Def Leppard live at The Leadmill, Sheffield!

Announcing Def Leppard, live at The Leadmill, Sheffield!🔥 For one night only, the band will play an incredibly intimate hometown venue with a unique setlist and a percentage of ticket sales going to Music Venue Trust 🤘

 

Pre-order any format of Drastic Symphonies from the official store before 5pm BST 10th May to get exclusive pre-sale access for the show on May 19th. UK Only.

Get Pre-sale access 👉 HERE

Can’t make it? Tickets for a one-of-a-kind livestream are available now through Veeps 📹

DEF LEPPARD

“One Night Only”

The Leadmill, Sheffield

Friday 19th May 2023

Net Proceeds From Tickets Sales From The Show To Go To Music Venue Trust

Pre-order any format of Drastic Symphonies from the Official Def Leppard store to receive exclusive ticket pre-sale access.

Gig To Be Livestreamed Via Veeps.

In what will be one of the live events of 2023, Def Leppard are coming home! On the eve of the bands biggest ever European tour and the launch of new album, “Drastic Symphonies”, Def Leppard are set to play a one off club show at the iconic Sheffield venue, The Leadmill.

The 850 capacity venue will be treated to a must see performance from one of Britain’s greatest ever rock bands. It will be a huge night for fans of the band who get the chance to hear the bands extraordinary stadium style catalogue in a club setting. It will be the most intimate show the band have played in the UK or Europe in 35 years. The setlist will be for one night only – unique to this show and different to the setlist the band will play three days later, when they start the UK and European tour at a SOLD OUT Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane on Monday 22nd May 2023.

The band are looking to shine a light on The Leadmill, a vital part of the Sheffield and national UK music scene and is amongst many of the small UK music venues threatened with closure. Net proceeds from ticket sales from The Leadmill show will be donated to Music Venue Trust who diligently work to help struggling UK music venues.

Joe Elliott says “Sheffield is in the very DNA of this band! We are ecstatic to be starting the European leg of our world tour at home at Bramall Lane! When thinking of a warm up, it made sense to do a special set at The Leadmill, in the city where it all started. We know there are a lot of small music venues struggling across the UK, so we wanted to give back to what gave to us. The net proceeds from the evening will go directly to Music Venue Trust in an effort to keep UK clubs alive…and to coincide with the release of our symphonic record, “Drastic Symphonies”, on the 19th of May. It’s all very special!”

Tickets for The Leadmill go on general sale at 9.00am on Friday May 12th May 2023 HERE

HOWEVERthere is also a special pre-sale from 9.00am on Thursday May 11th. To get access to the pre-sale and improve your chances of getting tickets to this once in a lifetime intimate performance, fans can pre-order a copy of Drastic Symphonies on any format from the Official Def Leppard UK Store HERE before 5pm on May 10th to receive exclusive ticket pre-sale access. T&Cs apply.

 

Pre-order* any format of Drastic Symphonies by 5pm BST on 10th May to receive exclusive ticket pre-sale access for Def Leppard’s The Leadmill, Sheffield show on 19th May.

If you have already purchased a copy of Drastic Symphonies and would like pre-sale code access, please submit your details via this link.

Please note pre-sale access does not guarantee tickets. Pre-sale codes have no cash value, are non-transferable, case-sensitive, and available for one-time use only. If you do not receive a code by 8am BST 11th May, please contact Store Support here. If you have any issues completing your purchase with the code provided or have any queries regarding your ticket purchase, please contact https://help.livenation.co.uk/hc/en-gb.

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In-conversation event celebrating new book ‘Definitely’ at Royal Festival Hall

ANNOUNCEMENT! We’re taking the stage at the Royal Festival Hall on 16 May 2023 for an in-conversation event to celebrate our new book ‘Definitely: The Official Story of Def Leppard’ – the ultimate record of Def Leppard’s career. 🤘

TICKETS ON SALE: Tomorrow, 10am Wed 5 April – HERE!

 

‘We had balls and we were naive, in a good way. We just went out there, full throttle…’

– Joe Elliott

 

On May 16th 2023, Rick Allen, Vivian Campbell, Phil Collen, Joe Elliott and Rick Savage will be in conversation at the Royal Festival Hall, talking about their incredible life in music, and their new book telling the tale – Definitely: The Official Story of Def Leppard, published by Genesis Publications.

Tickets to the event can be purchased via the Southbank Centre website. Especially for the event, copies of Definitely: The Official Story of Def Leppard that are bought in advance as an optional add-on are available at reduced price of £30 and will come with an exclusive commemorative event poster featuring a new portrait of the band taken by the rock photographer, Ross Halfin.

