Great Britain’s premiere arena rock band Def Leppard have announced that they will make a return to the United States this June with a massive summer tour. Dates for the first leg were announced today (see below) with the tour scheduled to kick off on June 20th in Salt Lake City, UT. Joining Def Leppard for this highly anticipated summer tour are rockers Poison and Lita Ford.
Def Leppard’s influential career includes numerous hit singles and ground-breaking multi-platinum albums—including two of the best selling albums of all time, Pyromania and Hysteria. Most recently, the band released their first live album Mirror Ball: Live & More last summer, which rose to the top 20 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart. The album captures the group’s legendary concert experience, bringing together live versions of classic Leppard hits such as “Rock of Ages,” Pour Some Sugar on Me” and “Foolin” and will feature their soon to be released single, “It’s All About Believin’.”
“We had such a good time going out with Poison in 2009 that we thought it only right to do it again!” says singer Joe Elliott.
With 100 million records sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards to their credit, Def Leppard--Joe Elliott (vocals), Vivian Campbell (guitar), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick "Sav" Savage (bass) and Rick Allen (drums)—continues to be one of the most important forces in rock music. Over the course of their career, the band has produced a series of classic groundbreaking albums that set the sound for generations of music fans and artists alike. The group’s spectacular live shows, filled with powerful melodic rock anthems, have become synonymous with their name. For the past thirty years the band’s concerts have become must-see events and have quickly made them an institution in the touring industry, as they continue to sell out arenas worldwide
Def Leppard's US tour dates with Poison are as follows:
June 20 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheater
June 22 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
June 23 Las Vegas, NV Red Rock Amphitheatre
June 25 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
June 27 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
June 29 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
June 30 Tampa, FL Tampa Bay Times Forum
July 2 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
July 3 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
July 6 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
July 7 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 10 Baltimore, MD Merriweather Pavilion
July 11 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
July 13 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Pavilion
July 16 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
July 17 Hamilton, ON Copps Coliseum
July 19 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
July 22 Cadott, WI Rock Fest 2012
Poison, one of rock’s most iconic and enduring bands, has been one of the music industry’s top acts, with multi-platinum album sales and sold out tours since first bursting onto the scene in 1986. The success of the band’s recent album releases and tours shows that Poison is as potent 26 years after the release of their debut album, Look What The Cat Dragged In, as ever. Poison's Bret Michaels (lead vocals, guitar), C.C. Deville (lead guitar, vocals), Bobby Dall (bass) and Rikki Rockett (drums), have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and charted twelve Top 10 hits. Throughout Poison's career, the band's members have enjoyed collaborative and solo successes from the stage to screen. Bret has branched out as a solo artist, a successful run as a reality star, businessman, and activist. His most recent solo release, "Custom Built" shot to Number One on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Album chart. A lifelong diabetic with a serious commitment to the cause, Bret donated his $250,000 “Celebrity Apprentice” prize to diabetes research, earning him the honor of being a spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association.
For more information on Def Leppard’s US tour and tickets please visit the band’s web site at www.defleppard.com.