Rick Allen On Def Leppard – Mötley Crüe Tour, ‘There’s No Reason Why We Can’t Go Forward’
Def Leppard’s Rick Allen recently joined SiriusXM’s Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk for an interview during which he talked about the upcoming Stadium Tour they will be headlining along with Mötley Crüe. According to the drummer, there’s nothing stopping them now from moving forward.
Back on December 4, 2019, it was announced that Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe would embark on The Stadium Tour in the summer of 2020 along with Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. However, on June 1, 2020, Mötley Crüe announced that the tour would be rescheduled to June-September 2021 due to the global pandemic.
After being postponed one time, The Stadium Tour had to be postponed once again to 2022 as a result of similar circumstances. In January 2022, with the emergence of the Omicron variant, fans were quite curious whether the tour will be postponed again. However, both bands stated that it’s almost certain that they will be hitting the road.
In an interview with Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk, the host asked Rick Allen whether the tour will finally take place this year. As a response, Allen said that it’s for sure as the world is now getting to the point where people can be safe, and the concerts have enough precautions to ensure this safety.
Allen then added that currently there are no reasons left to stop them from hitting the road for the tour. However, as the future is uncertain due to the sudden emergence of new variants, the drummer hopes that nothing comes in their way.
As reported by Blabbermouth, Rick Allen told Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk about whether the Stadium Tour will take place the following:
“For sure. I think now we’re getting to the point where people can be safe, people can be safe enough. I think the way concerts are being run these days, there’s no reason why we can’t go forward. But it’s a moving target. So let’s just hope we’re on track.”
The Stadium Tour will be Mötley Crüe’s first major tour since 2015 when it finally begins on June 16 in Atlanta. The Crüe toured with Poison back in 2011, and Leppard embarked on a tour with them in 2017. However, this tour will mark the first time Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, and Poison hit the road together.