Def Leppard 5/26/22

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen says that band’s new album, Diamond Star Halos, which drops tomorrow (May 27th), has gotten the band excited over its new material in a totally unique way.

Collen revealed to us that the band feels they’ve hit a grand slam with the new collection: [“It’s the best reaction we’ve ever had to anything off the bat. I remember when Hysteria came out, it was a mixed bag (of reviews). This has been all positive, It’s been, like, ‘Oh my God, we’ve been waiting for something like this.’ Y’know, just 100 percent positive. It was influenced by. . . y’know, and we’ve said this before but, it was influenced by the era that we were baptized into music. That was the very early-’70s. 1971 was a pivotal year for music. It was, almost, saying goodbye to the 60’s and moving to the ’70s.”] SOUNDCUE (:29 OC: . . . to the ’70s)

  • Def Leppard / Motley Crue / Poison / Joan Jett & The Blackhearts “The Stadium Tour” dates (subject to change):
    June 16 – Atlanta, GA – SunTrust Park
    June 18 – Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium
    June 19 – Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium
    June 22 – Washington, D.C. – Nationals Park
    June 24 – Flushing, NY – Citi Field
    June 25 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park
    June 28 – Charlotte, NC – Bank of America Stadium
    June 30 – Nashville, TN – Nissan Stadium
    July 2 – Jacksonville, FL – TIAA Bank Field
    July 5 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium
    July 8 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
    July 10 – Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
    July 12 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
    July 14 – Cleveland, OH – FirstEnergy Stadium
    July 15 – Cincinnati, OH – Great American Ball Park
    July 17 – Milwaukee, WI – Miller Park
    July 19 – Kansas City, MO – Kauffman Stadium
    July 21 – Denver, CO – Coors Field
    August 5, 6 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park
    August 8 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre
    August 10 – Orchard Park, NY – New Era Field
    August 12 – Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park
    August 14 – Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium
    August 16 – Indianapolis, IN – Lucas Oil Stadium
    August 19 – Houston, TX- Minute Maid Park
    August 21 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome
    August 22 – Arlington, TX – Globe Life Field
    August 25 – Glendale, AZ – State Farm Stadium
    August 27 – Los Angeles, CA – SoFi Stadium
    August 28 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park
    August 31 – Seattle, WA – T-Mobile Park
    September 2 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place
    September 4 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium
    September 7 – San Francisco, CA – Oracle Park
    September 9 – Las Vegas, NV – Allegiant Stadium

TL; DR

  • Def Leppard‘s Phil Collen says the band’s new album, Diamond Star Halos, was directly influenced by Britain’s burgeoning glam period of the early-1970’s.

SIDE NOTES

The tracklisting to Def Leppard ‘Diamond Star Halos’ is:

“Take What You Want”
“Kick”
“Fire It Up” 
“This Guitar” – featuring Alison Krauss
“SOS Emergency”
“Liquid Dust”
“U Rok Mi”
“Goodbye For Good This Time”
“All We Need”
“Open Your Eyes”
“Gimme A Kiss”
“Angels (Can’t Help You Now)”
“Lifeless” – featuring Alison Krauss
“Unbreakable”
“From Here To Eternity”