Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen opened up about postponing their new tour with Mötley Crüe two times and shared some details about it in his latest interview with Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk.

Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe announced their upcoming co-headlining tour named The Stadium Tour in 2019, along with Poison and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts as the guest stars. They were meant to start in 2020 but had to reschedule the tour dates to 2021 because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The last year turned into another disappointment for the bands’ fans as the tour got canceled once again as the COVID-19 cases kept increasing, and the governments continued issuing restrictions and precautions for public health. The Stadium Tour is now scheduled to start on June 16, 2022, in Atlanta and end on September 7, 2022, in San Francisco.

Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx comfrorted the worried fans, who thought that they would have to cancel or postpone again due to the disease, saying that they will definitely begin their new tour. Recently, Eddie Trunk asked Def Leppard’s Rick Allen to clarify the situation and the drummer stated that he is hopeful about it considering the new protocols that can keep people safe.

Allen said in his interview the following:

“For sure. I think now we’re getting to the point where people can be safe, people can be safe enough. I think the way concerts are being run these days, there’s no reason why we can’t go forward but it’s a moving target. So let’s just hope we’re on track.

We basically just superimposed everything that we’d done — all the hard work that we’d done — to the next year. This is two postponements and a third year. So let’s hope three’s the charm.”

Allen emphasized that there is no reason for them to cancel their upcoming shows as they worked so hard to prepare for these live performances. They were already postponed two times, but he believes that the third attempt will be successful.