The music photography magazine gallery of
Def Leppard concert pictures
`Def Leppard`are a Rock band from England.Here they are photographed and captured in Analog from the stage & pit area during two concerts in America in 1980 For more information & to follow the band on social media use the following external links.
Def Leppard concert pictures ~ Bill O’Leary
A word from the photographer
ON THIS NIGHT : DEF LEPPARD
I photographed DEF LEPPARD twice on their very first US tour supporting the “On Through the Night” album, both within two weeks of each other. These two shows, both in 1980, the first opening for SCORPIONS and TED NUGENT at the Philadelphia Spectrum Arena and the second opening for AC/DC at the Palladium Theater in New York City.
The early years
These images show the band in their earliest days, eventually becoming one of the biggest selling rock bands in history. Lead vocalist Joe Elliot turned 21 years old the night of the Palladium show seen here. Obviously, these images include guitarist Steve Clark who tragically died in 1991, original guitarist Pete Willis who was fired in 1982 also drummer Rick Allen prior to his automobile accident in 1984 when he lost his left arm.
A hungry Rock group
The band played basically the same set at both performances, including debut album songs “It Could Be You”, “Hello America”, “Rock Brigade” and “Wasted”. Great high energy songs showing a band hungry for success which came quickly in 1982 with the recording of their third album Pyromania. I’m always interested in shooting any opening bands as you never know at the time just how famous they may become, or not.
Location and date of these concert captures
Philadelphia Spectrum Arena / Palladium Theater / New York / America / 1980
Photographer`s favourite shot
Google ads are also used on this post & when activated & viewed it doesn’t cost you a penny or a cent more.
Watch the slideshow of Def Leppard concert pictures
Supporting the site
If your not a fan of the ads but want to show your appreciation, support & help the site grow & to ensure it continues then a 3 euro coffee at Support Me on Ko-fi is much appreciated..Thank you..
After you have enjoyed the analog Def Leppard concert pictures taken whilst performing in America from Bill O’Leary then make sure to visit his GALLERY. You will find more of his relevant work , links to his social media / websites & other published and non published portfolios. You can also view this photographer`s full A to Z of ALL the bands & artists they have photographed for Chasing The Light Art.The links below are where you will find more great Rock n Roll & America concert images & reviews from this photographer.
Explore Chasing The Light Art
The Chasing The Light Art music photography magazine is full of concert and festival pictures from around the world. Choose the Home page to start with or there are numerous music photographers from around the world to discover. All music genres are catered for and you can select your favourite genre from the Home page menu or use the button here to view an A to Z gallery list of all the bands and artists that have been captured live in concert by the Chasing The light Art photographers.