Def Leppard plotting extensive 2018 North American Tour, Journey rumored to co-headline

Jeffrey Mayer/WireImageDef Leppard are planning to hit the road for an extensive North American trek in 2018, and it looks like Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famers Journey will be co-headlining the tour.

In a new video interview with Backstage Axxess, Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen divulged, “I think we’ve got a show in London, which kind of kicks things off. And then we’ve got about a 60-date tour planned for 2018, and that’s probably gonna be North America…And I take it that’s probably gonna keep me pretty busy for the whole of next year.”

As for Journey’s involvement, it was previously reported by The Advocate that the two bands were planning a 2018 tour together.

While no official announcement has been made, fans can expect to see a list of dates shortly.  As Allen said, “We’re trying to work out all the details, but I should imagine that announcement’s coming pretty soon.”

In the same Backstage Axxess interview, Allen added that Def Leppard hope to keep recording new albums in the future. “We kind of take a leaf out of The Rolling Stones book,” he explains. “They’re constantly producing new music — every time they go out and tour, there’s always new music to go along with that — and we feel as though if you’re not creating new music, you’re not really moving forward.”

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