Def Leppard Announce Intimate Show In Sheffield
In what will be one of the live events of 2023, Def Leppard are coming home! On the eve of the bands biggest ever European tour and the launch of new album, “Drastic Symphonies”, Def Leppard are set to play a one off club show at the iconic Sheffield venue, The Leadmill.
The 850 capacity venue will be treated to a must see performance from one of Britain’s greatest ever rock bands. It will be a huge night for fans of the band who get the chance to hear the bands extraordinary stadium style catalogue in a club setting. It will be 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 Monday 22nd May 2023.
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.
Joe Elliott says
“Sheffield is in the very DNA of this band! 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 go on general sale at 9.00am on Friday May 12th May 2023.HERE before 5pm on May 10th to receive exclusive ticket pre-sale access. T&Cs apply. Ben Hartley, Live Promoter from The Leadmill says,HOWEVER, there is also a special pre-sale from 9.00am on Thursday May 11th. 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
“We’re absolutely delighted to be welcoming a band as legendary as Def Leppard onto our stage. The fact that a local act that has gone on to play stadiums across the world is willing to come back home and support us in a time of need (as well as thousands of other integral grassroots venues across the UK) speaks volumes of their character. This will be the first time they’ve played The Leadmill, so it’s wonderful to be adding another chapter to Sheffield’s musical history.”
Mark Davyd, CEO and Founder of Music Venue Trust, says
“It’s fantastic to get this support from such an iconic and legendary group as Def Leppard. The UK’s Grassroots Music Venues are facing an incredibly tough year, currently one is permanently closing every week. It’s going to take a huge collective effort to turn that around and it’s so important that artists get involved and lead the fight we need to stop closures”.