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Def Leppard – Announce New Album “Diamond Star Halos” Out On 27th May

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Ready to ignite 2022, 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 27thMay2022.

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 Edition2-LP VinylDigital formats and more.

Exclusive bundles including newly designed album merch have also launched.

Pre-order on the band’s official store—HERE.

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 Malak pour and graphics by the UK based Munden Brothers, the design truly follows the band’s influence through their eyes today. 

Stay tuned for the premiere of the music video very soon. Following the album’s release, Def Leppard will co-headline the massive 36 city The Stadium Tour with Mötley Crüe joined by special guests Poison and Joan Jett

Over the past two years, Def Leppard recorded Diamond Star Halos simultaneously in three different countries with Joe in Ireland, Sav in England, and PhilVivian, and Rick in 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 BowieT. 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).

Check out the full tracklisting below.            

2022 is the year of Def Leppard


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                            Hersheypark 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

PRE-ORDER HERE
DEF LEPPARD SHARES NEW SINGLE “KICK” – LISTEN HERE

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