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March 30, 2006

Coming hot on the heels of their platinum-certified 2CD hits package ROCK OF AGES, Def Leppard have announced that they will release their 12th studio album YEAH! on May 23, 2006.

On their highly anticipated new album, Def Leppard have created a heartfelt and hard rocking tribute to their musical heroes of the late 60’s and 70’s -the Kinks, Badfinger, T. Rex, David Bowie, Sweet, Roxy Music, Mott the Hoople, Free, Faces, and Thin Lizzy. Recording essential versions of the music that influenced their youth, the band have brilliantly merged the “Now” with the “Then” to create a buzz that can only be summed up in one word: YEAH!

Said Joe Elliott, “I thought it was about time we showed the world what our true roots were… British pop rock from the early to mid 70’s. The songs on this album are at least partly responsible for us making the kind of music that we do.”

Added Phil Collen, “We didn’t want to make the standard covers album and gave this a lot of deep thought as Joe has been going on about doing this sort of project for 26 years. We wanted to express ourselves through these songs and approached the recording process as if they were our own.”

The final tracklisting for “YEAH!” is as follows (running order TBA):

10538 Overture – originally recorded by Electric Light Orchestra in 1972
20th Century Boy – originally recorded by T.Rex in 1973
Don’t Believe A Word – originally recorded by Thin Lizzy in 1976
Drive-In Saturday – originally recorded by David Bowie in 1973
Hanging On The Telephone – originally recorded by The Nerves in 1977, and Blondie in 1978
He’s Gonna Step On You Again – originally recorded by John Kongos in 1971
Hell Raiser – originally recorded by Sweet in 1973
Little Bit Of Love – originally recorded by Free in 1972
No Matter What – originally recorded by Badfinger in 1970
Rock On – originally recorded by David Essex in 1973
Stay With Me – originally recorded by Faces in 1971
Street Life – originally recorded by Roxy Music in 1973
The Golden Age Of Rock & Roll – originally recorded by Mott the Hoople in 1974
Waterloo Sunset – originally recorded by The Kinks in 1967

The artwork will be revealed on soon!

As previously announced, to promote the release of the album, the band will be turning up the temperature this summer with a handful of European/UK dates in June, followed by a US tour to kick off on June 23rd. The band will be hitting cities across the States with Journey through August 31st. For the full list of tour dates confirmed so far, see below:

3. Milan, IT
7. Oberhausen, DE
9. Solvesborg, SE
10. Lichtenvoorde, NL
12. Zurich, CH
17. Sheffield, UK
18. London, UK
23. Camden, NJ
24. Wantagh, NY
27. Holmdel, NJ
28. Uncasville, CT
30. Scranton, PA

1. Atlantic City, NJ
3. Hershey, PA
4. Raleigh, NC
7. Bristow, VA
8. Virginia Beach, VA
10. West Palm Beach, FL
11. Tampa, FL
13. Atlanta, GA
15. Charlotte, NC
16. Nashville, TN
18. Minneapolis, MN
19. Chicago, IL
21. St. Louis, MO
22. Indianapolis, IN
24. Detroit, MI
25. Cincinnati, OH
28. San Antonio, TX
29. Dallas, TX
30. Houston, TX

15. Denver, CO
18. Las Vegas, NV
19. Irvine, CA
22. Phoenix, AZ
23. San Diego, CA
25. Concord, CA
26. Mountainview, CA
27. Sacramento, CA
30. Portland, OR
31. Seattle, WA

For details on venues and tickets, please visit Read on for information regarding VIP packages for the US shows!

For most shows on the US tour, will be cooperating with I LOVE ALL ACCESS to make sure that our newsletter subscribers will get a shot at the best seats in the house, by giving them the opportunity to purchase special VIP packages — days before the general onsale dates! VIP packages not only offer the chance to experience the band from up close; some packages include VIP parking, a gift bag, access to a pre-party with other fans, and more!

The first VIP packages will be available on Thursday, March 30 at 1.00PM (EST) / 10.00AM (PST) for the following shows:

June 23: Camden, NJ
June 30: Scranton, PA
July 3: Hershey, PA
July 4: Raleigh, NC
July 8: Virginia Beach, VA
July 10: West Palm Beach, FL
July 11: Tampa, FL
July 13: Atlanta, GA
July 15: Charlotte, NC
July 18: Minneapolis, MN
July 21: St. Louis, MO
July 22: Indianapolis, IN
July 25: Cincinnati, OH
July 29: Dallas, TX
July 30: Houston, TX
August 15: Denver, CO
August 22: Phoenix, AZ

Please note: you will only be able to purchase a VIP packages from I LOVE ALL ACCESS with a password! The special early access password for the shows listed above is “rock”. Use this password to log on to I Love All Access’ LOGIN PAGE and you’re good to go!

For the shows that will go on sale next week, you will require a new password to gain early access. This password will be sent out a few days in advance.

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