I was just reminded that I forgot to announce the Prizeo winner. The winner was Corey F. from Perth, Ontario, Canada! It was great to meet with Corey and his wife in Vegas and hear his story. Thanks to all of you who donated to help Raven Drum’s Project Resiliency – whose primary goal is to help prevent veteran suicide. It is greatly appreciated!
Win a trip to meet Rick Allen and Def Leppard in Las Vegas!
A note from Rick Allen & Def Leppard
We’re excited to rock the Las Vegas strip this summer, and we want you to join us Labor Day Weekend!
We’ll fly you and a friend to Vegas and put you up in a hotel. We’ll hook you up with VIP tickets to our show on September 1st, then we’ll hang out backstage and take some cool photos. I, Rick Allen, will show you all around and introduce you to everyone!
To enter to win, just donate a minimum of $10 to Project Resiliency, which works to inspire growth and transformative healing for our veterans and people in crisis. If you want to give more, you’ll get extra entries too.
Let’s get rocked! We look forward to meeting one of you!
—Rick Allen & Def Leppard
Make a donation to Raven Drum!
Make a donation to Raven Drum before the end of the year and your donation will be doubled when it is matched by an anonymous donor! This is the best time to give to the foundation as it does double the good throughout the coming year! Thanks for your support!
Support Some Great Causes
Want to support some great causes and be rewarded with exclusive perks at the same time? Buy my VIP ACCESS Membership during the month of December and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to one of two charities providing relief and support to those impacted by the recent California wildfires: North Valley Community Foundation and Malibu Foundation. This is not the Def Leppard Concert Club, but my own private membership program. Members of my VIP ACCESS club get all kinds of perks including photos and video from backstage, access to my private members-only Facebook group to chat with me directly, early access to any collectibles in the store, plus contests and giveaways for all kinds of prizes! VIP ACCESS is my way of giving back to those who take interest in my many passions in life by rewarding them for their support and donations. Come join us!
A Happy Thanksgiving to you all – with hope for better days ahead for those struggling at this time. ✌️
On Veterans Day today, I ask that you watch this short video concerning our homeless vets. If you are near the Carmel Valley area, I hope that you will join us for the concert on November 17th at the Folktale Winery to help raise funds for programs to help them. If you can’t make that, please just be aware of this growing problem and find other ways to support our veterans in need.
I thank all of our Veterans for their sacrifices and continue to support programs designed to help those of them in need.
Tickets for the Saturday concert are available now – along with opportunities to upgrade to be a VIP Guest and spend some extra time with me along with some other bonuses. I hope you can join us! https://project-resiliency.org/magical
Join me on Saturday, November 17th
MAGICAL NIGHT, LIVE MUSIC, EXCELLENT WINE AND A HEARTFELT CAUSE
For those in the area, I hope that you will join me on Saturday, November 17th, for an amazing night of music, wine, and fellowship while supporting Raven Drum Foundation‘s Project Resiliency! It will be a magical evening in the majestic Carmel Valley at the Folktale Winery & Vineyards.
My wife Lauren Monroe and I will be performing along with local legend, Keith Greeninger.
Concert tickets are $60 or VIP tickets are available if you’d like to join me at an intimate VIP reception and have some gourmet appetizers – along with a tour of the winery and an open bar of Folktale wines for the duration of the evening. Plus VIP concert seating!
Tickets are available now!
See you there! (: ),-<
MAGICAL NIGHT, LIVE MUSIC, EXCELLENT WINE AND A HEARTFELT CAUSE
Join us for a magical evening in the majestic Carmel Valley at the Folk Tale Winery. It will be a night for the soul and the senses surrounded by vineyards, Italian string lighting and heartfelt community connection with glasses filled with wine and spectacular live music. Together we will be supporting Project Resiliency in raising awareness and helping our veterans suffering from PTSD and trauma.
Our founders, Rick Allen of Def Leppard and Lauren Monroe, will be performing along with local legend, Keith Greeninger. Their Rootsy American music will inspire heart and soul, an experience you won’t want to miss!
In addition to the concert, VIP Guests will enjoy dining on an array of gourmet appetizers and an open bar of Folktale wines during an intimate VIP reception with Rick Allen. VIPs will then be led on a tour of the winery. This special package includes VIP concert seating and open bar for the duration of the evening.
The concert begins at 7:30 pm.
Tickets will go fast! Look forward to seeing you there!
Love this photo and the story that goes with it!
Thanks for sharing it with me, Rachel! 🙂 Here’s her fantastic story behind this photo:
Hi Rick! Sorry this is so long and rambling, but I wanted to share this because for me, this is all about coming full circle…I started listening to Def Leppard when I was 12 after hearing Photograph on the radio..and it was then this amazing band from Sheffield immediately carved a niche into my life and heart, with your records becoming the soundtrack to all the important events in my life….love, heartbreak, marriage, births, deaths and everything in between. Fast forward to 2012…my son attended his first Def Leppard show for his 12th birthday, and has been my constant companion each year after that (minus the Vegas residency). Last year my daughter firmly told me that I was taking her to your next show… Saturday @ Wrigley Field, my son attended his 7th Lep show, it was my 13th. Below is my 10 year old at her first concert…ever… Def Leppard. The picture says it all…it was an amazing show and [we] had the best time. We’ll see you next time….and there will be a next time
Raven Drum Foundation Live Chat
We’ve got a Raven Drum Foundation Live Chat coming up on Wednesday! Check out the great blog entry on “The Currency of Connection”:
Then join in for the Live Chat with Jessie May Wolfe on Wednesday at 5pm PT (8pm ET)!
See you there!
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