Def Leppard’s Vivian Campbell Becomes Northern Ireland Hospice Ambassador

According to Belfast Live, Def Leppard’s Vivian Campbell has become an ambassador for Northern Ireland Hospice. The news was confirmed before a London show last weekend, when Campbell met with Northern Ireland Hospice chairperson Margaret Butler.

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Def Leppard Announce First Of Four Planned Career-Spanning Box Sets

Def Leppard will release the first volume of their four-volume career-spanning box set series on June 1. It is simply called “The Collection: Volume One” and it will come with “On Through the Night,” “High ‘n’ Dry,” “Pyromania.” and “Hysteria,” along with a replica 7″ single, a 3″ CD of their original self-titled EP, a rarities collection, and a hardback book. It will be available on CD and imited-edition 180-gram heavyweight vinyl. More info can be found HERE.

Def Leppard’s Entire Catalog Is Now Available To Stream And Download Across All Digital Platforms

Def Leppard’s full catalog is now available to stream and download across digital platforms globally for the first time. This includes all of the following releases: “The Def Leppard EP,” “On Through The Night,” “High ‘N’ Dry,” “Pyromania,” “Hysteria,” “Adrenalize,” “Retro Active,” “Vault,” “Slang,” “Euphoria,” “X,” “Yeah!,” “Songs From The Sparkle Lounge,” “Mirror Ball – Live & More,” and “Def Leppard.”

Joe Elliott said the following:

“It is with a mixture of relief and euphoria that we now see our entire catalog 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.”

Rick Savage also added:

“Finally the wait is over! Our music is now available on all digital formats. Very excited. Thanks for your patience and continued support.”

Phil Collen commented as well:

“We felt we’d been left out of the digital party but it’s a thrill to us to finally accept the invitation and to be able to say, ‘Yeah, you can stream us, download us and get us great on all of these digital outlets.”

If you missed the previous announcement, Def Leppard will also be heading out on a big tour with Journey.

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Def Leppard & Journey Announce 2018 North American Tour

Def Leppard and Journey have officially announced their 2018 co-headlining tour. You can see the dates for that below.

Tour Dates:

05/21 Hartford, CT – XL Center
05/23 Albany, NY – Times Union Center
05/25 Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
05/26 Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center**
05/28 Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
05/30 Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena
06/01 Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre
06/02 Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
06/05 Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
06/06 Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena
06/08 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
06/09 Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
06/11 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
06/13 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
06/15 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
06/16 Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
07/01 Atlanta, GA – SunTrust Park
07/03 Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Pavilion
07/04 Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
07/06 Memphis, TN – FedEx Forum
07/07 Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena
07/09 Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
07/11 Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
07/13 Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
07/14 Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field**
07/16 Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena
07/18 Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
07/19 Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
07/21 Denver, CO – Coors Field
07/23 Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
07/25 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
07/27 Minneapolis, MN – Target Field
07/28 Fargo, ND – Fargodome
08/11 Boston, MA – Fenway Park
08/13 Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
08/15 Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
08/17 Ft Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center
08/18 Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
08/20 Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena @ The BJCC
08/22 Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
08/24 St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium
08/25 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
08/27 New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
08/29 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
08/31 San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
09/01 Houston, TX – Toyota Center**
09/05 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre
09/07 Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
09/08 Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena**
09/21 San Francisco, CA – AT&T Park
09/23 San Diego, CA – Petco Park
09/25 Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
09/26 Nampa, ID – Idaho Center Arena
09/28 Portland, OR – Moda Center
09/29 Seattle, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre
10/01 Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
10/04 Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
10/06 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum

In other news, Def Leppard will also be performing “Hysteria” in full on a UK/Ireland tour with Cheap Trick:

12/01 Dublin 3 Arena, Ireland
12/02 Belfast SSE Arena, UK
12/04 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, UK
12/06 London The O2, UK
12/08 Nottingham Motorpoint Arena, UK
12/09 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, UK
12/11 Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena, UK
12/12 Manchester Arena, UK
12/14 Sheffield FlyDSA Arena, UK
12/15 Liverpool Echo Arena, UK
12/17 Birmingham Arena, UK

Def Leppard Planning 60 Date North American Tour

Rick Allen was recently interviewed by BackstageAxxess and revealed that Def Leppard are planning a 60 date North American tour. He said the following:

“I think we’ve got a show in London, which kind of kicks things off. And then we’ve got about a 60-date tour planned for 2018, and that’s probably gonna be North America and Canada. And I take it that’s probably gonna keep me pretty busy for the whole of next year.”

He said the band are “trying to work out all the details, but [he] should imagine that announcement’s coming pretty soon.” The band was rumored to be hitting the road with Journey, so we will see if that’s true in due time.

[via Blabbermouth]

Def Leppard Planning “Hysteria” 30th Anniversary Tour

Def Leppard recently commemorated the 30th anniversary of “Hysteria” with an extensive reissue, and it appears they aren’t done celebrating yet. Phil Collen appeared on Steve Jones’s (Sex Pistols) radio show, “Jonesy’s Jukebox”, on the 95.5 KLOS station in Los Angeles, and said the following about a potential “Hysteria” 30th anniversary tour:

“We are. I know it’ll be next year we’re gonna go on tour… We’re getting some offers to play the whole album all the way through. So yeah we’ll be doing that.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Def Leppard Post Part Two Of “Step Inside: Hysteria At 30” Mini-Documentary

Def Leppard have posted part two their “Step Inside: Hysteria At 30” mini-documentary. You can check that out below. The band will release their 30th anniversary edition of “Hysteria” on August 4. The effort was remastered and it will be available as a super deluxe edition, a deluxe version, a 1 CD vanilla version, a 2 LP black vinyl version, and a limited- edition 2 LP colored vinyl version with b-sides, live tracks, and more.