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Joe Elliott On Upcoming Australian Tour/New Album Title

Wednesday, 4th November 2015

Joe Elliott 2014.
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Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott was recently interviewed by Emma and Travis on Australian radio and mentioned the new album and tour.

Joe talked about playing in Australia later in November, the new Def Leppard album, whether he has every bought one of his own albums, his musical tastes, Def Leppard's rivals and what he does off tour.

The three date Australian tour starts on 17th November in Sydney.

The tour was announced on 25th May and ends on 21st in Perth. Sadly no other dates in the country were announced or in New Zealand.

Listen to the full 8 minute interview below.

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Hot Breakfast with Emma And Travis - Joe Elliott Interview Quotes

Australian Tour

"Obviously we are. You know it's three years since we were last down there. I think we were promoting the Mirrorball album which you know in itself had three new songs on it which gave us a great excuse to wanna come and play. Nut now with a brand new album out - where we can share some of the new stuff and the old stuff together. It's even more exciting. It's least it's only been three years since we were last there. I think the last time you know we'd kind of gone 10 or 12 years and that was way too long but this is - it's good that it's back on the kind of regular circuit again which is nice for us."

New Def Leppard Album

"Well we were kinda playing it for a few people as we were making it or we were talking about it with a few people and close friends. And we all found by accident that we were individually saying like when people said well what does it sound like?. We were all saying well it kinda sounds like Def Leppard. And I think Phil Collen said why don't we just call it Def Leppard. You know and we're not trying to hang a - too much of an importance on a title track or spending for hours you know just trying to come up with a title that matches up with the artwork and all this kind of stuff. Just seemed like a good idea. You know it summed up who we are now. It was one of those records that we made by accident because we didn't go in to make an album. We went in to just write two or three songs to see what we had. Came out with 14 you know. Self financed. No record label. Nobody watching over our shoulders expecting a delivery date and all this kind of stuff."

"It was the more artistic album we've ever made. So it's got a particular sound to it that's very identifiably us but at the same time there's no two songs on the album that sound alike. So it's diverse in that respect and we just though Def Leppard was the perfect title for it."