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Def Leppard Announce North American Tour With Poison and Tesla

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Def Leppard have been extremely busy today announcing their North American tour with Poison and Tesla. 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.”

Tickets will go on sale on January 20th and 21st at LiveNation.com. Def Leppard Rock Brigade Concert Club presales begin on January 17th also at LiveNation.com.

Besides their tour the band also debuted their live performance video of “Animal” from their new concert DVD, ‘And There Will Be A Next Time – Live From Detroit’ via Brave Words. 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!” February 10th the DVD is released but is available for pre-order now.

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 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.”

TOUR DATES:
April 8, 2017
Manchester, NH
SNHU Arena
April 10, 2017
Montreal, QC
Bell Centre *
April 12, 2017
Uncasville, CT
Mohegan Sun Arena
April 14, 2017
Baltimore, MD
Royal Farms Arena
April 15, 2017
Uniondale, NY
Nassau Coliseum
April 17, 2017
Grand Rapids, MI
Van Andel Arena
April 19, 2017
Green Bay, WI
Resch Center^
April 21, 2017
St Paul, MN
Xcel Energy Center
April 22, 2017
Sioux Falls, SD
Sanford Premier Center
April 24, 2017
Des Moines, IA
Wells Fargo Arena
April 26, 2017
Louisville, KY
KFC Yum! Center **
April 27, 2017
Nashville, TN
Bridgestone Arena
April 29, 2017
Ft Myers, FL
Fort Rock ***
April 30, 2017
Jacksonville, FL
Welcome to Rockville ***
May 2, 2017
Tuscaloosa, AL
Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre
May 3, 2017
Atlanta, GA
Lakewood Amphitheatre
May 5, 2017
Charlottesville, VA
John Paul Jones Arena
May 6, 2017
Charlotte, NC
Carolina Rebellion ***
May 24, 2017
Lincoln, NE
Pinnacle Bank Arena
May 26, 2017
Pryor, OK
Rocklahoma ***
May 27, 2017
San Antonio, TX
River City Rockfest ***
May 29, 2017
Colorado Springs, CO
Broadmoor World Arena
May 31, 2017
Bozeman, MT
Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
June 2, 2017
Edmonton, AB
Rogers Place *
June 3, 2017
Calgary, AB
Scotiabank Saddledome *
June 6, 2017
Vancouver, BC
Rogers Arena *
June 7, 2017
Spokane, WA
Spokane Arena
June 9, 2017
Seattle, WA
White River Amph
June 10, 2017
Portland, OR
Moda Center
June 12, 2017
Fresno, CA
Save Mart Center
June 14, 2017
Ontario, CA
Citizens Bank Arena
June 16, 2017
San Diego, CA
Sleep Train Amphitheatre
June 17, 2017
Las Vegas, NV
MGM Grand Garden Arena
June 19, 2017
Salt Lake City, UT
USANA Amphitheatre
June 21, 2017
Kansas City, MO
Sprint Center **
June 22, 2017
St Louis, MO
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
June 24, 2017
Chicago, IL
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre^
June 25, 2017
Indianapolis, IN
Klipsch Music Center

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Def Leppard only

**
Def Leppard and Poison only, no Tesla

***
Def Leppard festival dates

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Green Bay, WI and Chicago, IL on sale February 10

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