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DEF LEPPARD's 2018 North American Tour To Be Announced This Week

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Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell attended the CES show in Las Vegas and gave an update on the 2018 tour announcement.

Vivian attended the show with Gibson guitars and performed.

A short video has surfaced on YouTube where he was answering questions about the upcoming North American tour.

He says the tour would be announced in a week or so. He was speaking on 10th January and likely hinting at another Thursday tour announcement which would be the 18th.

Last week was one year since the 2017 tour announcement which also happened on a Thursday (12th January 2017) as did the 2015 tour.

Some recent tours have also been announced on Friday (2012). The 2014 tour with KISS was announced on a Monday but with KISS as the headline act.

Rick Allen told an interviewer over the weekend he did not think the tour with Journey would happen. With Journey's Neal Schon saying on 13th January that the announcement would be "coming soon".

Neal is currently playing shows on his own featuring Journey songs and with a band of former members. Journey's own website has not been updated since mid 2017 when they last toured together.

In addition to this Journey drummer Steve Smith mentioned the tour in a recent interview and repeated Joe's news that it would begin in May. He also referenced Journey's tour as being "six months" long.

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

CES 10th January 2018 - Vivian Campbell Interview Quotes

Vivian how are you and what are you up to?

"I'm doing great thanks. Busy, busy year for Def Leppard this year. Big announcement coming in a about a week or so about that."

"I keep busy. When I'm not working with Leppard I play with Last In Line. Which is the remnants of the original DIO band. And we are actually just wrapping up the recording of our second album. I do all the guitar solos next week. I'm excited about that. So yeah I'm keeping busy."

Marin Independent Journal - Steve Smith Interview Quotes

Def Leppard/Journey Tour

"In May, Smith embarks on another six-month tour with Journey, sharing the bill with Def Leppard."

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