Def Leppard is a band that certainly enjoyed their share of airplay back in the 1980’s. They also had to deal with their share of hardship, more specifically the 1984 auto accident that resulted in the loss of their drummer’s arm.
Even after an accident that could have easily sidelined a drummer, Def Leppard’s Rick Allen kept on going, and with the help of some special equipment, remained behind his kit, and, according to lead singer Joe Elliot, became an even better drummer.
Now, more than 20 years after the accident, Def Leppard is prepared to take on the odds again and try their luck on the comeback trail. Like many classic rockers who were so well-known a couple of decades ago, they sort of dropped off the radar for a while, although they did tour the U.S. with Bryan Adams last summer and attracted some respectable crowds and picked up a few good reviews to boot.
With the recent release of their cover album entitled Yeah, the band is set to embark on a three-month U.S. tour, beginning on Friday (6/23/06) at The Tweeter Center in Camden, New Jersey.
Joining Def Leppard as the tour’s co-headliners is the legendary Journey, who also enjoyed amazing popularity during the 1980’s and is contuniung to work hard in the studio and on the road today.
Def Leppard fans who may not be able to attend one of their lives performances may be interested to know that the band will appear on The Late Show With David Letterman on Friday night (6/23/06) and on the syndicated morning show Live With Regis & Kelly Monday Morning (6/26/06).
For more information, check the news section of Def Leppard’s official web site.
[tags]def leppard, journey, tour, concert[/tags]