Thursday, January 12, 2017

Def Leppard announce North American tour with Poison and Tesla

Def Leppard have announced dates for a spring tour of North America with Poison and Tesla.

The three-month run will open in Manchester, NH on April 8, with shows wrapping up on June 25 in Indianapolis, IN.

"We're thrilled to be able to take this tour to cities we didn't play in 2016,” says Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott. “The demand for us to return, or rather extend the tour was phenomenal! There's a great buzz around the band right now and we're loving the fact that we can do this with the latest album being so well received."

The trek will mark the first time in over five years that Poison will tour with all original members: vocalist Bret Michaels, guitarist C.C. DeVille, bassist Bobby Dall and drummer Rikki Rockett.

"I could not be more excited,” says Michaels. “I know all of us will give one thousand percent on stage and we are looking forward to performing our hits together. I personally could not be more thankful for the three generations of fans and I love the music of Def Leppard and Tesla. This will be an amazing night of rock and roll. Don't wait because god only knows."

Tickets for the shows will go on sale on January 20 and January 21 at - a full list of dates can be found below.

In sync with the tour announcement, Def Leppard have released a video for their 1987 classic, “Animal”, from the forthcoming package “And There Will Be A Next Time - Live From Detroit.”

Due February 10 via DVD+2CD, Blu-ray+2CD and Digital Video, the project captures the veteran UK band in concert at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, MI on their 2016 summer tour of North America.

"Our first-ever top ten UK single,” says guitarist Phil Collen. “It took three years to write and record. Here's the extremely exciting three and a half minute version.”

Def Leppard
Spring 2017 North American tour

Apr 08 - Manchester, NH - SNHU Arena
Apr 10 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre *
Apr 12 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
Apr 14 - Baltimore, MD - Royal Farms Arena
Apr 15 - Uniondale, NY - Nassau Coliseum
Apr 17 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
Apr 19 - Green Bay, WI - Resch Center
Apr 21 - St Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
Apr 22 - Sioux Falls, SD - Sanford Premier Center
Apr 24 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena
Apr 26 - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center **
Apr 27 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
Apr 29 - Ft Myers, FL - Fort Rock ***
Apr 30 - Jacksonville, FL - Welcome to Rockville ***
May 02 - Tuscaloosa, AL - Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre
May 03 - Atlanta, GA - Lakewood Amphitheatre
May 05 - Charlottesville, VA - John Paul Jones Arena
May 06 - Charlotte, NC - Carolina Rebellion ***
May 24 - Lincoln, NE - Pinnacle Bank Arena
May 26 - Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma ***
May 27 - San Antonio, TX - River City Rockfest ***
May 29 - Colorado Springs, CO - Broadmoor World Arena
May 31 - Bozeman, MT - Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
Jun 02 - Edmonton, AB - Rogers Place *
Jun 03 - Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome *
Jun 06 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena *
Jun 07 - Spokane, WA - Spokane Arena
Jun 09 - Seattle, WA - White River Amph
Jun 10 - Portland, OR - Moda Center
Jun 12 - Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center
Jun 14 - Ontario, CA - Citizens Bank Arena
Jun16 - San Diego, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Jun 17 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
Jun 19 - Salt Lake City, UT - ASANA Amphitheatre
Jun 21 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center **
Jun 22 - St Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
Jun 24 - Chicago, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
Jun 25 - Indianapolis, IN - Klipsch Music Center

* Def Leppard only
** Def Leppard and Poison only, no Tesla
*** Def Leppard festival dates

See also:

Def Leppard release video for new single We Belong
VIDEO: Def Leppard preview Live From Detroit DVD
Def Leppard premiere Man Enough video
Def Leppard to perform on ABC-TV’s Good Morning America
Search Def Leppard at hennemusic