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It's been a little quiet at Vector Arena recently but it just got a whole lot more "sugar sweet" with news Def Leppard will play a show on November 14.

It will be the British band's first visit here since 1992.

Since forming more than 30 years ago they have sold more than 65 million albums worldwide.

They are currently on a world tour in support of their new album Songs From The Sparkle Lounge.

The band has had its fair share of tragedies over the years, with the death of original guitarist Steve Clarke from a drug overdose and drummer Rick Allen losing an arm in a car accident _ yet he still he drums on.

Tickets go on sale July 9 at Ticketmaster.

Meanwhile, as predicted by last week when we reviewed Judas Priest's latest album Nostradamus, the leather-clad British metal gods play Vector on September 7. Supporting them are Cavalera Conspiracy, a band reuniting brothers Max and Igor Cavalera who founded Brazilian metal band Sepultura.

They split in 1996 with Max leaving to form Soulfly and Igor carrying on with Sepultura. Now, they're back together.

Also playing at Vector, on July 18, is rapper, and producer to the stars Timbaland.