Def Leppard and Journey have confirmed 58-city tour will begin on May 21
It's official: DEF LEPPARD and JOURNEY will join forces for a massive co-headlining tour of North American stadiums and arenas. The 58-city trek will kick off on May 21 in Hartford, Connecticut. All the dates can be found below.
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"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!" JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon said.
The shows will feature complete sets and an 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".
"This tour is going to be a blast! We've toured together before and it was massive," DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott said. "This time it's going to be even bigger and better!"
JOURNEY keyboardist Jonathan Cain 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."
DEF LEPPARD and JOURNEY previously toured together in 2006. The trek was reportedly one of LEPPARD's most successful U.S. runs since the 1992-1993 "Adrenalize" tour. The DEF LEPPARD-JOURNEY package launched in June 2006 and consisted of three legs, taking the two bands up to November of that year.
At the time, DEF LEPPARD was supporting its covers album called "Yeah!"
DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen has said in past interviews that he would love to tour with JOURNEY again.
DEF LEPPARD and JOURNEY tour dates:
May 21 - Hartford, CT - XL Center** May 23 - Albany, NY - Times Union Center May 25 - Hershey, PA - Hersheypark Stadium May 26 - Buffalo, NY - KeyBank Center** May 28 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena May 30 - Cincinnati, OH - U.S. Bank Arena Jun. 01 - Toronto, ON - Rogers Centre Jun. 02 - Pittsburgh, PA - PPG Paints Arena Jun. 05 - Raleigh, NC - PNC Arena Jun. 06 - Knoxville, TN - Thompson-Boling Arena Jun. 08 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live Jun. 09 - Charlotte, NC - Spectrum Center Jun. 11 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center** Jun. 13 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden Jun. 15 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center Jun. 16 - Baltimore, MD - Royal Farms Arena Jul. 01 - Atlanta, GA - SunTrust Park Jul. 03 - Indianapolis, IN - Ruoff Home Mortgage Pavilion Jul. 04 - Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest Jul. 06 - Memphis, TN - FedEx Forum Jul. 07 - Little Rock, AR - Verizon Arena Jul. 09 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center Jul. 11 - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center Jul. 13 - Detroit, MI - Comerica Park Jul. 14 - Chicago, IL - Wrigley Field** Jul. 16 - Wichita, KS - INTRUST Bank Arena Jul. 18 - Sioux Falls, SD - Denny Sanford PREMIER Center Jul. 19 - Lincoln, NE - Pinnacle Bank Arena Jul. 21 - Denver, CO - Coors Field Jul. 23 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena** Jul. 25 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center** Jul. 27 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Field Jul. 28 - Fargo, ND - Fargodome** Aug. 11 - Boston, MA - Fenway Park** Aug. 13 - Virginia Beach, VA - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater Aug. 15 - Columbia, SC - Colonial Life Arena Aug. 17 - Ft Lauderdale, FL - BB&T Center Aug. 18 - Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena Aug. 20 - Birmingham, AL - Legacy Arena @ The BJCC Aug. 22 - Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center Aug. 24 - St. Louis, MO - Busch Stadium Aug. 25 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena Aug. 27 - New Orleans, LA - Smoothie King Center Aug. 29 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center Aug. 31 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center Sep. 01 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center** Sep. 05 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheatre Sep. 07 - Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Resort Arena Sep. 08 - Las Vegas, NV - T-Mobile Arena** Sep. 21 - San Francisco, CA - AT&T Park Sep. 23 - San Diego, CA - Petco Park Sep. 25 - Salt Lake City, UT - Vivint Smart Home Arena Sep. 26 - Nampa, ID - Idaho Center Arena Sep. 28 - Portland, OR - Moda Center Sep. 29 - Seattle, WA - Gorge Amphitheatre Oct. 01 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena Oct. 04 - Sacramento, CA - Golden 1 Center Oct. 06 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum
** Not ticketed by Ticketmaster