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DEF LEPPARD To Play HYSTERIA Album In Japan/Australia/New Zealand

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Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen was interviewed yesterday by New York radio and mentioned the 2018/2019 Hysteria album tour.

Phil spoke to Candace of Q103 radio in Albany, NY.

Phil talked about the G3 tour, Tesla album, Delta Deep, 2018 North American Tour, Digital Catalogue, end of CD sales, vinyl records, 2018/2019 Hysteria album tours, Journey's band problems, the band longevity, not replacing band members and the next Def Leppard album writing/recording process.

Phil again mentioned other countries requesting the Hysteria tour including Japan, Australia, New Zealand.

He doesn't specify whether they would be played in 2018 but does mention the 2019 European festivals and the likelihood of a 2019 American Hysteria album tour.

Listen to the full 12 minute interview below.

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

Candace - Phil Collen Interview Quotes

2018 North American Tour/Digital Catalogue

"Something very spectacular just happened to us. You know we just released our whole catalogue on digital. So we'll be promoting the catalogue. Before we've been out there, we've been promoting an album or it's been connected with something else. Now it's actually everything. So you know they why I describe it. A lot of people, you see the Def Leppard T-Shirt in stores and some of the people, a lot of the people don't really know who the band's are. they wear these shirts and it's just a cool thing. But I think with the catalogue being released they can make that connection. So that's why it's important for us to promote, you know, our career basically. Instead of just like playing a new album or whatever. So it's really exciting."

"It's the first time, you know, 'cause it's been years since digital and all of that started and downloads starting coming out. So for us it's a massive deal."

Digital Deal/End Of CD Sales

"No. no we knew this was like, years ago Howard Kaufman our manager, who actually passed away last year, probaly about ten years ago he said so CDs, their sales go down 8 percent every year. This was years ago and at a certain point it's gonna hit and no ones gonna buy them any more. And then it's just gonna be another medium and in this case it was downloads which are also suffering and now it's just streaming. So that's where you are and vinyl's picking up again. So there's always something new. So I think, you know, with vinyl you've got the sleeve and the artwork and all of that stuff. It's plus for that and the, you know, it's minus for something else. So that's just the way that it goes. So yeah we fully anticipated thus many years ago."

2018/2019 Hysteria Album Tours

"A lot of countries have requested that. We're playing in Great Britain with...Japan, Australia. New Zealand have requested it as well. So at some point we're gonna be out there playing it."

"This tour with Journey is obviously we're promoting the catalogue. So we won't be doing that on this one. But maybe next year. Again, you know, if there's enough kind of demand for it then we'll definitely do that. It's like anything if there's only like two people requesting it then we're not gonna do it. But you know if there's an overwhelming thing like the promoters and the fans and everything go: 'We definitely want you to do that' then we'll definitely do it."

"I know next year there's some requests for some European festivals. But I've actually got a feeling that there's gonna be some requests in for playing Hysteria in its entirety in the States. So yes we'll be up for that. It'll be great."

Buy 'Hysteria 30th Anniversary Edition' Online

  • Amazon - (Box Set/Super Deluxe Version)
  • Amazon - (3 CD Deluxe Edition)
  • Amazon - (1 CD Version)
  • Amazon - (Double Vinyl)

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