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Def Leppard postpones Vegas shows to record new album

Def Leppard postpones Vegas shows to record new album

NEW ALBUM:Def Leppard wants to head back to the studio. Photo: Associated Press

Def Leppard have postponed their upcoming Las Vegas residency so they can record a new album.

The British group was planning to hit Sin City for a string of shows in November, but frontman Joe Elliott has revealed he and his bandmates are desperate to get back in the studio to work on a follow-up to 2008’s “Songs From The Sparkle Lounge.”

He says, “We are going to go back (to Vegas) and probably do Viva! Pyromania, but it’ll not be until towards the end of next year because we have a new record in the making.”

Def Leppard are currently on tour with KISS and Elliott adds, “When this tour ends in mid-September, we’ll take a couple of weeks off to see our families and then we’re going to get back on the horse and finish the new album.

“We did a month of writing and recording in February and for two weeks in May. We’re going to spend the rest of the year when the tour is done recording this album so we can get it out next spring.

“If we can do that, we’ll get back on the road by April. I think we’re going to head off to Australia, Japan, the Far East, South Africa and then Europe. I think we’re going to be back in Vegas in 2015.”

The band’s Viva! Hysteria gigs at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino last year proved to be a big hit with fans.

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