Def Leppard are back with a new album – Diamond Star Halos. 

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame®-inducted icons and rock music legends Def Leppard return with their twelfth full-length album, Diamond Star Halos[UMe], on the 27thMay 2022. It marks the band’s first new work since 2015’s chart-topping self-titled, Def Leppard. It is available for pre-order now in multiple configurations, including a Deluxe Edition, 2-LP Vinyl, Digital formats and more. Exclusive bundles including newly designed album merch have also launched. Pre-order now at Amazon.

Def Leppard are back with a new album - Diamond Star Halos. 
Def Leppard are back with a new album – Diamond Star Halos. 


 To herald the arrival of Diamond Star Halos, the UK quintet—Joe Elliott[vocals], Rick Savage[bass], Rick Allen[drums], Phil Collen[guitar], and Vivian Campbell[guitar]— have just shared a powerful and rip-roaring new rock single entitled “Kick.” The song thrusts into an anthemic stadium-ready frenzy kickstarted with driving guitars and bombastic drums woven into its musical fabric. Meanwhile, the chorus has all the makings of another iconic Leppard hit with its skyscraping vocals and melodies the band has become synonymous for. The artwork for Diamond Star Halos is art in itself. The design follows pedigree with their instantly recognizable album covers from their celebrated past. With images by world renowned photographer and director Anton Corbijn, styling concepts by Maryam Malakpour and graphics by the UK based Munden Brothers, the design truly follows the band’s influence through their eyes today. 

Def Leppard are back with a new album – Diamond Star Halos. 

Over the past two years, Def Leppard recorded Diamond Star Halos simultaneously in three different countries with Joe in Ireland, Sav in England, and Phil, Vivian, and Rickin the United States. Without the pressure of timelines or a fixed schedule, they poured all of their energy into crafting 15 meaningful tracks with a mixture of classic spirit meets modern fire. Thematically, they nodded to their earliest collective influences such as David Bowie, T. Rex, and Mott The Hoople, among others. The title itself notably references T. Rex’s “Bang a Gong (Get It On).” However, they didn’t embark on this journey alone. The multi-Grammy award winning and legendary artist Alison Krauss lent her instantly recognizable and angelic voice to “This Guitar” and “Lifeless,” while David Bowie pianist Mike Garson performs on “Goodbye For Good This Time” and “Angels (Can’t Help You Now).”
 

2022 sees Def Leppard celebrate their 45th anniversary with The Stadium Tour, their biggest North American tour ever. The run will start June through September 2022 and will see the band play 31 stadium shows across the US with Motley Crue, Poison and Joan Jett.

TRACKLISTING

  1. Take What You Want
  2. Kick
  3. Fire It Up 
  4. This Guitar [feat. Alison Krauss]
  5. SOS Emergency
  6. Liquid Dust
  7. U Rok Mi
  8. Goodbye For Good This Time
  9. All We Need
  10. Open Your Eyes
  11. Gimme A Kiss
  12. Angels (Can’t Help You Now)
  13. Lifeless [feat. Alison Krauss]
  14. Unbreakable
  15. From Here To Eternity

TOUR DATES:
6/16     Atlanta, GA                             Truist Park
6/18     Miami Gardens, FL                Hard Rock Stadium
6/19     Orlando, FL                             Camping World Stadium
6/22     Washington, D.C.                    Nationals Park
6/24     Flushing, NY                            Citi Field
6/25     Philadelphia, PA                     Citizens Bank Park
6/28     Charlotte, NC                          Bank of America Stadium
6/30     Nashville, TN                           Nissan Stadium
7/2       Jacksonville, FL                       TIAA Bank Field
7/5       St. Louis, MO                           Busch Stadium
7/8       Chicago, IL                              Wrigley Field
7/10     Detroit, MI                                Comerica Park
7/12     Hershey, PA                            Hershey park Stadium
7/14     Cleveland, OH                         FirstEnergy Stadium
7/15     Cincinnati, OH                          Great American Ball Park
7/17     Milwaukee, WI                         American Family Field
7/19     Kansas City, MO                     Kauffman Stadium
7/21     Denver, CO                             Coors Field
8/5       Boston, MA                             Fenway Park
8/6       Boston, MA                             Fenway Park
8/8       Toronto, ON                             Roger’s Centre 
8/10     Orchard Park, NY                    Highmark Stadium
8/12     Pittsburgh, PA                         PNC Park
8/14     Minneapolis, MN                    U.S. Bank Stadium
8/16     Indianapolis, IN                      Lucas Oil Stadium
8/19     Houston, TX                            Minute Maid Park
8/21     San Antonio, TX                      Alamodome
8/22     Arlington, TX                           Global Life Field
8/25     Glendale, AZ                           State Farm Stadium
8/27     Inglewood, CA                        SoFi Stadium
8/28     San Diego, CA              Petco Park
8/31     Seattle, WA                             T-Mobile Park
9/2       Vancouver, BC                       BC Place
9/4       Edmonton, AB                        Commonwealth Stadium 
9/7       San Francisco, CA                  Oracle Park
9/9       Las Vegas, NV                        Allegiant Stadium

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