By Philip Cosores
The tour doesn’t come without reason. Def Leppard is expected to put out a new album in late-spring. Lead singer Joe Elliott recently teased the new music to Shredload.com, saying, “Some of the stuff sounds absolutely like us. Some of the stuff sounds like things that people our age should be writing these days. So it’s a bit of everything, really. Stuff that reminds us of stuff that we grew up listening to. So it’s very much in the classic-rock mold, but it’s also not stale and sterile.” (via Blabbermouth)
The tour’s silver lining is that it means guitarist Vivian Campbell must be in good enough health to tour. Campbell has fought Hodgkin’s lymphoma a couple of times since announcing his ailment in 2013, and it has reportedly been in remission since last summer.