Def Leppard with opener Tesla to tour Canada in July 2019

Def Leppard with opener Tesla to tour Canada in July 2019

Def Leppard and Tesla continue their touring ways together as the latter will be opening 11 concerts for the former throughout a run across Canada in July 2019.

The following message was just posted on Tesla‘s Facebook page today:

“Shocking the great white north! ?? TESLA tours Canada this summer with Def Leppard. Tickets & VIP Packages on sale Friday, January 18 (10am). Info at:

July 12 – Halifax, NS (Scotiabank Centre)
July 13 – Moncton, NB (Avenir Centre)
July 15 – Quebec City, QC (Centre Videotron)
July 17 – Montreal, QC (Bell Centre)
July 19 – Ottawa, ON (Canadian Tire Centre)
July 20 – Hamilton, ON (FirstOntario Centre)
July 22 – London, ON (Budweiser Gardens)
July 25 – Winnipeg, MB (Bell MTS Place)
July 27 – Saskatoon, SK (SaskTel Centre)
July 29 – Edmonton, AB (Rogers Place)
July 31 – Calgary, AB (Scotiabank Saddledome)”

The two bands have toured together usually with another band for the last couple of summers including in 2015 when Sleaze Roxx stated of Tesla‘s performance in its concert review of the Toronto tour stop: “Aside from the opening song, all of the tracks that I was expecting Tesla to play were performed on this night from their cover of the Five Man Electrical Band‘s “Signs” to their moody ballad “Love Song”. It always amazes me how I seemingly know all the lyrics to songs these days that I only hear once a year or even less but I knew pretty much all the words to all of the Tesla songs played on this night. I guess that I must have played all those Tesla songs so much back in the day that the song lyrics are now engrained in my memory. Tesla closed off their set with the easy to sing along classic “Little Suzi” and the first song to put them on the map, “Modern Day Cowboy”. Overall, Tesla put on a strong set but I would have definitely liked to hear more songs from Mechanical Resonance.”

In terms of Def Leppard‘s performance in Toronto in 2015, Sleaze Roxx opined: “With Pyromania and Hysteria — two Diamond selling certified records in a row under their belt — Def Leppard could simply do no wrong by playing songs from those stellar records. While I was shocked and even a little disgusted with Def Leppard‘s musical direction with Hysteria when it first came out in 1987, the record has certainly grown on me over the years and it helps that there were so many easy to sing along to singles that emanated from that album as well. Accordingly, I was even a little disappointed that Def Leppard did not play “Women” during the concert. It would have been nice to hear some more tracks from High ‘N’ Dry other than “Let It Go”, the obligatory “Bringin’ On The Heartbreak” and the instrumental “Switch 625”. At the end of the day, I get why Def Leppard did not play some more obscure songs because quite frankly it was the hits that got the best crowd reaction and Def Leppard certainly had tons of hits to play! My favorite Def Leppard tracks played on this night were not surprisingly the earlier era and heavier  Def Leppard songs such as “Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop)”, “Let It Go” and “Rock Of Ages”. Overall, Def Leppard turned back the clock on this night about twenty seven years and delivered exactly what the crowd wanted to hear!”

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