ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME® ICONS AND ROCK DEF LEPPARD LEGENDS ARE BACK WITH NEW ALBUM “DIAMOND STAR HALOS” ON MAY 27 | News

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DEF LEPPARD SHARES NEW SINGLE “KICK” – LISTEN HERE

WITH 15 NEW TRACKS WITH A VERY SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE ON TWO TRACKS OF MULTI-GRAMMY WINNER ALISON KRAUSS

DEF LEPPARD’S 36 US CITY & CANADA STADIUM VISIT WITH MOTLEY CRUE SET TO START ON JUNE 16and IN ATLANTA, Georgia

LOS ANGELES, March 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Ready to Rock 2022, Rock Music Icons and Legends Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame® Def Leppard return with their twelfth full album, Diamond Star Halos [UMe]to May 27and2022. It’s the band’s first new work since 2015’s chart-topping eponym, Def Leppard. It’s available for pre-order now in multiple configurations, including a deluxe edition, Vinyl 2-LP, Digital formats and more. Exclusive bundles featuring newly designed album merchandise were also released. Pre-order on the band’s official store—HERE.

To announce the arrival of Diamond Star Halosthe British quintet—Joe Elliot [vocals], Rick Wild [bass], Rick Allen [drums], Phil Collen [guitar]and Viviane Campbell [guitar]— have just shared a powerful and heartbreaking new rock single titled “Kick. The song plunges into an anthemic stadium-ready frenzy, kicking off with driving guitars and explosive drums woven into its musical fabric. Meanwhile, the chorus has all the makings of another iconic Leppard hit with its dizzying vocals and melodies the band has become synonymous with. The work for Diamond Star Halos is art in itself. The design follows the pedigree with their instantly recognizable album covers from their famous past. With images by world-renowned photographer and director Anton Corbijn, styling concepts by Maryam Malakpour and graphics by the British company Munden Brothersthe design really follows the band’s influence through their eyes today.

Stay tuned for the music video premiere very soon. Following the release of the album, Def Leppard will co-headline the huge 36 city The stadium tour with Motley Crue accompanied by special guests Poison and Joan Jett.

Over the past two years, Def Leppard checked in Diamond Star Halos simultaneously in three different countries with Jo in Ireland, Economy in Englandand Phil, Vivianeand grinding wheel in United States. Without the pressure of deadlines or a fixed schedule, they poured all their energy into creating 15 meaningful tracks with a blend of classic spirit and modern fire. Thematically, they nodded to their early collective influences such as david bowie, T.Rexand Mott the Hoople, among others. The title itself refers to T.Rexit’s “Bang a Gong (Go ahead). However, they did not embark on this journey alone. The multi-Grammy and legendary entertainer Alison Krauss lent his instantly recognizable and angelic voice to “This Guitar” and “Without life, while david bowie pianist mike garson performs on “Goodbye For Good This Time” and “Angels (can’t help you now).

Check out the full track list below.

2022 is the year of Def Leppard.

LIST OF TRACKS

  1. take what you want
  2. Kick
  3. Set it on fire
  4. This guitar [feat. Alison Krauss]
  5. SOS Emergency
  6. liquid dust
  7. U Rok Mi
  8. goodbye for good this time
  9. All we need
  10. Open your eyes
  11. give me a kiss
  12. Angels (can’t help you now)
  13. Without life [feat. Alison Krauss]
  14. Unbreakable
  15. From here to eternity

TOUR DATES:

6/16

Atlanta, Georgia

Truist Park

06/18

Gardens in Miami, Florida

Hard Rock Stadium

06/19

Orlando, Florida

Camping World Stadium

6/22

washington d.c.

National Park

6/24

Flushing, NY

Citi field

6/25

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Citizens Bank Park

06/28

Charlotte, North Carolina

Bank of America Stadium

6/30

Nashville, TN

Nissan Stadium

7/2

Jacksonville, Florida

TIAA Bank Land

7/5

St. Louis, Missouri

Busch Stadium

7/8

Chicago, IL

Wrigley Field

7/10

Detroit, Michigan

Comerica Park

7/12

Hershey, Pennsylvania

Hershey Park Stadium

7/14

Cleveland, Ohio

FirstEnergy Stadium

7/15

Cincinnati, Ohio

Great American Ball Park

7/17

Milwaukee, Wis.

American family field

7/19

Kansas City, Missouri

Kauffmann Stadium

07/21

Denver, CO

Coors field

8/5

Boston, MA

Fenway Park

8/6

Boston, MA

Fenway Park

8/8

Toronto, ON

Roger Center

8/10

Orchard Park, New York

Highmark Stadium

8/12

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Cabin crew fleet

8/14

Minneapolis, Minnesota

American Bank Stadium

8/16

Indianapolis, Indiana

Lucas Oil Stadium

8/19

Houston, TX

Minute Maid Park

08/21

San Antonio, TX

Alamodome

8/22

Arlington, TX

Overall Life Scope

8/25

Glendale, AZ

State Farm Stadium

8/27

Inglewood, California

Sofia Stadium

8/28

San Diego, California

Petco Park

8/31

Seattle, WA

T-Mobile Park

9/2

Vancouver, BC

British Columbia location

9/4

Edmonton, Alta.

Commonwealth Stadium

9/7

San Francisco, California

Oracle Park

9/9

Las Vegas, Nevada

Allegiant Stadium

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