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Def Leppard 2016 Recap Part 10 October (End Of The Summer Tour)

Def Leppard 2016. October 2016

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

Another eventful year for the band has ended and these updates look back at the major events that took place last year.

Featuring links to past news stories.

In early October the last six shows of the Summer Tour 2016 were played across the Northern US states.

These included an emotional return to the scene of Steve Clark's final live show with the band and where they had ended the 'Hysteria' tour back in October 1988.

The end of the month saw the first anniversary of the current self-titled album.

News of the band's Classic Rock awards win was 'leaked' by Phil during a radio interview.

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

Def Leppard 1987. 1987 Stage

1st October 2016 - 29 Years Ago Def Leppard Unveil Hysteria Tour In The Round Stage

The 29th anniversary of the first ever In The Round show in Glens Falls, NY and start of the US 'Hysteria' tour. Def Leppard and Tesla opened the tour at the Glens Falls Civic Center which became the band's most iconic tour.

Joe Elliott quote (1987) - "It was a suggestion made to us by our New York based manager called Peter Mensch." - Read More

Def Leppard 2016. Screenshot

2nd October 2016 - Def Leppard Remember Steve Clark 28 Years On In Tacoma (Show Report)

An emotional return for the band to the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, WA for the first time since the end of the Hysteria tour. Steve Clark's last live show with the band. Joe marked the occasion on stage during his many speeches. 13,815 fans attended the show.

Joe Elliott quote - "So here we all are again. It's been a while. the last gig Steve Clark ever played was in this building. Let's give some love to Steve Clark. That was 1988 which is 28 years ago." - Read More

Retro-Active 1993.

4th October 2016 - 23 Years Ago Def Leppard Release Retro-Active Compilation Album

The 23rd anniversary of the 'Retro-Active' compilation album that was released in October 1993 featuring the hit singles 'Two Steps Behind', 'Action' and 'Miss You In A Heartbeat'.

Phil Collen quote (October 1993) - "The inspiring thing about this album is that the sleeve cost more than the recording!." - Read More

Def Leppard 1995. Screenshot

5th October 2016 - 21 Years Ago Def Leppard Honoured By The Mayor Of Sheffield

The band were honoured by the Mayor Of Sheffield with many events taking place around their home city including the unveiling of plaques at venues in Crookes and the Don Valley Stadium. The band and their families met with the Mayor in his council chambers.

Joe Elliott quote (1995) - "Did you see what I wrote?. I signed it; 'Joe Elliott - International Rock Star and Ambassador for Sheffield!'." - Read More

Def Leppard 2015. Screenshot

7th October 2016 - One Year Ago Def Leppard Debut Let's Go Live In Moline, IL (Video)

One year since the first playing of new single 'Let's Go' in Moline, IL. The first song from the current DEF LEPPARD album to be featured in the live show. The song and it's intro section replaced 'Disintegrate/Rock! Rock!' as the new show opening which after the first few dates remained in place for the rest of the 2015/2016 tour.

Rick Allen quote (2015) - "Moline is about to be the "first" for something special!." - Read More

Def Leppard 2016. Screenshot

10th October 2016 - Def Leppard Win Classic Rock Album Of The Year/Will Tour In 2017

Phil Collen revealed that the band had won the Classic Rock Album Of The Year fan vote ahead of the ceremony which took place in Tokyo, Japan the following month.

Phil Collen quote - "We won the Classic Rock award Album Of The Year in England and they're having it in Japan." - Read More

Def Leppard 2016. Screenshot

11th October 2016 - Def Leppard End 2016 Summer Tour In Cedar Rapids, IA (Show Report)

The 58th and final full concert of the year took place in Cedar Rapids, IA on 10th October. The last night of the 2016 Summer Tour with REO Speedwagon and Tesla.

Joe Elliott quote - "Welcome to the very last night of our tour. This is it, we're done after this. Are you gonna make it special for us tonight?." - Read More

Def Leppard 2016. Screenshot
11th October 2016 - Vivian Campbell Says 2016 Def Leppard Tour Has Been Amazing

Vivian praised the current tour during a TV interview and mentioned at the number of younger fans attending shows in 2016.

Vivian Campbell quote - "This is our second to last show tonight here in Toledo. And it has been amazing. You know we played last night in La Crosse, Wisconsin and I swear. I mean, probably 70 percent were under 30 or maybe even under 25." - Read More

Def Leppard 2015.

16th October 2016 - One Year Ago Def Leppard's Dangerous Single Premiered/Released

One year since the online premiere and digital release of the 'Dangerous' single ahead of the release of the current DEF LEPPARD album.

Joe Elliott quote (2015) - "This is one of Phil's tracks, and it's from the same school of thought as 'Photograph' or Promises. It's fast and uptempo, it rocks and it will be a great song to play live." - Read More

When Love And Hate Collide 1995.

21st October 2016 - 21 Years Ago Def Leppard's When Love And Hate Collide At #2 In The UK

The 21st anniversary of the band's biggest UK hit single 'When Love & Hate Collide' which reached Number 2 in October 1995. The only new song and lead single taken from the 'Vault Greatest Hits 1980-1995' album.

Joe Elliott quote (1995) - "It's perfect for the Greatest Hits album which is older material. It's a brand new recording but it was written in 1990." - Read More

Last In Line 2016. Screenshot

22nd October 2016 - Vivian Campbell/Last In Line Start Heavy Crown Tour In Seattle (Photos)

Vivian's Last In Line band started their 'Heavy Crown' tour in Seattle, WA. The first of five US shows in California and Nevada ahead of the longer UK/European run in November/December. New album track 'Already Dead' made its live debut following its release as a lyric video on YouTube in the same week. - Read More

Def Leppard 1988. 1988 Stage

27th October 2016 - 28 Years Ago Def Leppard End Hysteria Tour/Steve Clark's Last Show

The 28th anniversary of the end of the 'Hysteria' world tour in Tacoma, WA in October 1988. The final live show with Steve Clark.

Joe Elliott quote (October 1988) - "I know it sounds boring, but after the last fourteen months I think I could stand a little boredom. It should make for a nice change." - Read More

Def Leppard 2015.

30th October 2016 - One Year Ago Def Leppard Release New Self-Titled Studio Album

The first anniversary of the self-titled DEF LEPPARD album release in October 2015. The band's first new full length studio album since 2008's 'Songs From The Sparkle Lounge' featuring the singles 'Let's Go', 'Dangerous' and 'Man Enough'. 'We Belong' included each of the five band members taking lead vocal lines during a song for the first time.

Joe Elliott quote (2015) - "It's got a bit of everything. And that's why the album is called Def Leppard. We called it Def Leppard because we thought it sounded like Def Leppard." - Read More

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

Related News - Def Leppard 2016 Recap Part 9 September (Further Live Adventures)

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

Related News - Def Leppard 2016 Recap Part 5 May (Tour Start/Deaf Leopards)

Related News - Def Leppard 2016 Recap Part 4 (April/Side Bands/Record Store Day)

Related News - Def Leppard 2016 Recap Part 3 (March/Joe's Recovery Continues)

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