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Phil Collen Talks New Def Leppard Live Release

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.