Def Leppard brings its '80s sound to the Comcast Center

Earlier this month, Def Leppard found itself in one of the most unlikely settings one could have ever considered for a group that came out of England in the late 1970s with a sound influenced by early '70s glammy rockers like T. Rex, David Essex and Thin Lizzy.

The band was at the CMT Music Awards performing alongside the likes of country stars Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts and Sugarland. The group was there because of its CMT Crossroads special with country sensation Taylor Swift, an event that earned Def Leppard and Swift nominations for two awards. Their performance of the Def Leppard song "Photograph" was nominated for CMT Performance Of The Year and for Wide Open Country Video Of The Year.

To say the least, Def Leppard was caught off guard by its nominations, according to guitarist Phil Collen.

"I think it's outrageous. I actually thought they had made a mistake," he said in interview about a week before the awards. "It's a really lovely, lovely surprise, actually."

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