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DEF LEPPARD Set To Bring THE WORLD TOUR To JAPAN In November/December

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Def Leppard and Motley Crue will soon announce Japanese dates on The World Tour 2023 to take place in November/December.

The World Tour 2023 began in Mexico City on 18th February.

The World Tour 2023 was first announced in October 2022 with initial dates scheduled in Mexico, South America, Europe and the UK before then adding shows in the USA.

Motley Crue have now hinted that the Japanese tour dates will be announced very soon - possibly in the next few days.

Update - Def Leppard have now themselves teased the announcement following MC posting last night.

The last few times Japanese shows have been announced was at around 8am local time - Monday being the first likely day for an announcement in the coming week.

This happened in June 2018 when the three shows in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya were announced for October 2018 on the Hysteria & More tour.

This news follows already mentioned hints by Phil Collen at SXSW last week when he was asked about future plans and also teasing the now announced 'Drastic Symphonies' album.

Read Phil's quotes again below about the tour.

Sav also mentioned the tour would hit Japan and Australia/New Zealand in an Instagram post earlier this year.

And Phil mentioned these countries many times since he and Joe first confirmed that the tour would last three years before the 2022 tour began.

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Def Leppard - The World Tour 2023 Japan

Teaser Poster Quote

"Japan performance will be held this fall."

A rough translation of the message on the poster.

Biggest Japanese Shows

This tour could see Def Leppard play their biggest ever shows in Japan.

The largest venues played before now include Tokyo's Budokan (14,471), Yoyogi Olympic Pool (13,291) and Osaka's Castle Hall (16,000).

Possible Tokyo venues include the Tokyo Dome (55,000) and Saitama Super Arena (36,500).

Phil Collen/SXSW - 14th March 2023 Interview Quotes - (Transcribed by dltourhistory)

Upcoming Announcement

Phil Collen - "So we're still, we have this Diamond Star Halos album, we're still touring that."

Phil Collen - "We done the States last year with Motley Crue and it was such a successful tour of stadiums that the rest of the world said yep will you come here."

Phil Collen - "So that's what we're in the process of doing right now. That will go right till next...this winter coming. November/December in Japan."

Phil Collen - "And the you see what happens after that."

2024 Tour

In September 2022 Vince Neil told the Las Vegas press that 2024 will see the bands doing another stadium run in the USA.

2025 Residency

Last week Joe Elliott old BBC Radio 2 that the band were planning another residency that will likely not happen until 2025 and may feature a 'Drastic Symphonies' performance with a full orchestra.

And also speculated the band could bring this to the UK and possibly play a couple of shows at the Royal Albert Hall.

Def Leppard 2023.

Def Leppard 2023.

Def Leppard - The World Tour 2023 Dates


Mon May 22, 2023 Sheffield, England @ Bramall Lane
Thu May 25, 2023 Mönchengladbach, Germany @ SparkassenPark Mönchengladbach
Sat May 27, 2023 Munich, Germany @ Koenigsplatz (King's Square)
Mon May 29, 2023 Budapest, Hungary @ MVM Dome (Budapesti Multifunkcionális Sportcsarnok)
Wed May 31, 2023 Krakow, Poland @ Tauron Arena Krakow


Fri Jun 2, 2023 Prague, Czech Republic @ Prague Rocks *
Sat Jun 3, 2023 Hannover, Germany @ Expo Plaza
Wed Jun 7, 2023 Solvesborg, Sweden @ Sweden Rock Festival *
Fri Jun 9, 2023 Hyvinkää, Finland @ RockFest *
Sun Jun 11, 2023 Trondheim, Norway @ Trondheim Rocks (Bryggeribyen EC Dahls Arena) *
Wed Jun 14, 2023 Copenhagen, Denmark @ COPENHELL *
Fri Jun 16, 2023 Clisson/Val de Moine, France @ HELLFEST (Main Stage 1) *
Sun Jun 18, 2023 Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop Metal Meeting *
Tue Jun 20, 2023 Milan, Italy @ Ippodromo del Galoppo di San Siro
Fri Jun 23, 2023 Lisbon, Portugal @ Passeio Marítimo de Algés
Sat Jun 24, 2023 Rivas-Vaciamadrid, Spain @ Auditorio Miguel Ríos
Tue Jun 27, 2023 Thun, Switzerland @ Stockhorn Arena


Sat Jul 1, 2023 London, England @ Wembley Stadium
Sun Jul 2, 2023 Lytham/Lytham St. Annes, England @ Lytham Festival (Lytham Green) *
Tue Jul 4, 2023 Dublin/Rathfarnham, Ireland @ Marlay Park
Thu Jul 6, 2023 Glasgow, Scotland @ Hampden Park - VENUE CHANGED
Thu Jul 6, 2023 Glasgow, Scotland @ Glasgow Green


Saturday, August 5th, 2023 Syracuse, NY @ JMA Wireless Dome
Tuesday, August 8th, 2023 Columbus, OH @ Ohio Stadium
Friday, August 11th, 2023 Fargo, ND @ Fargodome
Sunday, August 13th, 2023 Omaha, NE Charles Schwab Field Omaha
Wednesday, August 16th, 2023 Tulsa, OK @ Skelly Field at H. A. Chapman Stadium
Friday, August 18th, 2023 El Paso, TX @ Sun Bowl Stadium

* = Festival.

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