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DEF LEPPARD 2017 News Recap Part 1 (January)

Def Leppard 2017. January 2017

Welcome to recap of all things Def Leppard in the year 2017 starting with the month of January.

Another year for the band is about to end and these updates will look back at the major events that took place over the last 12 months.

Featuring links to past news stories.

2017 was not quite as busy a touring year as 2016 but still very eventful and only the second time two albums were released in the same year (after two in 2006 with YEAH!/Hysteria Deluxe Edition). 2018 may prove to be more eventful with multiple album reissues and a world tour.

It all began in January with Joe appearing at three special David Bowie tribute concerts in London and Los Angeles.

These appearances could be repeated by Joe as the band involved have already announced a Celebrating David Bowie tour from January to March 2018. Including shows in London, Dublin and at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. The message 'Plus additional special guests...' is included on the tour website.

The 2017 North American tour was confirmed later in the month featuring Poison and Tesla as the opening acts. Tesla supporting the band for a third straight year and now cementing their position as the band who have supported Def Leppard more than any other.

Visit the Tour News section. For more news on future tour plans.

Visit the Album News section. For more news on new music (based on band member quotes).

Def Leppard News
31st january 2017

New Def Leppard EP Vinyl Release On Amazon UK For April

A new version of The Def Leppard EP randomly turned up as a listing on Amazon UK. The exact details of this release would be revealed later in the year.

Def Leppard News
27th january 2017

Def Leppard Live From Detroit CD/DVD Released Today In Japan

The 'And There Will Be A Next Time...Live From Detroit' 2CD/DVD got an early release in Japan ahead of its worldwide release in February.

Def Leppard News
26th january 2017

Joe Elliott At Celebrating David Bowie LA #2 (Show Report/Photos)

Joe Elliott performed two songs at another Celebrating David Bowie concert in Los Angeles, CA. The second of two nights.

Def Leppard News
25th january 2017

Joe Elliott At Celebrating David Bowie LA #1 (Show Report/Photos)

Joe Elliott performed two songs at the Celebrating David Bowie concert in Los Angeles, CA following his appearance at the London show earlier in the month.

Def Leppard News
23rd january 2017

Joe Elliott Says Def Leppard's Live From Detroit DVD Was His Idea

Joe Elliott followed up Phil's interview with his own info about the upcoming 2CD/DVD release and said it had been his idea.

Def Leppard News
23rd january 2017

Phil Collen On Why Def Leppard Filmed The 2016 Detroit Show

During a series of interviews to promote the new 'Live From Detroit' 2CD/DVD Phil Collen revealed the reasons why the city of Detroit/Clarkston, MI had been chosen as the filming location.

Def Leppard News
19th january 2017

Def Leppard Guitarist Steve Clark 12th January 2017 Grave Site Photo

More new photos of Steve Clark's grave site were shared by local fans 26 years after he had been laid to rest at Wisewood cemetery in Sheffield.

Def Leppard News
16th january 2017

Vivian Campbell/Last In Line Announce Five New US Tour Dates

Vivian Campbell announced the first of many shows for 2017 with his side band Last In Line.

Def Leppard News
14th january 2017

Joe Elliott's The Bridge Movie Appearance No Longer Happening

An interview with Black Star Rider's frontman Ricky Warwick revealed Joe Elliott's appearance in The Bridge movie would not likely happen as the project had stalled with no sign of it being completed.

Def Leppard News
12th january 2017

Def Leppard Announce New US/Canadian Tour With Poison/Tesla

The 2017 North American tour featuring Poison and Tesla was announced following an unfortunate leak by DJ Eddie Trunk on his radio show. 38 dates were confirmed across the USA and Canada.

Def Leppard News
11th january 2017

Watch Joe Elliott's Ian Hunter Speakeasy Interview Online Now

Joe Elliott's interview with his hero Ian Hunter from July 2016 was made available online. The first time he had interviewed another musician for a TV show. Sadly the video has now been made private and can no longer be viewed. Season one of the show can be purchased on Amazon so the episode may appear there in the future.

Def Leppard News
10th january 2017

Def Leppard To Headline The Rocklahoma Festival In May

Another 2017 festival appearance was confirmed for Rocklahoma in Pryor, OK which was played in May. The first show to be announced in 2017 after other appearances had been confirmed in December 2016.

Def Leppard News
9th january 2017

Joe Elliott At Celebrating David Bowie London (Show Report/Setlist)

Joe Elliott performed two songs at the Celebrating David Bowie concert in London, England as one of many special guest singers. His first UK performance since December 2015. During the show he performed with a gospel choir for the very first time.

Def Leppard News
8th january 2017

Def Leppard Guitarist Steve Clark Died 26 Years Ago Today In London

Steve Clark was remembered again by fans around the world on the 26th anniversary of his death in 1991.

Def Leppard News
6th january 2017

Def Leppard Reportedly Planning Full-Scale 2017 Summer Tour

A Phil Collen interview from November 2016 surfaced with news of the live DVD and an update on the 2017 tour.

Visit the January 2017 News Section to view all the news stories in full.

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