Def Leppard And Mötley Crüe’s Stadium Tour Earned $173.5 Million

According to Billboard, Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe’s recent stadium tour ended up earning $173.5 million after selling 1.3 million tickets. The trek, which also featured Poison and Joan Jett, made its best money during two concerts at Fenway Park in Boston, MA, which generated $9.3 million. Four other shows also broke $6 million including dates in Charlotte, NC, Denver, CO, Glendale, AZ, and Inglewood, CA. The tour averaged about 37,520 tickets sold each night with $4.96 million earned.

Watch Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott Perform “Pour Some Sugar On Me” With Billy Joel In Detroit, MI

During his July 9 show at Comerica Park in Detroit, MI, Billy Joel was joined onstage by Joe Elliott for a performance of Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar On Me.” You can see some fan-filmed footage of that below:

Def Leppard Launch Beauty Collection

Def Leppard have joined forces with Rock And Roll Beauty for a limited edition beauty collection. The band had the following to say about that:

“Introducing: Def Leppard x Rock And Roll Beauty Collection – Available online & in-stores NOW! From the one-of-a-kind iconic triangular artistry palette, with its 14 vibrant shades, to the Union Jack debossed peachy blushes, each product in this distinctive and nostalgic collection was designed to reflect the rock and roll era that truly was a groundbreaking musical phenomena. With its shimmery pinks and metallic shades such as Rocket Blue, this 19-piece line is highly pigmented and designed to give you a rock-star look! It’s available exclusively in Ulta Beauty stores nationwide, www.ulta.com and www.rockandrollbeauty.com.”

Def Leppard Reportedly Planning To Release New Book “Definitely: The Official Story Of Def Leppard” In November

According to various product listings, Def Leppard will be releasing a new book, titled “Definitely: The Official Story Of Def Leppard,” on November 25. The effort is said to be “the ultimate record of Def Leppard’s legendary career.”

Here’s a description of the book [via Book Depository]:

“Offering fans the most personal and comprehensive record of Def Leppard’s history to date, Definitely: The Story of Def Leppard is narrated by the band in their own words, alongside a wealth of memorabilia from the Def Leppard vault and individual band members’ private archives.

Despite an average age of only 18, Def Leppard burst onto the hard rock scene in 1980 like a group of seasoned veterans. Thinking big from the very start, the blueprint for their music was, as singer Joe Elliott states, “AC/DC meets Queen”. Def Leppard’s story is one of stratospheric highs and crashing lows, of triumph over adversity. While becoming one of the world’s best-selling music artists with blockbuster albums Pyromania and Hysteria, the band overcame drummer Rick Allen’s accident, where he lost an arm, and the death of bandmate Steve Clark. But despite tragedy plaguing the group during its 45-year history, Def Leppard never thought about quitting, and continued to write and record, finding success with every release and tour.

With brand new text derived from several in-depth interviews with members of the band, as well as archive text from past members, Definitely chronicles Def Leppard’s incredible story, from their humble beginnings rehearsing in a spoon factory in Sheffield, to recording ground-breaking multi-platinum albums and touring sell-out stadiums around the world.

‘In the summer of 1988 we shifted 4 million copies of Hysteria in the US alone. We were outselling U2, Michael Jackson, Guns ‘n’ Roses… For about six weeks we were the biggest band in the world.’

– Joe Elliott

Alongside the book’s text are hundreds of items from the band’s combined and personal archives, presenting over four decades of Def Leppard history. Granted unlimited access to the Def Leppard vault, the book includes handwritten correspondence, rare vinyl pressings, tour memorabilia, music video storyboards, draft album artwork, press cuttings, previously unpublished photographs and much more.

Part memoir, part scrapbook, Definitely: The Story of Def Leppard is the ultimate record of Def Leppard’s legendary career.”

Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott Says The Band’s Recent Atlanta, GA Show Was Their “Wettest Gig” In Nearly 40 Years

Last night (June 16), Def Leppard performed in the pouring rain during the kickoff date of their stadium tour with Mötley Crüe, Poison, and Joan Jett in Atlanta GA. According to Joe Elliott, the concert was “the wettest gig [the band] have done since Mannheim in 1986.” You can find a recap video from the set, along with some fan-filmed footage below:

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of Def Leppard Performing Three Songs At The Whisky A Go Go In West Hollywood, CA

On May 26, Def Leppard played a special invitation-only concert for SiriusXM subscribers at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, CA. You can see some pro-shot footage of the band performing “Pour Some Sugar On Me,” “Rock Of Ages,” and “Photograph” during that set below:

Def Leppard Announce Two New Gins

Def Leppard have joined forces with Brands For Fans for some new bottles of gin. The two beverages, which are called “Animal” and “Rocket,” were created by master blender Daniel Henriksson.

Here’s a description of the drinks:

“Def Leppard ‘Animal’ is a classic London Dry Gin with a high intensity of flavors. The grain-based distillate is heavy with juniper, lemon, and botanicals. It is spicy, big, and bold and has all the classic gin characters you should expect in a London Dry Gin. This gin’s label design is inspired by the hit single ‘Animal”‘ from the album ‘Hysteria.'”

“Def Leppard ‘Rocket’ is a premium distilled gin with a high intensity of flavors. Also, with this gin, the grain-based distillate is bold with juniper and herbaceous tones. Taking inspiration from the lavender labyrinths in Sheffield (Manor Lodge), and to get an even more developed experience of botanical character, additional flavors of lavender and lemon are macerated and blended with the distillate. There are no added sweeteners, ensuring the purest quality of liquid. The label design is based off the hit single ‘Rocket’ from the album ‘Hysteria.'”

Def Leppard Score Eighth Top 10 Album In The U.S. With “Diamond Star Halos”

According to Billboard, Def Leppard’s latest album “Diamond Star Halos” has debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 chart. The effort scored the ranking after moving 34,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. Notably, the record is the band’s eighth to hit the top 10.

Watch Def Leppard Play Three-Song Set For “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Last night (May 25), Def Leppard played a three-song set for “Jimmy Kimmel Live!.” You can see footage of the band performing “Rock Of Ages,” “Hysteria,” and “Pour Some Sugar On Me” below: