Def Leppard recently shot a cameo scene for the Netflix film Bank of Dave, and now, you can check out some of the behind the scenes footage of that shoot just above.
"Bank Of Dave is kind of like the new Full Monty, the new Amongst Giants, the new Brassed Off," singer Joe Elliott explained about the film and the band's appearance, while mentioning a few previous surprise hits in British filmmaking.
"It's one of those classic British low-budget but really cool movies. A true story about a gentleman in Burnley, who was not having much joy with a bank, so he decided to start his own bank. It's only like 12 years ago that this happened and he's a bit of a Def Leppard fan.
"What they did is they kind of wrote us into the story, and they've obviously enhanced the story somewhat because our part in the movie didn't really happen. One of his mates, the character of one of his friends, knows me for 30 years and says, 'I think I might be able to get Def Leppard to do a fundraiser for you.' So, long story short, we do this fundraiser at Turf Moor (Burnley's football stadium) to raise money so he can start this bank and help out all the locals that were getting no help from the banks."
Elliott said of the shoot, "We got to perform three songs in this movie. I don't know how many will survive or hit the cutting-room floor, but you always over film so that they've got enough. We all really thought it was a cute thing."
Bank of Dave is available now on Netflix. Def Leppard, meanwhile, will be back on the road very soon, as The Stadium Tour with Motley Crue continues to roll. Two kick-off dates in Atlantic City, New Jersey are just a few weeks away. You can check out all confirmed dates below.
2/11 – Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena – Atlantic City, NJ [Tickets]
2/12 – Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena – Atlantic City, NJ [Tickets]
2/18 – Mexico City, Mexico – Foro Sol [Tickets]
2/21 – Monterrey, Mexico – Estadio Banorte [Tickets]
2/25 – Bogota, Colombia – Parque Simon Bolivar [Tickets]
2/28 – Lima, Peru – Estadio Nacional [Tickets]
3/3 – Santiago, Chile – Estadio Bicentenario de La Florida [Tickets]
3/7 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Allianz Parque [Tickets]
3/9 – Curitiba, Brazil – Estádio Couto Pereira [Tickets]
3/11 – Porto Alegre, Brazil – Arena do Grêmio [Tickets]
5/22 – Sheffield, UK – Bramall Lane [Tickets]
5/25 – Mönchengladbach, Germany – SparkassenPark [Tickets]
5/27 – Munich, Germany – Koenigsplatz [Tickets]
5/29 – Budapest, Hungary – MVM Dome [Tickets]
5/31 – Krakow, Poland – Tauron Arena Kraków [Tickets]
6/2 – Prague, Czech Republic – Prague Rocks [Tickets]
6/3 – Hannover, Germany – Expo Plaza [Tickets]
6/7 – Solvesborg, Sweden – Sweden Rock Festival [Tickets]
6/9 – Hyvinkää, Finland – RockFest [Tickets]
6/11 – Trondheim, Norway – Trondheim Rocks [Tickets]
6/14 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhell [Tickets]
6/18 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting [Tickets]
6/20 – Milan, Italy – Ippodromo SNAI San Siro [Tickets]
6/23 – Lisbon, Portugal – Passeio Maritimo de Alges [Tickets]
6/24 – Rivas-Vaciamadrid, Spain – Auditorio Miguel Ríos [Tickets]
6/27 – Thun, Switzerland – Stockhorn Arena [Tickets]
7/1 – London, UK – Wembley Stadium [Tickets]
7/2 – Lytham, UK – Lytham Festival [Tickets]
7/4 – Dublin, Ireland – Marlay Park [Tickets]
7/6 – Glasgow, UK – Hampden Park [Tickets]
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8/5 – Syracuse, NY – JMA Wireless Dome [Tickets]
8/8 – Columbus, OH – Ohio Stadium [Tickets]
8/11 – Fargo, ND – Fargodome [Tickets]
8/13 – Omaha, NE – Charles Schwab Field Omaha [Tickets]
8/16 – Tulsa, OK – H.A. Chapman Stadium [Tickets]
8/18 – El Paso, TX – Sun Bowl Stadium [Tickets]