Def Leppard And Whitesnake Announce UK Co-Headlining Tour
March 27, 2015
Def Leppard and Whitesnake have announced a joint headline UK and Irish arena tour with support from Black Star Riders.
The tour will begin on December 6th in Dublin, Ireland, and wrap up on December 19th in Sheffield, England. Tickets go on sale at 10am on April 1st and will be available from www.livenation.co.uk.
Speaking about the co-headline tour, Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott said, “I am very excited to be working with Whitesnake again; we had such a wonderful time when we did it back in 2008. Its a great experience for rock fans to be able to see two great live bands on the same stage on the same night.”
Formed in Sheffield, Def Leppard have been hailed as the UK’s greatest-ever arena rock band. They have sold over 100 million albums worldwide in a career that spans three decades and have a highly anticipated new self-titled studio album coming in late 2015. Def Leppard’s influential career includes countless hit singles and ground-breaking multi-platinum albums including two of the best-selling records of all time, ‘Pyromania’ and ‘Hysteria’, both of which have been given the elusive Diamond Award. These two albums alone contain 10 hit singles including the classic Leppard tracks “Rock Of Ages”, “Animal”, “Pour Some Sugar On Me” and “Foolin'”. Joe Elliott (vocals), Vivian Campbell (guitar), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick “Sav” Savage (bass) and Rick Allen (drums) continue to be one of the most important forces in rock music. The groups spectacular live shows, filled with powerful melodic rock anthems, continue to sell out venues worldwide. Def Leppard’s epic live shows and arsenal of hits have become synonymous with their name, leading the rock legends to be heralded as an institution in both the music and touring industry.
Co-headlining the tour are the legendary Whitesnake, who carry a rightful and righteous reputation as one of the world’s leading rock ‘n’ roll bands. Founded by former Deep Purple singer David Coverdale, the band have earned multi-platinum albums and multiple top 10 hits worldwide, including two number 1 singles with “Here I Go Again” and “Is This Love” as well as the unforgettable hammer of ‘Still Of The Night’. Bombast, bravado, talent and passion have helped establish Whitesnake as the perennial platinum favorite they have become and they’re back with a vengeance in 2015. The world-renowned group featuring David Coverdale (vocals), Reb Beach (guitar), Joel Hoekstra (guitar), Michael Devin (bass) and Tommy Aldridge (drums), will release their 12th studio album ‘The Purple Album’, a tribute to the music Coverdale wrote and recorded with Deep Purple Mark 3 and 4, followed by a world tour, culminating with the co-headline UK dates.
Def Leppard and Whitesnake tour dates:
Dec. 6Dublin – 3Arena
Dec. 7Belfast – Odyssey
Dec. 9Newcastle – Metro Radio Arena
Dec. 10Glasgow – The SSE Hydro
Dec. 12Birmingham – Genting Arena
Dec. 13Nottingham – Capital FM Arena
Dec. 15Manchester – Arena
Dec. 16Cardiff – Motorpoint Arena
Dec. 18London – The SSE Arena Wembley
Dec. 19Sheffield – Motorpoint Arena
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