Def Leppard nominated to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame NEW YORK, NY (October 9, 2018)– As announced today, Def Leppard garner a prestigious nomination for the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame® Induction Ceremony. This notably marks their first inclusion on the ballot.
Presented by Klipsch Audio, the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame® Induction Ceremony is scheduled for March 29, 2019 in Brooklyn, NY at Barclays Center. In addition to engaging a voting body of more than 1,000 artists, historians, and members of the music industry, fans may participate in the process by logging in and casting votes on rockhall.com. Fan voting goes live October 9 through 11:59pm ET December 9, 2018. The top five artists, voted by the public, comprise a “fans’ ballot” counted along with other ballots to choose the 2019 inductees.
Def Leppard join a long list of legends to receive this coveted nomination in addition standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the impressive “Class of 2019.” With sales eclipsing 100 million albums and a reputation as one of rock’s most enduring and influential bands, this represents yet another massive milestone for the legendary British rock icons.
About the nomination, frontman Joe Elliott said, “We’re honored and humbled to be nominated for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame®. This is the highest peak a rock band can summit. For us to recognized by the prestigious panel and rock fans, who also have a vote, is sensational. Def Leppard being considered amongst such a worthy class of 2019 nominees gives us an indescribable feeling of pride…mutually shared between myself and my bandmates. We hope to see everyone at the ceremony!”
Following the close of their historic 2018 co-headline stadium and arena run in North America, Def Leppard sold a staggering 1,000,000 tickets and the tour grossed over $100,000,000.00, a massive feat in today’s touring world. As always, the group keep pushing forward with their electrifying live shows.
Right now, the band has its sights set on a massive 2019 with new music and touring on the horizon.
About Def Leppard With more than 100 million albums sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards in the U.S., Def Leppard – 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. Def Leppard’s influential career includes numerous hit singles and ground-breaking multi-platinum albums—including two of the best-selling albums of all time, Pyromania and Hysteria, capturing the group’s legendary tracks, bringing together classic Leppard hits such as “Rock of Ages”, Pour Some Sugar on Me” and “Foolin.” The band’s 2015 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. For the first time, in January 2018 Def Leppard debuted their full recording catalog worldwide via streaming and download platforms. As they did with the original release of their records, Def Leppard dominated the worldwide charts again. Chart stats saw their albums charting in the iTunes Top 10 in more than 30 countries, including Hysteria at #3 in the US, and #5 in the UK. Def Leppard had the #1, #2 and #3 records on the US catalog albums chart.