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Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell has been interviewed and talked about The Stadium Tour production.

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

Vivian spoke to Jeff Zito of 98.7fm The Shark in Tampa Bay radio to promote Diamond Star Halos and the Orlando, FL show.

Vivian talked about the 2017 Fort Rock show, Pandemic/Touring Break, cars/motors ports, Pandemic/Time Off From The Road/Cars, Motor sports/Rallying, Personal Cars, The Stadium Tour, The Stadium Tour/Bigger Stage Show, Diamond Star Halos Album and the Different way of recording.

Listen to the full 9 minute interview via the show link.

The Stadium Tour Production

Vivian suggested the band will have a much bigger production for this tour.

The Stadium Tour

He also once again said the band will play new songs on the tour and are very happy to be going back on the road again.

Listen to the full interview via the link below and view a rehearsal photo (plus dog).

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Visit the Album News section for more news on new music (based on band member quotes).

Vivian Campbell/98.7 The Shark - May 2022 Quotes - (Transcribed by dltourhistory)

The Stadium Tour/Bigger Stage Show

"Well yeah we're definitely excited to get it going."

"I mean I personally feel, and I think the other guys would agree, that the bigger the venue the more we bring."

"You know our music in Leppard is bombastic, it's over the top, it's anthemic. You know it's joyous."

"It's kind of built for that sort of environment. For a really really big stage you know."

"And speaking of big stages I mean we always work very hard on our production and we're upping the anti for this tour."

"You know we're going out with Motley and Poison and Joan Jett so we really have to try even harder to make the visual aspect of our show even more exciting."

"And, you know, we feel a lot more comfortable on a big stage. I mean the music - we just kind of grow into it you know."

"And I've felt that, you know, the last time we played this sort of a stadium tour which was big in 2018. We went out and did a bunch of Baseball parks with Journey."

"And, you know, it feels natural for us to be on that kind of stage. It feels very comfortable."

New Songs On The Stadium Tour

"We're gonna go out and play a bunch of these new songs on The Stadium Tour."

Fort Rock 2017 Show

"Thank you. We try and bring it each and every show."


"Well the last couple of years you know. We didn't wanna have a break, but we had no choice."

"So we're anxious to get back at it yeah."

"But mostly for the last decade and a half or whatever we've been working every year."

"You know some years were super busy, others were less so. But we were doing it pretty much consistently."

"So we've had plenty of time off now you know and we're ready to do it again."

Pandemic/Time Off From The Road/Cars

"Well I mean yeah I suppose so. You know but you make the best of the situation."

"I mean I'm sure like everyone, or like a lot of people I'm sure I found other things to do for the last couple of years."

"You know I'm really into cars and motorsports. So I got to spend a lot more time focused on that than I normally would."

"So that's been great, but at the same time there's no such thing as cheap motorsports. So I need to get back to work you know."

"So it's all good you know. But yeah I think we genuinely have always enjoyed our work, you know, and it's been a pleasure to still be able to do it."

"You know we don't take it for granted and we genuinely enjoy doing it."

"So I think we're all excited to do this again."


"Yeah I like to drive yeah."

"I do a lot of track driving. I was at the track again yesterday. But I got into rally driving the last couple of years and I'm super excited about that."

"So I did a bunch of National rally's over the last year or two. Some of them went better than others."

"Last weekend I had a big old roll over crash and totalled the car. So that wasn't a great weekend."

"You know that wasn't the best way to leave it. I'll get back to that."

Personal Cars

"I have fast cars. I like old cars too."

"So I've got some cars from the 50s and 60s. So I like to drive slow along the coast in those, but yeah I like to drive fast - Porsches on the track."

"Oh I don't know I'm going too fast at those points to actually look at the speedo. I like to keep my eyes up you know."

"So I don't really know. Don't really wanna know either."

"But yeah back to my real work playing guitar."

Listen to the full interview at the 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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