It’s Official! Legendary British rock ‘n’ roll icons Def Leppard are proud to announce their induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Back in October we reported their inclusion on the ballot, but today the guys are celebrating an official induction.
The band will be inducted into the 2019 Performer Category alongside The Cure, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music and The Zombies. Presented by Klipsch Audio, the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on March 29, 2019 in Brooklyn, NY at Barclays Center.
Def Leppard join a long list of legends to receive this coveted honor, in addition to standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the impressive “Class of 2019.” With sales eclipsing 100 million albums and a reputation as one of rock’s most enduring and influential bands, this represents yet another massive milestone for the legendary British rock icons.
This is what the band had to say about their official nomination:
“First of all, a massive thanks to all our fans & past inductees who voted for us. Congratulations to all our fellow inductees, we stand alongside some amazing artists, past & present. What an absolute honour.” Joe Elliott
“We started 2018 off at the Royal Albert Hall and to now cap it all off with a nod into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is brilliant.” Phil Collen
“Being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame puts Def Leppard in a class of peers that we’ve always appreciated and admired. We’re looking forward to the ceremony.” Rick Savage
“Coming into Def Leppard after stints with other bands, it was immediately apparent to me that Leppard had ambition far beyond most. As a fan from the early years, I’d heard that ambitionin the music, blending genres to craft the unique Leppard sound. After 26 years as the new guy, I can assure you that the work ethic and the collective focus of this band is just as strong to this day.” Vivian Campbell
“What an honor for Def Leppard to be included in this year’s induction with so many other talented and deserving artists.” Rick Allen
Congratulations to Def Leppard on this coveted award!
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