This amazing band was formed in Sheffield England in 1977 and since then they have been regularly doing music focusing mainly on genres like pop metal, heavy metal and hard rock. The band’s current line-up has remained the same for the past nineteen years consisting of Rick Allen (drums), Joe Elliot (vocals), Vivian Campbell (guitars), Phil Collen (guitars) and Rick Savage (bass). With 65 million albums sold all over the world the band has been ranked amongst the top-selling groups and Rolling Stone Magazine on its list of 500 Greatest Albums of All Times has rated Pyromania at #384.
Def Leppard can be termed as one of the few rock bands whose six out of nine studio albums were certified Platinum in different countries. Their debut album On Through The Night released in 1980 was an instant hit going Platinum in both US and Canada as the band was a part of a new music wave in UK called the British Heavy Metal movement. Next came High ‘n’ Dry in 1981, this again showed a superb effort by the band and was more successful than the previous one being certified Platinum in Canada and 2x Platinum in US. In the year 1983 the band released one of their most successful albums till date called Pyromania , this album was simply loved by fans and charted at #4 on Canadian Charts and #2 on US Billboard. Pyromania was certified 10x Platinum in US, 7x Platinum in Canada and the band’s first ever Silver certification in UK. Two singles from this album namely "Photograph" and "Rock of Ages" were the only singles by the band that went to #1 position on US Mainstream Rock Tracks.
The success and fame of Def Leppard was increasing at high pace and the band maintained it by releasing Hysteria in 1987. This album charted at #1 position on various charts around the world namely UK, US, Australia, Canada, Norway and New Zealand. It was certified multiple Platinum status in UK, US Canada and Australia. Hysteria and Pyromania are the only two albums of Def Leppard that went on to be eventually certified a Diamond Certification by RIAA making them one of the five unique rock groups that have sold only in the US an amazing ten million albums. Adrenalize was the group’s fifth album that was released in 1992, this was also a great effort and charted at #1 on charts in UK. US, Canada and Switzerland but failed to equalize the success they got from the previous two albums. Adrenalize was followed in 1996 by Slang , both these albums were certified Platinum IN Canada.
The latest album till date by Def Leppard was Songs from the Sparkle Lounge released in 2008 and it was not a huge success. The band is in the process of releasing a live album pretty soon called Mirrorball: Live and More . Def Leppard has worked with famous country artists like Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw and bands like Thunder, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, ZZ Top and Reo Speedwagon. Famous music channel VH1 ranked Def Leppard #31 on its list of 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.
Def Leppard is surely a band idealized by a number of rock artists and groups around the world. They have been awarded VH1 Rock Honors with other legendary bands like Kiss, Judas Priest and Queen. Watching this acclaimed band live in concert is truly a rocking experience so get your Def Leppard Tickets
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