PHOTOS: Def Leppard, Whitesnake & Black Star Riders – SSE Arena, Belfast

DSC_6640Def Leppard and Whitesnake confirmed in March this year that they were to return and play SSE Arena in Belfast this December – it looks like they didn’t disappoint.

Formed in Sheffield, Def Leppard have been hailed as the UK’s greatest-ever arena rock band. They have sold over 100 million albums worldwide in a career that spans three decades and have a highly anticipated new self-titled studio album coming in late 2015. Def Leppard’s influential career includes countless hit singles and ground-breaking multi-platinum albums – including two of the best-selling records of all time, “Pyromania” and “Hysteria”, both of which have been given the elusive Diamond Award.

Co-headlining the tour were the legendary Whitesnake who carry a rightful & righteous reputation as one of the world’s leading rock’n’roll bands. Founded by former Deep Purple singer David Coverdale, the band have earned multi-platinum albums and multiple top 10 hits worldwide. The world-renowned group featuring David Coverdale (vocals), Reb Beach (guitar), Joel Hoekstra (guitar), Michael Devin (bass) and Tommy Aldridge (drums), will release their 12th studio record “The Purple Album”, a tribute to the band and to the music Coverdale wrote and recorded with Deep Purple Mark 3 & 4, followed by a world tour, culminating with the co-headline UK dates.

Special guests were Black Star Riders featuring Ricky Warwick, who recently supported Europe in the Ulster Hall. Our photographer Bernie McAllister was there to capture the night on photo.