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Joe Elliott – Belfast, 17 December 2014


As Def Leppard vocalist Joe Elliott brought his self-described “little side project” to Belfast for the penultimate night of the ‘Further Adventures Of The Down ‘N’ Outz’ tour, PM pulled up to venue, took the lift to the third floor and sat ourselves down on a rather nice leather sofa for a chat with the charismatic singer.

With the sound of support band Vega pummelling through the floor below us – and the singer battling the dreaded lurgy – we started off with the current state of health of fellow Lep Vivian Campbell, and progressed to the band’s plans for 2015 – including a new album this coming Spring, a string of European festival dates and a planned UK/Ireland tour for late in the year – as well as, of course, the current state of play in relation to the Down ‘N’ Outz, and their plans for a new, self-written album (all in due course, understandably, for one of the busiest men in rock ‘n’ roll…):

The Down ‘N’ Outz tour finishes in Dublin tonight (Thursday 18 December).

Mark Ashby

no longer planetmosh staff

Readers Response
  • Brenda Harmuth December 18, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    KOOL ❤️

  • Jennie Hastings December 18, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    I love you so much

  • Laura Harris December 18, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    Great interview :)

  • Darrin Shaw December 18, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    Nice one Joe….lookin forward so much to seeing Def Leppard back n Belfast.

  • Cara King December 18, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    Yes, great interview.

  • Jeff Walker December 18, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    Great night last night, roll on the return of the Leps!

  • Rob Vish December 18, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    Hope you guys go back to your roots,high and dry is the best, as well as on through the night, please no more pop.

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  • Michelle Din December 19, 2014 at 3:57 am

    His enthusiasm is cute and contagious. So great that you’re coming to Canada. Hope the Down’n’Outz do so also in the future.

  • Doreen Klose December 19, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Looking forward to new music.