Def Leppard, Poison, Tesla Announce Huge U.S. Summer Tour

Eighties hair metal titans Def Leppard, Poison and Tesla will unite on a sprawling, nostalgia-packed U.S. tour starting in April 2017.  

The summertime trek begins April 8th at the SNHU Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire and wraps June 25th at the Klipsch Music Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Tickets for most shows go on sale January 20th and 21st via Live Nation (Green Bay and Chicago dates go on sale February 10th), while members of the Def Leppard Rock Brigade Concert Club will have access to presale tickets starting January 17th.

Def Leppard will play 38 shows, focusing specifically on cities they missed in 2016. The group's itinerary also includes four solo headlining shows in Canada, plus a handful of festival dates, including sets at Fort Rock, Rocklahoma and River City Rockfest. Poison and Tesla will share the bill the rest of the way, save for gigs in Louisville and Kansas City that will not feature the latter band.

As a tour teaser, Def Leppard debuted a live video of "Animal" from their upcoming concert film, And There Will Be A Next Time – Live From Detroit, out February 10th. The group's last studio effort, Def Leppard arrived in 2015.

Def Leppard, Poison, Tesla Tour Dates

April 8 – Manchester, NH @ SNHU ArenaApril 10 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre *April 12 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun ArenaApril 14 – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms ArenaApril 15 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau ColiseumApril 17 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel ArenaApril 19 – Green Bay, WI @ Resch CenterApril 21 – St Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy CenterApril 22 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Sanford Premier CenterApril 24 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo ArenaApril 26 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center **April 27 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone ArenaApril 29 – Ft Myers, FL @ Fort Rock ***April 30 – Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome to Rockville ***May 2 – Tuscaloosa, AL @ Tuscaloosa AmphitheatreMay 3 – Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood AmphitheatreMay 5 – Charlottesville, VA @ John Paul Jones ArenaMay 6 – Charlotte, NC @ Carolina Rebellion ***May 24 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank ArenaMay 26 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma ***May 27 – San Antonio, TX @ River City Rockfest ***May 29 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Broadmoor World ArenaMay 31 – Bozeman, MT @ Brick Breeden FieldhouseJune 2 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place *June 3 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome *June 6 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena *June 7 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane ArenaJune 9 – Seattle, WA @ White River AmphitheatreJune 10 – Portland, OR @ Moda CenterJune 12 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart CenterJune 14 – Ontario, CA @ Citizens Bank ArenaJune 16 – San Diego, CA @ Sleep Train AmphitheatreJune 17 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden ArenaJune 19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ ASANA AmphitheatreJune 21 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center **June 22 – St Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino AmphitheaterJune 24 – Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino AmphitheaterJune 25 – Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center

* Def Leppard only** Def Leppard and Poison*** Def Leppard festival dates

 

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