Def Leppard played another show on the 2019 Canadian tour last night in Edmonton, AB with 17 songs performed.
DEF LEPPARD 2019 News Recap Part 7 (July)
Welcome to recap of all things Def Leppard in the year 2019 continuing with the month of July.
Another year (and decade) for the band is about to end and these updates look back at the major events that took place over the last 12 months.
Featuring links to past news stories.
A month in which the 2019 tour continued with more shows around Europe.
This included shows with Bon Jovi on their 'This House Is Not For Sale' tour at massive stadiums in Germany.
After a short break the Canadian tour started in Halifax, NS which saw the return of the video screen intro from the 2018 tour.
Phil gave a hint of the 2020 tour by saying the band wanted to play a stadium tour in the future when he was interviewed backstage at Download.
Around the same time Vivian said he hoped the band would at least record some new songs in 2020 if not a full album.
Rehearsals continued for the 'Sin City Residency' and many rare songs were revealed via Canadian sound checks and backstage videos. Including 'We Belong' and 'Billy's Got A Gun'.
Other major anniversaries also took place including the 'Hysteria' album reaching Number One in the USA in 1988, the UK release of 'Animal' in 1987 and the 41st anniversary of their first ever live show in Sheffield in 1978.
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Show #25 on the 2019 tour in Edmonton, AB. Read about the show and view photos and video footage.
The 31st anniversary of the 'Love Bites' single reaching Number 11 in the UK charts.
The 17th anniversary of the release of the 'X/Ten' album in North America.
A backstage video from the Ottawa show revealed the band were preparing to give 'We Belong' its live debut in Las Vegas.
Show #24 on the 2019 tour in Saskatoon, SK. Read about the show and view photos and video footage.
The 32nd anniversary of the band's first TV appearance after Rick Allen's 1984 car accident. Performing 'Animal' on UK TV. Watch the full video and view photos.
Fans in Canada reported various rare tracks being played at soundcheck. Including 'Pyromania' rarity 'Billy's Got A Gun'.
The 17th anniversary of a X/Ten promo show at the Mall of America in Minneapolis, MN. At the time the largest in North America. Watch the full performance video.
In an interview at the Download Festival in June Phil hinted at possible plans for a stadium tour in the future.
Show #23 on the 2019 tour in Winnipeg, MB. Read about the show and view photos and video footage.
The 20th anniversary of the 'Promises' single reaching Number One on the UK Rock Chart and narrowly missing out on a Top 40 position on the main singles chart.
Show #22 on the 2019 tour in London, ON. Read about the show and view photos and video footage.
The 31st anniversary of the 'Pour Some Sugar On Me' single peaking at Number Two in the USA. The single's success helped sell millions more copies of the 'Hysteria' album during the band's most successful period in its history.
The 31st anniversary of the 'Hysteria' album finally reaching Number One on the Billboard Top 200 album chart after 49 weeks. The first week of six at the top.
Show #21 on the 2019 Canadian tour in Hamilton, ON. Read about the show and view photos and video footage.
Show #20 on the 2019 Canadian tour in Ottawa, ON. Read about the show and view photos and video footage.
The 32nd anniversary of the Animal single being released in the UK. The first single from the 'Hysteria' album and the real start of the band's success in their home country. Read more about this single release and view rare photos.
View high quality Fan photos from the very loud show in Montreal, Canada.
The 23rd anniversary of Ian Hunter's first guest appearance on stage with Def Leppard during the 'Slang' tour. Singing lead vocals on Joe Elliott's favourite song. Mott The Hoople's 'All The Young Dudes'.
Show #19 on the 2019 Canadian tour in Montreal, QC. Read about the show and view photos and video footage.
This date marked one year since the band's Spotify Singles session was made available on the streaming service. The Depeche Mode cover 'Personal Jesus' would later be available to buy and included (in a remixed form) on 'The Story So Far' greatest hits album.
The 41st anniversary of Def Leppard's first ever public live performance. View rare photos from the show at Westfield School concert that was ultimately arranged due to Steve Clark's threat to quit the band if they did not start to play live shows.
Vivian was interviewed ahead of the second Las Vegas Residency and suggested the band are ready to play some very rare songs that have not been played for years. These could include songs from the first two albums and perhaps some never performed songs from post-'Hysteria' albums.
Show #18 on the 2019 Canadian tour in Quebec City, QC. Read about the show and view photos and video footage.
Show #17 on the 2019 Canadian tour in Moncton, NB. Read about the show and view photos and video footage.
The 11th anniversary of the release of the 'C'mon C'mon' single in the UK. Released as a 12 inch picture disc.
Show #16 on the 2019 Canadian tour in Halifax, NS. Read about the show and view photos and video footage.
The 31st anniversary of the 'Hysteria' album going 5 tmes platinum in the USA for sales of over 5 million copies.
The 23rd anniversary of the 'Work It Out' single entering the UK charts. Including a Number One entry on the Rock chart.
Vivian gave another update on the progress of new music and a full album being recorded in 2020. But once again no details of any exact release date.
The 20th anniversary of the 'Promises/Back In Your Face' single in the UK. Taken from the recently released 'Euphoria' album.
The 37th anniversary of guitarist Phil Collen joining the band during the making of the 'Pyromania' album.
The 37th anniversary of guitarist Pete Willis being fired from the band.
The 26th anniversary of the filming of the 'Two Steps Behind' promo video's live scenes during the 'Adrenalize' tour.
The 23rd anniversary of a Slang tour show in Pittsburgh, PA. Watch rare live footage.
Joe and Sav talked backstage ahead of their Download Festival appearance. Part of the coverage broadcast by Sky Arts TV in the UK.
Show #15 on the 2019 European tour in Barcelona, Spain. Read about the show and view photos and video footage.
Show #14 on the 2019 European tour in Munich, Germany. Read about the show and view photos and video footage.
The 38th anniversary of the 'High 'n' Dry' album being released in the UK. Featuring the singles 'Let It Go' and 'Bringin' On The Heartbreak'.
Show #13 on the 2019 European tour in Dusseldorf, Germany. Read about the show and view photos and video footage.
.The 31st anniversary of the UK release of the 'Historia' compilation video. Featuring all of the band's promo videos released between 1980 and 1988 with then current single 'Love Bites' added on as a bonus after the main credits.
The 27th anniversary of the UK chart peak of the second single from the 'Adrenalize' album.
The 31st anniversary of the 'Love Bites' single release in the UK. Released on U.S. Independence Day it would go on to reach Number One there later in 1988.
Details were revealed of the Download Festival highlights specials on Sky Arts TV in the UK. The first show featured 'Animal' and 'PSSOM' from Def Leppard's headline set plus a very short interview with Joe and Sav between songs.
Show #12 on the 2019 European tour in Berlin, Germany. Read about the show and view photos and video footage.
The 14th anniversary of a charity concert played before almost 1 million fans in Philadelphia, PA. Broadcast live on TV and online.
The 23rd anniversary of the release of the 'Work It Out' single in the UK. The second single from the 'Slang' album and first to be written by Vivian Campbell.
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