DEF LEPPARD ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH POISON AND TESLA BEGINS IN APRIL, “ANIMAL” LIVE VIDEO PREMIERES TODAY
Fresh off winning their fan voted Classic Rock Magazine Album of the Year award, Def Leppard announce they will return to the road this spring for a three month run across North America. The Live Nation promoted outing will storm through cities across parts of the U.S. and Canada. This new leg of dates follows the groups massive 70+ city 2016 tour and is set to kick off on April 8th in Manchester, NH and wrap on June 25th in Indianapolis, IN. Joining Def Leppard on select dates are Poison and Tesla. Please see full tour routing below. Tickets will go on sale on January 20th and 21st at LiveNation.com.
Front man Joe Elliott says, “We’re thrilled to be able to take this tour to cities we didn’t play in 2016. The demand for us to return, or rather extend the tour was phenomenal! There’s a great buzz around the band right now and we’re loving the fact that we can do this with the latest album being so well received.”
In conjunction with the announcement of their North American tour, Def Leppard also premieres the live video for “Animal” via Brave Words. Watch it below.
The live video clip is from the bands recently announced concert film, And There Will Be A Next Time – Live From Detroit which will be released on February 10th in partnership with Eagle Rock Entertainment. Click here to purchase. Also, click this link to watch a live performance of, Let’s Go, also from this release.
Guitarist Phil Collen says, “Our last full concert DVD, excluding Viva! Hysteria, was 1987’s In The Round, In Your Face, which was shot on video. We felt an updated version was way overdue so here it is, the brand new Def Leppard concert experience.”
The tour also marks the first time in over 5 years that Poison will tour with all original members. Members including Bret Michaels, CC DeVille, Bobby Dall and Rikki Rockett. Poison has sold over 40 million records and is is set to perform some of its greatest hits including Nothin’ but a Good Time, Every Rose has its Thorn, Talk Dirty to Me, Unskinny Bop and Something to Believe In.
Front man Bret Michaels says, “I could not be more excited. I know all of us will give one thousand percent on stage and we are looking forward to performing our hits together. I personally could not be more thankful for the three generations of fans and I love the music of Def Leppard and Tesla. This will be an amazing night of rock and roll. Don’t wait because god only knows.”
8, Manchester, NH SNHU Arena
10 Montreal, QC Bell Centre *
12 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
14 Baltimore, MD Royal Farms Arena
15 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
17 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
19 Green Bay, WI Resch Center
21 St Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
22 Sioux Falls, SD Sanford Premier Center
24 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
26 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Cneter **
27 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
29 Ft Myers, FL Fort Rock ***
30 Jacksonville, FL Welcome to Rockville ***
2 Tuscaloosa, AL Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre
3 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
5 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
6 Charlotte, NC Carolina Rebellion ***
24 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
26 Pryor, OK Rocklahoma ***
27 San Antonio, TX River City Rockfest ***
29 Colorado Springs, CO Broadmoor World Arena
31 Bozeman, MT Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
2 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place *
3 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome *
6 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena *
7 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
9 Seattle, WA White River Amph
10 Portland, OR Moda Center
12 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
14 Ontario, CA Citizens Bank Arena
16 San Diego, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
17 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
19 Salt Lake City, UT ASANA Amphitheatre
21 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center **
22 St Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
24 Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
25 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
• Def Leppard only
** Def Leppard and Poison only, no Tesla
*** Def Leppard festival dates
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all that and no Milwaukee Summerfest…..
Here’s what someone needs to explain to me. In the video Phil is his normal shirtless self and seemingly covered in sweat or some type of moisture. And meanwhile most of the band is wearing jackets with no moisture on them. What exactly is going on? I mean Viv is a cancer survivor and he looks cool as a cucumber wearing a leather jacket and rocking out. And Phil looks like he has a powerful virus of some kind. Is he doing the wrestler thing and dousing himself with water and trying to create some sex appeal for the soccer moms in the audience who would be the only ones who could appreciate an alibaster-as hell 50 year old British dude still trying to get some? WTF?
Also, who lined them up in height order? Shouldn’t Joe be in the center or centre as they say? Interesting is Bret in this POISON or someone else? For me, TESLA is the featured band. All said this is a great lineup with a lot of fun songs.
Sorry it is Bret. This is a really good concert. Have fun