On May 19, 2023, the iconic British band, Def Leppard, unveiled their latest album “Drastic Symphonies” via Mercury Records. This album signifies a euphoric fusion of rock and classical music, featuring Def Leppard’s top tracks in collaboration with the renowned Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London. The band’s most beloved songs have been deconstructed and reconstructed, sounding larger and more thrilling than ever before.
“Drastic Symphonies”: A New Era in Music
“Drastic Symphonies” is not just an album; it’s a musical revolution. It’s where the raw energy of rock meets the refined elegance of classical music. The album showcases the band’s best tracks, reimagined in collaboration with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The result is a sound that’s bigger and more exhilarating than ever before.
“One Night Only” at The Leadmill, Sheffield
On the eve of their major European tour and the launch of “Drastic Symphonies”, Def Leppard hosted an exclusive concert at Sheffield’s iconic venue, The Leadmill. This was their most intimate show in the UK and Europe in 35 years, a homecoming that delighted fans. Net proceeds from ticket sales were donated to the Music Venue Trust, which works to support struggling UK music venues.
World Tour with Motley Crue
Def Leppard kicked off the European leg of their world tour with Motley Crue at Sheffield’s Bramall Lane Stadium on May 22, 2023. In 2022, the band embarked on a 36-stadium SOLD OUT tour across North America, selling over 1.3 million tickets. In February and March of 2023, the tour attracted a massive audience across Central and South America. The must-see “World Tour” of 2023 is coming to Europe in May, June, and July, including a stop at the iconic Wembley Stadium on July 1.
Def Leppard Anthology: Definitely
Genesis Publications confirms that the first anthology of Def Leppard, Definitely: The Official Story of Def Leppard, will also be available as a hardcover edition in all good bookstores. On sale from May 9, 2023, at a price of 35 pounds, Definitely is the definitive record of Def Leppard’s legendary career.
Def Leppard remains one of the most significant, influential, and beloved British groups, delighting current fans and winning over a whole new generation. With the launch of “Drastic Symphonies”, their intimate concert at The Leadmill, and the world tour with Motley Crue, the band has had a monumental week. Their legacy continues to grow, and their music continues to resonate in the hearts of fans worldwide.
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