The Press Release:
Hot off the heels of the biggest North American stadium tour of 2022 with more than 1.3 million tickets sold, the world’s most iconic and celebrated rock legends Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe are going global in 2023 with their co-headline ‘The World Tour’!
Produced by Live Nation, the world tour kicks off on Saturday, February 18th, 2023 at Foro Sol in Mexico City. Both bands will bring their electrifying stage shows across the globe with stops throughout Latin America before heading to Europe in May 2023 – which includes a stop at the iconic Wembley Stadium on Saturday, July 1st, 2023 – then wrapping up in Glasgow, UK at Hampden Park on July 6th, 2023. Stay tuned for additional 2023 shows to be announced soon. Continue reading Def Leppard and Motley Crue Announce “The World Tour” for 2023→
The Press Release:
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame®-inducted icons and rock music legends Def Leppard have surpassed yet another benchmark. The band was awarded Pandora’s Billionaire plaque tallying over 2.5 billion total plays and counting on the platform to date. The band is currently featured on Pandora’s ‘Hard Rock Billionaires’ station, which is composed of all the billion-streaming hard rock artists in Pandora history. Executives from Pandora and SiriusXM surprised the group backstage at their recent exclusive club show at The Whiskey in Los Angeles, where they presented the band with the incredible honor.
The UK quintet unleashed their chart-dominating twelfth studio album Diamond Star Halos [UMe] to global praise. The album notably bowed at #1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Chart. The album also scored a Top 10 debut on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart, marking the band’s eighth Top 10 album of their career. Billboard raved, “Def Leppard keep the rock rolling along with Diamond Star Halos, their 12th studio album,” and American Songwriter hailed it as “a requiem of Def Leppard’s music past, and present.” Classic Rock rated it “4-out-of-5 stars” and proclaimed, “Def Leppard have just released their best album in 30 years.” Continue reading Def Leppard Is Awarded Pandora’s “Billionaire Plaque” For Streaming Milestone→
The Press Release:
SiriusXM announced today that legendary rock band, Def Leppard, will play a special invitation-only concert in Los Angeles at the Whiskey a Go Go for SiriusXM listeners. The intimate performance, part of SiriusXM’s Small Stage Series, will take place on Thursday May 26, in celebration of Def Leppard’s forthcoming album Diamond Star Halos which is scheduled to be released on Friday, May 27.
On June 16, Def Leppard is set to kick off “The Stadium Tour” which will hit 36 major cities across North America. Def Leppard will be joined by Motely Crüe, Poison, and Joan Jett for this massive and highly anticipated stadium run. Prior to Def Leppard’s tour, this will be the first-time fans can see the band perform new songs live from their latest album live in addition to the stadium anthem hits that cemented them as rock icons. The performance will premiere on SiriusXM’s Def Leppard Radio and Howard 101 on Friday, May 27 at 5:00 pm ET and PT. Additionally, the concert will broadcast throughout June on Classic Rewind (ch. 25) and 80’s on 8. Continue reading Def Leppard Announces Intimate SiriusXM Performance @ The Whiskey a Go Go→
Update: Though the world is slowly returning to some kind of a normal sense, big events like the massive “The Stadium Tour” with Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts are not so easily modified. That said, a short time ago, Motley Crue updated their legions of fans via their Official Facebook Page and we have embedded this for your perusal.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Truth be told, announcements about massive endeavors like this one being pushed back another year do not surprise me at all. Let’s face it…though many of us have been vaccinated there are many who haven’t and refuse to. Many places are still requiring a mask to enter the premises even though its been viewed that if you are vaxxed you don’t have to wear a mask in public. It’s a slippery slope and I think many are fearing lawsuits and to be completely honest there is no way I am ready to be surrounded by thousands of people at a Rock concert just yet. I’d like to see this when its deemed safe to be able to do so and as I close this one up I wonder what you think of the news. Were you planning on doing this one or were you sitting it out based on the conditions? Chime in down below in the comments and I will see you next time. Keep safe out there and I will see you again soon.
It was just about three weeks ago when the combined forces of Motley Crue and Def Leppard announced that their much lauded “The Stadium Tour” was being postponed until 2021 (I discussed that HERE for those who need to check their tickets and work out refunds if the times have found it necessary).
We are excited to share the new dates for the Stadium Tour. All tickets will be honored for the new dates. If you are a ticket holder and cannot make the new show, you will receive an email from your ticket provider or you can visit livenation.com/refund. We look forward to seeing you in 2021!
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: This is some obviously pretty cool news as a lot of us were looking forward to this tour for the summer and as you know, this year is pretty much cancelled based on the Coronavirus. One has to hope that more of a preventative measure is in place to fend off whatever still lingers from the virus in 2021 because I am still not too sure that I will see a show anytime soon. This pains me because I live for the live concert scene and my conventions. What do you readers think? Will you be attending this new set of dates or have you been freaked out to the point of saying “I’ll pass”… Chime in down below and I will see you with more of the everything else we are still keeping up with during this precarious time.