Just Announced: AUSTRALIA Tour Dates!

🚨 AUSTRALIA – Are you ready to ROCK?! We’re hitting the Land Down Under this NOVEMBER – bringing The World Tour to Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne! 🤘

“After getting back on the road this past summer, we’re beyond thrilled to bring this massive tour to a global audience including some special dates in Australia!” -Joe Elliott

Tickets go live for public on-sale on Thursday, June 8, 2023.

Rock Brigade Presale:

Brisbane: Fri 2 Jun 9am > Mon 5 Jun 9am (local)
Melbourne: Fri 2 Jun 9am > Mon 5 Jun 9am (local)
Sydney: Fri 2 Jun 10am > Mon 5 Jun 10am (local)

Vodafone Presale:

Brisbane: Mon 5 Jun 10am > Wed 7 Jun 10am (local)
Melbourne: Mon 5 Jun 10am > Wed 7 Jun 10am (local)
Sydney: Mon 5 Jun 11am > Wed 7 Jun 11am (local)

LiveNation Presale:

Brisbane: Wed 7 Jun 11am > Thu 8 Jun 10am (local)
Melbourne: Wed 7 Jun 11am > Thu 8 Jun 10am (local)
Sydney: Wed 7 Jun 12pm > Thu 8 Jun 11am (local)

MELBOURNE, Thursday June 1, 2023Hot 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 continue their 2023 co-headline ‘The World Tour’ with the announcement of 3 exclusive Australian dates.

Produced by Live Nation and presented by Triple M, Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard will bring their electrifying stage shows to Australia commencing with Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium on November 8, Giants Stadium Sydney on November 11, and Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium on November 14.

The artists’ exclusive, 72-hour ticket pre-sale commences on Friday, June 2 – Brisbane and Melbourne kicking off at 9am, and Sydney at 10am.

Vodafone customers can secure tickets during a 48 hour pre-sale commencing Monday, June 5 Brisbane and Melbourne at 10am and Sydney at 11am. Head to Vodafone.com.au/ticket

The Live Nation pre-sale commences on Wednesday, June 7 – Brisbane and Melbourne at 11am, running until 10am on Thursday June 8, and Sydney from 12pm until 11am on Thursday June 8.

General public tickets go on sale on Thursday, June 8 – Brisbane and Melbourne from 11am and Sydney from 12pm.  ALL TIMES ARE LOCAL.

“After getting back on the road this past summer, we’re beyond thrilled to bring this massive tour to a global audience including some special dates in Australia!” said Joe Elliott.

Def Leppard fan pre-sale:

Commences Friday, June 2: Brisbane and Melbourne kicking off at 9am, and Sydney at 10am, running for 72 hours.

Vodafone pre-sale:

Commences Monday, June 5: Brisbane and Melbourne at 10am and Sydney at 11am, running for 48 hours.

Live Nation pre-sale:

Commences Wednesday, June 7: Brisbane and Melbourne 11am – 10am on Thursday, June 8; Sydney 12pm 11am on Thursday, June 8.

General public tickets go on sale on Thursday, June 8 – Brisbane and Melbourne from 11am and Sydney from 12pm.  ALL TIMES ARE LOCAL.

For complete tour, ticket and VIP Experience information, go to www.livenation.com.au

2023 – THE WORLD TOUR DATES:

