The good news? Def Leppard will return to Las Vegas for another extended stay. The bad news – it ain’t happening until 2015. Late 2015.

Lead singer Joe Elliott broke the news to fans during an interview with Florida’s Gater 98.7. Of course, the reason for the delay makes perfect sense, aside from the current tour they’re on with Kiss, they’ve also been working on an album.

“We’ve got a new record in the making,” Elliott explained. “We’re gonna spend the rest of the year when the tour is done — most of it, at least — recording this album so we can get it out for springtime.”

And once that’s in stores – they’re planning a world tour to support it. “I think we’re gonna head off Down Under first, do Australia, Japan, maybe some more areas of the Far East, South Africa,” he offered to Blabbermouth.net.“Then [we’ll] come back up and do Europe and then we’ll be back in the States in the summer and then go around the rest of the world after that.” That puts them – potentially – back at the Hard Rock Café’s The Joint around November.

The band’s last Vegas residency, dubbed “Viva! Hysteria,” looked back on their blockbuster 1987 album (and was commemorated with a live album and film of the same name). Next time around, Elliott says, the group will “probably do ‘Viva! Pyromania,’” in celebration the 1983 LP that really broke them through to a mainstream crossover audience.