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 more than 30 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. After initially joining our news desk in the summer of 2014, he moved to the e-commerce team full-time in 2020. He maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott grew up listening to rock and prog, cutting his teeth on bands such as Marillion and Magnum before his focus shifted to alternative and post-punk in the late 80s. His favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Drab Majesty, but he also still has a deep love of Rush.