A WEEK BEFORE NEW ALBUM DIAMOND STAR HALOS OUT 27TH MAY 2022 FEATURING 15 NEW TRACKS WITH A VERY SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE ON TWO TRACKS FROM MULTI-GRAMMY WINNER ALISON KRAUSS
DEF LEPPARD’S 36 CITY US & CANADA STADIUM TOUR WITH MÖTLEY CRÜE SET TO KICK OFF ON 16TH JUNE IN ATLANTA, GA
“Studio album number 12 is a sparkling set… it’s comfortably their best album by this lineup.” – early review of Diamond Star Halos album by Classic Rock magazine UK
Ready to ignite 2022, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame®-inducted icons and rock music legends Def Leppard have announced their return with a twelfth full-length album, Diamond Star Halos, released on the 27th May2022.
The album’s first single, “Kick”, was released to widespread critical and commercial acclaim in March 2022. The single went straight onto the A list of the UK’s BBC Radio 2 and the official video has over 1 million views. Follow up “Take What You Want”, a classic Def Leppard track sure to become a live staple, was also playlisted on BBC Radio 2.
Today, the band release the third single from the album, “Fire It Up”. The single is classic Def Leppard – the kind of infectious multi harmony vocals that Def Leppard are renowned for. The single is available HERE
On Thursday, May 26th, the iconic Def Leppard will premiere the music video for ‘Fire It Up’, followed by a YouTube Premiere-exclusive afterparty, where the group will engage in discussion about their new album Diamond Star Halos. Fans can set reminders for the music video premiere HERE and get more details on how to join the afterparty.
Diamond Star Halos marks the band’s first new work since 2015’s chart-topping self-titled, Def Leppard. It is available for pre-order now in multiple configurations, including a Deluxe Edition, 2-LP Vinyl, Digital formats and more. Exclusive bundles including newly designed album merch have also launched. Pre-order on the band’s official store—HERE.
The artwork for Diamond Star Halos is art in itself. The design follows pedigree with their instantly recognizable album covers from their celebrated past. With images by world renowned photographer and director Anton Corbijn, styling concepts by Maryam Malakpour and graphics by the UK based Munden Brothers, the design truly follows the band’s influence through their eyes today.
Following the album’s release, Def Leppard will co-headline the massive 36 city The Stadium Tour with Mötley Crüe joined by special guests Poison and Joan Jett.
6/16 Atlanta, GA Truist Park
6/18 Miami Gardens, FL Hard Rock Stadium
6/19 Orlando, FL Camping World Stadium
6/22 Washington, D.C. Nationals Park
6/24 Flushing, NY Citi Field
6/25 Philadelphia, PA Citizens Bank Park
6/28 Charlotte, NC Bank of America Stadium
6/30 Nashville, TN Nissan Stadium
7/2 Jacksonville, FL TIAA Bank Field
7/5 St. Louis, MO Busch Stadium
7/8 Chicago, IL Wrigley Field
7/10 Detroit, MI Comerica Park
7/12 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
7/14 Cleveland, OH FirstEnergy Stadium
7/15 Cincinnati, OH Great American Ball Park
7/17 Milwaukee, WI American Family Field
7/19 Kansas City, MO Kauffman Stadium
7/21 Denver, CO Coors Field
8/5 Boston, MA Fenway Park
8/6 Boston, MA Fenway Park
8/8 Toronto, ON Roger’s Centre
8/10 Orchard Park, NY Highmark Stadium
8/12 Pittsburgh, PA PNC Park
8/14 Minneapolis, MN U.S. Bank Stadium
8/16 Indianapolis, IN Lucas Oil Stadium
8/19 Houston, TX Minute Maid Park
8/21 San Antonio, TX Alamodome
8/22 Arlington, TX Global Life Field
8/25 Glendale, AZ State Farm Stadium
8/27 Inglewood, CA SoFi Stadium
8/28 San Diego, CA Petco Park
8/31 Seattle, WA T-Mobile Park
9/2 Vancouver, BC BC Place
9/4 Edmonton, AB Commonwealth Stadium
9/7 San Francisco, CA Oracle Park
9/9 Las Vegas, NV Allegiant Stadium