DEF LEPPARD's Phil Collen (guitar) and Joe Elliott (vocals) took part in a press conference yesterday (Friday, June 6) prior to their band's performance at the Sweden Rock Festival in Slvesborg, Sweden.A nine-minute clip featuring highlights from the press conference can be viewed below. DEF LEPPARD kicked off the European leg of its 2008 Sparkle Lounge tour on May 21. Starting at the Classic Rock Festival in Sandnes, Norway, the band will play in almost 20 European countries (including some where they have never been before) over the next few weeks. For the third leg of the tour (North America), all support acts/guests have now been finalized. During the 16-date leg, there will be no less than five acts opening for DEF LEPPARD: JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS (July 30 Aug. 3)
BILLY IDOL (Aug. 6-15 and Aug. 17-21)
EVERCLEAR (Aug. 16)
STYX/REO SPEEDWAGON (Aug. 23) The final date of this leg is billed as "an evening with DEF LEPPARD." For a complete list of DEF LEPPARD tour dates, click here.