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DEF LEPPARD Lands Eighth Top 10 Album In U.S. With ‘Diamond Star Halos’

In line with Billboard, DEF LEPPARD‘s newest album, “Diamond Star Halos”, offered 34,000 equal album models within the U.S. in its first week of launch to land at place No. 10 on the Billboard 200 chart. It marks the band’s eighth high 10 LP.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most well-liked albums of the week within the U.S. based mostly on multi-metric consumption as measured in equal album models. Items comprise album gross sales, observe equal albums (TEA) and streaming equal albums (SEA). Every unit equals one album sale, or 10 particular person tracks offered from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album.

Of “Diamond Star Halos”‘ 34,000 models earned for the week, album gross sales comprise 32,000, SEA models comprise 2,000 (equaling 2.7 million on-demand official streams of the album’s songs) and TEA models comprise lower than 500 models.

DEF LEPPARD‘s earlier High 10 albums embrace “Pyromania” (which peaked at No. 2 in 1983),“Hysteria” (No. 1 for six weeks in 1988),“Adrenalize” (No. 1 for 5 weeks in 1992),“Retro Lively” (No. 9; 1983),“Rock Of Ages: The Definitive Assortment” (No. 10; 2005),“Songs From The Sparkle Lounge” (No. 5; 2008) and “Def Leppard” (No. 10; 2015).

DEF LEPPARD vocalist Joe Elliott not too long ago instructed Rock Sweet that the album format continues to be vital — at the very least for his band.

“Once we obtained collectively in 2014 we observed a development of individuals releasing one track a month,” Elliott mentioned. “They may bang all of them collectively on an album two years later. Different individuals have been simply doing EPs. Perhaps for a youthful technology, an album is not vital, as a result of they did not develop up when it was. However we did. We grew up within the period of ‘Ziggy Stardust’, ‘Darkish Facet Of The Moon’, ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Highway’ — the best double album of all time, in my humble opinion. That is the place we come from. You’ll be able to’t unscramble an egg. We invested in laying on the mattress and searching on the sleeve, studying each phrase.”

DEF LEPPARD is ready to launch “The Stadium Tour” with MÖTLEY CRÜE and visitors POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS on June 16 in Atlanta, Georgia. The 36-date trek, which is because of wrap September 9 in Las Vegas, was initially scheduled to happen in the summertime of 2020 however ended up being pushed again to 2021, after which to 2022, as a result of coronavirus disaster.

When it occurs, “The Stadium Tour” will mark the CRÜE‘s first reside dates since wrapping its 2014/2015 farewell tour. CRÜE toured with POISON again in 2011 and DEF LEPPARD teamed up with POISON for a string of highway dates in 2017, however the upcoming jaunt marks the primary time all 4 acts have hit the highway collectively for an prolonged tour.

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