Dropping today (February 10) is And There Will Be A Next Time -- Live From Detroit, a new concert CD and video set from Def Leppard.
The concert was filmed and recorded last summer at group's stop at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in suburban Detroit. The package features the group's entire 17-song performance, including its medley of Hysteria and the late David Bowie's "Heroes" and a pair of songs from 2015's Def Leppard album, along with official music videos for "Let's Go," "Dangerous" and "Man Enough," as well as a lyric video for "Let's Go."
Guitarist Phil Collen tells us the project was the result of both circumstance and the band's genuine affection from the venue:
“We thought what a great thing to do, to capture that. We obviously had 'Viva Hysteria' (in 2013), but we haven't really had a live album, kind of DVD, really since the 'In The Round, In Your Face' (in 2003)...We decided Detroit, because I think it was one of the first ones that sold out, and it's always just an amazing audience, in Detroit Rock City, and Pine Knob, we've played there a zillion times and it's always killer. That was kind of a no-brainer, really. When that one sold out pretty early on, it was like, 'Yeah, let's record it there.'"
Def Leppard also advanced And There Will Be A Next Time with a PledgeMusic pre-order campaign that gave fans early access to select tracks and exclusive merchandise.
Def Leppard will be touring with Poison and Tesla this year, starting out April 8 in Manchester, Tenn., and including several festival dates during the spring.
Def Leppard w/Poison & Tesla – 2017 North American Tour Dates
April 8, 2017 Manchester, NH SNHU Arena
April 10, 2017 Montreal, QC Bell Centre *
April 12, 2017 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
April 14, 2017 Baltimore, MD Royal Farms Arena
April 15, 2017 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
April 17, 2017 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
April 19, 2017 Green Bay, WI Resch Center
April 21, 2017 St Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
April 22, 2017 Sioux Falls, SD Sanford Premier Center
April 24, 2017 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
April 26, 2017 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Cneter **
April 27, 2017 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
April 29, 2017 Ft Myers, FL Fort Rock ***
April 30, 2017 Jacksonville, FL Welcome to Rockville ***
May 2, 2017 Tuscaloosa, AL Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre
May 3, 2017 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
May 5, 2017 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
May 6, 2017 Charlotte, NC Carolina Rebellion ***
May 24, 2017 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
May 26, 2017 Pryor, OK Rocklahoma ***
May 27, 2017 San Antonio, TX River City Rockfest ***
May 29, 2017 Colorado Springs, CO Broadmoor World Arena
May 31, 2017 Bozeman, MT Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
June 2, 2017 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place *
June 3, 2017 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome *
June 6, 2017 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena *
June 7, 2017 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
June 9, 2017 Seattle, WA White River Amph
June 10, 2017 Portland, OR Moda Center
June 12, 2017 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
June 14, 2017 Ontario, CA Citizens Bank Arena
June 16, 2017 San Diego, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
June 17, 2017 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
June 19, 2017 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
June 21, 2017 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center **
June 22, 2017 St Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
June 24, 2017 Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
June 25, 2017 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
* Def Leppard only
** Def Leppard and Poison only, no Tesla
***Def Leppard festival dates
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.