DEF LEPPARD ADD JACKSONVILLE, FL TO 2020 STADIUM TOUR

JUST ANNOUNCED: A new show in Jacksonville, FL has been added for The Stadium Tour with Motley Crue, Poison, and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts!

 The show will take place at the TIAA Bank Field on June 18, 2020.

Rock Brigade Pre-Sale including VIP packages begins Monday, February 3 @10AM

General Onsale begins Friday, February 7 @10AM

Click HERE to get pre-sale access and HERE for all ticket & VIP links.

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The Early Years 79-81’ Boxset – Available 20 March 2020

On 20th March 2020 Def Leppard will release ‘The Early Years 79-81’ Boxset – the definitive collection of the band’s early music.

PRE-ORDER NOW HERE

STREAM + DOWNLOAD “ROCK BRIGADE” (EARLY VERSION) (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED) – HERE

‘The Early Years 79-81’ boxset represents the band’s first two albums, ‘On Through The Night’ (1980) and ‘High ‘N’ Dry’ (1981), and has been prepared in conjunction with singer Joe Elliott who has acted as executive producer on the set. The mastering has been done by the band’s long serving sound engineer Ronan McHugh.

This deluxe set comes with 5-CDs consisting of the original album remastered, B-sides, rarities and re-mix versions, Radio One sessions, Live from Reading and the first ever appearance of an unreleased and newly mixed show from Oxford in 1980. These remasters have been highly anticipated, and much requested, by Def Leppard fans globally.

The album also features an instant grat track, the much sought-after Nick Tauber produced version of ‘Rock Brigade’, which was originally pencilled as a single for the UK but was never released at the time. Today, 40 years on, the track receives its first release. Listen to the track HERE

Joe Elliott says, Well the fans asked, and we listened! Really excited to have our early years reworked with a load of rare material including the newly unearthed Live at the Oxford New Theatre, recorded on the 1980 UK tour …. It’s been a trip  putting this boxset together and I hope you all enjoy listening to it as much as we did working on it! ”

‘On Through The Night’, the band’s debut album, was released in 1980 and immediately put the rock world on notice. The band were destined for big things with the album charting at #15 in the UK and #51 in the US. Produced by Tom Allom (Judas Priest, Black Sabbath), it featured many of the band’s live favourites and some updated versions of early singles. The album achieved platinum status in 1989.

‘High ‘N’ Dry’, the first of Def Leppard’s albums to be produced by Robert ‘Mutt’ Lange, was released in 1981. It reached #26 in the UK charts and #38 in the US, further cementing the bands status.

‘The Early Years 79-81’ boxset includes a history of the band’s first two albums written by Mojo and Classic Rock writer Paul Elliott (no relation) featuring personal insights from the band on the making and releasing of those early records as well as rare photos and memorabilia.

Both albums have been remastered and will be available on 1CD version, black vinyl, and limited edition coloured vinyl.


‘The Early Year 79-81’ 5CD Boxset
 

CD ONE: ON THROUGH THE NIGHT – RE-MASTERED

  1. Rock Brigade
  2. Hello America
  3. Sorrow Is A Woman
  4. It Could Be You
  5. Satellite
  6. When the Walls Came Tumbling Down
  7. Wasted
  8. Rocks Off
  9. It Don’t Matter
  10. Answer to The Master
  11. Overture

CD TWO: HIGH ‘N’ DRY – RE-MASTERED

  1. Let It Go
  2. Another Hit and Run
  3. High N Dry (Saturday Night)
  4. Bringin’ On the Heartache
  5. Switch 625
  6. You Got Me Runnin’
  7. Lady Strange
  8. On Through the Night
  9. Mirror Mirror (Look into My Eyes)
  10. No No No

CD THREE: WHEN THE WALLS CAME TUMBLING DOWN – LIVE IN OXFORD 26/04/1980

  1. When the Walls Came Tumbling Down
  2. It Could Be You
  3. Rock Brigade
  4. Satellite
  5. Medicine Man
  6. Answer to the Master
  7. When the Rain Falls
  8. Sorrow Is a Woman
  9. Good Morning Freedom
  10. Don’t Matter to Me
  11. Overture
  12. Lady Strange
  13. GetchaRocks Off
  14. Hello America
  15. Wasted
  16. Ride into The Sun

CD FOUR: TOO MANY JITTERBUGS – B-SIDES AND RARITIES

  1. Ride into The Sun – The Def Leppard EP
  2. Getcha Rocks Off – The Def Leppard EP
  3. The Overture – The Def Leppard EP
  4. Wasted -Single
  5. Hello America – Single
  6. Rock Brigade – Unreleased Nick Tauber produced version
  7. Glad I’m Alive – Unreleased Nick Tauber produced version
  8. Good Morning Freedom – Single
  9. Let It Go – Single Edit
  10. Switch 625 – Single Edit
  11. Bringin’ On the Heartbreak – Single Edit
  12. Me and My Wine – Original Version
  13. Bringin’ On the Heartbreak – Remix
  14. Me and My Wine – Remix

