Apart from headlining Download Festival 2011, Def Leppard are to release a book, entitled ‘Def Leppard – The Definitive Visual History’ and if that’s not enough, have announced details of a forthcoming live album also featuring new studio recordings.
Def Leppard, one of Britain’s greatest arena rock bands, are set to headline Download Festival 2011 to kick off their world tour. The band are also set to release a brand new live album, ‘’Mirrorball’’, this summer featuring a mix of live Def Leppard classics, three brand new studio songs and a bonus DVD that contains energetic live performances and intimate backstage footage captured on the road. Also set for release this summer is Leppard’s first coffee table book titled “Def Leppard – The Definitive Visual History”, with exclusive photos by legendary rock photographer Ross Halfin.
Def Leppard remain one of the world’s biggest and most successful live acts. The band last played the UK in 2009 – headlining Download festival that year after a hugely successful sold out UK Arena tour in 2008. 2011 will see Def Leppard headline Download Festival for the second time in three years. Full details below
Fri 10 June 2011 – Download Festival, UK For ticket information please refer to www.downloadfestival.com
With more than 65 million albums sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards (Def Leppard are one of only five rock bands to have two consecutive 10 million plus selling albums in the U.S. The others are The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Van Halen.) to their credit, Def Leppard – Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick “Sav” 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 groundbreaking albums that set the bar for generations of music fans and artists alike. The group’s spectacular live shows, filled with powerful melodic rock anthems, continue to sell out venues worldwide. Their epic live show and arsenal of hits have become synonymous with their name, leading Def Leppard to be heralded as an institution in both the music and touring industry.