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!”
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