Category Archives: Def Leppard

Watch Rock Of Ages Tour Trailer – Def Leppard + Poison

The tour trailer for this summer’s Def Leppard and Posion shows can be seen below. Lita Ford will also be performing. Watch the Rock of Ages Tour spot:

Def Leppard, Poison, and Lita Ford 2012 Tour Dates

Jun. 20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheater
Jun. 22 – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Jun. 23 – Las Vegas, NV @ Red Rock Amphitheatre
Jun. 25 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Jun. 27 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
Jun. 29 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Jun. 30 – Tampa, FL @ Tampa Bay Times Forum
Jul. 02 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Jul. 03 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Jul. 06 – Cleveland, OH @ Quickens Loan Arena
Jul. 07 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Jul. 10 – Baltimore, MD @ Merriweather Pavilion
Jul. 11 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
Jul. 13 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Pavilion
Jul. 16 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
Jul. 17 – Hamilton, ON @ Copps Coliseum
Jul. 19 – Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
Jul. 22 – Cadott, WI @ Rock Fest

Rick Allen Art Collection Now Available

Def Leppard drummer’s art collection Electric Hand: Rhythm and Change opens today (April 18) at RickAllenArt.com. The one-armed rock drummer Rick Allen worked with SceneFour to turn his rhythm into fine art.

According to LA Weekly: “Allen sat in a dark room playing drums with sticks that either contained LED or had LED attached to their tips, while a Fuji X100 camera took long exposures of the light trails created by Allen’s strokes. Depending upon the intensity of the hits, the color gradient ranges from black (lowest intensity) to color to white (highest intensity).”

Def Leppard, Poison, Lita Ford 2012 Tour Dates

English hard rock band Def Leppard is on tour this summer with Posion and Lita Ford.  Here are the tour dates:

Def Leppard, Poison, and Lita Ford 2012 Tour Dates

Jun. 20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheater
Jun. 22 – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Jun. 23 – Las Vegas, NV @ Red Rock Amphitheatre
Jun. 25 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Jun. 27 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
Jun. 29 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Jun. 30 – Tampa, FL @ Tampa Bay Times Forum
Jul. 02 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Jul. 03 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Jul. 06 – Cleveland, OH @ Quickens Loan Arena
Jul. 07 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Jul. 10 – Baltimore, MD @ Merriweather Pavilion
Jul. 11 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
Jul. 13 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Pavilion
Jul. 16 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
Jul. 17 – Hamilton, ON @ Copps Coliseum
Jul. 19 – Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
Jul. 22 – Cadott, WI @ Rock Fest

Top 10 Def Leppard Songs of All Time

Def Leppard is a hard rock band from England that has been active since the late 1970s.  Behind a slew of radio-friendly hits, the band is constantly touring the world and is consistently working on new releases.  Def Leppard features Joe Elliott on vocals, Phil Collen on guitar, Vivian Campbell on guitar, Rick Savage on bass, and Rick Allen on drums.  Here are the 10 best Leppard songs:

1.  “Pour Some Sugar On Me” Hysteria (1987)

2.  “Bringin’ On The Heartbreak” High ‘n’ Dry (1981)

3.  “Rock Of Ages” Pyromania (1983)

4.  “Photograph” Pyromania (1983)

5.  “Animal” Hysteria (1987)

6.  “Rocket” Hysteria (1987)

7.  “Armageddon It” Hysteria (1987)

8.  “Let’s Get Rocked” Adrenalize (1992)

9.  “Foolin'” Pyromania (1983)

10.  “Love Bites” Hysteria (1987)

Single Review: Def Leppard “Undefeated” Mirrorball [2011]

British rock icons Def Leppard present their latest single from the upcoming live compilation Mirrorball: Live & More.

The brand new track “Undefeated” begins with a victorious drum groove and Hysteria-esque chants.  The band channels 1990’s Aerosmith harmonies during the bridge prior to the first chorus (0:46).  The main guitars and drums during the verses provide a bad seamstress bluesy stomp.

While this track is not exactly sticky sweet, it is a pleasant revival of the old school Leppard in some respects.  For example, the chorus is sing-along friendly and the guitar fills are a plenty.

If you are looking for the single, simply hit up iTunes.  Otherwise you will have to visit your local Wal-Mart or Sam’s Club on June 7 in North America.

Tour Preview: Def Leppard Summer 2011

Def Leppard is hitting the road this summer in support of their live album Mirrorball, which also includes a few new studio tracks.  Fans can certainly expect a great night of hard rock from these rock legends, however that may come at a steep price.  Ticketmaster.com lists seats up to $145 a pop at the Jones Beach show.  While Def Leppard rocks, they certainly are no Paul McCartney.  If seeing Def Leppard live is on your bucket list, then I suggest taking the $35 “cheap seats.”  If you are a hardcore fan, then there are the excessively priced VIP packages at iloveallaccess.com.

