Ready to ignite 2022, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted icons and rock music legends Def Leppard have announced their return with a twelfth full-length album, Diamond Star Halos [UMe], released on the May 27, 2022. The announce saw the release of first single from the album, “Kick”, a powerful and rip-roaring new Def Leppard track, which thrusts into an anthemic stadium-ready frenzy kickstarted with driving guitars and bombastic drums woven into its musical fabric.
The single has received widespread critical acclaim globally and has gone straight on to the A list for their homelands largest radio station, the UK’s BBC Radio 2. Universal Music is now delighted to announce the release of the music video to accompany the single.
The stunning performance video for Def Leppard’s “Kick” is directed by Berlin based Anuk Rohde (Rammstein) and is available to see below.
Diamond Star Halos marks the band’s first new work since 2015’s chart-topping self-titled, Def Leppard. It is available for pre-order now in multiple configurations, including a Deluxe Edition, 2-LP Vinyl, Digital formats and more.
The artwork for Diamond Star Halos is art in itself. The design follows pedigree with their instantly recognizable album covers from their celebrated past. With images by world renowned photographer and director Anton Corbijn, styling concepts by Maryam Malakpour and graphics by the UK based Munden Brothers, the design truly follows the band’s influence through their eyes today.
Following the album’s release, Def Leppard will co-headline the massive 36 city The Stadium Tour with Mötley Crüe joined by special guests Poison and Joan Jett.
Def Leppard play the following US dates:
6/16: Atlanta, GA, Truist Park
6/18: Miami Gardens, FL, Hard Rock Stadium
6/19: Orlando, FL, Camping World Stadium
6/22: Washington, D.C. Nationals Park
6/24: Flushing, NY, Citi Field
6/25: Philadelphia, PA, Citizens Bank Park
6/28: Charlotte, NC, Bank of America Stadium
6/30: Nashville, TN, Nissan Stadium
7/2: Jacksonville, FL, TIAA Bank Field
7/5: St. Louis, MO, Busch Stadium
7/8: Chicago, IL, Wrigley Field
7/10: Detroit, MI, Comerica Park
7/12: Hershey, PA, Hersheypark Stadium
7/14: Cleveland, OH, FirstEnergy Stadium
7/15: Cincinnati, OH, Great American Ball Park
7/17: Milwaukee, WI, American Family Field
7/19: Kansas City, MO, Kauffman Stadium
7/21: Denver, CO, Coors Field
8/5: Boston, MA, Fenway Park
8/6: Boston, MA, Fenway Park
8/8: Toronto, ON, Roger’s Centre
8/10: Orchard Park, NY, Highmark Stadium
8/12: Pittsburgh, PA, PNC Park
8/14: Minneapolis, MN, U.S. Bank Stadium
8/16: Indianapolis, IN, Lucas Oil Stadium
8/19: Houston, TX, Minute Maid Park
8/21: San Antonio, TX, Alamodome
8/22: Arlington, TX, Global Life Field
8/25: Glendale, AZ, State Farm Stadium
8/27: Inglewood, CA, SoFi Stadium
8/28: San Diego, CA, Petco Park
8/31: Seattle, WA, T-Mobile Park
9/2: Vancouver, BC, BC Place
9/4: Edmonton, AB, Commonwealth Stadium
9/7: San Francisco, CA, Oracle Park
9/9: Las Vegas, NV, Allegiant Stadium