As the most successful band of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Def Leppard has remained one of the most relevant hard rock bands in music history for over 40 years. The British quintet has released 11 original studio albums, as well as a number of compilation albums, live albums, cover albums and extended plays in their 42-year career. In fact, the band has sold over 100 million albums worldwide, including two - Pyromania and Hysteria - with RIAA diamond certifications. The band has even had a Las Vegas residency and concert cruise on their event roster.
Beyond the British Heavy Metal Invasion
Although Def Leppard initially found success as one of the premier bands of the NWOBHM, the group continues to evolve and adapt their musical stylings to those popular with the fans. Joe Elliot, Rick Allen, Rick Savage, Steve Clark and Phil Collen hit a Billboard goldmine when they released Pyromania in 1983. The album was certified diamond by the RIAA and was later named No. 384 on Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time." Hysteria, released in the autumn of 1987, was an even bigger success. The album hit No. 1 in both the American and British charts and spawned seven Billboard Hot 100 singles: "Women" (No. 80), "Armageddon It" (No. 3), "Animal" (No. 19), "Rocket" (No. 12), "Hysteria" (No. 10), "Pour Some Sugar On Me" (No. 2) and "Love Bites" (No. 1). It sold over 25 million units worldwide. Their follow-up album, Adrenalize, was recorded without guitarist Steve Clark, who passed away in January of 1991 while on leave from the band. The album debuted at No. 1 in the US and peaked at No. 1 in the UK, selling over seven million copies worldwide.
Where can I buy Def Leppard tickets?
Fans wishing to see Def Leppard on tour can purchase tickets safely and securely at StubHub, through the site's online or mobile portal.
When and where will Def Leppard Tour 2019 concerts be near me?
Def Leppard will be bringing their legendary live performances to Canada and the United States during the summer of 2019. Scheduled shows include shows at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary and Saskatoon along with a residency at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada.
What are some of Def Leppard's most popular songs?
Some of Def Leppard's most popular and enduring songs include: "High and Dry," "Foolin'," "Bringin' On the Heartbreak," "Love Bites," "Pour Some Sugar On Me," "Animal," "Armageddon It," "Two Steps Behind," "Let's Get Rocked" and "Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad."
What songs are included in the Def Leppard Tour 2019 setlist?
Considering how many albums the band has recorded, the Def Leppard setlist could potentially go on for hours and hours. However, the band can't include them all. This tour will include the following songs played live: "Personal Jesus," "Rocket," "Animal," "Let It Go," "When Love and Hate Collide," "Let's Get Rocked," "Armageddon It," "Rock On," "Two Steps Behind," "Man Enough," "Love Bites," "Bringin' on the Heartbreak," "Switch 625," "Hysteria," "Pour Some Sugar on Me," "Rock of Ages" and "Photograph."
What awards has Def Leppard received?
While Def Leppard has been nominated for a wide variety of awards, they have won the following: 1989 American Music Award for both Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist and Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Album-Hysteria; 2006 Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards Classic Album-Hysteria and 2016 Album of the Year-Def Leppard and the 2009 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Legends Award. They were also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the spring of 2019.
What artists are similar to Def Leppard?
Def Leppard fans will most likely also enjoy Rush, Van Halen, Alice Cooper, Styx and Whitesnake.Back to Top
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