Phil Collen Reflects On Vince Neil’s Singing Failure And Its Possible Effect On Def Leppard Mötley Crüe Stadium Tour
Def Leppard co-lead guitarist Phil Collen recently opened up about Mötley Crüe lead vocalist Vince Neil’s controversial live performance during an interview with ‘The Jeremy Whit Podcast’ and stated that the legendary singer still has another year to get back on track for the Stadium Tour which was postponed to 2022.
As some of you might recall, Mötley Crüe was supposed to hit the road under the name of ‘The Stadium Tour’ with other iconic artists such as Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts back in the summer of 2020. However, because of the restrictions and precautions against the coronavirus outbreak last year, the tour dates were postponed to this year.
Despite the rescheduled dates that were supposed to start in June 2021, Mötley Crüe recently shared a post on its official Instagram page releasing a statement in which the band, unfortunately, revealed that the dates for the Stadium Tour have officially been pushed once again because of the coronavirus pandemic to the summer of 2022.
While fans were concerned about all the band members’ recent status when it comes to their ability to perform on stage after taking a long break, especially for Mötley Crüe, a recent live performance of lead vocalist Vince Neil with his solo band shook the world as he disappointed his fans while performing a few of the band’s classic tracks during his concert on May 29 at the Boone Iowa River Valley Festival.
Despite Mötley Crüe frontman has allegedly been preparing himself for the upcoming Stadium Tour, the footage from his recent performance said otherwise as Neil was running out of breath oftentimes and performed most tracks with the help of pre-recorded vocals and backing vocals which eventually led him to finish the concert while in the middle of performing ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’ which was the fourteenth song during the show.
After the disappointing performance of Vince Neil, the band’s fans were quite concerned about the upcoming Stadium Tour since they all agreed that Mötley Crüe’s vocalist cannot keep up with touring for days if he cannot see the end of only one concert, however, a cancellation announcement has never been made and the tour is still happening despite being a year away from now, fans still think it’s impossible.
Being a part of the Stadium Tour, Phil Collen opened up about the notorious performance of Neil during a recent interview and stated that he still has another year to work on his performance and all Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe members talked about the tour even before it was announced and stated that they’ll work together which may be indicating that whatever’s wrong with Vince Neil, they’ll make it work.
Here is what Collen said:
“I heard about it. Hey, look, he’s got a year. There’s a lot at stake when you got out, and you wanna be your best. Hopefully, we’ll be working out together and all that stuff. That’s the other thing — we do have a camaraderie, especially with Mötley Crüe.
With Nikki, we were talking just before the tour, like, ‘We’re gonna work out together. We’re gonna do all this stuff. With Vince, he’s got a year to go. Hopefully, everything is cool by then. I hope so. Fingers crossed.”
You can see the interview and watch the moment when Vince Neil left the stage below.