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News - Joe Elliott To Tour South America With Titans Of Rock

Tuesday, 14th February 2012 | 

Joe Elliott Sheffield 2008.

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott is touring South America soon with a new supergroup called Titans Of Rock led by KISS bassist Gene Simmons.

The South American press have been reporting that Gene Simmons has formed the group (band members listed below) and a tour of South American countries will happen in late April/early May.

This news has been met with some surprise and scepticism (which is why it wasn't mentioned sooner) but now Vivian Campbell has confirmed Joe is indeed taking part. Vivian initially indicated fans should not take it seriously but has today said Joe will be involved and stated his own surprise. I'm sure his use of the dollar sign for an S is purely a typo. These will be Joe's first performances in Peru, Paraguay, Chile and Costa Rica. He previously played the other countries with Lep in April 1997.

Guitarist Steve Stevens and singer Glenn Hughes are the only names involved who have talked about it and confirmed their own involvement with Glenn saying 'a big announcement is coming'. Gene Simmons' Latin American site lists five of these dates (listed with venues below) and says they are to promote his new 'Monster' bass which is also the name of the upcoming KISS studio album.

Vivian Campbell - facebook Quotes

14th Feb - "Turns out I was wrong; Joe is actually doing it. I must admit I'm rather $urprised."

13th Feb - "I would be slightly sceptical about Joe's being involved in this."

13th Feb - "That's the first thing I've ever heard about 'Titans..'"

Steve Stevens - facebook Quote

"'Titans of Rock' includes Duff McKagan (Guns N' Roses), Joe Elliot (Def Leppard), Gilby Clark (Guns N' Roses), Ed Roland (Collective Soul), Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple), Matt Sorum (Guns N' Roses), Jason Newsted (Metallica), Sebastian Bach (Skid Row) and Vince Neil (Motley Crue)."

Titans Of Rock - (unconfirmed) South American Tour Dates

  • Peru. - Thursday 19th April 2012 - Explanada Monumental, Lima, PERU
  • Brazil. - Saturday 21st April 2012 - Sao Luis, BRAZIL
  • Brazil. - Sunday 22nd April 2012 - Credit Card Hall, Sao Paulo, BRAZIL
  • Paraguay. - Tuesday 24th April 2012 - Jockey Stadium, Asuncion, PARAGUAY
  • Argentina. - Thursday 26th April 2012 - Estadio Malvinas, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
  • Chile. - Saturday 28th April 2012 - Movistar Arena, Santiago, CHILE
  • Guatemala. - Monday 30th April 2012 - Guatemala City, GUATEMALA
  • Costa Rica. - Saturday 5th May 2012 - San Jose, COSTA RICA

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