Legendary British rock band Def Leppard is coming to western Norway’s Sunnhordaland district for their only appearance in Norway this year.
The unique Norway concert will take place under this year’s annual Skånevik Blues Festival on the 6th July, northeast of Haugesund.
“This is the most expensive band we've ever had. And we have had many here, from Chuck Berry to ZZ Top, Scorpions,” festival manager Alf Warloe Christophersen told Haugesunds Avis.
The Band is currently playing at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas until 13th April where they will then move onto concerts in Europe.
Def Leppard has its roots in Sheffield from the late 1970’s. It had released an EP and two albums prior to ‘Pyromania’, an album from 1983 that sold over ten million copies in the US alone.
Fourth studio album ‘Hysteria’, sold some 20 million copies worldwide after its release in 1987 through Mercury Records.
The band went on to create 8 more albums, with their tenth studio album, ‘Songs from the Sparkle Lounge’ released in 2008.
It was on the tour for this album that the band last played in Norway, playing shows in western Norway’s town of Sandnes, in Halden, eastern Norway, and Trondheim, located in mid-Norway.
Other names playing at this year’s Skånevik Blues Festival (external link, in Norwegian) include Vintage Trouble (US), Beth Hart (US), Ian Hunter and the Rant Band (UK), Roy Rogers and Delta Rhythm Kings (US), and Nora Jean Wallace (US).