Mon, May 22 Sheffield, UK Bramall Lane

Thu, May 25 Mönchengladbach, Germany SparkassenPark

Sat, May 27 Munich, Germany Koenigsplatz

Mon, May 29 Budapest, Hungary MVM Dome

Wed, May 31 Krakow, Poland TAURON Arena Kraków

Fri, Jun 2 Prague, Czech Republic Prague Rocks *

Sat, Jun 3 Hannover, Germany Expo Plaza

Wed, Jun 7 Solvesborg, Sweden Rock Festival *

Fri, Jun 9 Hyvinkää, Finland RockFest *

Sun, Jun 11 Trondheim, Norway Trondheim Rocks *

Wed, Jun 14 Copenhagen, Denmark COPENHELL *

Fri, Jun 16 Clisson, France Hellfest *

Sun, Jun 18 Dessel, Belgium Graspop Metal Meeting *

Tue, Jun 20 Milan, Italy Ippodromo SNAI San Siro

Fri, Jun 23 Lisbon, Portugal Passeio Maritimo de Alges

Sat, Jun 24 Rivas-Vaciamadrid, Spain Auditorio Miguel Ríos

Tue, Jun 27 Thun, Switzerland Stockhorn Arena

Sat, Jul 1 London, UK Wembley Stadium

Sun, Jul 2 Lytham, UK Lytham Festival *

Tue, Jul 4 Dublin, Ireland Marlay Park

Thu, Jul 6 Glasgow, UK Glasgow Green

Sat, Aug 5 Syracuse, NY JMA Wireless Dome

Tue, Aug 8 Columbus, OH Ohio Stadium

Fri, Aug 11 Fargo, ND Fargodome

Sun, Aug 13 Omaha, NE Charles Schwab Field Omaha

Wed, Aug 16 Tulsa, OK H.A. Chapman Stadium

Wed, Nov 8 Brisbane, Suncorp Stadium

Sat, Nov 11 Sydney, Giants Stadium

Tues, Nov 14 Melbourne, Marvel Stadium

* Festival Date

Joe & Phil on Tim Burgess’s Listening Party Podcast

Joe & Phil recently joined Tim Burgess for a listening party to talk about the brand new album Drastic Symphonies, recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. They go through this record of reimagined classics with the help of orchestral arranger Eric Gorfain, speaking about how they managed to take some of classic rock’s greatest songs and give them a new classical edge.

Listen HERE

 

 

“Drastic Symphonies” Charts at No 4 in UK Album Chart

New Studio Album “Drastic Symphonies” Charts at No 4 in UK Album Chart

Band’s Highest UK Chart Position in 32 Years

 

Def Leppard have just secured their highest UK  album chart position in 32 years with “Drastic Symphonies”. The album goes one better than 2022’s “Diamond Star Halos” that charted at No 5 in the UK album charts.

Joe Elliott says, “Wow. For us  to get to No 4 in the UK charts with “Drastic Symphonies” is just  very, very special. Especially as this album has us doing something very different in reimagining some of our biggest hits along with hidden gems with The amazing Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Add in two really special shows in our hometown of Sheffield – headlining The Leadmill for Music Venue Trust and then a sold out Bramall Lane to kick off the European leg of The World Tour with Motley Crue. It’s been an extraordinary week. Thanks to all our British fans and to all those who travelled in from around the world. We are grateful and truly humbled.”

This iconic UK band remain one of the most important, influential and loved British acts, delighting existing fans and winning over a whole new generation.

Phil Collen Interview with Music Radar

 

“We use backing vocals as an instrument and when you put it with strings, just sonically, it just sounds beautiful. When you hear a choir in an orchestra as well, it kind of has that thing. We’ve got our own choir – we’re Def Leppard, so it’s it really works in that context as well. We were just blown away with that.”

-Phil Collen on Drastic Symphonies

 

Read the full Music Radar article: HERE

 

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Teamed with London’s iconic The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Drastic Symphonies deconstructed and rebuilt not only some of our most well known tracks but also some of the hidden gems as well. This album represents a bold new approach to Def Leppard’s most loved songs.

 

Rock and classical royalty unite on brand new euphoric album Drastic Symphonies – Def Leppard’s greatest produced tracks dramatically reimagined and sounding larger and more exhilarating than ever before, teamed with London’s iconic The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, and including new vocals and instrumental from the band, Drastic Symphonies is available NOW on clear and standard 2LP, limited edition 2LP picture disc, 1CD/Blu-ray, 1CD and digital formats.

ORDER & LISTEN HERE!

Def Leppard Book “Definitely: The Official Story of Def Leppard” – Out Now in UK!

 

Today marks the official UK publication of the bookstore edition of Definitely: The Official Story of Def Leppard. Available now in all good bookshops. Published on June 13th for the rest of the world – pre-order now at DefLeppardBook.com

‘We’ve been around each other’s pain and suffering, as well as the wonderful stuff like kids and marriage. And then when we make music together it’s amazing.’ – Phil Collen

‘We’ve grown up together. We’ve all been through a lot and had enough setbacks to realise that we’re really strong as a team.’ – Rick Allen

Find out more and buy online at DefLeppardBook.com