Def Leppard 6/21/22

Coming soon via Genesis Publications is Def Leppard‘s first official band biography, titled Definitely: The Official Story Of Def Leppard. The book, which is described as “Part memoir, part scrapbook,” will be the ultimate official record of Leppard’s legendary career.

According to the press release, the tome “is narrated by the band in their own words, illustrated with photography and memorabilia from the Def Leppard archives. Definitely presents over four decades of the band’s history through handwritten correspondence, rare vinyl pressings, tour memorabilia, music video storyboards, draft album artwork, press cuttings, previously unpublished photographs and much more.”

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Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen revealed that although some bands that span the decades soldier on despite deep inner-band turmoil, Leppard are still a bunch of dudes that love hanging out and making music together: [“I think the saving grace is we still like each (laughs) other. We can all hang out in the same room, y’know what I mean? We don’t take separate cars, we don’t have separate hotels. And I think a lot of the success we had was fantastic. But honestly, I think a band grows from some of the not so good times. Like, losing (founding guitarist) Steve Clark and, y’know, my accident. I think that’s been really important for us, and it’s really sad to see other bands not quite being a team.”] SOUNDCUE (:30 OC: . . . being a team)

During Def Leppard’s 2019 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, frontman Joe Elliott spoke about how every time the band was about to be counted out, they not only rebounded — but came back stronger: [“And that’s the way that it always played out throughout our career. So, let’s face facts, people here: If alcoholism, car crashes, and cancer couldn’t kill us — then the ’90s had no (bleep-bleep) chance”] SOUNDCUE (:14 OC: . . . had no (bleep-bleep) chance)

  • Def Leppard / Motley Crue / Poison / John  Jett & The Blackhearts “The Stadium Tour” dates (subject to change):
    June 22 – Washington, D.C. – Nationals Park
    June 24 – Flushing, NY – Citi Field
    June 25 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park
    June 28 – Charlotte, NC – Bank of America Stadium
    June 30 – Nashville, TN – Nissan Stadium
    July 2 – Jacksonville, FL – TIAA Bank Field
    July 5 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium
    July 8 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
    July 10 – Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
    July 12 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
    July 14 – Cleveland, OH – FirstEnergy Stadium
    July 15 – Cincinnati, OH – Great American Ball Park
    July 17 – Milwaukee, WI – Miller Park
    July 19 – Kansas City, MO – Kauffman Stadium
    July 21 – Denver, CO – Coors Field
    August 5, 6 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park
    August 8 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre
    August 10 – Orchard Park, NY – New Era Field
    August 12 – Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park
    August 14 – Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium
    August 16 – Indianapolis, IN – Lucas Oil Stadium
    August 19 – Houston, TX- Minute Maid Park
    August 21 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome
    August 22 – Arlington, TX – Globe Life Field
    August 25 – Glendale, AZ – State Farm Stadium
    August 27 – Los Angeles, CA – SoFi Stadium
    August 28 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park
    August 31 – Seattle, WA – T-Mobile Park
    September 2 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place
    September 4 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium
    September 7 – San Francisco, CA – Oracle Park
    September 9 – Las Vegas, NV – Allegiant Stadium

TL; DR

  • Coming soon via Genesis Publications is Def Leppard‘s first official band biography, titled Definitely: The Official Story Of Def Leppard.

FAST FACTS

  • Def Leppard‘s 12th studio album, Diamond Star Halos, was released on May 27th and peaked at Number 10 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
  • The new album — which gets its title from T. Rex‘s 1971 classic “Get It On (Bang A Gong)” — marks the band’s first since their 2015 self-titled set.