With ‘The Stadium Tour’ starting in a few weeks, Phil Collen of Def Leppard is gearing up & ready to deliver killer performances every night.
The tour is headlined by Motley Crue & Def Leppard and supported by Poison.
In a new interview with Favazz of the St. Louis, Missouri radio station KSHE 95, Phil Collen was asked if he is concerned about CRÜE singer Vince Neil seemingly being out of shape.
He responded (via BLABBERMOUTH.NET):
“No. I talk to [CRÜE bassist] Nikki Sixx all the time. We’re friends. And I’ve known Vince forever. He’s gonna be part of our team. The way I look at this whole thing… We wanna take this tour to the rest of the world — in Europe, Australia, Japan, all over the place, South America — so it’s really important that everyone is part of the team. And we’re inspired. Me and Joe [Elliott, DEF LEPPARD singer] — actually, all the guys — we’re on the phone, and we start rehearsing in about a week.”
“So, no. I think that MÖTLEY CRÜE are gonna be part of that team, as are [support acts] POISON and Joan Jett. We all stand as one.
“The great thing, when you go out on tour with KISS, it’s all about the show; it’s not about trying to upstage anyone or do that. Yeah, you can have a bit of that going on, but then you live and die by the show, and you wanna make that great. And that’s a great lesson we’ve learned from KISS, and we apply that.
“I can’t wait till we get out there. And hopefully Vince will be working out. We’ve got a trainer coming out. Yeah, it’s gonna be really cool.”