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Def Leppard Now Confirmed To Play Rock In Rio Brazil In September

Wednesday, 29th March 2017

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Def Leppard have today been confirmed to play the Rock In Rio festival in Brazil this September alongside Aerosmith.

The festival organisers made the announcement earlier today confirming the rumours by the local press in recent days/weeks.

They will play before headliners Aerosmith on Thursday 21st September on the main World Stage (Palco Mundo) with Billy Idol and Scalene also on the bill.

Tickets for the festival go on sale on 6th April.

As mentioned a few days ago further dates with Aerosmith in Santiago, Chile in September and Buenos Aires, Argentina in the first week of October might be confirmed soon.

The last (and only) South American tour by the band was in April 1997, almost 20 years ago, and only Joe has since been back for a few shows with Rock 'n' Roll All-Stars and Kings Of Chaos.

Def Leppard had been due to play the original Rock In Rio festival in January 1985 at two shows supporting AC/DC and Queen. They pulled out before Rick's car accident to continue working on 'Hysteria'.

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The first time at this famous festival. Rio last played in April 1997.

Def Leppard In South America - News Quotes (Translated)

"Def Leppard is another big name confirmed for Rock in Rio 2017! The British Hard Rock giant landed in New Rock City on September 21, when Aerosmith closed the night, bringing all the weight of classics such as "Rock of Ages", "Pour Some Sugar on Me" and "Hysteria" to The World Stage! Must do is not enough, so do not forget: Tickets on sale on April 6 at 7:00 pm on!"

"One of the highlights of the so-called "New Wave of British Heavy Metal," Def Leppard broke out in 1983 with the fast-paced "Pyromania," which has conquered a legion of fans around the globe. After expanding their sound beyond the frontiers of Heavy Metal, the British experienced even greater success with the mega platinum "Hysteria" of 1987, selling like water in the desert and establishing the group with one of the main names of the Hard Rock world. In an excellent moment, the legendary quintet brings its greatest classics to the World Stage of Rock in Rio 2017 on September 21."

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