Rick Allen, drummer of DEF LEPPARD will auction off once-in-a-lifetime VIP packages, in four cities, to benefit his Raven Drum Foundation and US troops coming home. Each package will include: two premium tickets to watch Def Leppard LIVE in concert, pre-concert meet and greet with Rick Allen for auction winner plus one guest, and catered dinner backstage with Rick. Additionally, Rick will escort auction the winner plus their guest on a private backstage tour of his drum kit before the concert. There will time to get autographs, take photos and chat with Rick. Complimentary hotels rooms will be included in Atlantic City and Las Vegas. Each of these locations will provide one room for the night of the concert.
All proceeds from these auctions will be donated to the Raven Drum Foundation and their Trauma & Resiliency Program, a comprehensive project for veterans and survivors of trauma which uses drumming as a healing tool. The Raven Drum Foundation was founded in 2001 by Rick Allen and Lauren Monroe, a musician and healing practitioner, in order to educate, support, and empower.
The first auction, for Def Leppard's concert on Friday April 4th at the Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City will be available for bidding on Ebay March 26th and close on Wednesday, April 2nd. Go directly to eBay to see more details on the auction.
You can also go to www.defleppard.com or ravendrum.org for more information
Friday, April 4 - Borgata, Atlantic City, NJ
Tuesday, April 8 - Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT
Friday, April 25 - The Pearl, The Palms Casino In Las Vegas
Sunday, April 27 - Soboba Casino, San Jacinto, CZ
Def Leppard's 14th studio album, Songs From The Sparkle Lounge, is set for release on April 29th in North America, the 30th in Japan and May 5th in the UK. The limited edition Japanese version will feature a bonus track, and a bonus DVD with behind-the-scenes interviews and music videos. The CD will be a limited edition featuring the new deluxe SHM-CD (Super High Material CD) format which is completely compatible with standard CD players.
The finalized tracklisting for the album is as follows: 'Nine Lives', 'C'mon C'mon', 'Go', 'Love', 'Cruise Control', 'Bad Actress', 'Hallucinate', 'Tomorrow', 'Come Undone', 'Only The Good Die Young' and 'Gotta Let It Go'.