DEF LEPPARD Members Suggest THE STADIUM TOUR 2023 Announcement Coming Soon
Def Leppard members have hinted that announcements for The Stadium Tour 2023 are coming very soon.
The Stadium Tour 2022 ended on 9th September in Las Vegas, NV at Allegiant Stadium.
In a new end of tour Behind The Scenes video Joe talked more about future plans for 2023 and beyond.
As with many tour updates throughout this year various locations have been mentioned including UK, Europe plus South America and also Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
Motley Crue updates have already suggested the tour will resume in Spring 2023 in Mexico/South America before heading to Europe/UK in the summer.
It would appear the other places in Asia/Australasia will likely happen, as they have on most recent visits, later in the year between October/November.
Joe mentioned on his weekly Planet Rock radio show on 8th October that he was still in Los Angeles preparing for upcoming activity.
He also hinted these things would be announced very soon without being specific to the tour or the recent reveal of a new cover song that would be used in a major advertisement.
View the full end of tour video via the link below.
Tour Announcement Coming
The tour announcement could be coming in the next few weeks following Joe's hint and the tour mentions in the end of tour video.
Many other artists have been announcing stadium shows for the UK/Europe for 2023 in recent weeks including Muse, Coldplay, Pink and many others.
Joe Elliott Show Update
Joe mentioned he was busy "setting up stuff" in California which would "come to light pretty soon" without saying exactly what he was referring to.
Up To 120 More Shows
Recent Motley Crue tour updates mentioned the same places as Joe in the new video - South America, Mexico and Europe.
Another update from a Vince Neil interview suggested up to 120 more shows could be played on The Stadium Tour in 2023 and 2024 (with the USA/Canada getting a second run of shows).
A number of high profile rock festivals are due to make announcements soon about their 2023 line-ups.
Joe said back in July that festival shows would be mixed in with solo stadium dates in 2023 in UK/Europe which could well include previously played events like Download and Sweden Rock etc.
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Def Leppard - October 2022 Quotes
"Here we go again. Ground Hog day. What a crowd. What a second end gig to do 'cause it sets us up beautifully for Vegas."
"We are just chomping at the bit to do this more often - in different areas of the world."
"Which we will be doing next year!."
"But we've got one left on Friday night in Las Vegas."
"Star Date September 9th 2022. Las Vegas, Nevada. The last night of The Stadium Tour."
"This is show 36. That's all we've got booked but it's been very big."
"And when something goes this well there's always the opportunity to expand."
"Now we've already promised everybody in Europe, specifically in Great Britain, we're bringing it over there next year."
"Which we are but we're also gonna take it to South America and hopefully Australia, Japan, New Zealand."
"There's a certain amount of melancholy for two reasons."
"One, it's the last of the tour. Two, Her Majesty The Queen passed away yesterday."
"And all us being British citizens we're very sad about the fact that she's gone. But god bless her."
"Been in our lives since we were born. But we move on."
"So it's literally a case of God Bless the Queen and God Save The King. And I will see you after the show."
"What can I tell you we've done 36 - amazing experiences. Great gigs."
"Most of them just absolutely off the charts amazing."
"So consistent. This band is the only thing I've ever wanted to do."
"And 45 years after we first kicked it off here we are."
"It doesn't get any better than that."
"So love you all and see you whenever."
"Show 36 Las Vegas. And as I thought, as I suspected when we were in Atlanta. It was gonna go like that."
"And what do you know it really really has. It's been an unbelievable experience."
"The audiences have just been fantastic. I know tonight is gonna be no different."
"It's sad in a way it's all come to an end. But as we always say it never really comes to an end 'cause there's always another show around the corner somewhere along the line."
Watch the full video at - youtube.com
The Joe Elliott Show - 8th October 2022 Quotes
Future Plans/Announcement Hint
"Evening all and welcome once again to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. Coming to you once again all the way from California in the good old USA."
"I'm still here doing tidy up work after the tour and setting up some stuff for the future. That will come to light pretty soon."
Read the full show transcript - 8th October 2022
Def Leppard - 2022 North American Tour Dates
Friday, September 9th - LAS VEGAS, NV @ Allegiant Stadium - Show Report/Setlist
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