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Leps go digital (at last)

On 19th January 2018 around the world, Def Leppard debuted their full recording catalogue worldwide via various digital services, including Google Play Music (which means you can get it on your Google Home speakers and Chromecast Audio… which is nice), Soundcloud, Deezer, Spotify, iTunes and Apple Music.  One of the last multi-platinum selling acts to be made available on streaming and download platforms, music fans from all corners of the globe can now enjoy tracks and albums from Def Leppard who have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide to become one of rock’s most enduring and influential bands.

Said Joe Elliott, “It is with a mixture of relief & euphoria that we now see our entire catalogue finally getting a digital release. Having embraced every other format with open arms, especially & 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”.

As one of Britian’s biggest-ever bands and one of the NWOBHM’s greatest success stories, Def Leppard’s substantial career includes numerous hit singles including their first early chart hit Wasted — to their radio and MTV staples Bringin’ On The Heartbreak, Photograph, Rock of Ages, Too Late, Animal, Armageddon It, Love Bites, Rocket and Let’s Get Rocked. Their multi-platinum albums—including two of the best-selling albums of all time with sales of more than 10 million copies each in the U.S. alone Pyromania and Hysteria, captured some of the group’s legendary tracks, bringing together classic Leppard hits such as Pour Some Sugar on Me, Hysteria and Foolin’.  The group continued their success expanding into the world of film, covers, and new collaborations including Two Steps Behind from Last Action Hero, No Matter What, Waterloo Sunset, and Nine Lives with Tim McGraw as well as Def Leppard hits When Love and Hate Collide, Slang, Work It Out, Promises and Now.  Finally, all of Def Leppard’s music is available to everyone, around the world from the band’s eponymous debut EP through to their most recent album.

Late 2018 will see the band deliver what many UK and Eire fans have been waiting for – the Hysteria album performed in full across eleven arena dates in December 2018

Rick “Sav” Savage says, “After many requests from fans in the U.K, 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 band’s first UK and Eire tour dates since the Arena run in late 2015. They 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.

Sat 1st December 2018           Dublin, 3 Arena EIRE
Sun 2nd December                  Belfast, The SSE Arena UK
Tues 4th December                 Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena UK
Thurs 6th December                London, The O2 UK
Sat 8th December                   Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena UK
Sun 9th December                   Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena UK
Tues 11th December               Glasgow, The SSE Hydro Arena UK
Wed 12th December               Manchester, Manchester Arena UK
Fri 14th December                  Sheffield, FlyDSA Arena UK
Sat 15th December                 Liverpool, Echo Arena UK
Mon 17th December               Birmingham, Arena Birmingham UK

Supported by Cheap Trick across all dates.

The UK & Eire tour will follow a massive USA co-headlining tour with Journey. Comprised of stadiums and arena venues around the U.S., the 60-city run is set to kick off in Hartford, CT on May 21st and will wrap in Los Angeles, CA on October 6th.

DEF LEPPARD TITLES NOW AVAILABLE ACROSS ALL STREAMING AND DOWNLOAD PLATFORMS INCLUDE:
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)

Def Leppard – Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick “Sav” Savage (bass), Vivian Campbell (guitar) and Rick Allen (drums)

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