Def Leppard Tour 2015 Tour News and Updates
2014 Def Leppard and KISS Tour
Def Leppard emerged in 1977 and quickly ascended to heights of perennial metal-pop kings in the following decades. As pioneers in the new wave of British heavy metal, alongside Iron Maiden and Saxon, the five rockers out of Sheffield, England reached extraordinary popularity in the late 80s and early 90s. Def Leppard has had immeasurable and lasting influence in the world of music, being the final hair metal holdout before grunge swept the industry. Def Leppard combines the 1970s glam rock genres (T.Rex, Led Zeppelin) with signature melodies and hooky riffs, resulting in immense crossover success.
Def Leppard’s monumental work, 1987’s “Hysteria,” is considered a milestone in rock music, and showed the bands breadth from metal to power-pop. The album was followed-up by 1992’s “Adrenalize,” after the death of guitarist Steve Clark, and is known as the last successful album produced by a band of their genre at dawn of a new style of rock (No.1 Billboard). Def Leppard is one of the best-selling artists in history, with over 100 million records sold, and two albums with RIAA diamond certification.
Now, thirty years removed from the breakout album “Pyromania,” which launched unforgettable hits “Photograph” and “Rock of Ages,” Def Leppard is going stronger than ever. Over the years, the band has demonstrated incomparable creativity, mashing hard rock sounds with experimental electronic on “Slang,” but have never lost their golden sound, as evident by “Euphoria.” When you purchase Def Leppard tickets, you get to experience on of VH1’s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time—and now you can see them with fellow classic rock act, KISS. The two legendary mainstays will hit the road on a co-headlining tour this summer. Let’s Get Rocked and buy Def Leppard tickets now!