Def Leppard / Whitesnake

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Rock icons Def Leppard and Whitesnake kick off a joint headline UK & Irish arena tour with support from Black Star Riders in December.

Formed in Sheffield, Def Leppard have been hailed as the UK's greatest-ever arena rock band. They have sold over 100 million albums worldwide in a career that spans three decades and have a highly anticipated new self-titled studio album coming in late 2015. Def Leppard’s influential career includes countless hit singles and ground-breaking multi-platinum albums – including two of the best-selling records of all time, “Pyromania” and “Hysteria”, both of which have been given the elusive Diamond Award. These two albums alone contain 10 hit singles including the classic Leppard tracks "Rock of Ages,” “Animal," "Pour Some Sugar On Me” and “Foolin'.”

Def Leppard – Joe Elliott (vocals), Vivian Campbell (guitar), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick "Sav" Savage (bass) and Rick Allen (drums) – continue to be one of the most important forces in rock music. The group’s spectacular live shows, filled with powerful melodic rock anthems, continue to sell out venues worldwide. Def Leppard's epic live shows and arsenal of hits have become synonymous with their name, leading the Rock Legends to be heralded as an institution in both the music and touring industry.

Co-headlining the tour are the legendary Whitesnake who carry a rightful & righteous reputation as one of the world’s leading rock’n’roll bands. Founded by former Deep Purple singer David Coverdale, the band have earned multi-platinum albums and multiple top 10 hits worldwide, including 2 number 1 singles with “Here I Go Again” and “Is This Love” as well as the unforgettable hammer of “Still Of The Night”.

Bombast, bravado, talent and passion have helped establish Whitesnake as the perennial platinum favourite they have become and they’re back with a vengeance in 2015. The world-renowned group featuring David Coverdale (vocals), Reb Beach (guitar), Joel Hoekstra (guitar), Michael Devin (bass) and Tommy Aldridge (drums), will release their 12th studio record “The Purple Album”, a tribute to the band and to the music Coverdale wrote and recorded with Deep Purple Mark 3 & 4, followed by a world tour, culminating with the co-headline UK dates.

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Def Leppard

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With more than 65 million albums sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards to their credit, 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 groundbreaking albums that set the bar for generations of music fans and artists alike. The group's spectacular live shows, filled with powerful melodic rock anthems, continue to sell out venues worldwide. Their epic live show 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.

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Whitesnake

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Formed by former Deep Purple vocalist David Coverdale in 1978, Whitesnake remains very much a Coverdale-led project. The band achieved considerable commercial success with several platinum albums and a No 1 hit single Here I Go Again, the highest charting of several top 10 hits during the 80s. After a hiatus while Coverdale worked on other projects, Whitesnake re-emerged from hibernation in 1997 with a new line-up and yet more hit albums. Today Coverdale remains one of the top rock vocalists, guaranteed to pack stadiums across the world.

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Black Star Riders

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Featuring Thin Lizzy alumni Ricky Warwick (vocals), Scott Gorham (guitar), Damon Johnson (guitar) and Robert Crane (bass), with new addition Chad Szeliga on drums (Breaking Benjamin, Black Label Society). Black Star Riders are the next step in the evolution of the Thin Lizzy story, with a sound that retains that classic feel but is very much its own as well.

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