Def Leppard To Launch Massive Summer Tour With Styx And Tesla
February 12, 2015
Def Leppard returns to the road this summer for an extensive North American tour.
Hitting nearly fifty cities across the U.S. and Canada, the tour will kick off on June 23rd in Tampa, Florida and wrap up in Bismark, North Dakota on October 4th. Joining Def Leppard on their massive summer outing are rockers Styx and Tesla.
Citi cardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning on February 18th at 12 p.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass Program. For complete pre-sale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com. General tickets for the tour go on sale starting February 20th at 10 a.m. on www.livenation.com.
Def Leppard’s influential career includes numerous hit singles and ground-breaking multi-platinum albums — including two of the best-selling albums of all time, ‘Pyromania’ and ‘Hysteria’, capturing the group’s legendary tracks and bringing together classic Def Leppard hits such as “Rock Of Ages”, “Pour Some Sugar On Me” and “Foolin”. The upcoming tour follows on the heels of the band’s massive 2014 co-headlining tour with KISS last summer.
Def Leppard — featuring Joe Elliott (vocals), Vivian Campbell (guitar), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick “Sav” Savage (bass) and Rick Allen (drums) — continues to be one of the most important forces in rock music. With 100 million records sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards to their credit, the group’s spectacular live shows, filled with powerful melodic rock anthems, continue to sell out venues worldwide. For the past thirty years the band’s epic live shows and arsenal of hits have become synonymous with their name, leading Def Leppard to be heralded as an institution in both the music and touring industry.
Spawned from a Chicago basement in the early ’70s, Styx would eventually transform into the virtual arena rock prototype by the late ’70s and early ’80s, due to a fondness for big rockers and soaring power ballads. Over the course of their 38-year career they’ve released 15 studio albums, six best-of compilations and four live albums, garnering eight Top Ten singles while selling over 30 million albums worldwide. Throughout their illustrious career, they’ve performed more live shows since 1999 than all of the previous years of their career combined. Two Super Bowl appearances, Pollstar box office chart-topping tours with Def Leppard, Journey, Boston, REO Speedwagon and Bad Company (to nameonly a few), two more studio albums and no end in sight, Styx continues to conquer the planet, one venue at a time.
Tesla — including Jeff Keith (vocals), Frank Hannon (guitar), Brian Wheat (bass), Dave Rude (guitar) and Troy Luccketta (drums) — are one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most respected bands. Multi-platinum sellers Tesla have remained true to their “no frills” style since the first day they hit the music scene nearly thirty years ago. Their catalog reads like a soundtrack to the lives of a generation of fans worldwide. With their latest chart topping release ‘Simplicity’, Tesla have proven they are a band that continues to consistently deliver energetic, hard-driving, blues-based rhythms with thought-provoking lyrics that die-hard fans expect and today’s generation craves.
Def Leppard tour dates:
June 23 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 25 West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
June 27 Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
June 28 Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
June 30 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
July 02 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
July 03 Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
July 05 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
July 07 Gilford, MD – Bank of NH Pavilion at Meadowbrook
July 09 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
July 11 Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
July 12 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 14 Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 15 Youngstown, OH – Covelli CentrepJuly 17 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 21 Mt. Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Resort & Casino
July 23 Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
July 24 Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 25 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
August 07 Sturgis, SD – Buffalo Chip Campground
August 08 Sioux Falls, SD – Sioux Falls Arena
August 10 Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
August 11 Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
August 14 Sedalia, MO – Missouri State Fair
August 15 Des Moines, IA – Iowa State Fair
August 17 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
August 18 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
August 21 Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
August 22 Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 23 Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater
August 27 St. Paul, MN – Minnesota State Fair
August 28 Grand Forks, ND – Alerus Center
August 30 Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center
September 01 Allentown, PA – The Great Allentown Fair
September 03 Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
September 04 Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
September 05 Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
September 16 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheater
September 17 Ridgefield, WA – Amphitheater Northwest
September 19 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
September 22 Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
September 23 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
September 25 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
September 26 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
September 28 West Valley City, UT – USANA Amphitheater
September 30 Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
October 2 Bozeman, MT – Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
October 4 Bismarck, ND – Bismarck Civic Center
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