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Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen has been interviewed ahead of The Stadium Tour 2022 which kicks off in June.

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

Both the 2020 and 2021 dates were rescheduled for this year and is now finally going ahead.

Five new shows were added in February.

Rick was recently interviewed for the I Love Rock & Roll Podcast.

Rick and his wife Lauren spoke to Ken Krantz and Chip Chantry for 55 minutes.

During the lengthy chat they talked about .

Rick also talked briefly about The Stadium Tour.

Listen to the full audio below.

The Stadium Tour 2022

Rick talked about the upcoming tour and said the line-up is 'really special'.

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Rick commented on the RRHOF and said he feels it should be the 'music' Hall Of Fame rather than just rock,

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Rick Allen 2022 Interview Quotes - (Transcribed by dltourhistory)

Rick you have a big stadium tour coming up right?

"Yes finally. You know it's been too dangerous, you know, to get out there. I think all the promoters are on board now."

"So, you know, if we don't get thrown in another curveball then middle of June. The first show is in Atlanta."

And you're going out with Poison, Motley Crue and Joan Jett.

"Motley Crue, Joan Jett."

Wow what a line up.

"Yeah and we've played with them all before. You know, not necessarily together in one place. Which I think - that's the really special thing about that line up is being able to - people being able to go to a show and listen to hit songs all night."

"Yeah and it's, you know, I mean yeah they're all great bands. So, you know, it's gonna be a great evening for everyone."

Band's Postpone Shows/Keeping Fans Safe

Rick Allen - "No I mean the entertainment industry just took such a massive hit. And early on in COVID Lauren came up with this fantastic idea for the Big Love Benefit concert."

RRHOF Talk/Female Musicians

"I actually think at this point it should be music."

"You know I'm not sure that splitting things into different genres is the way to go."

"I mean, you know, we're completely different to say Janet Jackson. She was inducted the night that we were on there. And you know that's two totally different types of music."

"But yeah I think it should be music. Not necessarily just rock."

Creating Music/Being At Home

"During COVID it was fantastic. The two of us we could get together and create music in ou studio. And you know sometimes when she's writing new songs, you know, she'll say what do you think of this idea or whatever. Or do you have a rhythm for this?. And them we'll work on things together."

Rick you've known the guys in Def Leppard almost 50 years?

"Since 19...since the winter of 1978."

Four or five way marriage. Like having a bunch of wives?

"Well yeah I guess you're right. If you put it that way."

"You know what more recently it's just been about being at home being creative with the artwork. Which helped me maintain my sanity. And then being busy with music. And then you know taking care of our daughter. Trying to be a good Father. Trying to be a good husband. And you kow all those things take time."

"I don't get a great deal of time to myself to be honest. I take time, but I know there's always stuff that needs to be done. You know, either at home or - yeah just generally. You now, keeping things tidy is to me, is really challenging!."

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

"Maybe at one point it was legit. Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. But I think now, you know, we've got this blending of all these different types of music. And I think it's really healthy."

"You know I think it's healthy for people to see different artists collaborating together. And yeah I think some great new music has come out of it."

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