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Phil Collen Says Band To Play New Songs On 2016 US Tour

Saturday, 23rd January 2016

Phil Collen 2014.
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Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen was recently interviewed by the Prog Report and talked about the 2016 tour.

Phil talked about producing the new Tesla single, the new studio album, the hair metal tag, bands being copied, the epic album tracks, playing those songs live, 2016 tour with Styx/Tesla, playing new album songs live, the audience, the Adrenalized book, Delta Deep, their new live album and the Hysteria On The High Seas cruise setlist.

The interview was recorded on 17th January.

Listen to the full 25 minute interview on this playlist along with other new album related videos.

Vivian recently said that Styx and Tesla are possibly returning as the opening acts for the US Summer tour.

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

The Prog Report - Phil Collen Interview Quotes

Playing Paper Sun/White Lightning Live/Epic Songs

"We love 'em. That's why we started doing Paper Sun on the last US tour. It was just nice to reintroduce that. So that was it really. It's a bit of contrast. It's a bit of light and shade and it's kind of a relief. It's almost like a tonic. You know like you have Comic Relief in a horror movie at some point. It's a bit like that and it's actually really refreshing to do on our part as well."

".I love them ones. Deep cuts, they're actually really deep cuts. We were juggling between Paper Sun and White Lightning on this last tour. We really wanted to put one of them in. We'd done Gods Of War the previous tour you know when we done the VIVA! Hysteria. Blind Faith on the new album kinda falls into that category a little bit. And they're usually quite difficult to do live. We'll cross that bridge when we come to it. I think the other problem we have. You know we have all these songs that people wanna hear that have been hits and stuff. So you have to play them. So it's actually finding a slot. Even the Paper Sun slot that we just had has probably just been taken out because you know on the upcoming tour. You know we've got our new songs. So that slot's actually been kind of filled unfortunately for this tour."

2016 Tour

"We're actually kicking off the Def Leppard album tour in a couple of days really. But before that we were just doing - you know like I said we had Paper Sun in the set. We kicked off the world tour in Japan in October. So the new set will be a bit different actually."

New songs srom the new album?


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