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Def Leppard to play exclusive show at The Leadmill in Sheffield to Support Music Venue Trust

On the eve of their largest-ever European Tour, Def Leppard will play a one-off club show at the iconic Sheffield venue, The Leadmill, on 19 May 2023. Net proceeds from ticket sales from the show go to Music Venue Trust. The show will also be live-streamed on Veeps.

“Sheffield is in the very DNA of this band,” Joe Elliott told us. “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.”

The Leadmill show is a unique opportunity to experience the band’s extraordinary stadium-style catalogue in a club setting. The packed 850-capacity venue will be in for a special treat. For this show, the band bring the focus to smaller UK venues and net proceeds from the evening will go to the Music Venue Trust, who work to help struggling UK music venues.

“We know there are a lot of small music venues struggling across the UK,” Je said, “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 aliveā€¦and to coincide with the release of our symphonic record, Drastic Symphonies, on the 19 May. It’s all very special!”

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“We’re absolutely delighted to be welcoming a band as legendary as Def Leppard onto our stage,” Ben Hartley, Live Promoter from The Leadmill said. “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.”

“It’s fantastic to get this support from such an iconic and legendary group as Def Leppard onto our stage,” Ben Hartley, Live Promoter from The Leadmill said. “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.”

“It’s fantastic to get this support from such an iconic and legendary group as Def Leppard,” Mark Davyd, CEO and Founder of Music Venue Trust, said. “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.”

Tickets for The Leadmill go on general sale at 9.00 am on Friday 12 May.

However, a special pre-sale from 9.00 am on Thursday 10 May is available to all who have pre-ordered Drastic Symphonies from the Official Def Leppard UK Store before 5 pm that day.

Tickets for Def Leppard One Night Only are available to purchase worldwide now (or after May 13 for fans in the UK) for $14.99 ($17.99 on or after 19 May) at https://veeps.com.

Formed in 2014, Music Venue Trust is a UK Registered Charity which acts to protect, secure, and improve UK Grassroots Music Venues for the benefit of venues, communities, and upcoming artists. https://www.musicvenuetrust.com

Established in 1976, The Leadmill is Sheffield’s longest running music venue https://leadmill.co.uk.

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