DEF LEPPARD To Play 3 STADIUM TOUR Shows In UK/IRELAND In 2023/Multiple European Dates
Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott has said The Stadium Tour will play up to three shows in UK and Ireland in 2023.
The Stadium Tour currently has 18 more dates scheduled in the USA/Canada in 2022.
Joe has spoken to Classic Rock Magazine and again mentioned the band's plans for 2023 in UK/Ireland and Europe.
The new issue of the magazine (304/August 2022) with ZZ Top of the cover features a four page feature on the launching of The Stadium Tour in the USA.
Within the interview Joe revealed the band will play at least three shows in the UK and Ireland.
He was tight lipped on the dates and when they would be announced but revealed more about the 2023 tour which will be their first for 4 years once it kicks off next summer.
It seems given the venues are outdoors that it would not start before at least May 2023.
Read Joe's quotes below and previous ones about the 2023 tour.
The Stadium Tour 2023
Up to three shows will be played including two in the UK and one in Dublin, Ireland.
He had already mentioned UK/Ireland shows back in May (and before) and confirmed the Irish show would be (as expected) in Dublin.
European Dates/Festivals 2023
Joe says the tour will hit many festivals around Europe in 2023.
These could include many of the events played by the band since their return to Europe in 2006 such as Sweden Rock and Hellfest or even events not played for many years like Rock Am Ring/Rock Im Park etc.
Download Festival in the UK is also another possible date.
Likely UK Cities/Venues
The confirmed city Joe mentions is "probably" London and the other very likely one would be Manchester (for solo stadium dates).
In London both Wembley Stadium and London Stadium are the obvious venues with other possible ones including Twickenham Stadium, Emirates Stadium or even the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium played recently by Guns N' Roses.
In Manchester (if they are playing there) the most likely venue would be City Of Manchester Stadium (Etihad Stadium).
None of these stadiums have been played by the band before apart from the NFL half time show at the new Wembley Stadium in September 2014.
A Dublin show could see them play the new AVIVA Stadium or Croke Park.
It would seem "if" the tour sells well enough then these "might" get added later with Cardiff's Principality Stadium the most obvious venue there.
No Sheffield Date?
With this tour playing stadiums/festivals only there is the strong possibility of no Sheffield date on a UK Def Leppard tour for the first time.
Don Valley Stadium was demolished many years ago and Joe and Sav both refused to play either Sheffield United or Sheffield Wednesday's football stadiums in 1993 because of their ties to each club and wanting "neutral ground".
The most likely return to Sheffield would be them adding an arena date sometime on this three year touring cycle.
Tour Announcement Date?
No sign of it yet but many European festivals announce next year's plans in the last few months of the current year. So tour dates could come around the same time as any of these.
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Joe Elliott/Classic Rock Magazine - July 2022 Quotes - (Transcribed by dltourhistory)
The Stadium Tour 2023
Plans are being finalised to bring the bill of The Stadium Tour to the UK next summer.
Joe Elliott - "I can't reveal when or where it will happen, because I haven't been told that it's okay to say anything yet."
Joe Elliott - "But the second that information is cleared Classic Rock will know about it."
The Stadium Tour 2023
Joe Elliott - "One gig is absolutely confirmed so far, and we're looking at a second one in a different city."
Joe Elliott - "There will be a another in Dublin, and loads around Europe."
Joe Elliott - "Some of them will just be festivals with different bands."
Joe Elliott - "But others will be doing what we're currently doing here in North America."
More news as and when we get it.
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The Joe Elliott Show - 30th April 2022 Quotes - (Transcribed by dltourhistory)
The Stadium Tour
"And yes, before you ask, we are bringing the tour to Britain and Ireland in 2023."
Joe Elliott/Radio 21 - April 2022 Quotes - (Transcribed by dltourhistory)
European Tour In 2023/First German Shows
"Yes I could. I can't give you a specific date or dates. But we are bringing this tour, god willing, to Europe in 2023."
The Stadium Tour 2023/End Message To German Fans
"This is Joe from Def Leppard thanks for listening. See you on the road in 2023."
Def Leppard - 2022 North American Tour Dates
Friday, August 5th - BOSTON, MA @ Fenway Park
Saturday, August 6th - BOSTON, MA @ Fenway Park
Monday, August 8th - TORONTO, ON @ Rogers Centre
Wednesday, August 10th - BUFFALO, NY @ Highmark Stadium (formerly New Era Field)
Friday, August 12th - PITTSBURGH, PA @ PNC Park
Sunday, August 14th - MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ U.S. Bank Stadium
Tuesday, August 16th - INDIANAPOLIS, IN @ Lucas Oil Stadium
Friday, August 19th - HOUSTON, TX @ Minute Maid Park
Sunday, August 21st - SAN ANTONIO, TX @ Alamodome
Monday, August 22nd - ARLINGTON, TX @ Globe Life Field
Thursday, August 25th - PHOENIX/Glendale, AZ @ State Farm Stadium
Saturday, August 27th - LOS ANGELES, CA @ SoFi Stadium
Sunday, August 28th - SAN DIEGO, CA @ Petco Park
Wednesday, August 31st - SEATTLE, WA @ T-Mobile Park
Friday, September 2nd - VANCOUVER, BC @ BC Place
Sunday, September 4th - EDMONTON, AB @ Commonwealth Stadium
Wednesday, September 7th - SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ Oracle Park
Friday, September 9th - LAS VEGAS, NV @ Allegiant Stadium
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