Def Leppard has snagged the top spot in the fan vote category among the 15 eligible 2019 Rock and Rock Hall of Fame nominees. The legendary British rockers tallied 547,647 votes to easily capture first place ahead of runner-up Stevie Nicks.
The fan vote winners were announced by the Rock Hall on Dec. 10 via Facebook. The “Pour Some Sugar on Me” hitmakers will receive an extra vote in the final inductee ballot along with the other four finalists in the fan vote category, which include: Nicks (427,844), Todd Rundgren (365,370), The Zombies (329,052) and The Cure (264,443).
The five finalists of the fan vote category included three first-time nominees in the running for the Rock Hall's Class of 2019. Along with Def Leppard, other first-time nominees include prog-rocker Rundgren, as well as Nicks, who is already in the Rock Hall as a member of Fleetwood Mac.
Since the Rock Hall first introduced the fan vote category back in 2012, every winner in the fan vote has secured a place among the final inductees. The win will give Def Leppard the inside track when the final inductee ballot for the Class of 2019 is announced on Dec. 13. The official ceremony is scheduled to take place on March 29 in Brooklyn, New York, at Barclays Center. Tickets information for the event will be announced in January. Click here to view the final 2019 Rock Hall fan vote category standings.
Def Leppard awaits the Rock Hall's final ballot in the midst of a wrapping at a tour of the U.K. Their Hysteria + More Tour continues on Dec. 11 in Glasgow, Scotland, at The SSE Hydro Arena and will wrap up the year with a huge show on Dec. 18 in London a The SSE Arena Wembley. Grab your tickets now at AXS. For all the latest details on Def Leppard, click here and the for Rock Hall, click here.