DEF LEPPARD ONE NIGHT ONLY — THE LEADMILL, SHEFFIELD FRIDAY MAY 19, 2023
Gig To Be Livestreamed Via Veeps
Net Proceeds From Tickets Sales From The Show To Go To Music Venue Trust
Pre-order any format of Drastic Symphonies from the Official Def Leppard store to receive exclusive ticket pre-sale access.
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3 MAY 2023 (TORONTO, ON) — In what will be one of the live events of 2023, Def Leppard are coming home! On the eve of the bands biggest ever European tour and the launch of new album, Drastic Symphonies, Def Leppard are set to play a one off club show at the iconic Sheffield venue, The Leadmill.
The 850 capacity venue will be treated to a must see performance from one of Britain’s greatest ever rock bands. It will be a huge night for fans of the band who get the chance to hear the bands extraordinary stadium style catalogue in a club setting. It will be the most intimate show the band have played in the UK or Europe in 35 years. The setlist will be for one night only – unique to this show and different to the setlist the band will play three days later, when they start the UK and European tour at a SOLD OUT Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane on Monday 22nd May 2023.
The band are looking to shine a light on The Leadmill, a vital part of the Sheffield and national UK music scene and is amongst many of the small UK music venues threatened with closure. Net proceeds from ticket sales from The Leadmill show will be donated to Music Venue Trust who diligently work to help struggling UK music venues.
Joe Elliott says “Sheffield is in the very DNA of this band! We are ecstatic to be starting the European leg of our world tour at home at Bramall Lane! When thinking of a warm up, it made sense to do a special set at The Leadmill, in the city where it all started. We know there are a lot of small music venues struggling across the UK, so we wanted to give back to what gave to us. The net proceeds from the evening will go directly to Music Venue Trust in an effort to keep UK clubs alive…and to coincide with the release of our symphonic record, “Drastic Symphonies”, on the 19th of May. It’s all very special!”
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Tickets for The Leadmill go on general sale at 9.00am on Friday May 12th May 2023 HERE
HOWEVER, there is also a special pre-sale from 9.00am on Thursday May 11th. To get access to the pre-sale and improve your chances of getting tickets to this once in a lifetime intimate performance, fans can pre-order a copy of Drastic Symphonies on any format from the Official Def Leppard UK Store HERE before 5pm on May 10th to receive exclusive ticket pre-sale access. T&Cs apply.
Ben Hartley, Live Promoter from The Leadmill says, “We’re absolutely delighted to be welcoming a band as legendary as Def Leppard onto our stage. The fact that a local act that has gone on to play stadiums across the world is willing to come back home and support us in a time of need (as well as thousands of other integral grassroots venues across the UK) speaks volumes of their character. This will be the first time they’ve played The Leadmill, so it’s wonderful to be adding another chapter to Sheffield’s musical history.”
Mark Davyd, CEO and Founder of Music Venue Trust, says “It’s fantastic to get this support from such an iconic and legendary group as Def Leppard. The UK’s Grassroots Music Venues are facing an incredibly tough year, currently one is permanently closing every week. It’s going to take a huge collective effort to turn that around and it’s so important that artists get involved and lead the fight we need to stop closures”.
Formed in 2014, Music Venue Trust is a UK Registered Charity which acts to protect, secure, and improve UK Grassroots Music Venues for the benefit of venues, communities, and upcoming artists. https://www.musicvenuetrust.com/
Established in 1976, The Leadmill is Sheffield’s longest running music venue https://leadmill.co.uk
Due to the strictly limited tickets available the band will also stream The Leadmill show via Veeps to allow fans from across the globe experience this very special show.
Veeps is the Emmy-nominated premiere platform available on the web, iOS, Android, and Apple TV for music fans to watch live concerts, music documentaries, and more. They have worked with the likes of Kings Of Leon, Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails, Jack White, Muse, Metallica, Perry Farrell, and Slash, amongst others.
Tickets for Def Leppard “One Night Only" are available to purchase worldwide now (or after May 13 for fans in the UK) for $14.99 ($17.99 on or after 19 May) at Veeps.com.
Each ticket includes a replay window of 24 hours, allowing fans to relive the magic of the performance. Fans will be able to purchase limited edition merchandise to commemorate the show, donate directly to the Music Venue Trust, and engage in Veeps’ built-in chat room during the live-stream event, creating a unique and meaningful connection between fans and their favourite artists.
