Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Def Leppard announce UK hometown club show and livestream

Def Leppard will livestream a rare club show performance from their hometown of Sheffield, UK on May 19.

On the eve of the band’s biggest-ever European tour and the launch of new album, “Drastic Symphonies”, Def Leppard are set to play a one off gig at the iconic 850-capacity venue The Leadmill.

Billed as “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 May 22.

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.

“Sheffield is in the very DNA of this band!,” says Joe Elliott. “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 show will go on general sale Friday, May 12 at 9.00am here.

There is also a special pre-sale from 9.00am on Thursday, May 11. 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 before 5pm on May 10th to receive exclusive ticket pre-sale access. T&Cs apply.

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.

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

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.

Pre-order the album and get the new orchestral version of “Animal” from the symphonic album here.

See also:

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Def Leppard stream Animal video from Drastic Symphonies collection
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