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Def Leppard Announce New Album, Drop First Single “Kick”

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Classic metal legends Def Leppard have officially announced their 12th studio album Diamond Star Halos, marking their first studio LP in almost seven years after their self-titled album back in 2015. As a bonus, they’ve gifted us all the record’s first single, so you can start getting hyped right this second!

The announcement comes just a few months before the band’s twice-delayed stadium tour with Mötley Crüe, Poison and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts is set to kick off. According to a press release, the album was influenced by “70s glam-rock artists such as David Bowie, T. Rex, and Mott the Hoople.” In fact the title Diamond Star Halos references a lyric in the T. Rex classic “Bang a Gong (Get It On).” The album will also feature guest artists Alison Krauss and David Bowie pianist Mike Garson.

The album drops on May 27th and is available for preorder. You can listen to “Kick” below. Let’s just hope that the pandemic doesn’t bone this tour back for a third time. Catch the band at one of the following shows:

June 16 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Truist Park
June 18 – Miami, Fla. @ Hard Rock Stadium
June 19 – Orlando, Fla. @ Camping World Stadium
June 22 – Washington, D.C. @ Nationals Park
June 24 – Queens, N.Y. @ Citi Field
June 25 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Citizens Bank Park
June 28 – Charlotte, N.C. @ BofA Stadium
June 30 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Nissan Stadium
July 2 – Jacksonville, Fla. @ TIAA Bank Field
July 5 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Busch Stadium
July 8 – Chicago, Ill @ Wrigley Field
July 10 – Detroit, Mich. @ Comerica Park
July 12 – Hershey, Pa. @ Hersheypark Stadium
July 14 – Cleveland, Ohio @ FirstEnergy Stadium
July 15 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Great American Park
July 17 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ American Family Field
July 19 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Kauffman Stadium
July 21 – Denver, Colo. @ Coors Field
Aug. 5 – Boston, Mass. @ Fenway Park
Aug. 6 – Boston, Mass. @ Fenway Park
Aug. 8 – Toronto, Ontario @ Rogers Centre
Aug. 10 – Orchard Park, N.Y. @ Highmark Stadium
Aug. 12 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ PNC Park
Aug. 14 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ U.S. Bank Stadium
Aug. 16 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ Lucas Oil Stadium
Aug. 19 – Houston, Texas @ Minute Maid Park
Aug. 21 – San Antonio, Texas @ Alamodome
Aug. 22 – Arlington, Texas @ Globe Life Field
Aug. 25 – Glendale, Ariz. @ State Farm Stadium
Aug. 27 – Inglewood, Calif. @ SoFi Stadium
Aug. 28 – San Diego, Calif. @ Petco Park
Aug. 31 – Seattle, Wash. @ T-Mobile Park
Sept. 2 – Vancouver, B.C. @ BC Place
Sept. 4 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Commonwealth Stad.
Sept. 7 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Oracle Park
Sept. 9 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Allegiant Stadium

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