Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott hosted another edition of his weekly radio show last night on Planet Rock.
DEF LEPPARD News Round Up (16th-22nd December 2019)
A round up of Def Leppard News with links to stories and updates from this week in the band's history.
A week where more 2020 tour shows were announced.
The Stadium Tour 2020
Seven new concerts were announced this week for The Stadium Tour 2020.
Due to high demand an extra seven shows were announced in San Antonio, Kansas City, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Nashville, Cincinnati and Cleveland.
The tour now starts in San Antonio, Texas on 21st June.
The band will play a total of 29 stadium shows in the USA.
Stadium Shows Sell Out
Along with the announcement of new shows it was revealed that the tour had sold over 700,000 tickets already since the on sale of 13th December.
Shows in Charlotte, Arlington, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Detroit, Chicago, Denver and Seattle have sold out. Milwaukee sold out on the first day and set a record as the fastest ever sell out in the history of the stadium.
The 50 arena and 10 stadium shows with Journey in 2018 sold around 1 million tickets meaning they will likely surpass that total for the 2020 tour.
Mexican Festival Show Confirmed
After rumours and a pre-announcement by Joe on his radio show in November the festival appearance in Mexico was confirmed this week.
The Domination Mexico festival revealed its full line-up which sees Def Leppard headline the first of two nights.
The band's first appearance of 2020 takes place on 1st May 2020. Their first time in this city since October 2017.
Def Leppard History
The 41st anniversary of Rick Allen's first show with the band took place this week.
View the various stories from this week below.
Visit thesection. For more news on future tour plans.
Visit thesection. For more news on new music (based on band member quotes).
The latest edition of Joe Elliott's weekly radio show on Planet Rock.
The latest edition of Joe's show for SiriusXM radio. View the full playlist and transcript.
The 32nd anniversary of the 'Hysteria' album being certified as Platinum in the UK.
The 26th anniversary of the 'Retro-Active' album being certified as Gold and Platinum in the USA.
The 4th anniversary o Phil Collen's band Delta Deep playing their second UK sow in London. Watch video footage.
The 41st anniversary of Rick Allen playing his first Def Leppard show in Rotherham, England.
The 4th anniversary o Phil Collen's band Delta Deep playing their first UK sow in London. Watch video footage.
The 34th anniversary of Joe Elliott's guest appearance at an Elton John show in London. Read a story and view a rare on stage photo.
The Stadium Tour 2020 was expanded with 7 new shows in June/July. Making a total of 29 stadium shows so far announced.
The Domination Mexico festival appearance for May 2020 was finally confirmed and announced by the organisers.
The 4th anniversary of the 2015 world tour ending in Sheffield, England. View video footage.
The first anniversary of the end of the 2018 Hysteria & More tour in London, England. View video footage.
The 7th anniversary of the release of the 'Acoustic Medley' digital single .
The 36th anniversary of a 'Pyromania' tour show in Dortmund, Germany. View Pro-Shot video footage.
The 37th anniversary of the 'High 'n' Dry' album being certified as Gold in the USA.
The first anniversary of the release of the 'We All Need Christmas' promo video.
The 36th anniversary of the 'Too Late For Love' single peaking at Number 86 in the UK chart.
Rick Allen scheduled 3 new art events in Florida for January 2020.
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