Def Leppard Pyromania World Tour

Def Leppard Pyromania World Tour


We're excited to announce our first officially licensed, limited edition screenprint for Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Def Leppard! We're so excited in fact we're giving away a matching Def Leppard Pyromania patch with every order!

When Def Leppard completed their Pyromania World Tour on Feb. 7, 1984, there was no doubt they'd made it to the big time. After 178 shows over almost exactly a year, they had moved from a support act playing medium-sized venues to a headline attraction selling tens of thousands tickets a night due to sales of their third album, Pyromania. 

Pyromania had marked a move away from their heavy metal beginnings and, with the help of producer “Mutt” Lange, their move toward a hard rock sound that blended pop with as many other influences as they could fit in. Then, MTV A-listed their video for lead single “Photograph,” and things changed rapidly. 

“From a professional point of view, it was probably one of the best times of our lives,” bassist Rick Savage said later. “Looking back, and hearing old mixing-desk tapes, we were fucking atrocious most of the time! For some reason, though, it didn't really matter. That is when hype will work in your favor, because when you're hot, you're hot.” Contributing to that heat was a 17-song set that usually included six tracks from their latest LP: "Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop),” "Photograph,” “Foolin’,” "Rock of Ages,” "Billy's Got a Gun" and ”Stagefright.” 

The second-to-last show took place at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego with rising stars Motley Crue in support, and 55,000 fans in attendance. At that point, the band reported, Pyromania was selling 100,000 copies a day in the United States and kept off the No.1 spot by Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

We turned to one of our favorite artists, Ghoulish Gary Pullin to kick off our partnership with Def Leppard and he delivered, as usual:

I remember getting my first denim jacket. I couldn’t wait to cover it with pins and patches of all the bands I listened to. I was about twelve at the time when Def Leppard’s Pyromania was unleashed. Their songs and music videos had spread like wildfire here in Canada and quickly dominated the radio airwaves. I could only day dream about going to concerts to buy all the insanely cool merch I saw the older kids wearing. Pyromania was a prophetic title because Def Leppard was everywhere, earning them legions of rock fans around the world. Songs like “Rock of Ages”, “Foolin’”, Too Late For Love”, Comin Under Fire and “Photograph” were instant anthems and I had scribbled DEF LEPPARD onto my jacket and school binders. Their stylized wordmark joined the coveted ranks of the other killer bands permanently inked onto my belongings. I’m honoured to have worked with the band and Collectionzz all of these years later for the anniversary of this blistering album. I hope fans of the band love our poster and patch enough to proudly hang on their walls and wear on their sleeves. - Ghoulish Gary

Artist: Ghoulish Gary Pullin
Size: 18" x 24"
Edition Size: 200
Screenprinted and Hand Numbered
Holographic sticker on back of print for authenticity

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