Def Leppard dominate worldwide charts as music hits digital platforms

Def Leppard
Def Leppard

Def Leppard are back in the charts in a big way since making their entire back catalogue available via streaming services for the first time.

Last month, the Sheffield rockers introduced their collection of recorded material on to sites including Spotify and Apple Music – and in doing so, have made a huge impact globally.

Their albums have charted in the iTunes Top 10 in more than 30 countries, including Hysteria at no.3 in the US and no.5 in the UK.

Hysteria is also sitting at the no.1 spot on the US catalogue albums chart, marking the second time it’s reached the top spot. It previously hit no.1 last year when the deluxe edition launched.

Classic 1983 album Pyromania also achieved its highest ever chart position, while 1995’s Vault: Def Leppard Greatest Hits 1980-1995 enjoyed its highest entry since topping the catalogue chart in August 2002.

Def Leppard will tour across North America with Journey on a mammoth 58-date run later this year, which will be followed by a UK and Ireland Hysteria tour.

For a full list of dates and how to buy tickets for all of the shows on both sides of the Atlantic, visit our Def Leppard information hub.

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Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent 35 years in newspapers, magazines and online as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014 before moving to the e-commerce team in 2020. Scott keeps Louder’s buyer’s guides up to date, writes about the best deals for music fans, keeps on top of the latest tech releases and reviews headphones, speakers, earplugs and more. Over the last 10 years, Scott has written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog. He's previously written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald newspapers, covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to tech reviews, video games, travel and whisky. Scott's favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Cocteau Twins, Drab Majesty, Marillion and Rush.