It's official: DEF LEPPARD and JOURNEY will join forces for a massive co-headlining tour of North American stadiums and arenas. The 58-city trek will kick off on May 21 in Hartford, Connecticut. All the dates can be found below.
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"These co-headlining JOURNEY/DEF LEPPARD dates will be epic classic rock shows. So many hits. It will be great to see you all, friends!" JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon said.
The shows will feature complete sets and an all-new production from both bands, and an arsenal of their hits such as "Pour Some Sugar on Me", "Lights", "Photograph", "Don't Stop Believin'", "Rock Of Ages" and "Faithfully".
"This tour is going to be a blast! We've toured together before and it was massive," DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott said. "This time it's going to be even bigger and better!"
JOURNEY keyboardist Jonathan Cain added: "We are all anxious to share our sound with the world again and, along with DEF LEPPARD, we are part of a world-class package to the rock stage that spans decades and represents a multi-platinum legacy."
DEF LEPPARD and JOURNEY previously toured together in 2006. The trek was reportedly one of LEPPARD's most successful U.S. runs since the 1992-1993 "Adrenalize" tour. The DEF LEPPARD-JOURNEY package launched in June 2006 and consisted of three legs, taking the two bands up to November of that year.
At the time, DEF LEPPARD was supporting its covers album called "Yeah!"
DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen has said in past interviews that he would love to tour with JOURNEY again.
DEF LEPPARD and JOURNEY tour dates:
May 21 - Hartford, CT - XL Center**May 23 - Albany, NY - Times Union CenterMay 25 - Hershey, PA - Hersheypark StadiumMay 26 - Buffalo, NY - KeyBank Center**May 28 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans ArenaMay 30 - Cincinnati, OH - U.S. Bank ArenaJun. 01 - Toronto, ON - Rogers CentreJun. 02 - Pittsburgh, PA - PPG Paints ArenaJun. 05 - Raleigh, NC - PNC ArenaJun. 06 - Knoxville, TN - Thompson-Boling ArenaJun. 08 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube LiveJun. 09 - Charlotte, NC - Spectrum CenterJun. 11 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center**Jun. 13 - New York, NY - Madison Square GardenJun. 15 - Newark, NJ - Prudential CenterJun. 16 - Baltimore, MD - Royal Farms ArenaJul. 01 - Atlanta, GA - SunTrust ParkJul. 03 - Indianapolis, IN - Ruoff Home Mortgage PavilionJul. 04 - Milwaukee, WI - SummerfestJul. 06 - Memphis, TN - FedEx ForumJul. 07 - Little Rock, AR - Verizon ArenaJul. 09 - Tulsa, OK - BOK CenterJul. 11 - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! CenterJul. 13 - Detroit, MI - Comerica ParkJul. 14 - Chicago, IL - Wrigley Field**Jul. 16 - Wichita, KS - INTRUST Bank ArenaJul. 18 - Sioux Falls, SD - Denny Sanford PREMIER CenterJul. 19 - Lincoln, NE - Pinnacle Bank ArenaJul. 21 - Denver, CO - Coors FieldJul. 23 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena**Jul. 25 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center**Jul. 27 - Minneapolis, MN - Target FieldJul. 28 - Fargo, ND - Fargodome**Aug. 11 - Boston, MA - Fenway Park**Aug. 13 - Virginia Beach, VA - Veterans United Home Loans AmphitheaterAug. 15 - Columbia, SC - Colonial Life ArenaAug. 17 - Ft Lauderdale, FL - BB&T CenterAug. 18 - Tampa, FL - Amalie ArenaAug. 20 - Birmingham, AL - Legacy Arena @ The BJCCAug. 22 - Columbus, OH - Schottenstein CenterAug. 24 - St. Louis, MO - Busch StadiumAug. 25 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone ArenaAug. 27 - New Orleans, LA - Smoothie King CenterAug. 29 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines CenterAug. 31 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T CenterSep. 01 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center**Sep. 05 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta AmphitheatreSep. 07 - Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Resort ArenaSep. 08 - Las Vegas, NV - T-Mobile Arena**Sep. 21 - San Francisco, CA - AT&T ParkSep. 23 - San Diego, CA - Petco ParkSep. 25 - Salt Lake City, UT - Vivint Smart Home ArenaSep. 26 - Nampa, ID - Idaho Center ArenaSep. 28 - Portland, OR - Moda CenterSep. 29 - Seattle, WA - Gorge AmphitheatreOct. 01 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers ArenaOct. 04 - Sacramento, CA - Golden 1 CenterOct. 06 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum