Joe Elliott Bids An Emotional Farewell To Def Leppard Fans In Tour’s Final Concert

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Def Leppard has recently wrapped up their extensive ‘The World Tour’ with Mötley Crüe, marking the conclusion with a special episode of their ‘Behind The World Tour’ YouTube series. The final performance took place in Melbourne, Australia on November 14.

The series’ last episode, spanning eight minutes, features highlights from this memorable concert and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the tour life. Joe Elliott, Def Leppard’s lead singer, shares an emotional farewell, reflecting on the end of a remarkable 75-show journey.

Elliott fondly recalls the camaraderie with the Mötley Crüe crew, expressing a heartfelt sense of loss as the tour concludes. He highlights the unique bond formed during the tour, emphasizing the bittersweet nature of the final show.

The tour primarily served to promote Def Leppard’s latest and highly successful album, ‘Diamond Star Halos.’ This album has become their best-selling release since ‘Adrenalize,’ and was followed by ‘Drastic Symphonies,’ which achieved notable success on the classical chart. ‘Diamond Star Halos’ made a significant debut in the U.S., selling 34,000 units in its first week and landing at the 10th spot on the Billboard 200. This marked the band’s eighth top 10 album.

The sales were predominantly from album purchases, with streaming and track equivalents forming a smaller part of the total units.

Looking ahead, Def Leppard plans to continue their momentum with another major tour. In 2024, they are set to embark on a North American tour alongside Journey.

This tour, kicking off on July 6 in St. Louis and concluding on September 8 in Denver, promises 23 shows. Fans can expect a stellar lineup, including performances by the Steve Miller Band, Heart, and Cheap Trick, adding to the tour’s allure.

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