Def Leppard: Who are the rock bands from Sheffield who will play Bramall Lane

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Rick Allen, Joe Elliott, Vivian Campbell, Phil Collen and Rick Savage of Def Leppard. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Def Leppard have announced a return gig in Sheffield as part of their ‘The World Tour’.

The band will play alongside rock legends Mötley Crüe at Sheffield United’s Bramall Way ground on Monday, May 22, 2023.

This will be the first gig of their European leg and the first of four dates in the UK. But who are Def Leppard and what songs are they known for?

Who are Def Leppard?

Rick Allen, Joe Elliott, Vivian Campbell, Phil Collen and Rick Savage of Def Leppard. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in Sheffield in 1976 who rose to prominence in the 1980s as part of the British heavy metal movement.

The band, made up of lead singer Joe Elliott, Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell on guitar, bassist Rick Savage and Rick Allen on drums, is hailed as one of the greatest in the world.

Since 2018, their songs have been streamed 5.5 billion times and averaged 8 million monthly listeners on Spotify alone in 2021.

They are one of five rock bands with two original studio albums selling over 10 million copies in the US – others include the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Van Halen.

What are their greatest successes?

Def Leppard’s biggest hits include Hysteria, Love Bites and Pour Some Sugar on Me.

Their studio album Pyromania was released in January 1983 and was a catalyst for the band’s success in the United States, although it was not as successful in the UK, where it peaked at number 18 in the charts. scrapbooks.

The lead single, “Photograph”, held No. 1 on the US Rock Albums Chart for six weeks, while the second single, “Rock of Ages”, also reached No. 1 on the Rock Tracks chart, with both singles reaching the Top 20. of the Hot 100

British rock band Def Leppard formed in Sheffield in 1976. (Photo by Rogers/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Def Leppard’s fourth album, Hysteria, was released on 3 August 1987 and topped the UK charts in its first week of release.

It featured hits such as “Animal”, “Pour Some Sugar on Me”, which is considered the band’s signature song, and “Love Bites”, Def Leppard’s only number one single and Billboard Hot’s final top ten. 100 American.

In May, Def Leppard released their 12th studio album, Diamond Star Halos, which debuted at number one on the Apple and Amazon Music charts.

Why are they called Def Leppard?

The name “Deaf Leppard” was first coined by singer Joe Elliot while designing band posters in a school art class.

The spelling was changed slightly as the band members didn’t want people to assume they were a punk band.

When is Def Leppard on tour?

The band has just completed a huge North American tour, for which over 1.3 million tickets have been sold.

This week they announced a major world tour which will start on February 18 next year in Mexico City and end in Hampden Park on July 6.

Def Leppard makes his handprints to put in the Rockwalk on the sidewalk in Hollywood. (Photo by LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP via Getty Images)

Speaking of the Def Leppard tour, lead singer Joe Elliott said: “After finally getting back on the road and doing a monumental summer tour of the United States and Canada this year, we’re beyond thrilled to bring this massive tour to life. stadiums in major cities around the world, and kicking off Europe in Sheffield, where it all started for us 45 years ago. We look forward to seeing you there, somewhere soon!”

The band are scheduled to play in the following UK cities:

  • Sheffield, Bramall Lane – 22 May 2023
  • London, Wembley Stadium – July 1, 2023
  • Lytham Day – July 2, 2023
  • Glasgow, Hampden Park Stadium – July 2023

How can I get tickets for the tour?

Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe will have numerous presales, with the first being an Artist Presale on Tuesday, October 25, at 10 a.m.

There will be an O2 Priority presale on Wednesday October 26 at 10 a.m., followed by a Live Nation presale on Thursday October 27 at 10 a.m. – all via ticket master.

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