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Phil Collen/Delta Deep May Play Chattanooga Riverbend Festival

Wednesday, 9th March 2016

Phil Collen 2014.
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Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen was recently interviewed by Dallas radio and mentioned Delta Deep tour/live album plans.

Phil talked about Joe Elliott's health/vocal troubles, Vivian's health, Delta Deep, live album and live shows, and producing Tesla.

Phil says once more that Delta Deep will release their 'West Coast Live' album this summer and may possibly play the Riverbend Festival in Chattanooga, TN in June.

This festival takes place from 10th-18th June with five different stages used.

REO Speedwagon are playing the Coke stage on Friday 17th June. Heart also play the same stage on 11th June. As yet Delta Deep are not listed on the festival website's schedule.

Delta Deep already announced an East Coast run for their ongoing Sugar Shack tour which kicks off on 28th March in Washington D.C..

Listen to the full 5 minute interview below.

Visit the Tour News section. For more news on future tour plans.

Delta Deep - New Festival Date

  • June 10-18th - Riverbend Festival, Riverfront Parkway, Chattanooga, TN, USA

Would be the band's first ever show in the city and at this festival.

Bo And Jim/Lonestar 92.5 KZPS - Phil Collen Interview Quotes

Joe Elliott's Health Issues

"Absolutely. Yeah, he - we was doing a show and - well actually a sound check and Joe opened his mouth and nothing came out. A doctor came down and said dude you gotta stop. You've literally gotta stop now. We was on tour for like nine months."

"Well no it was the walking pneumonia and then a cough on top of that. So that's really what done it - it's unforeseen circumstances. You know sometimes you just can't help it."

Vivian's Health/Current Treatment

"Well not chemo. He's doing another treatment. I think you know it's an ongoing thing. It's working. It's shrinking the tumour and all that stuff. So it's all good. He just has to constantly have that done till it's kind of beaten into submission."

Delta Deep/Live Album/Festival Show

"We are. We're doing an East Coast tour - we got a new album coming out in the summer called West Coast Live. And then we're doing some East Coast dates this month and April."

"And then we just got added to Chattanooga Riverbend Festival. That's not 100 percent. We don't know exactly all the details yet but yeah looks like we're doing that as well and that's in June."

Producing The New Tesla Album

"What's very interesting about this. I'm producing the new Tesla album. We've already started. We've got a song that's coming out this year but we should have the album done by the end of this year for release. And it sounds great. Oh my god. We're gonna be recording. Doing some of the stuff on tour. So we won't really get any breaks. You know during the tour everyone goes well what do you do during the day?. It's like, well we're recording in the dressing rooms, you know backstage or in hotel rooms. So you know all of that stuff. So it's pretty exciting."

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