Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen has revealed in a brand new interview with Chile’s Radio Future that the band will be touring in Europe in the summer of 2023 with Mötley Crue. Asked if fans can expect to see the band touring South America in support of the group’s latest LP, “Diamond Star Halos”. He responded (as transcribed by Blabbermouth.net):
“Definitely. Obviously, this year we’re touring the States with MÖTLEY CRÜE, POISON and Joan Jett. And that starts in a couple of [weeks]… But the tour is gonna be three years — at least three years — for the album. [We’re doing] America this [year]. Definitely next summer is gonna be Europe. And then South America, Australia [and] Japan — next year, hopefully at some point, we’ll be playing all of those markets.”
When asked to clarify that the same package that is touring the U.S. will be hitting all the other markets as well, Phil said:
“That’s what they’re talking about. Obviously, I can say, ‘Yeah, let’s do that,’ but we’ve gotta ask them as well. But I think MÖTLEY CRÜE have signed up. So hopefully that’s all gonna come, and Joan Jett and POISON. That would be amazing.”
Def Leppard will kiclk of “The Stadium Tour” with Mötley Crue and guests Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts on June 16th in Atlanta, Georgia. The 36-date trek, which is due to wrap September 9th in Las Vegas, was originally scheduled to take place in the summer of 2020 but ended up being pushed back to 2021, and then to 2022, due to the coronavirus crisis.
You can watch the interview below: