Def Leppard Line Up Las Vegas Residency for March
: November 13, 2012
Def Leppard will undertake a nine-evening residency in Las Vegas to celebrate their legendary 1987 album, Hysteria.
Appropriately titled Viva Hysteria!, the residency will kick ...
Rockett Reveals Poison will Tour with Def Leppard this Summer
: February 08, 2012
Poison drummer Rikki Rockett confirmed via his Facebook page Sunday that Poison will tour with Def Leppard this summer, though no exact cities or dates have yet to be announced.
Motley Crue, Def Leppard Rock UK on December Tour
: August 30, 2011
Steel Panther, Motley Crue and Def Leppard will be joining forces in December for a U.K. tour of six shows.
The outing kicks off at LG Arena in Birmingham on December 6, followe ...
Latest Leg of Def Leppard Tour Cancelled
: October 16, 2009
For all those hoping to relive the glory days of youth via pouring some sugar on themselves will have to settle for dusting off the old cassettes. Def Leppard has 86ed the third le ...
Def Leppard Teams with Cheap Trick for Fall Tour
: September 24, 2009
Def Leppard, the rock icons from Great Britain, have made some additions to their 2009 itinerary. A third leg of their North American tour will be with Cheap Trick. The co-headline ...
def leppard Biography
The English rock band Def Leppard was formed in Sheffield, England in 1997 and helped usher in British Heavy Metal's New Wave. The band members since 1992 have included vocalist Joe Elliott, guitarist Phil Collen, guitarist Vivian Campbell, bass guitarist Rick Savage and drummer Rick Allen. The eighteen year lineup is the longest standing one for Def Leppard.
The strongest commercial success for Def Leppard occurred from the early '80s into the early '90s. Robert John Lange produced “High 'n' Dry,” their 1981 album. Lange helped the band define their style. In 1982, the stand out track on the album, “Bringin' On the Heartbreak” was one of the very first videos of metal music to play on MTV. “Pyromania,” the next album from band, was released in 1983. “Photograph,” the lead single, helped Def Leppard become a household name.
In 1987, Def Leppard released “Hysteria,” their fourth album. It topped both the U.K. And U.S. album charts. The album has sold over 20 million worldwide copies and spawned seven hit songs, including “Rocket,” “Animal,” “Armageddon It,” “Hysteria,” “Pour Some Sugar on Me” and “Love Bites.”
In 1992, “Adrenalize,” their next album, made it to the No. 1 spot on Billboard's U.S. chat as well as the UK Album chart. The set contained several hit singles, including “Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad” and “Let's Get Rocked.” “Retro Active” was released in 1993 and contained their acoustic hit single “Two Steps Behind.” “Vault,” the band's greatest hits album, was released in 1995.
Def Leppard has sold over 65 million worldwide albums and is one of the best-selling bands in the world. “Hysteria” and “Pyromania” have both been certified diamond by the RIAA. Def Leppard continues to perform and is planning to tour in 2011.