Def Leppard Keeps The Fire of Rock Burning With New Single
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Def Leppard have released their new single “Fire It Up” ahead of their forthcoming album Diamond Star Halos, arriving on May 27.
The official music video for the song is set to premiere on May 26 with a premiere-exclusive YouTube “afterparty” featuring a discussion with Def Leppard about their new album. Diamond Star Halos marks as the band’s 12th studio album in nearly seven years following their 2015’s self-titled record. It is now available to pre-order in a variety of formats.
“Fire It Up” is the third single taken from the upcoming album following “Kick” and “Take What You Want.” Diamond Star Halos will feature 15 tracks with guest vocals from award-winning bluegrass singer, and Robert Plant collaborator, Alison Krauss on two songs, “This Guitar” and “Lifeless.” David Bowie’s longtime pianist Mike Garson also plays on two songs, “Goodbye For Good This Time” and “Angels (Can’t Help You Now).”
The band recorded their new album during pandemic simultaneously in three different countries, with frontman Joe Elliott in Ireland, bassist Rick Savage in England, and guitarists Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell, plus drummer Rick Allen resident in the United States.
Def Leppard will hit the road with their North American stadium tour, which was postponed twice due to the pandemic. It kicks off on June 16th in Atlanta, with tickets available via Ticketmaster. Joining Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe are Poison and Joan Jett and The Blackhearts.
Check out the Diamond Star Halos tracklisting and stream their newest single below.
1. Take What You Want
3. Fire It Up
4. This Guitar [feat. Alison Krauss]
5. SOS Emergency
6. Liquid Dust
7. U Rok Mi
8. Goodbye For Good This Time
9. All We Need
10. Open Your Eyes
11. Gimme A Kiss
12. Angels (Can’t Help You Now)
13. Lifeless [feat. Alison Krauss]
15. From Here To Eternity