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Def Leppard 2016 Recap Part 6 June (Are You Man Enough?)

Thursday, 29th December 2016

Def Leppard 2016.

A recap of all things Def Leppard in the year 2016 continuing with the month of June.

Another eventful year for the band is about to end and these updates look back at the major events that took place this year.

Featuring links to past news stories.

In June it was a relatively quiet start to the month with a few anniversaries of major live shows from the past before the 2016 tour started up again.

The main leg of the Summer Tour 2016 started in late June and a new promo video and single were also released on the same day.

A rare TV appearance from 1980 in Holland surfaced online for the first time featuring the classic early band line-up.

Visit the Album News section. For more news on new music (based on band member quotes) dating back to January 2011.

Def Leppard 1980.

1st June 2016 - Rare Def Leppard Hello America 1980 Dutch TV Appearance (Photo Gallery) - Read More

Rare and previously unheard of footage of the band from September 1980 in Holland was posted online. Dutch TV show TopPop, a variation of the UK's Top Of The Pops, posted the playback performance of 'Hello America' on their own YouTube channel.

The footage was shot during the band's first European tour as support to the Scorpions and features original guitarists Pete Willis and Steve Clark.

Def Leppard 2006.

3rd June 2016 - 10 Years Ago Def Leppard Start YEAH! European Tour In Milan (Video) - Read More

The 10th anniversary of the start of the 2006 YEAH! tour which began with a festival show near Milan, Italy.

The band debuted two new songs from the YEAH! album in 'Hell Raiser' and 'Hanging On The Telephone' as well as playing 'Rock On' which included Sav's new bass solo intro.

Sheffield 1993.

6th June 2016 - 23 Years Ago Def Leppard Headline Don Valley Stadium In Sheffield - Read More

This date marked 23 years since one of the band's most significant live shows in their home town of Sheffield at the Don Valley Stadium which by this time had sadly been closed and demolished.

Joe Elliott quote (2012) - "Playing your home town is just an amazing feeling when you do that. It was an amazing moment, when you walk on stage and your entire career flashes before your eyes."

Euphoria 1999.

8th June 2016 - The Story Of Def Leppard's Euphoria Album (Released 17 Years Ago) - Read More

This date marked 17 years since the release of the band's studio album 'Euphoria' which saw them reintroduce the classic big production/backing vocal sound from the classic 80s/early 90s albums and reunite with Mutt Lange.

Rick Allen quote (1999) - "Everyone around us wanted a classic sounding Def Leppard album again. We basically used "Pyromania", "Hysteria", and several elements of other records as a blueprint, and that's how we came up with "Euphoria". And I think it's great. I still think it's great."

Tesla 2016.

June 2016 - Tesla Mechanical Resonance LIVE! Featuring Phil Collen Song Out 24th June - Read More

Tesla's new live album was listed online with a release date of 24th June and featuring the new song 'Save That Goodness' co-written and produced by Phil Collen. The release date was eventually updated to late August.

Frank Hannon (Tesla) quote - "So then the next step was Phil wanted to write a song with the band. So he had a song that he'd been working on called 'Save That Goodness' and we started working on it with him and that will be the bonus track on the record. On the live record."

Vivian Campbell 2015.

13th June 2016 - Vivian Campbell Says Cancer Has Changed His Outlook On Life - Read More

Vivian gives another update on his health and how the illness has affected his life.

Vivian Campbell quote - "I was always a very positive person. My cup was always half-full. It’s now brimming. It definitely gives you an appreciation for every aspect of life."

Def Leppard 2009.

14th June 2016 - 7 Years Ago Def Leppard Make Emotional Return To Donington (Video) - Read More

The 7th anniversary of the band's emotional return to Donington Park at the Download festival in June 2009. Coming 23 years after their triumphant show at the original Monsters Of Rock festival during Rick Allen's comeback tour.

Joe Elliott quote (June 2009) - "Make some noise for Rick Allen will ya!. Stand up again man this is never gonna happen again come on. It's the human spirit winning over anything, this is the man."

Delta Deep 2016.

19th June 2016 - Phil Collen/Delta Deep Play Chattanooga, TN Show (Photos/Video) - Read More

Following a one off show in Laguna Beach on 15th June Phil Collen's Delta Deep played the Riverbend Festival in Chattanooga, TN. Their first ever outdoor festival performance.

Def Leppard 2016.

22nd June 2016 - Def Leppard Release New Man Enough Promo Video Online - Read More

The new promo video for 'Man Enough' was released online on the same day as the opening of the main Summer Tour 2016. The performance footage was filmed on 11th May before the Little Rock, AR show at Verizon Arena. The third in a series of videos directed by Emm Gryner's brother Frank and featuring more computer graphics.

Tesla 2016.

22nd June 2016 - Tesla Mechanical Resonance LIVE! (ft. Phil Collen) Tracklisting/Release Date - Read More

The full tracklisting and confirmed release date of Tesla's 'Mechanical Resonance LIVE!' album was confirmed. To be released on 26th August and including new single 'Save That Goodness' co-written and produced by Phil Collen.

News quote - "With a few surprises up their sleeve, including the single “Save That Goodness” written and produced by Phil Collen of Def Leppard, the album will be released on August 26th . The record is being released in conjunction with Tesla’s US summer tour opening up for Def Leppard, where they will perform in front of over half a million fans."

Def Leppard 2016.

23rd June 2016 - Def Leppard Resume 2016 Summer Tour In Mansfield, MA (Show Report) - Read More

The main portion of the Summer Tour 2016 kicked off in Mansfield, MA near Boston at the 19,900 capacity Xfinity Center. 16 songs were performed in an unchanged setlist from the May shows.

Joe Elliott end of show quote - "Thank you very much. A real pleasure. Thanks. It's a great way to start. Appreciate it. And everybody else has got a lot of work to do. Once again thanks for coming."

Delta Deep 2016.

23rd June 2016 - Phil Collen/Delta Deep Announce Laguna Beach Show For 12th September - Read More

Phil Collen and Delta Deep announced a new show in Laguna Beach at Skyloft. The venue and location were later changed to The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano. A venue which is also located close to Phil's home.

Visit the June 2016 News Section to view all the news stories in full.

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