Def Leppard Release Anthemic ‘Fire It Up’ Ahead of New Album, ‘Diamond Star Halos’


Def Leppard has launched a virtual museum, "The Def Leppard Vault," featuring an archive that will continue to grow with interviews, photographs, videos and more.

Story by Charles Ken, photo by Anne Erickson

Listen to the anthemic new rock single from Def Leppard, “Fire It Up”

Def Leppard are coming up on the release of their latest studio album, “Diamond Star Halos,” out May 27. Ahead of the new record’s release, the legendary arena rock band has shared the new song, “Fire It Up,” featuring big guitars and a sing-along chorus. Listen to the new song below.

“Fire It Up” marks the third single off the upcoming album, following “Kick” and “Take What You Want.” The track is a true stadium anthem, with vocalist Joe Elliott blending rap-esque verses with a swelling chorus and huge, stadium-appropriate riffs. Chances are, the guys will perform it when Def Leppard hits the road on their upcoming co-headlining stadium tour with Motley Crue.

Speaking with Audio Ink Radio in an interview last fall, Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen explained the postponement. “I didn’t know what that decision was going to be- what Live Nation’s decision was going to be,” he said. “I think that is something that- any promoter, whether that be sports or music or any larger gatherings, I would hope that there’s intelligent conversation going on around how to do this. It was always going to be their call. I mean, obviously, we’re bummed, because our fans are just so loyal to this band. We wanted to get out there. But, if that’s the decision that Live Nation made, I think, first and foremost, people need to need to be safe.”

“Diamond Star Halos” will mark Def Leppard’s first new studio record in roughly seven years and follow up their 2015 self-titled release. According to a press release, the new music takes from the ’70s glam-rock scene and musicians such as T. Rex, David Bowie and Mott the Hoople.

The upcoming North American stadium tour was postponed not once by twice due to the pandemic. Now, the trek is set to launch on 16 in Atlanta, Georgia, and work its way across North America. Along with Def Leppard and Motley Crue are Poison and Joan Jett and The Blackhearts on the bill.

Posted by Charles Ken | Music, Rock, Rock News

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