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Poison/Tesla Schedule Solo Dates During Def Leppard Tour

Wednesday, 1st March 2017





Def Leppard 2017.
Def Leppard 2017

Def Leppard's 2017 North American tour support bands Poison and Tesla have announced new solo dates.

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

Their own solo shows will be a mixture of solo Poison dates and others with Tesla opening for them.

They are set to kick off in Raleigh, NC on 28th April with many of the shows taking place in the 17 day Def Leppard tour break in May.

Not all shows have yet been announced but those known are shown below. These are being advertised as Poison's first solo headline shows in over ten years.

Most recent shows outside of Poison's support tours with Def Leppard and Motley Crue have been Bret Michael's own solo concerts (where most of the Poison tours are announced!...).

Tesla will support Poison in Huntington, WV on 7th May at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena. A venue played by Def Leppard in May 2016 supported by REO Speedwagon and Tesla.

They will also be at the Rapid City show and have their own headline shows in late April. Tesla supported Poison in 1986/1987 when touring their 'Mechanical Resonance' album, before joining Def Leppard's Hysteria tour. Both bands were on the same bill as Whitesnake in Dallas on 20th June 1987 - Vivian's first show with them.

Another show takes place on 26th May when Def Leppard will be at Rocklahoma.

For anyone interested in seeing Def Leppard's tour mates this year in cities not being played by the band, view all of the known dates below.

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


Poison Headline Shows (Plus Tesla)

  • 28th April - (venue not confirmed) - Raleigh, NC, USA
  • 29th April - (venue not confirmed) - Charlotte, NC, USA
  • 6th May - Harrah's Cherokee Resort Event Center, Cherokee, NC, USA
  • 7th May - Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Huntington, WV, USA - (w/ Tesla)
  • 9th May - (venue not confirmed) - Albany, NY, USA
  • 11th May - Casino Rama Entertainment Centre, Rama, ON, Canada
  • 26th May - Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City, SD, USA - (w/ Tesla)
  • 27th May - (venue not confirmed) - Grand Forks, ND, USA

Tesla Headline Shows

  • 29th April - Hard Rock Live, Northfield, OH, USA
  • 30th April - Victory Theatre, Evansville, IN, USA

Bret Michaels Solo Headline Shows

  • 25th May - Heritage Park, Forest City, IA, USA
  • 8th June - Parker Days Festival, Parker, CO, USA
  • 23rd June - Lakes Jam, Brainerd, MN, USA

Bret Michaels - Quote

"I'm really looking forward to the Poison tour. Itís going to be incredible playing all the hits and putting on a hell of a high-energy rock show for the three generations of awesome fans."

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