Joe Elliott Bids An Emotional Farewell To Def Leppard Fans In Tour’s Final Concert

Def Leppard has released the 18th and last episode of the ‘Behind The World Tour’ YouTube series. This last episode includes highlights from the final performance of the band’s ‘The World Tour’ alongside Mötley Crüe on November 14 in Melbourne, Australia. In the eight-minute video, lead singer Joe Elliott provides a glimpse into his hotel life on the road with an emotional farewell with the end of 75 shows in total. He reminisced about the tour and missing the Mötley Crüe crew:

“The last show of the tour. This is where it all comes to an end. It’s all a bit boohoo because I went to see the guys early on and give them a big hug and stuff and say, ‘We’re gonna miss you guys,’ because it’s been great fun, it really has. What a commitment.”

The rockers went on the tour to support their most recent album, ‘Diamond Star Halos.’ Being their biggest-selling album so far, Elliott continued by sharing details about the album:

“But it was great because what we were doing we were promoting ‘Diamond Star Halos,’ biggest selling album we’ve had since ‘Adrenalize,’ then we released ‘Drastic Symphonies,’ which spent 16 weeks on number one of the classical chart.”

‘Diamond Star Halos’ Sold 34.000 Copies

In May 2022, the band’s latest album achieved significant success by selling 34,000 album units in its debut week in the U.S. This impressive performance secured the album the 10th position on the Billboard 200 chart, marking the band’s eighth album to enter the top 10.

Breaking down the 34,000 units earned during the week of its release, the majority came from album sales, accounting for 32,000 units. Streaming equivalent album units contributed 2,000 units, reflecting approximately 2.7 million on-demand official streams of the album’s songs. Additionally, track equivalent album units made up less than 500 units of the total.

Def Leppard’s Going on Tour With Journey

With the conclusion of their latest tour, next year the band is going on another tour with Journey. The two will come together for a 202 summer North American tour that will start on July 6 in St. Louis and will wrap up on September 8 in Denver. The tour will include 23 dates with openers including Steve Miller Band, Heart and Cheap Trick.