CD FIVE: RAW – EARLY BBC RECORDINGS

  1. Glad I’m Alive (Andy Peebles Session – 07/06/1979)
  2. Sorrow Is A Woman (Andy Peebles Session – 07/06/1979)
  3. Wasted (Andy Peebles Session – 07/06/1979)
  4. Answer to The Master (Andy Peebles Session – 07/06/1979)
  5. Satellite (Friday Rock Show Session – 03/10/1979)
  6. Rock Brigade (Friday Rock Show Session – 03/10/1979)
  7. Wasted (Friday Rock Show Session – 03/10/1979)
  8. Good Morning Freedom (Friday Rock Show Session – 03/10/1979)
  9. Satellite / When the Walls Came Tumbling Down (Live at the Reading Festival – 24/08/1980)
  10. Medicine Man (Live at the Reading Festival – 24/08/1980)
  11. The Overture (Live at the Reading Festival – 24/08/1980)
  12. Lady Strange (Live at the Reading Festival – 24/08/1980)
  13. Getcha Rocks Off (Live at the Reading Festival – 24/08/1980)

ON THROUGH THE NIGHT – RE-MASTERED (1CD)

Disc 1

  1. Rock Brigade
  2. Hello America
  3. Sorrow Is A Woman
  4. It Could Be You
  5. Satellite
  6. When the Walls Came Tumbling Down
  7. Wasted
  8. Rocks Off
  9. It Don’t Matter
  10. Answer to The Master
  11. Overture

HIGH ‘N’ DRY – RE-MASTERED (1CD)

Disc 1

  1. Let It Go
  2. Another Hit and Run
  3. High N Dry (Saturday Night)
  4. Bringin’ On the Heartache
  5. Switch 625
  6. You Got Me Runnin’
  7. Lady Strange
  8. On Through the Night
  9. Mirror Mirror (Look into My Eyes)
  10. No No No

ON THROUGH THE NIGHT (1LP)

Side One

  1. Rock Brigade
  2. Hello America
  3. Sorrow Is A Woman
  4. It Could Be You
  5. Satellite
  6. When the Walls Came Tumbling Down

Side Two

  1. Wasted
  2. Rocks Off
  3. It Don’t Matter
  4. Answer to The Master
  5. Overture

HIGH ‘N’ DRY – RE-MASTERED (1LP)

Side One

  1. Let It Go
  2. Another Hit and Run
  3. High N Dry (Saturday Night)
  4. Bringin’ On the Heartache
  5. Switch 625

Side Two

  1. You Got Me Runnin’
  2. Lady Strange
  3. On Through the Night
  4. Mirror Mirror (Look into My Eyes)
  5. No No No

 

 

 

Always Outlaw Films Presents: Joe Elliott – This Is How I Roll Pt 1 & 2

Always Outlaw Films Presents: Joe Elliott Part 1 & 2 Pt 1 & 2 of Outlaw interview with Joe for a chat about the first song he ever wrote and his unwavering passion for music.

“I wasn’t born to be the best but I was born to do this”

“There was nothing else to do in Sheffield except work in a factory or become a bank robber or something or join a band and that one seemed way more appealing to me”

Film: Phil Wallis
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‘Monsters of Rock’ – The History of Donington

Def Leppard are featured in the publication of the official MONSTERS OF ROCK visual history, Volume 1 of a two part series celebrating the legendary Monsters of Rock Festival and Download.

Order now each personally signed by Joe Elliott and more info HERE

Written by rock writer and journalist John Tucker, this epic book takes us on a journey from the very first Monsters of Rock in 1980 to the last event in 1996. Measuring 300mm square and featuring hundreds of pages covering each year of the festival with interviews, information, set lists and many never before seen photographs from the archives of rock’s greatest photographers.

New Joe Elliott interview with Tesla’s Frank Hannon

Joe Elliott joins his longtime friend Frank Hannon (Tesla) to talk about the new Down ‘n’ Outz album‘This Is How We Roll’. Check out episode 8 of Frank’s The Far Out Podcast to hear the interview. Listen HERE to hear Joe talk about his influences from Mott the Hopple, the David Bowie inspired song “Goodnight Mr. Jones”, his 70’s era influences and much more!

 

Pre-sales for new Stadium Tour dates start now

Due to overwhelming fan demand, Def Leppard & Motley Crue have added 7 new shows to the Stadium Tour!

Pre-sale tickets & VIP packages are on sale NOW in all new cities: San Antonio, Kansas City, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Nashville, and Cleveland. Cincinnati pre-sales start Monday, 1/13.

Click HERE to get pre-sale access and HERE for all ticket & VIP links.