Jun 7 – The Odyssey Theatre, Belfast (N. Ireland)
Jun 8 – The O2, Dublin (Ireland)
Jun 10 – Download Festival, Donington (UK)
Jun 15 – West Palm Beach, FL (Cruzan Amphitheatre)
Jun 17 – Tampa, FL (1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre)
Jun 18 – Atlanta, GA (Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood)
Jun 19 – Orange Beach, AL (Amphitheater @ the Wharf)
Jun 22 – Charlotte, NC (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
Jun 24 – Raleigh, NC (Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion)
Jun 25 – Virginia Beach, VA (Farm Bureau Live)
Jun 26 – Philadelphia, PA (Susquehanna Bank Center)
Jun 29 – Scranton, PA (Toyota Pavilion)
Jun 30 – Boston, MA (Comcast Center)
Jul 2 – Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun Arena)
Jul 3 – Hershey, PA (Hersheypark Stadium)
Jul 5 – Milwaukee, WI (Summerfest)
Jul 7 – Cincinnati, OH (Riverbend Music Center)
Jul 9 – Washington, DC (Jiffy Lube Live)
Jul 10 – Saratoga Springs, NY (Saratoga Performing Arts Center)
Jul 12 – Wantagh, NY (Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre)
Jul 13 – Holmdel, NJ (PNC Bank Arts Center)
Jul 15 – Chicago, IL (First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre)
Jul 17 – Cadott, WI (Rock Fest)
Jul 19 – Tulsa, OK (BOK Center)
Jul 20 – Dallas, TX (Gexa Energy Pavilion)
Jul 22 – Houston, TX (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)
Jul 23 – New Orleans, LA (New Orleans Arena)
Jul 24 – San Antonio, TX (AT&T Center)
Aug 8 – Sturgis, SD (Buffalo Chip)
Aug 10 – St. Louis, MO (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
Aug 12 – Indianapolis, IN (Verizon Wireless Music Center)
Aug 13 – Des Moines, IA (Iowa State Fair)
Aug 17 – Detroit, MI (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
Aug 20 – Pittsburgh, PA (First Niagara Pavilion)
Aug 21 – Buffalo, NY (Darien Lake Performing Arts Center)
Aug 24 – Cleveland, OH (Blossom Music Center)
Aug 26 – St. Paul, MN (Minnesota State Fair)
Aug 27 – Kansas City, MO (Sprint Center)
Aug 29 – Denver, CO (Comfort Dental Amphitheatre)
Aug 31 – Salt Lake City, UT (USANA Amphitheatre)
Sep 2 – Albuquerque, NM (The Pavilion)
Sep 10 – San Francisco, CA (Shoreline Amphitheatre)
Sep 11 – Sacramento, CA (Sleep Train Amphitheatre)
Sep 14 – Portland, OR (Sleep Country Amphitheater)
Sep 15 – Seattle, WA (White River Amphitheatre)

http://www.defleppard.com/tour/

Announced: Def Leppard, Poison, and Cheap Trick Summer 2009 Tour Dates

Hard rockers Def Leppard, Poison, and Cheap Trick will be hitting the road together this summer for a 40 date US tour. Very interesting…who remembers Joe Elliot trash talking Poison last summer?

23-June Camden, NJ
25-June Cuyahoga Falls, OH
26-June Darien Center, NY
28-June Scranton, PA
30-June Mansfield, MA
01-July Holmdel, NJ
03-July Saratoga Springs, NY
04-July Toronto, CAN
07-July Hartford, CT
08-July Wantagh, NY
10-July Burgettstown, PA
11-July Virginia Beach, VA
12-July Bristow, VA
15-July Cincinnati, OH
17-July Tinley Park, IL
18-July Milwaukee, WI
20-July Maryland Heights, MO
21-July Kansas City, MO
23-July Noblesville, IN
24-July Clarkston, MI
07-August Raleigh, NC
08-August Charlotte, NC
10-August Nashville, TN
11-August Birmingham, AL
13-August West Palm Beach, FL
14-August Tampa, FL
15-August Atlanta, GA
18-August New Orleans, LA
19-August Houston, TX
21-August Dallas, TX
22-August Tulsa, OK
24-August Englewood, CO
25-August Salt Lake City, UT
28-August Albuquerque, NM
29-August Phoenix, AZ
30-August Irvine, CA
02-September Mountain View, CA
03-September Sacramento, CA
05-September Las Vegas, NV
06-September San Bernadino, CA

Source: rollingstone.com

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Def Leppard Goes Country With Taylor Swift

Tonight Def Leppard performs with Taylor Swift on CMT’s “Crossroads.” The episode airs at 9 p.m. and features the artists playing each other’s tunes. Check out Taylor Swift singing lead on Def Leppard’s “Photograph” below:

Great music knows no boundaries as Great Britain’s premiere arena rock band and a country superstar take the stage together in Nashville. You won’t want to miss it as Def Leppard and Taylor Swift collaborate on each others’ hits in front of an invitation-only audience. Tune in as the rockers join Swift on chart toppers such as “Our Song” and “Love Story.” Also featured are Def Leppard classics including “Pour Some Sugar on Me” and “Photograph.” The new installment of this popular performance series, CMT Crossroads: Def Leppard and Taylor Swift, premieres Nov. 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CMT. [cmt.com]

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Miscellaneous Rock Links: Ozzy Crowned, Guitar Wars, iPod Daddy Leaves Apple…

1. Ozzy Osbourne crowned “living legend” at the Marshall Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards. Foo Fighters named band of the year and Slash wins the “11” award [telegraph.co.uk].

2. Who will win this dirty gaming war this year — Guitar Hero or Rock Band? Well, the consumers will ultimately decide as they cast their dollar votes this holiday season [ap.google.com].

3. Do you know who originally pitched the idea for the iPod to Apple? Neither did I. His name is Tony Fadell and he is leaving Apple after 160 million units sold [i4u.com]

4. If you want to watch Metallica’s induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year, then it will be on the Fuse network. The network and the Rock Hall justed inked a three year deal [worldscreen.com].

5. As a rock guitarist with the choice of joining Def Leppard or Iron Maiden, which would you pick? Phil Collen chose Def Leppard and talked about it with Inside Out webzine [blabbermouth.net].