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Def Leppard and Motley Crue have just been announced to play HELLFEST in France next June on The World Tour 2023.

The World Tour 2023 is due to start in Mexico City in February 2023.

This first leg will comprise 6 shows in outdoor stadiums following the cancellation of two shows in Brazil.

The second leg starts in Sheffield in late May and sees them play 21 stadiums and/or festivals across UK, Ireland and Europe.

A third leg was announced earlier this month with 6 shows so far announced for a brief return to stadiums in the USA after The Stadium Tour 2022.

A new show has been added to the schedule today in Clisson, France.

Both Def Leppard and Motley Crue will be on the bill at HELLFEST in June 2023.

The show takes place on Friday 16th June and is the 21st UK/European show to be announced for 2023 on The World Tour.

Def Leppard's first visit here since June 2019.


Motley Crue close this event with Def Leppard playing before them as the co-headlining format continues.

This brings the number of UK/European shows to 21 with some of the gaps between shows suggesting more dates might be added.

Other Acts

KISS headline day one of the festival on 15th June with Iron Maiden following this show on the 17th.

Their bassist Steve Harris will play before Def Leppard on the Main Stage 1 with his side band British Lion.

Old tour mates from the 2003 X European tour Skid Row are also on the bill.

They are joined by Joe's Down 'n' Outz band mates in The Quireboys and Alter Bridge who played with Def Leppard at Download 2011 and in 2017 at the Carolina Rebellion show.

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Def Leppard 2023.

Def Leppard - The World Tour 2023 New Show

  • Location - HELLFEST (Main Stage 1), Clisson, France
  • Date - 16th June 2023
  • Concert Capacity - 25,000
  • Closing Band - Motley Crue

The third time at this festival which they headlined in June 2013 with the VIVA! Hysteria setlist.

The first show played after Vivian announced his cancer diagnosis.

A second visit in June 2019 saw them play before headliners KISS.

The venue is located in Clisson which is a commune 17 miles South East of the city of Nantes.

Nantes is on the Atlantic coast 238 miles to the South West of Paris.

Show Poster.

Def Leppard 2023.

Def Leppard 2023.

Def Leppard - The World Tour 2023 Dates


Friday, February 10, 2023 Atlantic City, NJ @ Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena - (MC Closing)
Saturday, February 11, 2023 Atlantic City, NJ @ Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena - (DL Closing)


Sat Feb 18, 2023 Mexico City, Mexico @ Foro Sol
Tue Feb 21, 2023 Monterrey, Mexico @ Borrego Sports Center
Sat Feb 25, 2023 Bogota, Colombia @ Parque Metropolitano Simón Bolívar
Tue Feb 28, 2023 Lima, Peru @ Estadio Nacional - (First Show In Peru)


Fri Mar 03, 2023 Santiago, Chile @ Estadio Bicentenario de La Florida
Tue Mar 07, 2023 Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Allianz Parque
Thu Mar 09, 2023 Curitiba, Brazil @ Couto Pereira Stadium - CANCELLED
Sat Mar 11, 2023 Porto Alegre, Brazil @ Arena do Grêmio - CANCELLED


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) * - NEW
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


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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