Notts & Sheffield: Rock icons Def Leppard and Whitesnake ready to hit the Arenas

Def Leppard have live dates in Nottingham and Sheffield with Whitesnake
Def Leppard have live dates in Nottingham and Sheffield with Whitesnake

Rock icons Def Leppard and Whitesnake are playing a joint headline show at Nottingham’s Capital FM Arena this weekend, with support from Black Star Riders.

The gig is on Sunday, December 13, followed by a date at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena a on December 19.

Formed in Sheffield, Def Leppard have been hailed as one of UK’s greatest-ever rock bands.

They have sold more 100 million albums worldwide in a career that spans three decades and includes recording two of the best-selling records of all time – Pyromania and Hysteria.

Their hit singles include Pur Some Sugar on Me, Animal, Action and Heaven.

Meanwhile, Whitesnake also carry a reputation as one of the world’s leading bands.

Founded by former Deep Purple singer David Coverdale, the band have recorded multi-platinum albums and multiple top-10 hits worldwide, including two number ones with Is This Love and Here I Go Again.

Support act Black Star Riders are the latest incarnation of 70s legends Thin Lizzy.

They released their second album, The Killer Instinct, this year.

Speaking about the co-headline tour, Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott said he was looking forward to linking up with Whitesnake again.

“I am very excited to be working with Whitesnake again because we had such a wonderful time when we did it back in 2008,” he said.

“It’s a great experience for rock fans to be able to see two great live bands on the same stage on the same night.”

Tickets for the Nottingham gig are £50.40 and available now on 0843 3733000 or online at

Tickets for the Sheffield gig are £49.50 and available on 0114 2565656 or