2022 saw Def Leppard play 36 SOLD OUT stadium tour across North America with Motley Crue - selling over 1.3 million tickets. February and March 2023 saw the tour pull in massive audiences throughout Central and South America. In May, June, and July the must see “World Tour” of 2023 comes to Europe, including a stop at the iconic Wembley Stadium on the 1st of July. The band will then return to the USA and Australia for more live dates in 2023.
For further information and tickets please see HERE
Genesis Publications confirm that the first-ever anthology of Def Leppard, Definitely: The Official Story of Def Leppard, previously announced as a limited edition release, will also be available as a hardback edition from all good bookstores. Released on the 9th May 2023, and priced at £35, Definitely: The Official Story of Def Leppard is the ultimate record of Def Leppard's legendary career and is available to order from defleppardbook.com
The 19th of May 2023 will see Rock and Classical royalty unite on a brand-new euphoric album titled “Drastic Symphonies” - Def Leppard’s greatest produced tracks dramatically reimagined and sounding larger and more exhilarating than ever before, teamed with London’s iconic The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Def Leppard have deconstructed and rebuilt not only some of their most well known tracks but also some of their hidden gems as well. This album represents a bold new approach to Def Leppard’s most loved songs.
To pre-order Drastic Symphonies please see HERE
About Def Leppard
With more than 110 million albums sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards in the U.S., 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame® inductees Def Leppard - Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick Savage (bass), Vivian Campbell (guitar) and Rick Allen (drums) — continue to be one of the most important forces in rock music. Over the course of their career the band has produced a series of classic ground-breaking albums that set the bar for generations of music fans and artists alike. The group’s spectacular live shows and arsenal of hits have become synonymous with their name, leading Def Leppard to be heralded as the world’s greatest live rock band. Def Leppard’s influential career includes numerous hit singles and ground-breaking multi-platinum albums—including two of the best-selling albums of all time, Pyromania and Hysteria, capturing the group’s legendary tracks, bringing together classic Leppard hits such as “Rock of Ages”, Pour Some Sugar on Me” and “Foolin.” For the first time, in January 2018 Def Leppard debuted their full recording catalogue worldwide via streaming and download platforms. As they did with the original release of their records, Def Leppard dominated the worldwide charts again, which found their albums charting in the iTunes Top 10 in more than 30 countries, including Hysteria at #3 in the US, and #5 in the UK (36 years after the album had charted at No 1 in the Billboard charts). Def Leppard also had the #1, #2 and #3 records on the US catalogue albums chart. The band have gone on to amass a staggering 5.5 billion streams since 2018, reaching a younger 18-44 demographic that now represents 58% of their fanbase. Additionally, the band have garnered an impressive 15 million followers across their social media platforms. In May 2022, Def Leppard released their twelfth studio album Diamond Star Halos. The album debuted at #1 on the Apple and Amazon Music charts. The album also scored a Top 10 debut on North America’s Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart, marking the band’s eighth Top 10 album of their career, and garnered a #1 debut on Billboard’s Hard Rock chart. Diamond Star Halos had numerous Top 10 chart entries globally including a Top 5 debut in the UK. Following the close of their historic 2018 co-headline stadium and arena run in North America, Def Leppard sold more than 1,000,000 tickets, a massive feat in today’s touring world. Def Leppard & Mötley Crüe topped that number yet again with another sold out North American stadium run in 2022 selling over 1.3 million tickets. As always, the group keep pushing the boundaries with their electrifying live shows.
About Music Venue Trust
Music Venue Trust is a registered charity, created in January 2014 to protect, secure, and improve the UK live music network by securing the long-term future of iconic grassroots music venues such as Hull Adelphi, Exeter Cavern, Southampton Joiners, The 100 Club, Band on the Wall, Tunbridge Wells Forum etc. These venues have played a crucial role in the development of British music over the last 40 years, nurturing local talent, providing a platform for artists to build their careers and develop their music and their performance skills.
We work to gain recognition of the essential role these venues fulfil, not only for artist development but also for the cultural and music industries, the economy and local communities. We aim to preserve and improve venues, making them more efficient and improving the experience for performers and audiences. Long-term we plan to acquire the freeholds of as many of these vital venues as possible.
Music Venue Trust is a Charity registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales, registration no: 1159846. Music Venue Trust (Scotland) is a charity registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity
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