 

 

 

Released as a hardback, priced £35, on May 18th 2023, Definitely: The Official Story of Def Leppard is the ultimate record of Def Leppard’s legendary career and is available to order from defleppardbook.com and all good bookstores. A signed limited-edition version became the fastest-ever title to sell out in Genesis Publications’ history, after it was fully subscribed within days of its pre-order announcement.

 

Part memoir, part scrapbook, the wide-ranging narrative from the band chronicles Def Leppard’s incredible story through hundreds of photographs showing the band recording in various studios, at promo shoots, on tour in planes, trains, cars and Holiday Inns, backstage and, of course, doing what they are best known for – performing their explosive live shows in front of global audiences from 1978 to the present day.

 

From extensive new text contributions to in-depth archival interviews, every member’s voice is present within the book including Joe Elliott (lead vocals), Rick Savage (bass and vocals), Rick Allen (drums), Phil Collen (guitar and vocals), Vivian Campbell (guitar and vocals), Tony Kenning (drums), Pete Willis (guitar) and Steve Clark (guitar). Definitely also features introductions by Queen founder and guitar maestro, Brian May, and renowned journalist and senior editor of Rolling Stone, David Fricke. A long-time friend and champion of the group, Brian May delivered the speech for Def Leppard’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2019, while David Fricke has written about the band from their earliest successes.

 

‘Def Leppard are original, inimitable and, well, I’m gonna say immortal.’

– Brian May

 

With unlimited access to the Def Leppard Vault, Definitely presents over 1,300 items of memorabilia and photography, spanning four decades of the band’s history such as handwritten correspondence, rare vinyl pressings, tour memorabilia, set lists, lyrics, stage clothing, music video storyboards, draft album artwork and press cuttings, including many from the band’s early days presented in a wallpaper sample scrapbook compiled by Joe Elliott’s mother, Cindy Elliott. Photographs from band members’ personal archives and fans across the world are featured alongside those taken by renowned rock photographers such as Ross Halfin, Mick Rock and Anton Corbijn.

 

 

 

Hot off the heels of the biggest North American stadium tour of 2022 with more than 1.3 million tickets sold across 36 dates, the world’s most iconic and celebrated rock legends Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe are currently on tour with their co-headline ‘The World Tour’.

 

Produced by Live Nation, the world tour played to sold out venues in South and Central America through February and March. The tour heads to Europe in May 2023 – which includes a stop at the iconic Wembley Stadium on Saturday, July 1st, 2023 – then wrapping up in Glasgow, UK at Hampden Park on July 6th, 2023. Late 2023 sees the bands play more USA headline shows. Check defleppard.com for tour dates and tickets.

 

Def Leppard are also set to release a new album, “Drastic Symphonies”, on the 19th May 2023 through Mercury. Def Leppard have deconstructed and rebuilt not only some of their most well known tracks but also some of their hidden gems as well. By and large, they have intertwined the audio from the original tapes and performed them alongside The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The album includes new vocals and guitars which culminates in stunningly beautiful symphonic arrangements. This album represents a bold new approach to Def Leppard’s most loved songs.

Just Announced: Drastic Symphonies – Out May 19th!

Rock and classical royalty unite on brand new euphoric album Drastic Symphonies – Def Leppard’s greatest produced tracks dramatically reimagined and sounding larger and more exhilarating than ever before, teamed with London’s iconic The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, and including new vocals and instrumental from the band, Drastic Symphonies is available May 19thon clear and standard 2LP, limited edition 2LP picture disc, 1CD/Blu-ray, 1CD and digital formats.

PRE-ORDER HERE

 

An exclusive range of Def Leppard merchandise is available to celebrate the release of Drastic Symphonies, browse the collection now.

 

An exclusive range of Def Leppard merchandise

JOE ELLIOTT’S SONGS FROM THE VAULT – SIRIUS XM (MARCH 2023 EDITION)

GREETINGS MUSIC LOVERS – AND WELCOME BACK TO JOE ELLIOTT’S SONGS FROM THE VAULT SHOW ON SIRIUSXM’S DEEP TRACKS CHANNEL.

In the MARCH 2023 hour’s show, Joe highlights and tells stories about some of his favourite songs and artists from his own personal collection.

February’s Show features music and stories from Stevie Nicks, U2, Ian Hunter, Cheap Trick, Doctor Of Madness, and more! 

WHO: Def Leppard frontman, musician, and musicologist Joe Elliott

WHAT: Joe Elliott’s Songs from the Vault

WHERE: SiriusXM’s DeepTracks (Ch. 27)

WHEN: Show Schedule HERE

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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.