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JOE ELLIOTT Confirms DEF LEPPARD 2020 Tour/Writing More New Music

Def Leppard 2019. By Chele Drappel

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott was interviewed for a live edition of Trunk Nation last night and mentioned upcoming tour and new music plans.

Joe spoke to Eddie Trunk for his Trunk Nation show live on SiriusXM VOLUME.

Joe talked about the Sin City Residency, setlists, Tear It Down/Songs He Doesn't Like, Mutt Lange/AC/DC, Down 'n' Outz band history, Down 'n' Outz Third Album, Solo Song Writing, Los Angeles Memories, First American Show, The Tubes/White Punks On Dope, 1979 Def Leppard Video Footage, Union Jack Shirts, Down 'n' Outz Tour 2020, Def Leppard Digital Release, 40th Anniversaries Of OTTN/HIGH 'N' DRY, Fresno 1980 Show/Setlists, Hair Metal Term, 3 High 'n' Dry Promo Videos/Pyromania, Me And My Wine Video, Not Using Tapes Live/Hysteria Cruise Story, Not Doing A Second Cruise, Exit 111 Festival, Sacramento show/ New Def Leppard Songs, Favourite Part Of The Sin City Residency/Production, USA Top Of The Pops Show In 1987, Proudest Moment Of His Career/Freddie Mercury Tribute Show, What's Left To Do In His Career, Def Leppard Song Writing and first meeting David Bowie In 1989.

During the lengthy chat Joe confirmed plans for Def Leppard to play live again in Summer 2020 when addressing the possibility of Down 'n' Outz UK tour dates.

Phil spoke in August about "super busy" 2020 touring and new album recording plans with dates already booked.

The band have two more scheduled shows in 2019 on 12th October in Manchester, NH and then on 2nd November in Sacramento, CA.

Joe also indicated he would use the time off from November into Spring/Summer 2020 writing new songs for both Def Leppard and the Down 'n' Outz.

Listen to the full 1 hour 30 minute interview via the radio link below.

Also view some photos from the event.

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

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SiriusXM/Trunk Nation - Joe Elliott Interview Quotes

Down 'n' Outz Tour 2020/Def Leppard 2020 Tour

"Not yet no. But in fairness I haven't had time. I know this year's a no no. Early next year's tricky. There is a possibility before Leppard start next summer where we might be able to do some late Spring/Early Summer stuff. So the further away it is the more chance I've got to say don't book anything yet. These things are already booked for these guys."

"So it's like at the end of the day it's not that big a deal right now. It'll become a bigger deal later on. When I get home. When I'm finished doing this round of press and I can actually sit down with a cup of tea and get my thing out and go OK let's really get to work on this. then I can get hold of them all and say I've just spotted a window here can we book this?. And then I can get on to everybody and like the manager and say right this is the hole where we can do it."

"Chances of it being in the States is slim but you know you never say never. One day - the great thing about this project is we could do a tour or a festival two years down the road. It wouldn't matter because it's not like it's one of those kind of projects where you've missed your window. It is an ongoing thing, it's timeless. So it's not tied down to a you've got to do it now."

Exit 111 Festival/Sacramento Show/New Def Leppard Songs

"That's a really weird coincidence 'cause guess what? We're on it too!. Yes we are on the 12th. the day after the Down 'n' Outz album comes out I go back into Leppard land. What a great life I have."

"Well yes we've got that show and then we're off again until the 2nd November. And we...they've revamped the arena in Sacramento. And they asked us if we'd open it, if we'd be the first band to open it. So we're doing a gig in Sacramento on November 2nd and then I'm going home."

"Probably work on some more Down 'n' Outz stuff. Write some more Leppard stuff. Put my feet up watch a lot of Winter Soccer. I'm gonna hibernate until next year."

What's Left To Do In His Career

"There's more new music coming. There's more touring and you've gotta remember one thing it's simple. We really enjoy what we do which is why we do it. Nobody's got a gun to my head saying get out on tour."

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