Def Leppard touring this summer with Styx, Tesla

Posted by on February 12, 2015

Billboard is reporting that Def Leppard with be doing a headline tour this summer with Styx and Tesla. The mammoth 48 date tour stretches from June into October, and won’t feature any “jams” with either of the support bands. “We’ve got plenty of songs that we’d like to play that we don’t really need anybody’s help on,” say Def Leppard vocalist Joe Elliott.

Said Elliott on bringing along Styx and Tesla:

“We’ve toured with both of these bands before. Styx is a great bunch of guys and as American as mom’s apple pie all the way through. And we had Tesla on board when we did the Hysteria tour back in ’87; they were out for at least six or seven months with us before they went off to do their own thing. So it’ll be a great time on stage and backstage, I think.”

Even with all this touring (Def Leppard will be touring Canada in April and Europe in May) the band still plans to release an album, “absolutely this year,” according to Elliott.

Def Leppard, Styx, Tesla 2015 summer tour:

6/23, Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
6/25, West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
6/27, Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
6/28, Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
6/30, Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
7/2, Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
7/3, Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
7/5, Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
7/7, Gilford, MD @ Bank of NH Pavilion at Meadowbrook*
7/9, Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
7/11, Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
7/12, Darien, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
7/14, Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/15, Youngstown, OH @ Covelli Centre*
7/17, Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/21, Mt. Pleasant, MI @ Soaring eagle Resort & Casino*
7/23, Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/24, Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
7/25, Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Banks Art Center
8/7, Sturgis, SD @ Buffalo Chip Campground*
8/8, Sioux Falls, SD @ Sioux Falls Arena
8/10, Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena*
8/11, Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
8/14, Sedalia, MO @ Missouri State Fair*
8/15, Des Moines, IA @ Iowa State Fair*
8/17, Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
8/18, Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
8/21, Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
8/22, Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/23, Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
8/27, St. Paul, MN @ Minnesota State Fair*
8/28, Grand Forks, ND @ Alerus Center
8/30, Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
9/1, Allentown, PA @ The Great Allentown Fair*
9/3, Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center*
9/4, Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
9/5, Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
9/16, Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
9/17, Ridgefield, WA @ Amphitheater Northwest
9/19, Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
9/22, Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
9/23, Phoenix, AZ @ [email protected] Pavilion
9/25, Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
9/26, Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
9/28, West Valley City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
9/30, Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena*
10/2, Bozeman, MT @ Brick Breeden Fieldhouse*
10/4, Bismarck, ND @ Bismarck Civic Center*

(via Billboard)

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