Friday, 27th May 2022
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Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott repeated his 2023 UK Tour news again earlier today when speaking on BBC Radio 2 to Zoe Ball.

The Stadium Tour is scheduled to start on 16th June in Atlanta, GA.

The band's first tour since 2019 and they played their first show since then last night for SiriusXM radio in Los Angeles, CA.

This morning Joe appeared on The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show again again following his two appearances in Marc/April to premiere new songs.

He spoke to Zoe Ball live from Los Angeles after the Whisky A Go Go show had finished.

Joe talked about playing again, the Whisky A Go Go show, making Diamond Star Halos, Alison Krauss, Mike Garson and again repeated his UK tour news but without any dates.

View the full 12 minute interview via the show link below.

Joe's part starts at 1:14:32 and lasts until 1:26:03.

2023 UK Tour

Joe said the band will tour the UK and Europe in 2023 but did not say when it would be announced or when the dates will be.

Of course he has already said much more on his own weekly show and indicated it will be The Stadium Tour going around the world.

From May onwards in Europe/UK seems most likely to be playing outdoor stadiums. With Vivian and Joe (and Phil) previously saying the tour would be in stadiums and last for three years and visit everywhere including South America, Japan and Australia/New Zealand.

See Tour News link for all previous mentions of the UK/European shows.

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).

The Joe Elliott/The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show - 27th May 2022 Quotes - (Transcribed by dltourhistory)

Los Angeles/Whisky A Go Go Show

Zoe Ball - "I can't begin to tell you how giddy excited I am to speak to our first guest this morning. He's the lead singer of a band who have sold 110 million records across 11 albums. they have their 12th out today. It is called Diamond Star Halos. Good morning from Def Leppard. It's Joe Elliott. Hello Joe!."

Joe Elliott - "Good morning. How are you?."

Zoe Ball - "I'm great. More like how are you Joe because you're fresh off stage."

Joe Elliott - "Yeah there you are look at you. I am actually. Good morning. Yes we just played the Whisky A Go Go. The legendary Whisky A Go Go on the Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles."

Zoe Ball - "Do you know it makes me so happy that these places are still going and still such great venues."

Joe Elliott - "It's a legendary place. I mean bands as far back as The Doors with Jim Morrison and The Rolling Stones played there within the last five years or so. It was a launch similar to what we've just done, 'cause with a new album coming out we wanted to do something different and play in a club that's half the size of The Marquee. Something we haven't done for a long long time. It was great."

Zoe Ball - "Did it kick right off?."

Joe Elliott - "Oh it kicked off yeah. It was great, you know, you have to walk through the crowd to get on to the stage. So, you know, whatever bits of clothing you've got left when you get on there you hang on to as best you can."

Zoe Ball - "Oh this is absolutely incredible. How was it to play some of the songs from the album up there?."

Joe Elliott - "Brilliant you know because obviously it's out today. A brand new record. We haven't dne a show. Our last gig was in Nashville in November 2019 [Sacramento actually Joe...]."

Joe Elliott - "So we haven't played a show at all since then no matter what kind of music you wanna talk about. Old, new, whatever."

Joe Elliott - "But to throw in some new songs in the set today - we've been rehearsing them lie crazy for three weeks. Just so we can catch up to speed."

Joe Elliott - "When you get back on the horse doing the songs you've been playing for a while, they come back in a couple of days."

Joe Elliott - "But with new stuff you have to tattoo the lyrics on the inside of your eyelids. You know, it's like, it's crazy. But you get there in the end."

Zoe Ball - "And you can hear that magic coming through on the record as well. So many people asking. You've got loads of tour dates in America next month. When can we see you guys playing over here?."

Joe Elliott - "We have 36 stadium shows in the States starting in Atlanta on the 16th June. We finish mid September and then we take a bit of a break and then we are bringing the tour to Europe, including, yes the UK, in 2023. Absolutely."

Zoe Ball - "That's fantastic news. Everyone's gonna be so so chuffed to hear that. Joe thank you so much for taking the time to talk to us this morning. Especially after coming off stage."

Joe Elliott - "How rock and rol lam I. It's midnight. We've done a gig in LA and I'm drinking tea out of my very British Hard Day's Night Beatles mug."

Listen to the interview on the BBC website.

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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

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