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Joe Elliott Says Lep Will Tour UK In Spring 2015

Friday, 11th April 2014

Joe Elliott Sheffield 2008.
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Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott was interviewed earlier today by Planet Rock and said he hopes the band will tour the UK in Spring 2015 with a new album.

Joe talked about opening for Mott The Hoople, the second Down 'N' Outz album 'The Further Adventures Of', its cover art, the success of the first album 'My ReGeneration', the third album of original material, his reasons for recording old Mott/Ian Hunter material, possibly playing at Planet Rockstock 2014, the Emm Gryner collaboration album, Vivian's health/back surgery, the next Def Leppard studio album/February session and UK live shows in 2015.

Joe was asked about the recent album sessions and any plans for a UK tour. He said he hopes they will tour the UK next Spring following the release of the new studio album.

Visit the 2014 Tour News section. For more news on future tour plans.

Planet Rock - Joe Elliott Interview Quotes

Wyatt - UK Tour In The Next 18 Months?

"Well yeah. My theory would be - you know the KISS thing will not come here. It just can't you know. The infrastructure in the UK is vastly different to America. To do 42 shows co-headlining with KISS - to do the six that we did with Motley Crue was an absolute nightmare to coordinate all their stage stuff and ours. And it's just it's impossible to do but with this new album coming out next year. I'm hoping and I'm saying this out loud, totally off the top of my head. I'm hoping that we can maybe do some proper shows in the UK some time like mid to late Spring next year. That would be my plan."

Next Album Recording

"Yes, we've started working on a new album which will be out next year. We got together at my place in - the day after I finished the Down 'N' Outz album Leppard turned up at my house. I mean - this is how crazy my life is. Nut I mean I can't complain. Most people are dying to work like we are. I'm dying for a bit of time off!. And we turned up in February for a writing session thinking we might get two or three songs and we've got twelve cooking. And three of them we could release tomorrow. So we're not hanging about and it's very varied. It's exactly what you'd expect from us. There's a bit of this, there's some pop, there's some rock, there's some mad epic stuff. There's everything you know cause everybody writes very differently and it's a great team project."