Def Leppard is a well-known, important group in rock and heavy metal music, which originated from Sheffield, England in 1977. The current line-up of the band consists of lead vocalist Joe Elliott, drummer Rick Allen, guitarists Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell, and bassist Rick Savage. This is the longest standing line-up of the band.
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Ever since their debut, the band has had a huge impact on heavy metal music. The have produced several groundbreaking studio albums and have went on a number of successful tours around the globe. The band has been ranked at number seventy in Rolling Stone magazine’s “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” list as well as at number 31 on VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock” list.
Def Leppard’s first performance was in a dining hall at Westfield School in Mosborough, Sheffield. From these humble beginnings, they went on to become a powerful band and in 1979 they were considered to be one of the leaders of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. They undertook a tour of the UK as supporting acts for AC/DC in the same year. The band has also opened for Blackfoot and Ozzy Osbourne on their European tour. Def Leppard is one of five rock bands to have released two studio albums which have sold more than ten million copies in the United States alone. Grab your cheap Def Leppard tickets asap.
The band has sold more than a hundred million records around the planet and is one of the best-selling music artists in the world. The band has released a total of nine studio albums, one cover album and two live albums. One more studio album is scheduled to be released in 2015.
Their debut album, “On Through the Night”, reached the Top 15 in the United Kingdom and fifty-one on the Billboard 200. The band caught the eye of AC/DC’s producer who helped them in launching their next album, “High ‘n’ Dry”. A single from this album “Bringin’ On the Heartbreak” was one of the first hard rock videos to be played on MTV, which gave the band mainstream attention in the US also.
The band’s third and fourth albums received diamond certifications. Their third album, “Pyromania” reached number two on the Billboard 200, number four on the Canadian Albums Chart and is listed 384 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list. The album did not reach the top of the US chart only due to Michael Jackson’s Thriller. The album sold more than six million copies in the US alone. Some of the notable singles from this album are “Photograph”, "Rock of Ages" and "Foolin.” The success of the album made the band the favorite rock band in US in 1984, leaving behind many well-known names like AC/DC and Journey.
Def Leppard released their greatest success, “Hysteria” in 1987. The album smashed its competition and topped both the US and UK top album charts immediately. It has received a 12 times platinum certification in the United States by selling more than twelve million copies in US and more than twenty million copies around the globe. Some of the hit singles from the album include “Pour Some Sugar on Me”, “Hysteria”, “Armageddon It”, and “Love Bites”.
Their next album “Adrenalize” was also a huge hit as it also topped the UK and the US charts. Some notable singles from this album are “Have Your Ever Needed Someone So Bad”, “Make Love Like a Man”, and “Let’s Get Rocked”. Def Leppard has earned seven nominations at the American Music Awards, and have won two of them, one for the Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist and one for Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Album for their album Hysteria. Def Leppard has also received six nominations for MTV Video Music Awards, four of them being for the single “Let’s Get Rocked”.
The band’s tours and concerts have become must-see events for the last thirty years. Def Leppard are now going on a worldwide tour for their unnamed album which is soon to be released. So if you are a fan, then here is your chance to witness this sensational, goose bumping band right in front of your eyes. All you have to do is to grab your Def Leppard tickets before they are sold out.