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January 14, 2008 11:00 ET

Def Leppard Visits Scotiabank Place April 12

DEF LEPPARD With Special Guests STYX and REO SPEEDWAGON SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2008 - SCOTIABANK PLACE - OTTAWA Doors: 6 p.m.; Show: 7 p.m. Tickets on sale Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008 @ 10 a.m. Tickets available at the Scotiabank Place Box Office and all Ottawa - Gatineau Area Sports Experts Locations. Charge by phone 613-599-3267 or (877)788-3267; Order online at or Tickets (incl. GST): $79.50, $59.50 & $49.50; Reserved Seating (plus FMF and service charges) 8 ticket limit.

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 14, 2008) - Def Leppard, Britain's greatest arena rock band, is set to play a series of headline shows in spring of 2008 - as part of a 2008 World Tour. This year's outing includes 19 dates, kicking off on March 27 in Greensboro, NC and ending on April 26 in Chula Vista, CA. The band is also set to release a brand new studio album in 2008 with details to be announced shortly. The album will see the band adding to their incredible legacy and promises the inclusion of a very special collaboration.

2007 was another monumental year for the band, playing a 50 date arena tour across the USA. Starting June 2007 and ending in September 2007, the group's summer concert tour became a must-see phenomenon -- regularly selling out arenas to crowds of 15,000 to 20,000. The show featured stunning production and a special acoustic set, in addition to Def Leppard's huge catalogue of global hits. 2007 was also the 20th anniversary of the band's legendary "Hysteria" release, an album summed up by Mojo magazine in Sept 2007 as "Hard rock's equivalent of "Thriller"".

With more than 65 million albums sold worldwide, not to mention two prestigious Diamond Awards to their credit, Def Leppard--Joe Elliott (vocals), Vivian Campbell (guitar), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick "Sav" Savage (bass) and Rick Allen (drums)-continues to be one of the most important forces in rock music. The group's spectacular live shows are filled with hit after hit from their groundbreaking discography that set the sound for generations of music fans and artists. Def Leppard's powerful rock anthems have become synonymous with their name and it's easy to see why rock fans keep gravitating toward their electrifying live performances. On their 2008 tour, the band is promising a highly-charged, no-nonsense set of rocking performances, packed with hits spanning its entire career. Def Leppard are one of only five rock groups who can claim two separate original 10 million plus selling albums in the US. The others are The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Van Halen.

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