New York, NY (Top40 Charts / UMe)
Beginning today at 12:01am local time around the world, legendary British rock icons Def Leppard
debut their full recording catalog worldwide via streaming and download platforms. One of the last multi-platinum selling acts to be made available on streaming and download, music fans from all corners of the globe can now enjoy tracks and albums from Def Leppard
who have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide to become one of rock's most enduring and influential bands.
Said Joe Elliott, "It is with a mixture of relief & euphoria that we now see our entire catalog finally getting a digital release. Having embraced every other format with open arms, especially & more recently the reemergence of vinyl, we're now going to be available to everyone everywhere and honestly, it's as exciting as the original releases were."
Added Rick Savage, "Finally the wait is over! Our music is now available on all digital formats. Very excited. Thanks for your patience and continued support."
Phil Collen also said, "We felt we'd been left out of the digital party but it's a thrill to us to finally accept the invitation and to be able to say 'yeah, you can stream us, download us and get us great on all of these digital outlets'."
As a cornerstone of rock and roll's history, Def Leppard's substantial career includes numerous hit singles including their first early chart hit "Wasted
" -- to their radio and MTV staples "Bringin' On The Heartbreak
", "Rock of Ages", "Too Late
", "Armageddon It", "Love Bites
", and "Let's Get Rocked." Their ground-breaking multi-platinum albums—including two of the best-selling albums of all time with sales of more than 10 million copies each in the U.S. alone, Pyromania and Hysteria, captured some of the group's legendary tracks, bringing together classic Leppard hits such as "Pour Some Sugar on Me", "Hysteria
" and "Foolin'." The group continued their success expanding into the world of film, covers, and new collaborations including "Two Steps
Behind" from the film Last Action Hero, "No Matter What
"/"Waterloo Sunset" and "Nine Lives
" with Tim McGraw
as well as straight ahead Def Leppard
hits "When Love and Hate Collide", "Slang", "Work It Out
" and "Now." Finally, all of Def Leppard's awe-inspiring music is available for everyone around the world, from the band's eponymous debut EP through to their most recent album.
In conjunction with the release of their catalog, Def Leppard
also announced they will embark on a massive co-headlining tour with Journey. Comprised of stadiums and arena venues around the U.S., the 58-city run is set to kick off in Hartford, CT on May 21st and will wrap in Los Angeles, CA on October 6th. Please see tour routing below. Tickets go on sale beginning Saturday, February 3 at 10 AM local time at LiveNation.com.
DEF LEPPARD TITLES NOW AVAILABLE ACROSS ALL STREAMING AND DOWNLOAD PLATFORMS INCLUDE:
The Def Leppard
On Through The Night (1980)
High 'N' Dry (1981)
Retro Active (1993)
Songs From The Sparkle Lounge (2008)
Mirror Ball - Live & More (2011)
- Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick "Sav" Savage
(bass), Vivian Campbell (guitar) and Rick Allen (drums) - continue to be one of the most important forces in rock music. Over the course of their career the band has produced a series of classic ground-breaking albums that set the bar for generations of music fans and artists alike. The group's spectacular live shows and arsenal of hits have become synonymous with their name, leading Def Leppard
to be heralded as an institution in both the music and touring industry. The band's most recent self-titled studio album debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums and Top Independent Albums charts. The album also took the #5 spot on Billboard's Top Current Albums and #10 spot on the Top 200, as well as claiming 15 top 10 debuts around the world.