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Vivian Campbell On Playing Let's Go Live/The New Album

Friday, 25th September 2015

Vivian Campbell 2013.
Las Vegas, NV April 2013

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell has been interviewed by the Salt Lake Tribune and mentioned the new single.

Vivian talked (during an interview uploaded into two different articles) about his health/treatments, the new studio album, single, the current world tour, making new music and playing old/new material live.

Vivian says the band may yet play 'Let's Go' on the US tour (14 shows remain) and could play up to two new songs by the time they hit the UK in December.

This article previews the show in Salt Lake City which takes place on Monday 28th.

Visit the Album News section. For more news on new music (based on band member quotes) dating back to January 2011.

Salt Lake Tribune - Vivian Campbell Interview Quotes

Let's Go Live/2016 Touring

"Not yet. It's imminent. We're rehearsing the new single ['Let's Go'] in soundcheck. And any day now we wanna play it. I think there's a little confusion when the appropriate time to debut it is. We're comfortable with the song, and initially we'll only be adding the one song the one that's going to radio. We won't play anything else, obviously, for the remainder of this American tour because the album won't be released until the end of October. The U.S. tour will be done by then. At that point, we go overseas we go to Japan, Australia, Singapore, the U.K. and we will potentially add a second song at least by the time we get to the U.K. in December. But this tour is gonna roll through next year as well. Because the album's come so late it's come on the tail end of this tour that kinda gives us an excuse to tour the U.S. again next year."

New Album Recording

"Well, I wasn't too involved in the recording process of the Leppard record. My medical schedule did kinda eat into that. I'll say two things about this Def Leppard record: I'm the new guy in Def Leppard, I've been in the band for 23 years, and I'll say that in the 23 years, I think this is the best record we've made that's point number one," he said. "Point number two is I've have had very, very little to do with it! So I think the universe is trying to tell me something, you know? That they're creatively better off without me."

Health/Continuing To Tour

"My work is what keeps me alive. That's what helps me deal with the cancer. And I refuse to capitulate to it," Campbell said. "People say to me, 'If I were you, I'd stay home,' and 'Look after your health,' and whatever I couldn't imagine anything worse than to be sitting at home, doing nothing, feeling sorry for yourself. Life is to be lived. It's a lot shorter than we all realize. So you gotta take every day and make the best of it, so that's what I like to do."