In a new interview with Heavy Consequence, DEF LEPPARD legend Joe Elliot talked about the upcoming The Stadium Tour’.
According to the singer, rescheduling the tour was an excellent opportunity for the band.
During the conversation, Joe Elliott said the following:
“The advantage as well, now in 2022, over last year, or the year before, is that we can play some new music which we wouldn’t have been able to do in 2020. It would have been fine because that’s what the tour was set out to be, not a greatest hits tour but a trip down memory lane, your legacy, your back catalog, all the songs that people want to hear in the Stadium.
It’s not the environment. If you want to play 12 new songs, you need to be in an open mic night in a basement somewhere. It’s not really what McCartney, the Stones, or anybody with a brain would do in a stadium, but we can introduce some of the new songs into this tour which we couldn’t have done before.
So, in that respect, it’s been an advantage for us that this tour got delayed for two years. Obviously, under the backdrop of a terrible situation for the world, people dying all over the place and getting sick, all we could do was write it out. The best thing we could do was to stay as safe as possible, stay as remote as possible, and not waste our time.”