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DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN Teases Big Announcement For This Summer At SXSW

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Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen appeared at SXSW yesterday and today and teased a big announcement by the band for this summer.

On 13th March Phil performed a short set during a Q and A event including 'Pour Some Sugar On Me'.

Earlier today Phil also appeared on a panel discussion by Vault Comics at Austin Convention Center at 11:30am local time for about 50 minutes.

They were discussing working with Def Leppard on the Headshell series comic book.

This partnership was first announced back in November 2022 along with other bands like Metallica.

The 40 minute discussion focussed on the creative process between the band and Vault Comics as they work on this comic book.

Phil also gave a few Def Leppard updates and was asked about future plans.

Phil then mentioned a big announcement is coming for something happening this summer.

This seems highly likely to tie in with yesterday's teaser video.

Phil's words seem to relate to an event of some kind but obviously there is very little detail revealed so far to tell exactly what this will be.

The teaser video suggests this big announcement is coming very soon whatever it will be for.

It does not seem related to Vault Comics who have still yet to announce anything about this collaboration on their website.

Phil also revealed the Japanese, Australia, Nez Zealand tour leg will be happening in November/December as expected but without actually announcing the dates.

These will likely be announced in the next few weeks/months.

Read Phil's comments on the upcoming announcement below plus performance footage.

A full replay of the Instagram Live video is coming soon.

It will be available as a Video On Demand at the SXSW website - schedule.sxsw.com/2023/events/PP131697 from 11:30am on 15th March

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

Visit the Album News section for more news on new music (based on band member quotes).

Phil Collen/SXSW - 14th March 2023 Interview Quotes - (Transcribed by dltourhistory)

Upcoming Announcement

Phil Collen - "So we're still, we have this Diamond Star Halos album, we're still touring that."

Phil Collen - "We done the States last year with Motley Crue and it was such a successful tour of stadiums that the rest of the world said yep will you come here."

Phil Collen - "So that's what we're in the process of doing right now. That will go right till next...this winter coming. November/December in Japan."

Phil Collen - "And the you see what happens after that."

Phil Collen - "We've actually got a really big thing, announcement to make, but I can't say anything about it."

Phil Collen - "That's happening later on - this summer actually."

Phil Collen - "So just so much exciting stuff and the comic and everything and graphic novel."

Phil Collen/SXSW - 14th March 2023 Photos

Update - Laura from Mexico has submitted these photos. As you can see the Headshell series Graphic Novel is coming soon. It still seems like Phil was referencing something else Def Leppard related with the announcement mention - we will find out more soon.

Photos submitted by Laura Meixueiro.

The link given out with the QR code goes to part of their site which says "Coming Soon 28th March 2023" - vaultcomics.com/pages/unbound-sxsw

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Def Leppard - The World Tour 2023 Dates


Friday, February 10, 2023 Atlantic City, NJ @ Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena - (MC Closing)
Saturday, February 11, 2023 Atlantic City, NJ @ Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena - (DL Closing)


Sat Feb 18, 2023 Mexico City, Mexico @ Foro Sol
Tue Feb 21, 2023 Monterrey, Mexico @ Borrego Sports Center
Sat Feb 25, 2023 Bogota, Colombia @ Parque Metropolitano Simón Bolívar
Tue Feb 28, 2023 Lima, Peru @ Estadio Nacional - (First Show In Peru) - VENUE CHANGED
Tue Feb 28, 2023 Lima, Peru @ Estadio San Marcos - (First Show In Peru)


Fri Mar 03, 2023 Santiago, Chile @ Estadio Bicentenario de La Florida
Tue Mar 07, 2023 Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Allianz Parque
Thu Mar 09, 2023 Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Parque Sarmiento
Thu Mar 09, 2023 Curitiba, Brazil @ Couto Pereira Stadium - CANCELLED
Sat Mar 11, 2023 Porto Alegre, Brazil @ Arena do Grêmio - CANCELLED
Sun Mar 12, 2023 Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Live


Mon May 22, 2023 Sheffield, England @ Bramall Lane
Thu May 25, 2023 Mönchengladbach, Germany @ SparkassenPark Mönchengladbach
Sat May 27, 2023 Munich, Germany @ Koenigsplatz (King's Square)
Mon May 29, 2023 Budapest, Hungary @ MVM Dome (Budapesti Multifunkcionális Sportcsarnok)
Wed May 31, 2023 Krakow, Poland @ Tauron Arena Krakow


Fri Jun 2, 2023 Prague, Czech Republic @ Prague Rocks *
Sat Jun 3, 2023 Hannover, Germany @ Expo Plaza
Wed Jun 7, 2023 Solvesborg, Sweden @ Sweden Rock Festival *
Fri Jun 9, 2023 Hyvinkää, Finland @ RockFest *
Sun Jun 11, 2023 Trondheim, Norway @ Trondheim Rocks (Bryggeribyen EC Dahls Arena) *
Wed Jun 14, 2023 Copenhagen, Denmark @ COPENHELL *
Fri Jun 16, 2023 Clisson/Val de Moine, France @ HELLFEST (Main Stage 1) *
Sun Jun 18, 2023 Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop Metal Meeting *
Tue Jun 20, 2023 Milan, Italy @ Ippodromo del Galoppo di San Siro
Fri Jun 23, 2023 Lisbon, Portugal @ Passeio Marítimo de Algés
Sat Jun 24, 2023 Rivas-Vaciamadrid, Spain @ Auditorio Miguel Ríos
Tue Jun 27, 2023 Thun, Switzerland @ Stockhorn Arena


Sat Jul 1, 2023 London, England @ Wembley Stadium
Sun Jul 2, 2023 Lytham/Lytham St. Annes, England @ Lytham Festival (Lytham Green) *
Tue Jul 4, 2023 Dublin/Rathfarnham, Ireland @ Marlay Park
Thu Jul 6, 2023 Glasgow, Scotland @ Hampden Park - VENUE CHANGED
Thu Jul 6, 2023 Glasgow, Scotland @ Glasgow Green


Saturday, August 5th, 2023 Syracuse, NY @ JMA Wireless Dome
Tuesday, August 8th, 2023 Columbus, OH @ Ohio Stadium
Friday, August 11th, 2023 Fargo, ND @ Fargodome
Sunday, August 13th, 2023 Omaha, NE Charles Schwab Field Omaha
Wednesday, August 16th, 2023 Tulsa, OK @ Skelly Field at H. A. Chapman Stadium
Friday, August 18th, 2023 El Paso, TX @ Sun Bowl Stadium

* = Festival.

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