Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Def Leppard share favorite moments from 2022 stadium tour with Motley Crue

Def Leppard has issued a new video package featuring band members sharing their favorite moments from their 2022 North American Stadium Tour with Motley Crue.

Def Leppard were on the road promoting their latest album, “Diamond Star Halos”, which debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard Hard Rock Chart and No. 10 on the Billboard 200 earlier this year.

“36 shows finished and done,” says Joe Eilliott (as transcribed by hennemusic). “What was my favorite moment on this tour? I can honestly say – 36 times – the opening to the set. When we’re stood behind that screen and it starts to go up on the beginning of ‘Take What You Want’, it’s the most satisfying moment because we are going on stage – in front of anywhere between 30-40,000 people – playing a brand new song on The Stadium Tour.

“It just meant so much to us; it wasn’t just a nostalgia fest – it would have been had we done the tour in 2020 we’d have had no new music, but Covid gave us that opportunity to write a new record. And, to be able to play three (new) songs, it just made our hearts sing so much, you know. The anticipation: we’re waiting backstage, last song plays off the tape, and then the lights go down – it just doesn’t get any better than that moment. Just spectacular!”

The video package gives fans a chance to hear from every member of the group as they bid farewell to the 2022 run and begin preparing for a 2023 world tour with Motley Crue that will open in Mexico City on February 18 before playing shows across Latin and South America and heading to Europe for events starting in Def Leppard’s hometown of Sheffield, UK on May 22.

The 2022 North American series – with Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – sold more than 1.3 million tickets and made more than $173.5 million at the box office.

Get your copy of “Diamond Star Halos” here.

See also:

Motley Crue and Def Leppard announce 2023 world tour
Def Leppard share final video feature from 2022 stadium tour
Def Leppard share west coast video from stadium tour
Motley Crue stadium tour with Def Leppard tops $170 million
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