DEF LEPPARD Push Back Single Release, Announce U.S. Dates

February 9, 2003

DEF LEPPARD have once again pushed back the release date of their new single "Long Long Way To Go". According to the band's official web site, "This time, the main reason for the delay is the (absence of a) promo video. According to the original schedule, the band was supposed to shoot the video this week in London (Joe) and Spain (rest of the band). However, the shoot has been moved to London for the entire band and is now scheduled to take place on February 18. A new date for the single release has not been determined yet, although the US division of the record label has finally decided not to release the single in North America at all — neither for radio, nor commercially." In other news, DEF LEPPARD and MagicAM raised £5,007 (more than $8,000),to be donated to the Help A Hallam Child organization (helping sick and needy children from South Yorkshire and the North Midlands) by auctioning off a chance for a lucky fan to perform "Pour Some Sugar On Me" with the band during the soundcheck at the Hallam FM Arena in the group's hometown of Sheffield, England, on Feb. 20.

Upcoming DEF LEPPARD U.S. dates:

Mar. 21 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Petersen Events Center
Mar. 22 - Indianapolis, IN @ Conseco Fieldhouse
Mar. 24 - Cleveland, OH @ Gund Arena
Mar. 25 - Dayton, OH @ Nutter Center
Mar. 27 - Detroit, MI @ Palace Of Auburn Hills
Mar. 28 - Chicago, IL @ UIC
Mar. 29 - Milwaukee, WI @ US Cellular Arena
Apr. 01 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
Apr. 02 - Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center
Apr. 04 - St. Paul, MN @ Excel Energy Center
Apr. 05 - Madison, WI @ Alliant Energy Center
Apr. 07 - Erie, PA @ Erie Civic Center
Apr. 08 - Philadelphia, PA @ Spectrum
Apr. 10 - New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
Apr. 11 - New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
Apr. 12 - New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
Apr. 14 - Fairfax, VA @ Patriot Center
May 04 - Atlanta, GA @ Music Midtown

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