5 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD UK Tour Announced/Album Title Revealed
Def Leppard announced their 2015 UK tour on this day in 2015 and revealed the title of the current studio album.
The ten date tour of UK and Ireland was announced on 27th March 2015 and took place in December.
The tour started on 6th December in Dublin and ended on 19th December in Leps home city of Sheffield.
The first time Def Leppard ended a world tour in Sheffield.
Whitesnake co-headlined as they did in 2008 with support from Black Star Riders.
The tour poster used revealed that the latest studio album (released on 30th October 2015) would be called DEF LEPPARD. The band's first ever self titled album:
"Def Leppard's highly anticipated new self-titled studio album coming late 2015".
This news was later denied and then confirmed by various band members in radio/print interviews. Indicating the title was not meant to be revealed so soon.
The title was later revealed to be a reflection of the new found enthusiasm as the band recorded new songs in Dublin. And the sound of the songs when described by the band to those who had heard it as it was being recorded - "it sounds like Def Leppard".
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2015 UK/Ireland Tour Poster
Def Leppard/Whitesnake 2015 - UK/Ireland Tour Dates
Joe Elliott - News Quote
"I am very excited to be working with Whitesnake again; we had such a wonderful time when we did it back in. It's a great experience for rock fans to be able to see two great live bands on the same stage on the same night."
The Star - News Quotes
"One of Sheffield’s biggest rock exports will be back in the city for the first time in four years."
"Def Leppard have announced a date at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena for December 19 2015 which will be their ninth arena performance."
Q101.7 Radio - Joe Elliott 25th March 2015 Interview Quotes
2015 Studio Album Name
"I'd have to kill you if I told you. Seeing as this might be happening with your boyfriend soon I don't wanna be part of a double murder. I'll be dead honest with you, we actually don't have a a title for it yet. But if we did you know again I'd be waiting until we had the official date for it so that people can go to our website and day OK there's the countdown. They're about to announce what it's called sort of thing."
100.3 Jack FM - Joe Elliott 3rd March 2015 Interview Quote
"At the moment in time we do not. We are always one of these bands that says well the album's coming out soon we better give it a name. It always cracks me up when somebody says yeah we're going in the studio to record our new album and it's gonna be called blah blah blah. It's like you know that already? How and why?. Now at this moment in time it's all about getting the songs right. Picking a good running order for it and then packaging it up and then thinking well what word's gonna look great on the sleeve."
Phil Collen - June 2014 Interview Quotes
"Everyone was coming (in with songs) even Rick Allen you know who doesn't usually do that came in with a couple of great ideas and you know we're doing one of the songs that he started - that he brought in so that's really cool. That's a different dynamic. We got on so amazingly just in the studio it was just flowing it was very kind of open minded and the songs reflect that. There's no real barriers it kind of reminds me of a Manraze album a little bit."
"The fact that we haven't got any one label or an A&R guy or something going you should be doing this. It's like the first album we've done that we absolutely wanted to do. We're doing this and all of this works so it was very open minded and fun."
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