Promising to be the Tour of the Year, two of the world’s greatest rock bands – Def Leppard and Journey – are teaming up for a massive co-headlining North American tour composed of both stadium and arena concerts, half the shows being closed by Journey and half by Def Leppard. The tour, promoted by Live Nation, kicks begins 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. Tickets go on sale beginning Saturday, February 3rd, at Stay tuned for presale and VIP ticketing information.

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. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

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 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 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.”

2018 Def Leppard & Journey 2018 Tour Dates:


21 Hartford, CT XL Center**
23 Albany, NY Times Union Center
25 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
26 Buffalo, NY KeyBank Center**
28 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
30 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena


1 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre
2 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
5 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
6 Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boling Arena
8 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
9 Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center
11 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center**
13 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
15 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
16 Baltimore, MD Royal Farms Arena


1 Atlanta, GA SunTrust Park
3 Noblesville, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
4 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
6 Memphis, TN FedExForum
7 North Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
9 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
11 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
13 Detroit, MI Comerica Park
14 Chicago, IL Wrigley Field**
16 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
18 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
19 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
21 Denver, CO Coors Field
23 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena**
25 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center**
27 Minneapolis, MN Target Field
28 Fargo, ND Fargodome**


11 Boston, MA Fenway Park**
13 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
15 Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena
17 Ft Lauderdale, FL BB&T Center
18 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
20 Birmingham, AL Legacy Arena @ The BJCC
22 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
24 St. Louis, MO Busch Stadium
25 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
27 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
29 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
31 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center


1 Houston, TX Toyota Center**
5 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
7 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
8 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena**
21 San Francisco, CA AT&T Park
23 San Diego, CA Petco Park
25 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena
26 Nampa, ID Ford Idaho Center Arena
28 Portland, OR Moda Center
29 Seattle, WA Gorge Amphitheatre


1 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
4 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
6 Los Angeles, CA The Forum

**Not ticketed by Ticketmaster

3 Responses

  1. This should be a great tour. Coors Field in Denver will be a great venue for this show. Foreigner and Whitesnake at the Pepsi Center soon after. Rock is alive….You just have to know where to look.

  2. Will definitely be at the Columbia, SC show in August. I’m actually more excited to see Journey than Def Leppard. Say what you want about Journey, but they are excellent songwriters and musicians.

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