Def Leppard played a 2019 tour show at the Exit 111 Festival last night in Manchester, TN with 16 songs performed.
DEF LEPPARD News Round Up (7th-13th October 2019)
A round up of Def Leppard News with links to stories and updates from this week in the band's history.
A week where Joe released a new Down 'n' Outz album and the band returned for another one-off festival show.
Exit 111 Festival Show
Last night saw the band return to live action at the Exit 111 Festival in Manchester, Tennessee (Not New Hampshire...or England...).
The first time the band have played a show in this city at a festival held on the same grounds as the annual Bonnaroo Music Festival.
16 songs were performed including many included at the recent Sin City Residency.
Def Leppard headlined the second day in three with the event being closed out tonight by Guns N' Roses.
Down 'n' Outz This How We Roll Album
Joe Elliott released the third studio album with his side band Down 'n' Outz this week.
The first to feature all original material written by Joe.
'This Is How We Roll' was released on 11th October on CD, LP, LP Picture Disc and digitally.
It includes the title track first single and a tribute to David Bowie as well as a cover of The Tubes' 'White Punks On Dope'.
New Def Leppard Songs/Album Update
Joe revealed that the band have more songs they are working on but that they will not rush to record them until they are ready and "good enough".
Collection Volume 3 Box Set
In a recent interview Joe seemingly revealed plans for the Collection Volume 3 box set to be released this year without giving any specific date.
It will include at least three live recordings of the performances with Brian May as a guest over the years.
Def Leppard History
The 31st anniversary of the 'Love Bites' single becoming Def Leppard's first and only U.S. Number One took place this week.
View the various stories from this week below.
Visit thesection. For more news on future tour plans.
Visit thesection. For more news on new music (based on band member quotes).
The band played the Exit 111 Festival and Manchester, TN for the very first time. View the setlist/photos and video from this show.
The latest edition of Joe Elliott's weekly radio show on Planet Rock.
Joe Elliott talked about plans for the next box set during an interview and the band's friendship with Queen's Brian May.
When interviewed about the Down 'n' Outz Joe revealed that Def Leppard's 2020 tour plans will start in April/May. Rumours of a show in Mexico also surfaced amongst local fans there.
The first anniversary of 'The Story So Far' album/'Hysteria Singles' box and release of the 'Personal Jesus'/'We All Need Christmas' digital singles.
The 35th anniversary of the 'Pyromania' album reaching 6 million sales in the USA.
The 32nd anniversary of a 'Hysteria' tour In The Round show in Providence, RI where an iconic stage photo was taken.
Joe mentioned working on new songs and said they will not be recorded in any hurry but when they are ready. The band's focus remains on playing live.
The third studio album from Joe Elliott's Down 'n' Outz band 'This Is How We Roll' was released worldwide on CD/LP and Digitally. The first to feature new original material written by Joe on piano and including a tribute to David Bowie.
In one of a series of interview videos Joe commented on the David Bowie tribute 'Goodnight Mr. Jones' which is included on the new Down 'n' Outz album.
Joe discussed the new Down 'n' Outz album along with Def Leppard's early touring days in a video interview.
Joe talked about the new Down 'n' Outz album on UK radio and the current state of his favourite football team Sheffield United.
When asked about the Sin City Residency Joe revealed the DVD should include all songs performed during the last two filmed shows.
The first anniversary of Def Leppard's nomination for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and start of the Fan Voting process which led to their eventual Induction.
The 20th anniversary of the 'Goodbye' single entering the UK's Rock Charts at Number One.
Joe discussed the making of the new Down 'n' Outz album 'This Is How We Roll' and band history in a new interview video.
The classic 'Love Bites' promo video was included in the re-broadcast of a July 1988 episode of Top Of The Pops on UK TV.
The 31st anniversary of the 'Love Bites' single reaching Number One on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1988.
The 31st anniversary of the filming for the 1988 MTV Rockumentary in Atlanta, GA during the Hysteria tour. Watch the full show.
The 4th anniversary of 'Let's Go' being played for the very first time in Moline, IL during the 2015 world tour.
The 32nd anniversary of the 'Hysteria' album reaching 1 million sales in the USA.
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