DEF LEPPARD's RICK SAVAGE Says THE STADIUM TOUR Is Biggest Tour Of Bands Career
Def Leppard members Phil Collen, Joe Elliott and Rick Savage were recently interviewed and mentioned The Stadium Tour.
The Stadium Tour is scheduled to start on 16th June in Atlanta, GA.
The band's first tour since 2019.
Def Leppard are the cover stars of the new issue of monthly free trade magazine Music Connection which features a special interview with Joe, Phil and Sav about the making of Diamond Star Halos.
The interview was conducted during the band's recent round of press at the Savoy Hotel in London.
They talked about being a band for 45 years, still wanting more, writing new songs, going back on tour, making Diamond Star Halos, 70s influence, remote recording, writing Kick as the 15th song, Alison Krauss, vocal harmonies, Mike Garson, The Stadium Tour and not celebrating Hysteria again until its 40th anniversary.
Read some quote below from the magazine.
Visit the Tour News section. For more news on future tour plans.
Visit the Album News section for more news on new music (based on band member quotes).
Def Leppard Music Connection June 2022 - Interview Quotes
The Stadium Tour
Phil Collen - "Even more spectacular, really. We feel like we're moving into a different league. There's lot of bands who have stopped touring, stopped performing or lost interest."
Phil Collen - "We're the complete opposite. We're rarin' to go, so everything about it is gonna be bigger. We;ve got this album, and we're a real 'live' band."
Phil Collen - "So we can't wait to get out there and prove it."
The Stadium Tour
Rick Savage - "It's a brilliant package. It's Motley Crue, the real guys. Same with Poison. Those are the guys who formed the bands."
Rick Savage - "It's the biggest tour that Def Leppard will have done in our career, and after 40 years it's just a fantastic achievement to be able to do that."
The Stadium Tour
Joe Elliott - "And let's not forget Joan Jett as well, who's a complete ball of energy."
Joe Elliott - "We've basically been looking at this thing since it was announced, as it's like taking a festival on the road. It's a four-band festival, and we've always been into the idea of everything we do being an event."
Joe Elliott - "We've toured with some amazing bands, but this is a big deal."
Joe Elliott - "All those three artists out there with us makes it a special tour."
Read more about the magazine here.
Def Leppard - 2022 North American Tour Dates
Thursday, June 16th - ATLANTA, GA @ Truist Park (formerly SunTrust Park) - (4:30pm DL)
Saturday, June 18th - MIAMI, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium - (4:30pm MC)
Sunday, June 19th - ORLANDO, FL @ Camping World Stadium - (4:30pm DL)
Wednesday, June 22nd - WASHINGTON DC @ Nationals Park - (4:30pm MC)
Friday, June 24th - FLUSHING/NEW YORK, NY @ Citi Field - (4:30pm DL)
Saturday, June 25th - PHILADELPHIA, PA @ Citizens Bank Park - (6:30pm MC)
Tuesday, June 28th - CHARLOTTE, NC @ Bank of America Stadium - (4:30pm MC)
Thursday, June 30th - NASHVILLE, TN @ Nissan Stadium - (4:30pm MC)
Saturday, July 2nd - JACKSONVILLE, FL @ TIAA Bank Field - (4:30pm MC)
Tuesday, July 5th - ST. LOUIS, MO @ Busch Stadium - (4:30pm DL)
Friday, July 8th - CHICAGO, IL @ Wrigley Field - (4pm DL)
Sunday, July 10th - DETROIT, MI @ Comerica Park - (4pm DL)
Tuesday, July 12th - HERSHEY, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium - (4:30pm MC)
Thursday, July 14th - CLEVELAND, OH @ FirstEnergy Stadium - (4:30pm DL)
Friday, July 15th - CINCINNATI, OH @ Great American Ballpark - (4:30pm MC)
Sunday, July 17th - MILWAUKEE, WI @ American Family Field (formerly Miller Park) - (4:30pm MC)
Tuesday, July 19th - KANSAS CITY, MO @ Kauffman Stadium - (4:30pm DL)
Thursday, July 21st - DENVER, CO @ Coors Field - (4:30pm MC)
Friday, August 5th - BOSTON, MA @ Fenway Park - (4pm MC)
Saturday, August 6th - BOSTON, MA @ Fenway Park - (4pm DL)
Monday, August 8th - TORONTO, ON @ Rogers Centre - (4pm MC) - NEW
Wednesday, August 10th - BUFFALO, NY @ Highmark Stadium (formerly New Era Field) - (4:30pm DL)
Friday, August 12th - PITTSBURGH, PA @ PNC Park - (4:30pm DL)
Sunday, August 14th - MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ U.S. Bank Stadium - (4:30pm DL)
Tuesday, August 16th - INDIANAPOLIS, IN @ Lucas Oil Stadium - (4pm MC) - NEW
Friday, August 19th - HOUSTON, TX @ Minute Maid Park - (4:30pm DL)
Sunday, August 21st - SAN ANTONIO, TX @ Alamodome - (4:30pm DL)
Monday, August 22nd - ARLINGTON, TX @ Globe Life Field - (4:30pm MC)
Thursday, August 25th - PHOENIX/Glendale, AZ @ State Farm Stadium - (4:30pm DL)
Saturday, August 27th - LOS ANGELES, CA @ SoFi Stadium - (4:30pm MC)
Sunday, August 28th - SAN DIEGO, CA @ Petco Park - (5pm MC)
Wednesday, August 31st - SEATTLE, WA @ T-Mobile Park - (4:30pm DL)
Friday, September 2nd - VANCOUVER, BC @ BC Place - (4pm MC) - NEW
Sunday, September 4th - EDMONTON, AB @ Commonwealth Stadium - (4pm MC) - NEW
Wednesday, September 7th - SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ Oracle Park - (4:30pm DL)
Friday, September 9th - LAS VEGAS, NV @ Allegiant Stadium - (4pm MC) - NEW
Show times and headliner info shown.
Visit the 2022 Tour section for all the show pages (Coming Soon).
Def Leppard / Latest Release
- Kick - (Digital Single)
- Diamond Star Halos - (Album - May 2022)
Def Leppard / Latest Tour
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