Def Leppard played a show in Tampa, FL on 31st December 1987 during the Hysteria tour and things got interesting at midnight.
DEF LEPPARD 2019 News Recap Part 12 (December)
Welcome to recap of all things Def Leppard in the year 2019 continuing with the month of December.
Another year (and decade) for the band has just ended and these updates look back at the major events that took place over the last 12 months.
Featuring links to past news stories.
A month in which The Stadium Tour was announced for 2020 with Motley Crue, Poison and Joan Jett at a press conference in Los Angeles.
22 initial stadium shows were announced and seven more added one week later following massive ticket sales.
Vivian Campbell spent the first couple of weeks on tour in the UK and Europe with Last In Line. Playing the last of 66 shows with the band in addition to over 40 with Def Leppard.
Joe revealed a lot of news during a SiriusXM interview about upcoming activity in 2020 for Def Leppard.
As well as giving more details about The Early Years box set, he also announced a new video resissue series called 2020 Vision. And confirmed there will be a special release for Record Store Day 2020 in April.
Joe also suggested there would not be any new album until at least 2021 once the band had completed their reissue and archive releases.
In a separate interview he said the stage production for The Stadium Tour with Motley Crue would be "mind blowing".
Other major anniversaries also took place including Rick Allen's 1984 car accident and his first show with the band in 1978.
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The 32nd anniversary of a 'Hysteria' tour show in Tampa, FL where the band got a big surprise during the encore.
The 20th anniversary of the New Year's Eve 'Euphoria' tour show in Chicago, IL. Listen to a rare playing of '21st Century Sha La La La Girl'.
The and Rick remember his accident in a 1998 TV interview. Read their quotes and view video footage.
The 35th anniversary of Rick Allen's unfortunate car accident on New Year's Eve 1984. Read the story of that day.
Joe commented on the possible Down 'n' Outz tour in 2020 and the song 'Goodnight Mr. Jones'.
Joe talked about the strong tickets sales for The Stadium Tour and the prospect of yet more shows being added.
Joe gave an update on the next studio album and said the band are still working on new songs.
Joe talked about a number of exciting releases the band have planned for 2020 including a new video reissue series.
The 20th anniversary of a 'Euphoria' tour show in Peoria, IL. Watch video footage.
The 32nd anniversary of a 'Hysteria' tour show in Hollywood, FL. Watch the full show video.
A rare audio clip from 1988 featuring Steve Clark.
Joe said The Stadium Tour 2020 will have mind blowing production that is now being designed ahead of next Summer.
The 41st anniversary of a show in Grantham, England which was Rick's second show as a band member.
The 32nd anniversary of the 'Hysteria' album being certified as Platinum in the UK.
The 26th anniversary of the 'Retro-Active' album being certified as Gold and Platinum in the USA.
The 4th anniversary o Phil Collen's band Delta Deep playing their second UK sow in London. Watch video footage.
The 41st anniversary of Rick Allen playing his first Def Leppard show in Rotherham, England.
The 4th anniversary o Phil Collen's band Delta Deep playing their first UK sow in London. Watch video footage.
The 34th anniversary of Joe Elliott's guest appearance at an Elton John show in London. Read a story and view a rare on stage photo.
The Stadium Tour 2020 was expanded with 7 new shows in June/July. Making a total of 29 stadium shows so far announced.
The Domination Mexico festival appearance for May 2020 was finally confirmed and announced by the organisers.
The 4th anniversary of the 2015 world tour ending in Sheffield, England. View video footage.
The first anniversary of the end of the 2018 Hysteria & More tour in London, England. View video footage.
The 7th anniversary of the release of the 'Acoustic Medley' digital single .
The 36th anniversary of a 'Pyromania' tour show in Dortmund, Germany. View Pro-Shot video footage.
The 37th anniversary of the 'High 'n' Dry' album being certified as Gold in the USA.
The first anniversary of the release of the 'We All Need Christmas' promo video.
The 36th anniversary of the 'Too Late For Love' single peaking at Number 86 in the UK chart.
Rick Allen scheduled 3 new art events in Florida for January 2020.
The final shows of 2019 by Vivian's Last In Line. View the setlist and photos/videos.
