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DEF LEPPARD Start Rehearsals For The Summer Stadium Tour In California

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Def Leppard have begun rehearsing for their upcoming The Summer Stadium Tour 2024 at a studio in California.

The Summer Stadium Tour 2024 was first announced on 7th December 2023.

The tour starts on 6th July 2024 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO and ends on 10th September in Salt Lake City, UT.

The Summer Stadium Tour Rehearsals

The band have now started rehearsing for the 2024 tour in California with just 34 days to go until it starts.

Phil Collen's guitar tech John Zocco has started to post photos on his Instagram page.

He has posted two photos from inside the rehearsals so far and revealed they will rehearse for a couple of weeks before taking a short break as they did in 2022.

BTW - If like me you zoomed in on the setlist in the latest pic it is a joke/fake setlist.

The Def Leppard logo at the top and a 15 song setlist of songs by Rush.

Mates Studios

If you recognise the brickwork in the photos below you will know the location is Mates Studios in Burbank, California.

The site of many rehearsals since early 1992 when they first rehearsed with Vivian Campbell ahead of the 'Adrenalize' tour.

New Stage Design

If you have been looking at the Ticketmaster seating charts you will have noticed the new stage design mentioned by Joe last year has kind of been partially revealed.

The traditional 'Thrust' / walkway stage will feature a new design.

A circular design with a runway in the middle and two sections for fans called Pit Left and Pit Right.

These extend 20 rows out and contains two standing sections for fans.

And if you recognise this set up idea it's probably from Metallica's stadium tour staging from the past 30 years or more.

An idea first used on their Black album tour in 1991 to 1993.

A tour where they themselves 'borrowed' Def Leppard's In The Round staging idea but also incorporated a 'Snake Pit' inside it with room for about 100 to 200 fans.

They have since continued to use this stage design idea for many of their recent stadium tours. Including their 2019 tour with these shots taken in London and Amsterdam:

Metallics stage London -

Metallics stage Amsterdam -

A similar view will be seen in many of the Def Leppard photos this year but with two sections of fans and the walkway in the middle between them.

And if you are not already going to a USA stadium show you can buy tickets for many shows for as little as 35 dollars.

Including the first show in St. Louis (see seating chart for stage design) -

Many of the shows have yet to sell out unlike the 2022 Stadium Tour with Motley Crue.

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

Visit the Album News section for more news on new music (based on band member quotes).

John Zocco/Phil Collen Guitar Tech - May 2024 Instagram Quotes

2024 Tour Rehearsals

"Back at it."

Question Response/Rehearsals Length

"Couple of weeks, then we have a short break before the tour starts."

Def Leppard/Journey 2024 Tour - December 2023 News Quotes

Joe Elliott - "Having just completed a sensational 18 month run promoting our Diamond Star Halos album, we shall hit the boards running with a brand-new stage show and set of songs that will celebrate specific parts of our history."

"We may even have a surprise or two up our sleeves … so, wanna join us !??! … See you in the summer!."

View the full news story from December 2023.

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Def Leppard x Journey The Summer Stadium Tour 2024


6th July 2024 - St. Louis, MO @ Busch Stadium - w/ Cheap Trick

10th July 2024 - Orlando, FL @ Camping World Stadium - w/ Cheap Trick

13th July 2024 - Atlanta, GA @ Truist Park - w/ Steve Miller Band

15th July 2024 - Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field - w/ Steve Miller Band

18th July 2024 - Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park - w/ Steve Miller Band

20th July 2024 - Nashville, TN @ Nissan Stadium - w/ Steve Miller Band

23rd July 2024 - Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park - w/ Steve Miller Band

25th July 2024 - Hershey, PA @ HersheyPark Stadium - w/ Steve Miller Band

27th July 2024 - Pittsburgh, PA @ PNC Park - w/ Steve Miller Band

30th July 2024 - Cleveland, OH @ Progressive Field - w/ Steve Miller Band - (First time at this venue)


2nd August 2024 - Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre - w/ Heart

5th August 2024 - Boston, MA @ Fenway Park - w/ Heart

7th August 2024 - Flushing/New York, NY @ Citi Field - w/ Heart

9th August 2024 - Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Live - (Solo)

12th August 2024 - Arlington, TX @ Globe Life Field - w/ Steve Miller Band

14th August 2024 - Houston, TX @ Minute Maid Park - w/ Steve Miller Band

16th August 2024 - San Antonio, TX @ Alamodome - w/ Steve Miller Band

19th August 2024 - Minneapolis, MN @ Target Field - w/ Steve Miller Band

23rd August 2024 - Phoenix, AZ @ Chase Field - w/ Steve Miller Band - (First time at this venue)

25th August 2024 - Los Angeles/Inglewood, CA @ SoFi Stadium - w/ Steve Miller Band

28th August 2024 - San Francisco, CA @ Oracle Park - w/ Steve Miller Band

30th August 2024 - San Diego, CA @ Petco Park - w/ Steve Miller Band


2nd September 2024 - Portland, OR @ Moda Center - DL/Journey - NEW

4th September 2024 - Seattle, WA @ T-Mobile Park - w/ Cheap Trick

6th September 2024 - Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena - w/ Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience

8th September 2024 - Denver, CO @ Coors Field - w/ Cheap Trick

10th September 2024 - Salt Lake City/West Valley City, UT @ Utah First Credit Union Amphitheatre - w/ Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience

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