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Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell was interviewed yesterday by Oklahoma radio to promote the 20/20 Vision tour.

Vivian spoke to Dave 'Wavy Davy' Michaels of 92.9 The Drive radio in Tulsa, OK to promote the 20/20 Vision tour.

Vivian talked about The Stadium Tour, 20/20 Vision tour, ZZ Top, Billy Gibbons, Two Sides Of If solo album and his current health.

TThe Stadium Tour/20/20 Vision Tour

He looked forward to The Stadium Tour which he said will be a "great summer" and the 20/20 Vision tour with ZZ Top.

Two Sides Of If Album/ZZ Top

He recalled working with ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons on his 20-5 solo blues album 'Two Sides Of If'.

Listen to the full 4 minute interview below.

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92.2 The Drive/Dave Michaels - Vivian Campbell Interview Quotes - (Transcribed by dltourhistory)

The Stadium Tour 2020

"Yeah we got Joan Jett, Poison, Motley Crue, Def Leppard. Yeah it's a stadium tour. We have 31 stadium shows coming up."

"Joan Jett will open up the evening and Poison are special guests and then it's a co-headlining tour between Leppard and Motley Crue and we'll sort of alternate like who closes the show one night and who goes on first."

"And yeah it's like a little mini festival that we're bringing to 31 different stadiums. So it'll be a great summer."

I just wish Tulsa had a stadium and we could accommodate such a tour

"Well you have the BOK Center and that's a lovely lovely arena and we'll be there with ZZ Top you know in October. So that'll work."

Tulsa 2018 Show

"Thank you very much. Yeah that was a great tour. We're kind of running out of bands to tour with you know. All of us old bands you know."

"You know every couple of years one or the other falls by the wayside you know. So I'm glad we've had the opportunity to tour with Journey a couple of times now over the years."

"And this will be our first time ever with ZZ Top. We've never toured with them before so that'll be a real thrill."

But you're very familiar with Mr. Gibbons he's played on your solo album is that correct?

"That is correct. Yeah about 15/16 years ago I did a blue record. Billy guested on a couple of songs and even wrote a song for me on that record which was great fun."

"And he was wonderful to work with. I mean he'd such a character and so, you know, he's someone I've known for a while"

"And this will actually be the first time we've ever shared a stage so that'll be really really great."

ZZ Top's almost like a home town band for us

"Yeah I'm sure they've played Tulsa many many times over the decades."

How's your cancer treatment going?

"Ah it's all good. I mean I've always said. It's the least of my concerns. As it is now it's been so many years, it's just kind of maintenance you know."

"I do Immunotherapy and in fact the last one I did was my 61st treatment. So it's been over five years once a month, getting Immunotherapy you know and it's all good. It's like going to the dentist."

"It's not always pleasant but it's effective you know. So I like to not to spend too much of my day being concerned about it. Onwards and upwards."

"Fair enough. All good Davy."

Def Leppard 2020.

Def Leppard - 20/20 Vision North American Tour Dates

  • September 21 - Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
  • September 23 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Veteran United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
  • September 25 - Knoxville, TN @ Thompson-Boling Arena
  • September 26 - Brandon, MS @ Brandon Amphitheater - (First time in this city)
  • September 28 - Orange Beach, AL @ The Wharf Amphitheater
  • September 30 - Bossier City, LA @ CenturyLink Center

  • October 02 - North Little Rock, AR @ Simmons Bank Arena
  • October 03 - Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
  • October 05 - Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena
  • October 07 - Omaha, NE @ CHI Health Center Omaha
  • October 09 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
  • October 10 - Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
  • October 12 - Grand Forks, ND @ Alerus Center
  • October 15 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
  • October 17 - Portland, OR @ Moda Center
  • October 18 - Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena

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