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DEF LEPPARD News Round Up (5th-11th August 2019)

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A round up of Def Leppard News with links to stories and updates from this week in the band's history.

A week where the band were on a break from the 2019 tour.

2019 Tour Break/Las Vegas Rehearsals

The band were on a break this week before regrouping in Las Vegas to prepare for the second residency.

2020 Tour/Album Plans

Phil Collen mentioned plans for more touring around the world in 2020 and also that work would continue on a new Def Leppard album.

Las Vegas Residency Setlist News

The countdown to the second Las Vegas residency continued with now only 3 days to go before it starts.

Vivian Campbell revealed that the band had rehearsed 'Die Hard The Hunter' which has not been played since his very first show with the band in April 1992.

The Sin City Residency begins at the Zappos Theater At Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, NV on 15th August and runs for 12 shows until 7th September.

Def Leppard History

The 40th anniversary of the band singing their first recording contract took place this week.

Many other anniversaries also took place this week.

View the various stories from this week below.

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
4th august 2019

The JOE ELLIOTT Show 10th August 2019 Playlist/Transcript

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott hosted another edition of his weekly radio show last night on Planet Rock.

The latest edition of Joe Elliott's weekly radio show on Planet Rock.


Def Leppard News
11th august 2019

(3 Days To Go) DEF LEPPARD LAS VEGAS Residency 2019 Countdown

Def Leppard will start their Las Vegas Sin City residency at Zappos Theater in Las Vegas, NV in 3 days time.

The continued countdown to the second Las Vegas residency.


Def Leppard News
11th august 2019

32 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD Release WOMEN Single In The USA/Canada

Def Leppard released their classic Women single 32 years ago on this day in 1987 in the USA and Canada.

The 32nd anniversary of the 'Women' single being released in North America. The first release from the 'Hysteria' album there.


Def Leppard News
11th august 2019

33 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD Play 1st Full Show As Five Piece Since 1984

Def Leppard played a Hysteria tour warm up show in Waterford, Ireland 33 years ago on this day in 1986.

The 33rd anniversary of the band's first show back after Rick's accident as a full five piece and no back up drummer.


Def Leppard News
10th august 2019

27 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD Make MADISON SQUARE GARDEN Debut

Def Leppard played their first ever show at New York's Madison Square Garden on this day in 1992.

The 27th anniversary of the band's first ever appearance at New York's famous Madison Square Garden during the 'Adrenalize' tour.


Def Leppard News
10th august 2019

40 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD Play First Show After Signing Record Contract

Def Leppard played the first live show after signing their recording contract in Newcastle, England on this day 1979.

The 40th anniversary of the band's first live concert after singing their recording contract.


Def Leppard News
8th august 2019

DEF LEPPARD Rehearse DIE HARD THE HUNTER/To Film 2nd Vegas Residency

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell was recently interviewed ahead of the second Las Vegas residency and revealed more details.

Vivian spoke to the Canadian press and mentioned a rare Pyromania era track has been rehearsed for the upcoming second residency.


Def Leppard News
7th august 2019

33 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD Play With Two Drummers In Limerick (Photos)

Def Leppard played a warm up show in Limerick, Ireland on this day in 1986 and a tour story and rare photos are available.

The 33rd anniversary of a 1986 show in Ireland during Rick Allen's come back tour. View rare photos of the band playing with second drummer Jeff Rich.


Def Leppard News
6th august 2019

PHIL COLLEN Says DEF LEPPARD Have Busy 2020 World Tour/Album Plans

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen was interviewed by Las Vegas radio and spoke about 2020 tour and album plans.

Phil Collen revealed plans for worldwide touring in 2020 and continued work on a new Def Leppard studio album between tour legs.


Def Leppard News
5th august 2019

17 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD's NOW Single Released In The UK

Def Leppard's classic single Now from the X/Ten album was released in the UK on this day in 2002.

The 17th anniversary of the NOW single being released in the UK.


Def Leppard News
5th august 2019

40 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD Sign Their First Recording Contract

Def Leppard signed their first major recording contract with Phonogram in Dronfield, England on this day in 1979.

The 40th anniversary of the band singing their first recording contract with Phonogram Records in 1979.


Def Leppard News
5th august 2019

33 Years Ago RICK ALLEN Plays First DEF LEPPARD Show With One Arm

Def Leppard played their first live show since Rick Allen's 1984 car accident in Cork, Ireland on this day in 1986.

The 33rd anniversary of Rick Allen's first show back with the band following his accident in 1984.


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