News Segment


September 27, 2005

Today you can finally go down to your record store to pick up a copy of Vivian Campbell’s “TWO SIDES OF IF.” It is not only the very first solo album by Viv, it is also the the very first time a Def Leppard member releases a full-length solo album.

“TWO SIDES OF IF” contains eleven covers of Vivian’s favorite songs from various blues artists such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Rory Gallagher, and more. Additionally, song number 12 on the album is a brand new Billy Gibbons original called “WILLIN’ FOR SATISFACTION”, which also features the ZZ Top veteran on guitar. The album may not contain the rock music you’re used to hear from Def Leppard, but you can expect Vivian’s guitar work to rock as usual!

To celebrate the release of the album, Vivian will be playing a one-night-only show, backed up by the (almost) exact same line-up that recorded the album, this Wednesday at The Mint in Los Angeles. The stage will be shared by Viv, Terry Bozzio (drums), Bruce Cornett (guitar), Michael Fell (Mississippi harp), Tor Hyams (piano) and Lou Castro (bass, backing up for Mark Browne).

For more information about “TWO SIDES OF IF” (and other Vivian Campbell endeavours), please go to Vivian’s official website at, where you will find sound samples, backstories, news & updates, exclusive photos, and a section in which Vivian answers questions sent in by the fans.

And don’t forget Phil Collen’s side project MAN-RAZE, his London-based band that he formed with his former GIRL-bandmate Simon Laffy on bass and ex-Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook. Their 4-track debut single “SKIN CRAWL” will be released on October 24 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon.
For more information on Man-Raze, go to their official web site at

In October and November it’s time for the band to get together and hit the road again! On this leg of the tour, there are three artists Def Leppard will be playing with. First of all, RICKY WARWICK returns, opening each show with songs from his latest release “LOVE MANY TRUST FEW”. Then on some dates, following the success of this summer’s Rock & Roll Double Header tour, it will be a BRYAN ADAMS/DEF LEPPARD double bill (with Def Leppard playing the late set, and Ricky opening as well). And finally, on some late October and early November dates, none other than CHEAP TRICK will be supporting (with, again, Ricky opening).
So here’s the full list of show dates for October and November!

OCT 11 Boston, MA Agganis Arena
OCT 12 East Rutherford, NJ Continental Arena
OCT 14 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion
OCT 15 Raleigh, NC Alltel Pavilion
OCT 17 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
OCT 18 Verona, NY Turning Stone Casino
OCT 20 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
OCT 21 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Casino
OCT 23 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
OCT 24 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
OCT 26 Louisville, KY Louisville Gardens
OCT 27 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
OCT 29 Dallas, TX Smirnoff Music Centre
OCT 30 Beaumont, TX Ford Park
NOV 1 Denver, CO Magness Arena
NOV 2 Albuquerque, NM Tingley Coliseum
NOV 4 San Diego, CA ipayOne Center
NOV 5 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
NOV 7 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
NOV 8 Everett, WA Everett Event Center
NOV 10 Sacramento, CA Arco Arena
NOV 12 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
NOV 13 Las Vegas, NV The Joint

For more details, such as ticket information or the latest updates, go to’s TOUR-section. (All tour information is subject to change. Although we strive to offer you the most up-to-date information as possible, can take no responsibility for the accuracy or validity of the information above.)

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