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19th January 2018

def leppard

Def 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."

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

Supported by Cheap Trick across all dates. Tickets go on general sale at 9.00am GMT Friday 26th January 2018 via this link. Bookmark it now and don't miss out on 26th.

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 debuts digitally today 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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