Rock and Roll Hall of Fame®-inducted icons and rock music legends Def Leppard will co-headline a massive 36-city The Stadium Tour with Mötley Crüe on June 16 in Atlanta, Georgia. They will be joined by special guests Poison and Joan Jett. The tour will begin after the release of their twelfth full-length album, Diamond Star Halos [UMe], on May 27th, 2022.
Over the past two years, Def Leppard recorded Diamond Star Halos simultaneously in three different countries with Joe in Ireland, Sav in England, and Phil, Vivian, and Rick in the United States. Without the pressure of timelines or a fixed schedule, they poured all of their energy into crafting 15 meaningful tracks with a mixture of classic spirit meets modern fire. Thematically, they nodded to their earliest collective influences such as David Bowie, T. Rex, and Mott The Hoople, among others. The title itself notably references T. Rex’s “Bang a Gong (Get It On).” However, they didn’t embark on this journey alone. The multi-Grammy award winning and legendary artist Alison Krauss lent her instantly recognizable and angelic voice to “This Guitar” and “Lifeless,” while David Bowie pianist Mike Garson performs on “Goodbye For Good This Time” and “Angels (Can’t Help You Now).”