Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott was hospitalized before Def Leppard’s show in Bogota, Columbia with respiratory issues. Elliott had checked in to Clínica de Marly due to suffering dyspnea, which is the medical term for difficulty breathing or shortness of breath. Elliott is already out of the hospita, and Def Leppard’s show on their tour with Motley Crue will go on.
John 5, formerly best known as Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson guitarist, and now the newest recruit of the Crue shared a video of him playing along to “Girls, Girls, Girls,” the title track of Mötley Crüe’s sixth album. The 52-year-old guitarist captioned the video, “It’s Motley Monday!”
John 5 plays “Girls, Girls, Girls,”
The video comes a little over a week after John 5 shared a similar clip of him playing along to another title track – “Too Fast For Love”, in celebration of Mötley Crüe’s debut album’s 41st anniversary.
— John 5 (@john5guitarist) November 21, 2022
Yesterday was the 41st anniversary of the amazing debut @MotleyCrue album #TooFastForLove (https://t.co/zvNK2IsZiH)
Happy Birthday! 🎂🥳🎸#MotleyCrue @MrTommyLand @NikkiSixx @thevinceneil @mrmickmars pic.twitter.com/CdcNBSQNmM
— John 5 (@john5guitarist) November 11, 2022
John 5 replaced Mick Mars after he (Mars) announced his retirement from touring due to his long struggles with degenerative disease ankylosing spondylitis – a type of arthritis that causes inflammation in the spine joints and ligaments. The 71-year-old Mars – real name Robert Alan Deal – was Mötley Crüe’s lead guitarist since the band’s inception.
Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe have announced a set of joint UK and Ireland tour dates for summer 2023.
The two bands toured together in North America over the summer, with the last gig of ‘The Stadium Tour’ taking place on September 9 in Las Vegas.
“After finally getting back on the road and having a monumental summer tour in the US and Canada this year, we’re beyond thrilled to be bringing this massive stadium tour to major cities all over the world, and kicking off Europe in Sheffield where it all started for us 45 years ago,” Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott said in a statement.
“We’re looking to forward to seeing you out there, somewhere soon!”
Mötley Crüe added: “We had an incredible time playing ‘The Stadium Tour’ in North America this summer and we truly can’t wait to take the show around the globe with The WORLD Tour in 2023.
“Crüeheads in Latin America and Europe: Get ready! We’re coming for you next and can’t wait to finally see all of you out there again next year!”
The run of UK and Ireland dates includes shows in Sheffield, Dublin, Glasgow and London, as well as a visit to Lytham Festival in July.
You can see Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe’s upcoming UK and Ireland tour dates below, and find tickets here when they go on general sale on October 28.
22 – Bramall Lane, Sheffield
1 – Wembley Stadium, London
2 – Lytham Festival, Lytham
4 – Marlay Park, Dublin, Ireland
6 – Hampden Park, Glasgow