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On This Day In Def Leppard History - 11th July 2017

Def Leppard History.

On This Day in Def Leppard History - 11th July, the following concerts and events took place. Including the Golden Jubilee Concert in Leeds, England on this day in 2002.

The band played as part of the celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee at Temple Newsam House. After their set ended the band met the Queen backstage. The diverse line up also included Charlotte Church and Lesley Garret.

Also on this day in 1982 original guitarist Pete Willis was fired from the band in London due to his excessive drinking.

Read more about this event anniversary.

Note - The 11th July 1981 was a Saturday and therefore not the release date of the 'High 'n' Dry' album.

It was released on 6th July in the UK and 21st July in USA/Canada. The 11th July date was posted randomly years ago on Wikipedia and has not been updated since. It was released in July but not on that date.

The 2018 North American tour continues later tonight in Louisville, KY with co-headliners Journey.

Check back later for the setlist.

As of 2018, Def Leppard (will) have played 11 times on this date.

Hysteria Deluxe Edition 2007.
2007 - Live Concert

Moondance Jam, Walker, MN, USA

YEAH! 2006.
2006 - Live Concert

Ford Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL, USA

X/Ten 2002.
2002 - Live Concert / Golden Jubilee Concert

Temple Newsam House, Leeds, ENGLAND

Pyromania 1983.
1982 - Pete Willis Fired From Band

Earls Court, London, ENGLAND

Use the previous news links to go back through each day in history to June 2011.

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