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March 7, 2005


In October of last year, the world was treated with a new Def Leppard “BEST OF” compilation album. Well, not the entire world….. Notably missing from the list countries where the album was released, were the USA and Canada. So now it’s their turn: on May 17, “ROCK OF AGES: THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION” (Bludgeon Riffola/Island/UMe) will be released in North America. In support of this release, Def Leppard will tour the US, but they won’t be alone — they will be joined by none other than fellow rocker BRYAN ADAMS! Read on for all the details…..

On May 17, ROCK OF AGES: THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION double CD will be released in North American stores! While the first disc contains 17 of the band’s biggest hits, such as “POUR SOME SUGAR ON ME”, “PHOTOGRAPH”, “LOVE BITES” and “LET’S GET ROCKED”, the second disc focuses on the more ‘edgy’ side of the band with songs like “WASTED”, “LET IT GO”, “WORK IT OUT” and “PAPER SUN”. Added to this definitive collection of hit songs is also a brand new track — “NO MATTER WHAT”, originally recorded in 1970 by Badfinger. Below is the full tracklisting for the album…..and your first glimpse at the artwork!

Pour Some Sugar On Me (Hysteria video edit)
Love Bites
Let’s Get Rocked
Two Steps Behind (acoustic version)
Heaven Is
Rocket (Visualize video edit)
When Love & Hate Collide
Armageddon It
Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad?
Rock Of Ages
Miss You In A Heartbeat
Bringin’ On The Heartbreak
Switch 625

Rock Rock (Till You Drop)
Let It Go
High ‘n’ Dry (Saturday Night)
Too Late For Love
No Matter What
Mirror, Mirror (Look Into My Eyes)
Another Hit And Run
Stand Up (Kick Love into Motion)
Rock Brigade
Paper Sun
Work It Out
Die Hard The Hunter
Billy’s Got A Gun

This summer, DEF LEPPARD and BRYAN ADAMS will give the phrase “Take Me Out To The Ball Game” a whole new meaning as they co-headline the ROCK ‘N ROLL DOUBLE-HEADER TOUR. Two of the most popular rock acts to ever take the stage will team up for the first time and perform at 26 minor league baseball stadiums in the States. The rock ‘n roll season opens June 1st in Portland, OR, at the home of the Beavers, then travels down the West Coast and through Texas before heading to the East Coast and into the Midwest where it will end the season on August 10th in Lansing, MI, home of the Lugnuts. In each park, the stage will be set up in the outfield and fans can either bring a blanket to sit on the field or take a seat in the stands. The tour will take Def Leppard and Bryan Adams to the following cities:

JUN 1: Portland, OR – PGE Park (Beavers)
JUN 3: San Jose, CA – Municipal Stadium (Giants)
JUN 4: Fresno, CA – Fresno Grizzlies Stadium (Grizzlies)
JUN 5: San Bernardino, CA – Arrowhead Credit Union Park (Inland Empire 66ers)
JUN 7: Mesa, AZ – HohoKam Park (Sidewinders)
JUN 8: El Paso, TX – Cohen Stadium (Diablos)
JUN 10: Oklahoma City, OK – SBC Bricktown Ballpark (RedHawks)
JUN 11: Ft. Worth, TX – LaGrave Field (Cats)
JUL 1: Camden, NJ – Campbell’s Field (RiverSharks)
JUL 2: Lancaster, PA – Clippers Magazine Stadium (Barnstormers)
JUL 3: Wappingers Falls, NY – Dutchess Stadium (Renegades)
JUL 5: Lakewood, NJ – FirstEnergy Park (Blueclaws)
JUL 6: Brockton, MA – Campanelli Stadium (Rox)
JUL 8: Aberdeen, MD – Ripken Stadium (Rock Cats)
JUL 9: Brooklyn, NY – KeySpan Park (Cyclones)
JUL 10: Rochester, NY – Frontier Field (Red Wings)
JUL 29: St. Paul, MN – Midway Stadium (Saints)
JUL 30: Schaumburg, IL – Alexian Field (Flyers)
JUL 31: Davenport, IA – John O’Donnell Stadium (Swing)
AUG 2: Lincoln, NE – Haymarket Park (Salt Dogs)
AUG 3: Kansas City, KS – Community America Ballpark (T-Bones)
AUG 5: South Bend, IN – Coveleski Stadium (Silver Hawks)
AUG 6: Eastlake, OH – Eastlake Stadium (Captains)
AUG 7: Charleston, WV – Appalachian Power Park (Alley Cats)
AUG 9: Dayton, OH – Fifth Third Field (Dragons)
AUG 10: Lansing, MI – Oldsmobile Park (Lugnuts)

Tickets for some shows go on sale as soon as March 12, presales through MusicToday already start this Wednesday, March 9. To stay up-to-date with all the details of the ROCK ‘N ROLL DOUBLE-HEADER TOUR (including details on ticket sales and presales) and other Def Leppard news, keep checking the official Def Leppard site at

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