Recent coverage of Rick Allen’s show in Miami
Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen is one of the most iconic drummers in rock and roll history but he also has a passion for art. Allen’s latest art work will be on display at the Wentworth Gallery this weekend and he stopped by the 6 in the Mix set to Roxanne Vargas all about it.
On Saturday February 18, 2017 two-time American Music Award winning drummer for Def Leppard Rick Allen launches his third art exhibit at the Wentworth Art Gallery called “Drums for Peace”. From 12 noon to 3 p.m. the “Drums for Peace” Rick Allen Exhibit will be shown at the Westfield-Montgomery Mall Wentworth location in Bethesda, Maryland and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. it will be shown at the Wentworth Tyson Galleria in McLean, Virginia.
WASHINGTON (ABC7) — For nearly 40 years, Rick Allen has been packing arenas across the globe, drumming for the iconic rock band Def Leppard. But a few years ago he started sharing other forms of art with his personal collection of abstract pieces.
At first Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen was afraid to admit he had a softer side. Mr. Allen, who has banged out percussion behind the English metal band for decades, started doodling as a boy, but then put such endeavors on the shelf in favor of rock ‘n’ roll.
“I wasn’t sure what people were going to say. Maybe I was afraid of people being judgmental — the musician trying to be an artist,” Mr. Allen, 53, told The Washington Times.
With both an art exhibit and a North American spring tour on the horizon, Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen remains hard at work as ever. Allen brings his latest collection of work entitled “Rick Allen: Drums for Peace” to both Wentworth Galleries in the Washington, DC metro area on Saturday, February 18 with special appearances at the Wentworth Gallery in Bethesda, Maryland from 12:00PM–3:00PM and in McLean, Virginia from 6:00PM–9:00PM.
Recent Media for: Angels and Icons & The Art of Drums featuring artwork by Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen has been touring Wentworth Galleries around the country throughout the year. The touring exhibit is due to make its next stop at Wentworth Gallery in Short Hills, New Jersey, where Allen will make a special appearance on Saturday, December 10 from 5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Legendary Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen’s story is one music fans know well. He lost his left arm in a tragic accident in the 1980s, and thought he would never play again. But more than 30 years later, he’s still at it. Allen made a stop in DC to talk about the band’s summer tour– and his other passion: his art.
Wentworth Gallery is honored to present, in its DC Metro presentation, Rick Allen’s works from his newest Collection. Rick’s art is currently being showcased exclusively in Wentworth Gallery locations throughout the country.
Here is recent press about Rick Allen Exhibits.