Live music is definitely on rocky ground post-COVID. It often feels like two out of three tours are getting postponed before they even launch, with the third walking on eggshells and ready to be scuttled at a moment’s notice. But Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen thinks there’s no reason why this summer’s twice-rescheduled Stadium Tour won’t happen.

Speaking to Eddie Trunk on SiriusXM (transcribed by Blabbermouth), Allen said:

“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.”

While we agree that Def Leppard might not have to worry about COVID, we wonder if Rick has heard his tourmate-to-be Vince Neil perform lately. Vince’s ability to pull off a tour like this comes more and more into question with every one of his solo shows. And if Mötley Crüe, who reunited for this tour, can’t please the crowd, how many shows in will things start to get ugly?

Anyway, catch Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe at one of the following dates, we hope:

6/16 – Atlanta, GA @ Suntrust Park
6/18 – Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium
6/19 – Orlando, FL @ Camping World Stadium
6/22 – Washington, DC @ Nationals Park
6/24 – Queens, NY @ Citi Field
6/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park
6/28 – Charlotte, NC @ Bank Of America Stadium
6/30 – Nashville, TN @ Nissan Stadium
7/2 – Jacksonville, FL @ TIAA Bank Field
7/5 – St. Louis, MO @ Busch Stadium
7/8 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
7/10 – Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park
7/12 – Hershey, PA @ Hershey Park Stadium
7/14 – Cleveland, OH @ First Energy Stadium
7/15 – Cincinnati, OH @ Great American Ballpark
7/17 – Milwaukee, WI @ American Family Field
7/19 – Kansas City, MO @ Kauffman Stadium
7/21 – Denver, CO @ Coors Field
8/5 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
8/6 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
8/10 – Buffalo, NY @ New Era Field
8/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PNC Park
8/14 – Minneapolis, MN @ U.S. Bank Stadium
8/19 – Houston, TX @ Minute Maid Park
8/21 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamodome
8/22 – Arlington, TX @ Globe Life Park
8/27 – Inglewood, CA @ Sofi Stadium
8/28 – San Diego, CA @ Petco Park
8/31 – Seattle, WA @ T-Mobile Park
9/7 – San Francisco, CA @ Oracle Park