Do you wanna get ripped? Def Leppard’s Phil Collen announces 30-day fitness challenge

Def Leppard's Phil Collen
Def Leppard's Phil Collen (Image credit: Kevin Mazur - Getty)

Def Leppard’s Phil Collen has announced he’ll undertake a 30-day fitness challenge – and he’s encouraging fans to join him as he puts himself through his paces.

The guitarist is asking fans to use the hashtag #PhilCollen30Days on social media to follow along, with the first video set to be released next week.

Collen says: “I’m going to be doing a 30-day challenge experiment after my quarantine piggery. When I found out we may move the tour, I chowed down, which was great but getting it off was a bigger problem.

“I'd done a few weeks before which didn’t really work so I got serious about it and we’re starting. You’ll see some stuff in about a week’s time. I’ll be changing my diet, I’ll be doing different workout things and sharing it with you.”

Def Leppard’s North American summer tour with Motley Crue, Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts was called off last month, with the shows rescheduled for 2021.

The new dates will kick off in Nashville on June 19 and wrap up in San Diego on September 12. All tickets purchased for the postponed 2020 dates will be valid for next year’s shows.

Def Leppard recently released their live package London To Vegas. It features footage from the band’s Hysteria At The O2 performance from London in 2018 along with Hits Vegas, Live At Planet Hollywood which was captured during Def Leppard’s successful 2019 Sin City residency.

  • London To Vegas Deluxe 2Blu-ray+4CD - Buy UK | Buy US
  • London To Vegas Deluxe 2DVD+4CD - Buy UK | Buy US
  • Hysteria Live At The O2 DVD+2CD - Buy UK 
  • Hysteria Live At The O2 Blu-ray+2CD - Buy UK 
  • Hysteria Live At The O2 DVD+2LP vinyl - Buy UK 
  • Hysteria Live At The O2 Blu-ray+2LP vinyl - Buy UK 
  • Hysteria Live At The O2 crystal clear 2LP vinyl - Buy UK | Buy US 
  • Acoustic In Vegas picture disc - Buy UK 

Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts 2021 tour 
Jun 19: Nashville Nissan Stadium, TN
Jun 21: Cincinnati Great American Ballpark, OH
Jun 24: Charlotte Bank of America Stadium, NC
Jun 26: Miami Hard Rock Stadium, FL
Jun 27: Orlando Camping World Stadium, FL
Jul 03: Cleveland FirstEnergy Field, OH
Jul 06: St. Louis Busch Stadium, MO
Jul 08: Minneapolis US Bank Stadium, MN
Jul 10: Detroit Comerica Park, MI
Jul 13: Philadelphia Citizens Bank Park, PA
Jul 15: Flushing Citi Field, NY
Jul 17: Boston Fenway Park, MA
Jul 18: Boston Fenway Park, MA
Jul 20: Hershey Hersheypark Stadium, PA
Jul 22: Pittsburgh PNC Park, PA
Aug 07: Jacksonville TIAA Bank Field, FL
Aug 09: Washington Nationals Park, DC
Aug 12: Buffalo New Era Field, NY
Aug 15: Atlanta SunTrust Park, GA
Aug 17: Houston Minute Maid Park, TX
Aug 20: San Antonio Alamodome, TX
Aug 22: Arlington Globe Life Field, TX
Aug 24: Kansas City Kauffman Stadium, MO
Aug 28: Milwaukee Miller Park, WI
Aug 29: Chicago Wrigley Field, IL
Sep 03: Phoenix State Farm Stadium, AZ
Sep 04: Los Angeles SoFi Stadium, CA
Sep 07: Seattle T-Mobile Park, WA
Sep 10: San Francisco Oracle Park, CA
Sep 12: San Diego Petco Park, CA

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