Will MÖTLEY CRÜE And DEF LEPPARD Tour Finally Happen Next Year? PHIL COLLEN Says ‘It’s 50/50’

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As previously announced, MÖTLEY CRÜEDEF LEPPARD, POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS have recently announced rescheduled dates for their “The Stadium Tour,” postponing it to 2021.

Even though the dates are moved to next year, there is still a chance they might not happen due to constantly increased COVID-19 cases in U.S. and across the globe.

During a recent appearance on SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk,” DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen was asked if  is confident that “The Stadium Tour” will finally happen in 2021, to which is replied: “I honestly don’t know. I’d say it’s 50/50. If everyone does what they are supposed to do, then we will be there next summer — literally a week from now, next year, we’ll be out there. I’m really looking forward to it.

“Me and [MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist] Nikki Sixx were talking [about] getting in shape for it — we were, like, ‘How you doin’?’, and all of this stuff, and it was awesome — and then we had the plug pulled. So we actually have got a year to look even better, so it will be even cooler. So hopefully — that’s the plan. It depends. It’s not us. It’s like when you’re driving. It’s that thing — it’s not me; you have to watch out for every other idiot on the road. So that’s where we are right now. But we are ready to go.”

Phil also talked about the fact that the tour wasn’t officially postponed until June 1, less than three weeks before it was supposed to start.

“It wasn’t just the promoters [that were involved in the timing of the postponement]; actually, that was secondary,” he said. “First off, it was Major League Baseball. We’re playing in their buildings, so that has to be taken care of first, then the promoters. And then we’re down that food chain. So we are ready for when everyone else is. Absolutely, at the drop of a hat, we’ll be there, good to go. I’ll definitely be ready by then, for sure.”

New dates are as follows:

June 19 – Nashville, Tennessee @ Nissan Stadium
June 21 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Great American Ballpark
June 24 – Charlotte, North Carolina @ Bank of America Stadium
June 26 – Miami, Florida @ Hard Rock Stadium
June 27 – Orlando, Florida @ Camping World Stadium
July 03 – Cleveland, Ohio @ FirstEnergy Field
July 06 – St. Louis, Missouri @ Busch Stadium
July 08 – Minneapolis, Minnesota @ U.S. Bank Stadium
July 10 – Detroit, Michigan @ Comerica Park
July 13 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania @ Citizens Bank Park
July 15 Flushing, New York @ Citi Field
July 17 – Boston, Massachusetts @ Fenway Park
July 18 – Boston, Massachusetts @ Fenway Park
July 20 – Hershey, Pennsylvania @ Hersheypark Stadium
July 22 – Hershey, Pennsylvania @ Hersheypark Stadium
August 07 – Jacksonville, Florida @ TIAA Bank Field
August 09 – Washington, DC @ Nationals Park
August 12 – Buffalo, New York @ New Era Field
August 15 – Atlanta, Georgia @ SunTrust Park
August 17 – Houston, Texas @ Minute Maid Park
August 20 – San Antonio, Texas @ Alamodome
August 22 – Arlington, Texas @ Globe Life Field
August 24 – Kansas City, Missouri @ Kauffman Stadium
August 28 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin @ Miller Park
August 29 – Chicago, Illinois @ Wrigley Field
September 03 – Phoenix, Arizona @ State Farm Stadium
September 04 – Los Angeles, California @ SoFi Stadium
September 07 – Seattle, Washington @ T-Mobile Park
September 10 – San Francisco, California @ Oracle Park
September 12 – San Diego, CA @ Petco Park

Tickets for the tour are available here.