has its sights set on a massive 2019 with major announcements on the horizon.
This weeks program features songs from BADFINGER, CHEAP TRICK, PAUL MCCARTNEY, ERIC CLAPTION amongst others, as well as some stories from Joe!
Radio show time is Saturdays at 6pm (GMT) / 1pm (EST) and repeated on Tuesday nights @ 9pm (GMT) / 4pm (EST).
For those in the U.K. tune into Joe’s weekly radio show on PlanetRock.com.
For those listening outside the U.K. listen live from this site HERE. Please not this Surf.com internet site may not work in some countries. As a quick fix, please download a VPN application and set it to the UK territory. Then download the Planet Rock app and boom, it works!
Def Leppard earns another 5 star London show review on Daily Express
LIVE REVIEW: Def Leppard whip up Hysteria to blow the doors off at the O2 Arena
OVER 100 Million records sold worldwide, and their Pyromania and Hysteria albums certified Diamond status, establishes Def Leppard as one of the all-time great British rock groups who is still rocking all over the world as tonight’s explosive show of red-hot melodic metal attests.
As tough as the Sheffield steel that their home city produced when they originally forged their callow talents together in the vanguard of the NWOBHM, Def Leppard remains world beaters.
Completely selling out their current UK tour which arrived at the London 02 Arena on this un-seasonally mild December evening, it was anything but mild inside this vast arena as fan fervour led to onstage group fireworks.
Playing their sparkling Hysteria album in full, singer Joe Elliot whipped up a frenzy as this evening’s hard-core throng sang along from the get-go to Leppard’s high altar of anthemic hard rock songs.