Joe Elliott On Def Leppard’s Preparations For The Tour With Mötley Crüe

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Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott spoke to Torg & Elliott and shared details about the band’s upcoming Stadium Tour with Mötley Crüe. The musician revealed that he began focusing on and preparing himself for the concerts weeks before the date and rehearsals with the other bands.

Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe’s Stadium Tour, including Poison and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, was supposed to start in 2020 following its announcement in 2019, but the global pandemic changed the whole plan. Like many other bands and musicians, they also decided to postpone the concerts to the following year, thinking that the COVID-19 outbreak would end until that time. However, it turned into another disappointment for everyone.

COVID-19 kept becoming affective and more deadly in 2021; therefore, none of them wanted to risk themselves and their longtime dedicated fans. They had to reschedule it to 2022, even though it made their fans sad and impatient about the tour. In Atlanta, the long-awaited tour will start on June 16, 2022, and end on September 9, 2022, in Las Vegas. Also, Tuk Smith and The Restless Hearts and Classless Act will join them as the supporting acts.

In his interview, Elliott stated that he had been practicing for their new tour for four weeks, probably before the other bands, but he didn’t unveil whether he was working on his vocals alone or his bandmates joined him. The famous singer explained being so early, saying that he likes to be head in the game. In addition to his statements about the upcoming live performances with Mötley Crüe, Elliott said they finished and were ready to release the new album, ‘Diamond Star Halos.’

Here’s what Elliott said:

I started to practice about this tour four weeks ago. I like to be head into the game. There’s nothing worse than walking into a rehearsal room and going, ‘It took me two years.’ I’m talking to guys like yourselves; I’m in downstairs. You’re in the way in my little four-tracked Zoom box that I have songs on explaining things about the band when they aren’t here. So we made the album.”

You can listen to the interview below.