Def Leppard Kick Off UK Leg Of ‘The World Tour’ With Spectacular Sheffield Show

Performing with co-headliners Mötley Crüe, the UK rockers performed an electrifying show that had fans on their feet from start to finish.

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Def Leppard's Joe Elliott at Bramall Lane, Sheffield - Photo: Anthony Devlin courtesy of Live Nation

Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe proved once again why they rank among the most celebrated rock legends of all time last night. Opening the UK leg of their co-headlining “The World Tour” trek, the two bands delivered an unforgettable performance to a packed house at Sheffield United FC’s Bramall Lane on Monday, May 22. The bands took to the stage and delivered hit after hit to the adoring crowd. The energy was electric, and the two bands kept their fans were on their feet from start to finish.

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In an official statement, Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott said “Well, it finally arrived. We were so looking forward to bringing The World Tour with Motley Crue back to our home turf and what a spectacular night it was!!”

He added, “We knew after how well the Stadiums went down last year in North America and earlier this year in South and Central America that our UK & Europeans fans were going to really enjoy this show. But last night in Sheffield, where it all started many years ago, exceeded even our expectations! If the reaction we had last night at Bramall Lane is any indication, this UK / European leg of The World Tour is going to be fantastic!”

Mötley Crüe stated: “We literally just finished in the recording studio with Bob Rock and headed straight to the UK to start The World Tour with Def Leppard. Sheffield was an amazing first UK crowd and we’re excited for the rest of the shows including the legendary Wembley Stadium on 1st July. Both Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard have been really busy and are now ready to rip it up live across all of Europe together.”

The show in Sheffield was just the beginning, fans in the UK can still catch the bands in action at the iconic Wembley Stadium on Saturday, July 1, 2023. For more information on the UK leg of ‘The World Tour’ and to purchase tickets, visit Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe’s official websites.

Last Friday, Def Leppard released Drastic Symphonies, their ambitious and much-anticipated new album which sees the legendary rockers teaming up with the UK’s widely-renowned Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The album is now available on CD, 2LP black vinyl, limited edition 2LP colored vinyl, limited 2LP picture disc, CD/Blu-Ray (Atmos), and on digital platforms.

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