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29 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD's TONIGHT Single Released In The UK

Def Leppard 1993. Tonight 1993

Def Leppard released their classic Tonight single from the Adrenalize album on this day in 1993 in the UK.

The fifth single to be released from the Adrenalize album in the UK.

It was released on 19th April 1993 just over one year since the release of the album.

It went on to reached Number 34 on the UK Top 40 singles chart. Ending a run of four Top 20 singles from the album in the UK.

B Sides included a rare demo version of the song recorded on 5th May 1988 at Wisseloord Studios in Holland during a break from the Hysteria world tour.

The song itself dates all the way back to 1984 and the initial writing sessions for Hysteria in Dublin, Ireland.

Also included was a live version of Queen's 'Now I'm Here' recorded at the Freddie Mercury Tribute show in 1992 with Brian May.

In a first for the band they donated the profits from the 7" single to the Mercury Phoenix Trust. An AIDS charity set up by Queen after Freddie Mercury's death in November 1991. This live track was featured on CD1, 7", 12" picture disc and the cassette versions.

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Read the full 'Tonight' single release story in the Lep History section.

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