DEF LEPPARD & JOURNEY 58-City North American Tour Kicks-Off May 21st!

 

Brace yourselves rock fans Def Leppard and Journey two of the worlds biggest rock bands are teaming up for a massive co-headlining North American tour, and tickets are already on sale. Tickets for most dates went on sale to the general public Saturday, February 3 at 10 AM at Ticketmaster.com. A full list of tour dates and on sale details can be found below. Promising to be one of the top tours of the year, the North American trek will be composed of both stadium and arena concerts, with half of the shows being closed by Journey and half by Def Leppard. The tour, promoted by Live Nation, kicks off May 21st in Hartford, Connecticut, at the XL Center and will feature complete sets and all-new production from both bands, and an arsenal of their hits such as “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” “Lights,” “Photograph,” “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Rock of Ages” and “Faithfully.” All those feel good hits are sure to make for a sentimental night to remember.

With more than 100 million albums sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards in the U.S., Def Leppard – Joe Elliott(vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick “Sav” Savage (bass), Vivian Campbell (guitar) and Rick Allen (drums) — continue to be one of the most important forces in rock music. The powerful story of Rick Allen is also one that has to be told which makes seeing this band even more emotionally overwhelming. In December of 1984 Allen was involved in a high speed car accident in England. His left arm was severed and his right shoulder was severely broken during the accident, doctors re-attached the arm but due to infection it had to be amputated. The talented drummer was left with only his right arm just after his band had released their most successful album to date ‘Pyromania’. On Aug. 16, 1986 Rick Allen made his comeback on stage with Def Leppard. Using several pedals and his still lightning quick right arm Allen was able to make a full recovery and play just as well as he had 2 years prior. Watching Allen perform is not only an incredible sight to behold but also a lesson to never let anything hold you back from achieving your dreams. Over the course of their career the band has produced a series of classic ground-breaking albums that set the bar for generations of music fans and artists alike. And the band has two of the best-selling albums of all time, ‘Pyromania’ and ‘Hysteria’.

Journey of course are legends as well. The band consisting of Neal Schon (founding member and lead guitarist), Ross Valory (co-founding member and bassist), and longtime members Jonathan Cain (keyboardist), Steve Smith (drummer) and Arnel Pineda (lead singer). Arnel took over the vocal duties for the band in 2007. No one can ever be Steve Perry, but Arnel is the closest thing possible. Of the 4-5 singers Journey has had not counting Steve Perry current Filipino vocalist Arnel is by far the most talented and has more stage presence than most of those combined. He runs from one end of the stage to the other like a bolt of lightning singing the entire time without ever missing a note or being out of breath. He is also a very humble guy and that means a lot when you are at the helm of one of America’s biggest rock bands.  Journey has led the charge in creating some of the best-known songs in modern music, with iconic hits such as “Lights,” “Faithfully,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Wheel In The Sky,” “Separate Ways,” “Who’s Crying Now,” and the seminal “Don’t Stop Believin’,” which is the top-selling digital catalog track in history. Since the group’s formation in 1973, the band has earned 19 top 40 singles and 25 Gold and Platinum albums and has sold nearly 100 million albums globally. Their Greatest Hits album is certified 15 times-Platinum, yes 15 times bringing Journey into the elite club of Diamond-certified award holders.

The 58-city tour will hit ten stadiums – Toronto’s Rogers Centre; Atlanta’s Sun Trust Park; Detroit’s Comerica Park; Chicago’s Wrigley Field; Denver’s Coors Field; Minneapolis’ Target Field; Boston’s Fenway Park; St. Louis’ Busch Stadium; San Francisco’s AT&T Park; and San Diego’s Petco Park – as well as world-famous arenas, such as Madison Square Garden in New York and the ‘Fabulous’ Forum in Inglewood, California.

Journey’s Neal Schon said, “These co-headlining Journey/Def Leppard dates will be epic classic rock shows. So many hits. It will be great to see you all, friends!” Said Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott, “This tour is going to be a blast! We’ve toured together before and it was massive. This time it’s going to be even bigger and better!” Jonathan Cain of Journey added, “We are all anxious to share our sound with the world again and, along with Def Leppard, we are part of a world-class package to the rock stage that spans decades and represents a multi-platinum legacy.” Added Rick Savage of Def Leppard, “12 years ago we embarked on a US tour with Journey and it was an absolute blast. Looking forward to hooking up again. Believe me, this will be even more spectacular.”

 

Def Leppard / Journey North American Tour

Mon May 21 Hartford, CT XL Center**
Wed May 23 Albany, NY Times Union Center
Fri May 25 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
Sat May 26 Buffalo, NY KeyBank Center**
Mon May 28 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena**
Wed May 30 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
Fri Jun 01 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre
Sat Jun 02 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
Tue Jun 05 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
Wed Jun 06 Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boling Arena**
Fri Jun 08 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Sat Jun 09 Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center
Mon Jun 11 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center**
Wed Jun 13 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Fri Jun 15 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
Sat Jun 16 Baltimore, MD Royal Farms Arena
Sun Jul 01 Atlanta, GA SunTrust Park
Tue Jul 03 Noblesville, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Wed Jul 04 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
Fri Jul 06 Memphis, TN FedExForum
Sat Jul 07 North Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena Fri, Feb 2
Mon Jul 09 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
Wed Jul 11 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
Fri Jul 13 Detroit, MI Comerica Park** Fri, Feb 9
Sat Jul 14 Chicago, IL Wrigley Field** Sat, Feb 17
Mon Jul 16 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena** Fri, Feb 9
Wed Jul 18 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Thu Jul 19 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
Sat Jul 21 Denver, CO Coors Field
Mon Jul 23 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena**
Wed Jul 25 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center**
Fri Jul 27 Minneapolis, MN Target Field Fri, Feb 9
Sat Jul 28 Fargo, ND Fargodome** Fri, Feb 9
Sat Aug 11 Boston, MA Fenway Park**
Mon Aug 13 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Wed Aug 15 Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena
Fri Aug 17 Ft Lauderdale, FL BB&T Center
Sat Aug 18 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
Mon Aug 20 Birmingham, AL Legacy Arena @ The BJCC
Wed Aug 22 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
Fri Aug 24 St. Louis, MO Busch Stadium** Fri, Feb 2
Sat Aug 25 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Mon Aug 27 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
Wed Aug 29 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Fri Aug 31 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Sat Sep 01 Houston, TX Toyota Center**
Wed Sep 05 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
Fri Sep 07 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
Sat Sep 08 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena**
Fri Sep 21 San Francisco, CA AT&T Park
Sun Sep 23 San Diego, CA Petco Park
Tue Sep 25 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena
Wed Sep 26 Nampa, ID Ford Idaho Center Arena **
Fri Sep 28 Portland, OR Moda Center
Sat Sep 29 Seattle, WA Gorge Amphitheatre
Mon Oct 01 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
Thu Oct 04 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
Sat Oct 06 Los Angeles, CA The Forum

**Not ticketed by Ticketmaster

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