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Phil Collen Says The Current 2015 Tour Has Been Amazing

Saturday, 10th October 2015

Phil Collen 2014.
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Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen has been interviewed by The Columbia Dispatch and commented on the current 2015 world tour.

Phil talked about the longevity of the band, the current 2015 world tour, improving as a band, working with Mutt Lange, his new Adrenalized book and playing CMT Crossroads in 2008.

He commented on how well the US tour has been doing lately with many sold out shows.

Visit the 2015 Tour News section. For more news on future tour plans.

The Columbia Dispatch - Phil Collen Interview Quotes

2015 World Tour

"Busy, actually. It’s been such an amazing tour. I think the band, for whatever reason, is having an Indian summer. Since Labor Day, we’ve sold out every show."

"There’s an enthusiasm we’re seeing in the audience — lots and lots of young kids, (and) not just curious; they know these songs. We’re able to play that stuff better than we could back in the day. And we’re getting a better response."

"We played Lithuania earlier this year. It was all screaming 17-year-olds. We’re trying to analyze this: What is going on here?"

Adrenalized Book

"I hate a lot of memoirs; they’re so egotistical. But you do remember stuff when you’ve been sober for 29 years. I had a different perspective. The book has an edge to it — not the sex and drugs and rock ’n’ roll. While Motley Crue were getting up to all that fun stuff, we were actually in the studio, getting in debt from our record company, making the best music we could."