January 21, 2008 09:20:43 GMT
Def Leppard announced that their new studio album will come in March and features a Tim McGraw duet as the first single.
Hard rock band Def Leppard have found the date to release their first album in six years. 'Songs from the Sparkle Lounge' will be dropped in stores on March 18 and will include a song that features country singer Tim McGraw on the track called 'Nine Lives'.
The news came from the band's official site that also mentioned that the date is tentative and may change anytime. They decided to announce the date because fans have been wondering for its release since they will begin a tour on March 27 but there was no news on the album itself.
The tour will take them to North America starting from March to April with the support of Styx and Reo Speedwagon. They will then hit European legs starting from June 17 in Glasgow, U.K. before winding down on date 26 in London. They are expected to announce the full tour schedule soon.
'Songs from the Sparkle Lounge' is the follow up to 2002's 'X'. Telling Billboard in June last year frontman Joe Elliott described the album as not "radically different to anything we've ever done. There's classic Def Leppard. There's stuff that sounds like it's going back to the middle, late-'70s AC/DC and new wave-type sounding stuff."