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Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott was interviewed yesterday in New York and mentioned the new Down 'n' Outz album release.

Joe spoke to for the Debatable show on SiriusXM radio.

He was in New York for Ian Hunter's 80th birthday celebrations and also appeared on stage with Billy Joel.

Joe talked about New York/Media Appearances, guesting with Billy Idol at Madison Square Garden, Sin City Residency In Las Vegas, 2013 VIVIA! Hysteria/Setlists/Ded Flatbird, Las Vegas Setlist, Rolling Stones/Setlists, playing new songs live, Time Off In Las Vegas/Family time, Writing New Songs In Las Vegas, Collection Volume 2 Box Set/The 90s Era/Slang/Euphoria, Career Difficulties/90s Albums, life issues, Playing Stadiums In 2018, Keith Urban/Country Artists, Taylor Swift, Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Rick Allen Moment and the release of the third Down 'n' Outz album.

Joe says the third Down 'n' Outz album which features 99% all original material written by Joe in 2013/2014 will be released this October.

Joe said the 12th but this is actually a Saturday so perhaps he meant the 11th.

The album has been talked about for many years starting as far back as April 2014 when their second album 'The Further Adventures Of...' was released.

He explained at the time he wrote many of the songs in late 2013 at home on his piano. Possibly the one shown in the 'Miss You In A Heartbeat' video at his home in Dublin.

Last month marked 5 years since the release of that second album and it's first single 'Rock And Roll Queen'.

This new album is set to feature just one cover version of a 70s classic not by Ian Hunter or Mott The Hoople.

A UK tour seems highly likely for late 2019 once Joe is finished with Def Leppard who so far have one show in October. On the same day Joe mentioned.

The last Down 'n' Outz tour took place in December 2014 much like the last three Def Leppard UK tours. Sadly that tour also saw the start of Joe's vocal problems after a heavy cold which got worse through 2015 and into 2016 almost resulting in permanent damage.

The last release by the band was The Further Live Adventures Of... CD/DVD ad Blu-ray in December 2017. A world wide release after being issued only in Japan in late 2016.

Listen to the full 24 minute interview via the radio link below.

SiriusXM/Debatable - Joe Elliott Interview Quotes - (Transcribed by dltourhistory)

Third Down 'n' Outz Album

"Thank you. And my Down 'n' Outz album on the 12th of October as well."

"I might even come in and do this again if you want."

Billy Joel Guest Appearance/Madison Square Garden

"When you say it like that it just rolls off the tongue. But when you actually say stop and think about that for a minute. It's Madison Square Gardens. This is something that as an English kid we used to read the reviews of bands that would play there like it would be KISS or The Eagles or whoever it was. Even Jackson Browne I suppose back in those days and think wow Madison Square Gardens. It must be so cool to play there."

"And last night there I am as a guest of Billy Joel you know. Amazing."

"Well he did give me a very nice introduction I must say you know. It was almost like the guy that does it for the WWF. It was lovely you know."

"We played there last year with Journey and it's a great...and I've only ever played Madison Square Gardens once before and that was in '92. So it's not...Billy just did his 36th consecutive sell out and I think his 110th show. So there's a long way to go to catch him up. But it is always nice to go."

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