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Phil Collen Talks Summer Tour/Future Setlists

Monday, 27th May 2013

Phil Collen Sheffield 2008.
Pics by DefDazz/Darren

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen was interviewed for Music Backstage, Onstage, On The Record on webtalkradio and explained the Ded Flatbird name origin.

Phil talked about how the upcoming Summer 2013 Tour came about and what people can expect from the setlists.

Host Chris Epting was the host and Phil talked about the VIVA Hysteria! residency in Las Vegas, playing the album in full, the Ded Flatbird opening set, the Hard Rock Hotel's Def Leppard display, the summer 2013 tour and the future of the band's setlists.

You can listen to the full show via the links below and read more quotes in the other news stories.

Music Backstage - Phil Collen Interview Quotes

Summer 2013 Tour

"We were just gonna do Vegas and leave it at that but then we got these great offers to play in Europe. we're doing the Hellfest in France which is on Music Day they have this day of Music in France which is pretty cool it's 21st of June and everyone plays in the streets and everything and we're headlining the festival there so it's pretty cool. Then we kind of added some more shows we're doing some Spain shows and we're doing some Scandinavian ones and then finally coming back and doing some - a couple in Canada and two in the States and they're on the East Coast as well so yeah that came about because of that, because of the interest and everyone was so like freaking out at how amazing the show is. And the Hellfest thing we're actually doing the Hysteria album again."

Future Setlists

"The rest of the shows they're kind of back to where our normal touring thing but I think because of this we'll be throwing a lot of different songs in and out during the sets you know it'll be Wasted one night, it can be Promises, it can be you know High 'n' Dry or Hit And Run. Just all these different songs - Rock Till You Drop, Stagefright - stuff that we don't normally play so that's interesting in itself."