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26th January 2018

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In what is turning out to be an extraordinary 2018 so far for Def Leppard, an extra date has been added to their 2018 UK and Ireland tour, due to phenomenal demand.

Leppard will tour the UK and Ireland in December and will perform the 'Hysteria' album in full, along with other Def Leppard hits across eleven arena dates.

Bassist Rick Savage says:

"After many requests from fans in the UK, I'm delighted that we can bring the whole 'Hysteria' album to arenas across Britain and Ireland later this year. From 'Women' to 'Love And Affection' plus many other faves thrown in for good measure. Oh, and our old pals Cheap Trick will be there also to help with the celebrations!! We can't wait."

def leppard

These will be the first Def Leppard UK and Eire tour dates since the sold-out Arena run in late 2015. The band will return to Sheffield Arena for what is sure to be a monumental homecoming show, in addition to their first ever show at The O2, London. 2018 also marks the 35th anniversary of 'Hysteria''s predecessor, 'Pyromania'.

The seminal 1987 'Hysteria' album is rightly seen as a landmark recording in the history of rock music. It was the album that saw Def Leppard conquer the world with global hits such as 'Animal', 'Pour Some Sugar On Me', 'Hysteria', 'Armageddon It', 'Love Bites', 'Woman' and 'Rocket'. The tour dates are as follows.

Saturday 1st December: Dublin, 3 Arena
Sunday 2nd December: Belfast, The SSE Arena
Tuesday 4th December: Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
Thursday 6th December: London, The O2
Saturday 8th December: Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
Sunday 9th December: Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
Tuesday 11th December: Glasgow, The SSE Hydro Arena
Wednesday 12th December: Manchester, Manchester Arena
Friday 14th December: Sheffield, FlyDSA Arena
Saturday 15th December: Liverpool, Echo Arena
Monday 17th December: Birmingham, Arena Birmingham
Tuesday 18th December: London, The SSE Arena Wembley

Supported by Cheap Trick across all dates. Tickets are on general sale right now via this link. Click it now and don't miss out on what will be one of the events of 2018.

The UK and Ireland tour will follow a massive USA co-headlining tour with Journey. Comprised of stadiums and arena venues around the US, the run is set to kick off in Hartford, CT on May 21st and will wrap in Los Angeles, CA on October 6th. Full dates right here.

Def Leppard's full recording catalogue debuted digitally this week worldwide. Leppard are one of the last multi-platinum selling acts to be made available on streaming and download platforms.

Said Joe Elliott:

"It is with a mixture of relief and euphoria that we now see our entire catalogue finally getting a digital release.

"Having embraced every other format with open arms, especially and more recently the re-emergence of vinyl, we're now going to be available to everyone everywhere and honestly, it's as exciting as the original releases were."

Phil Collen adds:

"We felt we'd been left out of the digital party, but it's a thrill for us to finally accept the invitation and to be able to say 'yeah, you can stream us, download us and hear us on all digital outlets'."

The Def Leppard EP (1979)
On Through The Night (1980)
High 'N' Dry (1981)
Pyromania (1983)
Hysteria (1987)
Adrenalize (1992)
Retro Active (1993)
Vault (1995)
Slang (1996)
Euphoria (1999)
X (2002)
Yeah! (2006)
Songs From The Sparkle Lounge (2008)
Mirror Ball - Live & More (2011)
Def Leppard (2015)


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