Def Leppard Announce Self-Titled Album

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Available 30 October

Anyone who has followed Def Leppard for any length of time will know that they’ve never been the kind of band who churn out albums every year. In fact, the last time Joe Elliott and the guys released an album was back in 2008 with ‘Songs From the Sparkle Lounge’. So for long-time fans of the band such as decibelROGUE, the prospect of a new Def Leppard album arriving on October 30 makes us very happy bunnies indeed.

So here we are at studio album number eleven and the band have self-titled this release. As Joe Elliott explained during a recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine, they chose the name because while they were working on the album, friends and colleagues would continuously ask what the new material sounded like. “Well, it sounds like Def Leppard” was their reply. And having listened to the first single ‘Let’s Go’, the album title makes perfect sense, since there is more than a hint of ‘Pour Some Sugar on Me’ about it. It’s crunching guitars, powerful drums and familiar vocal arrangements are classic Def Leppard. And if this track is indicative of how the rest of the album will sound, it will have been well worth the 7 year wait.

“We got together to see what we had with maybe putting out a three track EP in mind. All of a sudden we had twelve songs on the go, and two more would come just a few weeks later. It’s the first album we’ve ever made with no deal in place & no one looking over our shoulders so the freedom was immense & I think you can hear it in the songs.” – Joe Elliott

Hopefully we can get our hands on a copy of ‘Def Leppard’ in advance of it’s release next month to bring you a full review.

The UK will also see a CD fanpack release of the album in conjunction with Classic Rock magazine. The Def Leppard Fanpack will include:

Brand new studio album – with bonus exclusive track
116-page magazine featuring all-new interviews with all five band members, all-new photos and
A track-by-track guide to the album
Collectable art cards
Def Leppard metal keyring
Price: £15.99

Pre-orders made before 12pm (GMT) on Thursday 1st October will receive an exclusive window sticker featuring the Def Leppard album artwork, PLUS the chance to win one of three pairs of VIP tickets aboard the 4-night Def Leppard Cruise from Miami, Florida (pre-sale gifts and offers are only open to residents of US and UK). The magazine can be pre-ordered HERE

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Def Leppard Tour Dates

Def Leppard are currently in the midst of a sold out Arena tour in the USA. They will tour the UK and Eire in December 2015 with Whitesnake and Black Star Riders. Here’s a list of dates and venues:

Sunday 6 Dublin 3Arena EIRE
Monday 7 Belfast Odyssey UK
Wednesday 9 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena UK
Thursday 10 Glasgow The SSE Hydro UK SOLD OUT
Saturday 12 Birmingham Genting Arena UK SOLD OUT
Sunday 13 Nottingham Capital FM Arena UK
Tuesday 15 Manchester Arena UK
Wednesday 16 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena UK SOLD OUT
Friday 18 London The SSE Arena Wembley UK SOLD OUT
Saturday 19 Sheffield Motorpoint Arena UK SOLD OUT

Tickets are on sale now priced £45.00 Newcastle to Sheffield & £49.50 for Belfast & €59.50/€64.50 for Dublin (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from