Sheffield rockers to play big gigs ahead of Download slot

Def Leppard have announced details of two new arena dates to take place before their Download festival slot.

The Sheffield rockers, who jave been confirmed as the final headliner for this summer’s metal event, will play Belfast‘s Odyssey Arena on June 7 and Dublin’s O2 Arena on June 8.

The band then headline Download Festival on June 10.

Def Leppard have also named their forthcoming live album. It will be titled ‘Mirrorball’, and is due to come out some time this summer.

Tickets for the newly-announced shows go on sale on Friday (March 4) at 9am (GMT). To check the availability of Def Leppard tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.