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On This Day In Def Leppard History - 16th October 2018

Def Leppard History.

On This Day in Def Leppard History - 16th October, the following concerts and events took place. Including the 'Retro-Active' album entering the UK album charts at Number 6 on this day in 1993.

The album spent 6 weeks on the chart.

Read more about this album chart anniversary.

On this day in 2015 'Dangerous' was premiered by the Billboard website and made available as a digital download ahead of the self-titled studio album release.

Read more about this single release anniversary.

Also on the same day in 2015, 13 new tour dates were announced for January/February 2016 with Styx and Tesla in support.

Due to Joe Elliott's vocal issues, which started in January 2016 on the Hysteria cruise, only 10 of the shows were played. 9 of the shows were rescheduled to May with only the Sunrise, FL show taking place on its intended date (with Joe struggling through the show).

On this day in 2011 the band played acoustically for the Perth Telethon live event. Watch video footage and view many photos from this show.

On this day in 1996 the band played its very first show in Czech Republic and video footage is available.

Later tonight Vivian Campbell will present the fifth of six radio shows on BBC Radio Ulster showcasing the music that influenced him to become a guitarist.

Read More about this new show.

As of 2018, Def Leppard have played 5 times on this date plus 1 acoustic TV appearance.

Dangerous 2015.
2015 - Song Premiere/Single Release

Dangerous, Worldwide

World Tour 2015.
2015 - 2016 Tour Announcement

13 US Dates with Styx/Tesla

Retro-Active 1993.
1993 - Album Chart Peak

#6 - Retro-Active, UK

Hysteria 1987.
1988 - Live Concert

Assembly Hall, Champaign, IL, USA

Use the previous news links to go back through each day in history to June 2011.

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