The 34th anniversary of Joe Elliott's guest appearance with Elton John in London. Listen to audio.
The 8th anniversary of the final show on the 'Mirrorball' world tour in London. View video footage.
Vivian was interviewed by Planet Rock and talked about the 2020 stadium tour and joining the band in 1992/ Listen to the full audio.
More shows of 2019 by Vivian's Last In Line. View the setlist and photos/videos.
The first anniversary of the band's confirmation as Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductess for 2019.
The 27th anniversary of an Adrenalize tour In The Round show in Carbondale, IL. View rare video footage.
Vivian gave another update on Last In Line's third album progress and hinted at new 2020 European festival dates. Listen to the full audio.
The 17th anniversary of an 'X/Ten' tour show in Los Angeles, CA. View media photos.
In a new video post the band talked about The Stadium Tour 2020 and revealed their excitement.
Another show of 2019 by Vivian's Last In Line. View the setlist and photos/videos.
The 12th anniversary of Joe Elliott attending a Led Zeppelin reunion show in London, England. View video footage/photos.
The 23rd anniversary of a Slang tour stadium show in Cape Town, South Africa. Read Vivian's Tour Diary.
Another show of 2019 by Vivian's Last In Line. View the setlist and photos/videos.
The first anniversary of the band winning the Fan Vote for the 2019 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction.
The 37th anniversary of the filming of the 'Rock Of Ages' video in London, England on Phil Collen's birthday.
Phil today celebrates his 62nd birthday. He was born on this day in 1957 in London, England.
A Def Leppard member transcript from'The Stadium Tour' 2020 press conference that took place on 4th December.
All of the Def Leppard band member photos posted by Gettyimages from'The Stadium Tour' 2020 press conference that took place on 4th December.
The 27th anniversary of the UK release of the 'Adrenalize' special picture disc editions on CD and vinyl.
The 23rd anniversary of a Slang tour syadium show in Durban, South Africa. Read Vivian's very amusing Tour Diary entry.
The 36th anniversary of a UK TV performance taping in London, England during the 'Pyromania' tour. View rare photos + band commentary.
A new charity single release featuring Joe Elliott and other musicians billed as The Planet Rock Allstars.
The 26th anniversary of the classic 'Hysteria' album going 11 times Platinum in the USA for sales of over 11 million copies.
The 8th anniversary of a 'Mirrorball' tour show in Birmingham, England. View photos from the show which also featured Mötley Crüe.
The 4th anniversary of the opening night of the UK/Irish tour in Dublin, Ireland. View video footage.
Joe Elliott revealed the 'Sin City Residency' DVD will be released in the first half of 2020 during the 2020 tour press conference.
The 36th anniversary of the final UK 'Pyromania' tour show in London, England. Vuew rare photos.
The 10th anniversary of a Phil Collen/Manraze show supporting Alice Cooper in Brighton, England. View photos.
The 32nd anniversary of the classic 'Hysteria' single peaking at Number 26 in the UK singles chart.
The 23rd anniversary of a stadium show on the 'Slang' tour in Johannesburg, South Africa. View Pro-Shot footage and read Vivian's Tour Diary.
'The Stadium Tour' 2020 was revealed at a press conference in Los Angeles, CA. 22 stadiums shows were announced for the tour with Mötley Crüe, Poison and opener Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.
The 13th anniversary of Joe and Phil attending the 2006 Billboard Music Awards where they also presented alongside actress Kristen Bell.
Another show by Vivian's Last In Line. View the setlist and photos/videos from the show.
View Red Carpet photos from the 2005 VH1 event.
The 14th anniversary of an awards show where the band performed 'PSSOM' at the end of the event.
Poison's website suggested the tour announcement would happen on 4th December after adding a countdown clock to their site.
Rick Savage celebrated his 59th birthday ahead of his attendance of the 2020 tour press conference in the USA.
The 37th anniversary of the filming of the classic 'Photograph' promo video in London, England on Rick Savage's birthday.
More shows by Vivian's Last In Line. View setlists/photos and videos.
The 4th anniversary of Joe's appearance on BBC Breakfast news promoting the 2015 UK Tour.
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