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Rick Allen Says Def Leppard's Current Tour To Last Until October

Wednesday, 11th May 2016

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Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen has been interviewed by Icon vs Icon and mentioned his art and the current tour.

Rick talked about his first experiences with music, Def Leppard's longevity, the current album/tour, his artwork/photography/jewellry, PTSD and his work with veterans, how he has evolved in his career and young musicians/the industry.

Rick says he currently expects to be out on the road with Def Leppard until October (when the US tour ends). This interview appears to have been conducted since the current tour leg started on 2nd May.

Rick has two more upcoming art exhibitions in McLean, VA and Bethesda, MD on May 21st/22nd.

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

Icon vs Icon - Rick Allen Interview Quotes

What is on tap for Def Leppard in the months to come?

"Well, the shows we are doing at the moment are shows we had to postpone unfortunately. We were able to reinstate all of the shows, so that is fantastic. We are embarked upon this tour and still out promoting the new record, which is the self-titled Def Leppard record. That has been really successful for us, so we are going to continue promoting the record throughout the year. I think I am going to be out on the road until October. It is going to be nearly Christmas by the time I get home!"

To what do you attribute the band’s longevity?

"I think the real answer to that is friendship. I think there have been times, especially with losing Steve Clark, me going through my accident and several other things that were less publicized, where you experience setbacks. When you experience setbacks, you end up with a question. The question is, “Why are we doing this?” We always came up with, “Well, we actually like each other and we are friends.” We still feel as though we make music that is really valid."

Rick Allen - Angels And Icons Exhibitions

Saturday 21st May 2016 - Wentworth Gallery, McLean, VA

Tysons Galleria, 1807 Galleria at Tysons II from 6pm to 9pm.

Sunday 22nd May 2016 - Wentworth Gallery, Bethesda, MD

Westfield Montgomery Mall, 7101 Democracy Blvd from 12 to 3pm.

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