DEF LEPPARD's official web site has been updated with the following message:
"Well, it's one of the constants in the history of DEF LEPPARD, and we regret to inform you that it has popped up again: the release of the band's new album, 'Songs from the Sparkle Lounge', has been pushed back (even though the date we mentioned two weeks ago was only a tentative date to start with). The album is now scheduled to come out on May 5 in the UK and May 6 in North America (international dates have not been confirmed yet, but it will probably be May 6 as well). I guess we don't need to tell you that these dates are also tentative and subject to change.
"We can also give you the working titles of all the tracks scheduled to appear on the album. From the way things look now, 11 songs from the Sparkle Lounge will be making their way to your CD player:
01. Nine Lives
02. C'mon C'mon
05. Cruise Control
06. Bad Actress
09. Come Undone
10. Only the Good Die Young
11. Give It Away
"Please note that some of these titles may still change (they're working titles, after all) and that they are not listed in any particular order."
"Songs from the Sparkle Lounge" will be the band's first LP since last year's "Yeah!", which was a collection of covers of songs by artists who had influenced the band. Their most recent studio album of original material was 2002's "X".
The first single off the album is a song called "Nine Lives", which features a guest appearance by country star Tim McGraw.
DEF LEPPARD will team up with STYX and REO SPEEDWAGON for a North American tour in March/April. The trek will consist of around 20 dates.