Soccer-Loving DEF LEPPARD Sees Irony In Playing Baseball Stadiums

Launch Radio Networks reports: Being British, DEF LEPPARD are more into football — or as we call it here, soccer — than they are baseball. But the group is out with BRYAN ADAMS on the Rock 'N Roll Double-Header tour of U.S. minor league baseball stadiums. Frontman Joe Elliott told Launch that it will easily be the most time the band members have ever spent in baseball parks. "I don't know anything about baseball," he said. "I've seen 'Field of Dreams'. I watched 'The Rookie' the other night. To me it's like rounders, but that's a game that's played by girls in England. You know, I know pretty much what the idea is — you've got to bang the ball as far as you can and get a home run. But they don't play it in Britain. We're soccer boys, you know that."

DEF LEPPARD is supporting "Rock of Ages", its new two-CD collection of hits.

They next play tomorrow (Friday, June 10) in Oklahoma City.

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