Joe Elliott says plans to bring The Stadium Tour to Europe in 2023 are being finalised, but it’s definitely on
Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott has conformed that the much-heralded Stadium Tour will come to Europe next summer.
“I can’t reveal when or where it will happen because I haven’t been told that it’s okay to say anything yet,” he tells us. “But the second that information is cleared, Classic Rock will know about it.”
“One gig is absolutely confirmed so far, and we’re looking at a second one in a different city. There will be another in Dublin, and loads around Europe. Some of them will just be festivals [with different bands], but others will be what we’re currently doing here in North America.”
The Stadium Tour – which also features Motley Crue, Poison, Joan Jett and Classless Act – kicked off at Truist Park in Atlanta, GA, on June 16, and has since visited Miami Gardens, Orlando, Washington D.C., New York City and Philadelphia. The next scheduled stop is at the Bank Of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, on June 28.
back in April, saying “I can’t give you a specific date or dates, but we are bringing this tour – god willing – to Europe in 2023.”
The previous month, he told Rolling Stone(opens in new tab), “this stadium tour is potentially going to run for three years all over the world,” opening up the possibility of dates in South and Central America, Asia, and Oceania, in addition to Europe.
Def Leppard have been documenting their experience on tour by releasing a series of videos, including one shot at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens in which Elliott performs an acoustic version of The Beatles’ I’ve Just Seen A Face as a tribute to Paul McCartney on his 80th birthday.
“I took it upon myself to try and play I Just Saw A Face [sic] by The Beatles,” says Elliott, “and I completely bollocked it up. I couldn’t remember the words. I forgot the chords. I wouldn’t have passed the audition for America’s Got Talent, put it that way.”