Def Leppard unveil video for single “Fire It Up”
UK rockers Def Leppard consisting of lead vocalist Joe Elliott, drummer Rick Allen, bassist Rick Savage, and guitarists Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell have unveiled a video for their latest single “Fire It Up” from their new studio album Diamond Star Halos, which was released today (on May 27, 2022).
Track List for Diamond Star Halos:
01. Take What You Want
03. Fire It Up
04. This Guitar [feat. Alison Krauss]
05. SOS Emergency
06. Liquid Dust
07. U Rok Mi
08. Goodbye For Good This Time
09. 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
The Oriel Co.‘s press release indicates in part (with slight edits):
“Ready to ignite 2022, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame®-inducted icons and rock music legends Def Leppard return with their twelfth full-length album, Diamond Star Halos [UMe], out today. It marks the band’s first new work since 2015’s chart-topping self-titled, Def Leppard. The band also recently debuted the music video for their song “Fire It Up.”
To herald in the arrival of the album, Def Leppard played an exclusive, intimate show at the Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles last night as part of SiriusXM’s “Small Stage” Series. On Wednesday, Def Leppard performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
This summer, Def Leppard will co-headline the massive 36 city The Stadium Tour with Mötley Crüe joined by special guests Poison and Joan Jett set to kick off June 16th in Atlanta, GA.
Over the past two years, Def Leppard recorded Diamond Star Halos simultaneously in three different countries. Without the pressure of timelines or deadlines, they focused their creative energy into delivering 15 essential and meaningful tracks that are a mixture of classic Def Leppard meets modern fire. Thematically, they nodded to their earliest collective influences such as David Bowie, T. Rex, and Mott The Hoople, among others. The title itself notably references T. Rex’s “Bang a Gong (Get It On).” However, they didn’t embark on this musical journey alone. The multi-Grammy award winning and legendary artist Alison Krauss lent her pristine vocals to “This Guitar” and “Lifeless,” while David Bowie pianist Mike Garson performs on “Goodbye For Good This Time” and “Angels (Can’t Help You Now).”
About Def Leppard
With more than 110 million albums sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards in the U.S., 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame® inductees Def Leppard – Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick Savage (bass), Vivian Campbell (guitar) and Rick Allen (drums) — continue to be one of the most important forces in rock music. Over the course of their career, the band has produced a series of classic ground-breaking albums that set the bar for generations of music fans and artists alike. The group’s spectacular live shows and arsenal of hits have become synonymous with their name, leading Def Leppard to be heralded as an institution in both the music and touring industry. Def Leppard’s influential career includes numerous hit singles and ground-breaking multi-platinum albums—including two of the best-selling albums of all time, Pyromania and Hysteria, capturing the group’s legendary tracks, bringing together classic Leppard hits such as “Rock of Ages”, “Pour Some Sugar On Me” and “Foolin.”
For the first time, in January 2018, Def Leppard debuted their full recording catalog worldwide via streaming and download platforms. As they did with the original release of their records, Def Leppard dominated the worldwide charts again. Chart stats saw their albums charting in the iTunes Top 10 in more than 30 countries, including Hysteria at #3 in the US, and #5 in the UK. Def Leppard had the #1, #2 and #3 records on the US catalog albums chart. The band have amassed a staggering 5.5 billion streams since 2018, reaching a younger 18-44 demographic that now represents 58% of their fanbase. Additionally, the band have garnered an impressive 15 million followers across their social media platforms. Following the close of their historic 2018 co-headline stadium and arena run in North America, Def Leppard sold a staggering 1,000,000 tickets and the tour grossed over $100,000,000.00, a massive feat in today’s touring world. Def Leppard will top that number yet again with another sold out North American stadium run in 2022 which is set to kick off the rest of the world. As always, the group keep pushing the boundaries with their electrifying live shows. “