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Def Leppard Visiting New/Rarely Played Cities On 2017 Tour

Friday, 13th January 2017





Def Leppard 2017.
Def Leppard 2017

Def Leppard announced their 2017 North American tour dates with Poison/Tesla yesterday and many new or rarely played cities are included.

The band will play 38 dates across the USA and Canada starting in Manchester, NH on 8th April and ending in Indianapolis, IN on 25th June.

The full list of 2017 tour dates was (somewhat awkwardly) announced yesterday and sees many new city/venue names among them.

Charlottesville, VA, Ontario, CA and Tuscaloosa, AL are being played for the first time.

These are added to the already announced festival shows that were confirmed over the last few weeks.

Of those first five dates, the Rocklahoma Festival in Pryor, OK is being played for the first time along with Concord, NC for the Carolina Rebelion show.

They will also return to many cities not played for a few years and in some cases over 20 years.

Read more about these places below.

Visit the Tour News section. For more news on future tour plans.


Def Leppard 2017 North American Tour - Live History

Playing here for the first time since 6th April 2008 on the Songs From The Sparkle Lounge tour. Formerly known as Verizon Wireless Arena.

Playing here for the first time since 10th November 2006 on the YEAH! tour. They did play in nearby Columbia, MD in July 2012 on the Rock Of Ages tour.

Playing here for the first time since 26th March 1993 on the Adrenalize tour. A return after 24 years. An In The Round show that was filmed by Japanese TV.

Playing here for the first time since 25th October 2006 on the YEAH! tour.

Playing here for the first time since 30th January 1993 for an In The Round show during the Adrenalize tour.

Playing here for the first time at this smaller venue with a capacity of 7,470. A city located in Tuscaloosa County in western central Alabama. Recent Lep tour mates Foreigner and Styx played here in 2014.

View photos of the venue's construction at - tuscaloosaamphitheater.com

Playing here for the first time. The arena is named after the father of billionaire Paul Tudor Jones and not the Led Zeppelin bassist of the same name. It has a concert capacity between 12 to 15,000 and was opened in 2006.

Playing here for the first time. Nearby Charlotte was last played in June 2015.

Playing here for the first time. Vivian played the 2016 event with Last In Line. The only band member to have played in the city.

Playing here for the first time since 16th January 2000 on the Euphoria tour when the venue was named as 'World Arena'.

Playing here for the first time since 1st June 2005. The opening show of the Rock Of Ages tour at PGE Park. This will be the first time at this indoor arena. All previous arena shows in the city were at the nearby Memorial Coliseum.

Playing here for the first time since 11th October 2006 on the YEAH! tour.

Playing here for the first time. The arena was opened in 2008 and seats 11,098 people for concerts. Ontario is located 35 miles from Los Angeles in southwestern San Bernardino County.


Def Leppard/Poison Tour 2017 - Press Release Quotes

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.”

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.”

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