Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott hosted another edition of his weekly radio show last night on Planet Rock.
DEF LEPPARD News Round Up (1st-7th July 2019)
A round up of Def Leppard News with links to stories and updates from this week in the band's history.
The final week of touring in Europe.
2019 European Tour Shows
The current tour continued across Europe with three more shows played in Germany.
A return to Berlin for the first time since November 2003 on the X/Ten tour.
The show took place outside in the grounds of an historic fortress. Old friends Europe supported them again as they had in 1988 and 2013.
The second of two shows on Bon Jovi's 'This House Is Not For Sale' tour following the earlier show in Denmark.
This concert was the first of two in Germany and it took place at the 54,000 capacity Merkur Spiel-Arena football stadium. The first time Def Leppard had ever played in this city.
The last of three shows with Bon Jovi saw the band play before their largest audience ever in mainland Europe with 72,000 fans in attendance.
The show took place at the famous Olympiastadion.
Def Leppard History
This week saw the 38th anniversary of the 'High 'n' Dry' albums UK release (depending on what release date is correct...) and 31 years have now passed since the 'Love Bites' single and 'Historia' video were released in the UK.
This week also marked 14 years since the Live 8 show in Philadelphia, PA where the band performed 3 songs before an estimated crowd of up to 1 million people.
View the various stories from this week below.
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The latest edition of Joe Elliott's weekly radio show on Planet Rock.
Show #14 on the 2019 European tour in Munich, Germany. Read about the show and view photos and video footage.
The 38th anniversary of the 'High 'n' Dry' album being released in the UK. Featuring the singles 'Let It Go' and 'Bringin' On The Heartbreak'.
Show #13 on the 2019 European tour in Dusseldorf, Germany. Read about the show and view photos and video footage.
.The 31st anniversary of the UK release of the 'Historia' compilation video. Featuring all of the band's promo videos released between 1980 and 1988 with then current single 'Love Bites' added on as a bonus after the main credits.
The 27th anniversary of the UK chart peak of the second single from the 'Adrenalize' album.
The 31st anniversary of the 'Love Bites' single release in the UK. Released on U.S. Independence Day it would go on to reach Number One there later in 1988.
Details were revealed of the Download Festival highlights specials on Sky Arts TV in the UK. The first show featured 'Animal' and 'PSSOM' from Def Leppard's headline set plus a very short interview with Joe and Sav between songs.
Show #12 on the 2019 European tour in Berlin, Germany. Read about the show and view photos and video footage.
The 14th anniversary of a charity concert played before almost 1 million fans in Philadelphia, PA. Broadcast live on TV and online.
The 23rd anniversary of the release of the 'Work It Out' single in the UK. The second single from the 'Slang' album and first to be written by Vivian Campbell.
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