In a brand new interview with the 98.7 The Gater radio station in West Palm Seaside, Florida, DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen was requested if he and his bandmates have had an opportunity to start rehearsing but for his or her upcoming “The Stadium Tour”, which can lastly happen this summer time after initially being deliberate for 2020 and later being moved to 2021. He mentioned (as transcribed by Phoosi.com): “No, however I’ve a very cool setup at house the place I can take heed to the entire band minus the drums. And once I shut my eyes, I can think about myself being on stage. So it is nice as a result of it permits me to do all of the homework I have to do, simply to be ready. I stroll in on that first day, and I am able to go.”
Requested how lengthy it has been since he and the remainder of DEF LEPPARD have been in the identical room, Rick mentioned: “Really, not too long ago… I can not actually disclose an excessive amount of, however we spent fairly a little bit of time in England and we labored on some actually thrilling initiatives that individuals are gonna get to listen to about within the not-too-distant future.”
As for DEF LEPPARD‘s setlist for “The Stadium Tour”, Allen confirmed that the entire band’s greatest will probably be included. “And there are gonna be songs from the brand new launch additionally,” he mentioned. “In order that’s fairly thrilling. That is developing.”
Earlier this week, DEF LEPPARD launched a brand new web page, DiamondStarHalos.com, that includes the band’s iconic brand and a countdown to an enormous announcement on Thursday, March 17 at 5:00 a.m. EDT. Beneath the countdown timer are the phrases “Meet Our Psychics” and drawings of all 5 members of DEF LEPPARD — Allen, guitarists Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell, bassist Rick Savage and singer Joe Elliott. When guests click on on a DEF LEPPARD bandmember, a small snippet of audio is revealed the place the musician in query makes a prediction in regards to the future.
Collen says: “Hello that is Phil from DEF LEPPARD, and your learn at the moment is ‘the reality begins to shine.'”
Savage says: “Hello that is Sav from DEF LEPPARD, and your learn at the moment is ‘there isn’t any time to motive why.'”
Based on a tweet from the DEF LEPPARD fan discussion board Def Leppard Rock Brigade, DEF LEPPARD‘s subsequent studio album is titled “Diamond Star Halos” and will probably be preceded by a brand new single, which can reportedly obtain its world premiere this coming Thursday, March 17 on BBC Radio 2‘s “Zoe Ball Breakfast Present”.
Final June, Elliott confirmed to Cleveland.com that he and his bandmates have been buying and selling concepts just about in the course of the pandemic and are “forward of the sport” with respect to the brand new LP’s progress. A month earlier, Joe informed Obtain competition host Kylie Olsson that “there’s plenty of work to be performed” earlier than the completion of the brand new DEF LEPPARD album. “However we’ve got not let the 12 months go to waste,” he mentioned.
“The Stadium Tour” will kick off on June 16 in Atlanta, Georgia and can conclude on September 9 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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— Def Leppard Rock Brigade (@DefLeppardRB) March 16, 2022
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