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Def Leppard Announces North American Tour With Poison and Tesla

Set to Kick off on April 8th in Manchester, NH


January 17, 2017

Fresh off winning their fan voted Classic Rock Magazine Album of the Year award, Def Leppard announce they will return to the road this spring for a three month run across North America.

The Live Nation promoted outing will storm through cities across parts of the U.S. and Canada. This new leg of dates follows the groups massive 70+ city 2016 tour and is set to kick off on April 8th in Manchester, NH and wrap on June 25th in Indianapolis, IN. Joining Def Leppard on select dates are Poison and Tesla. Please see full tour routing below. Tickets will go on sale on January 20th and 21st at Def Leppard Rock Brigade Concert Club presales begin on January 17th also at

Front man Joe Elliott says, "We're thrilled to be able to take this tour to cities we didn't play in 2016. The demand for us to return, or rather extend the tour was phenomenal! There's a great buzz around the band right now and we're loving the fact that we can do this with the latest album being so well received."

In conjunction with the announcement of their North American tour, Def Leppard also premieres the live video for "Animal" via Brave Words at The live video clip is from the band's recently announced concert film, And There Will Be A Next Time - Live From Detroit which will be released on February 10th in partnership with Eagle Rock Entertainment. Click here to purchase.

Guitarist Phil Collen says, "Our last full concert DVD, excluding Viva! Hysteria, was 1987's in the round in your face which was shot on video. We felt an updated version was way overdue so here it is, the brand new Def Leppard concert experience!"

With two prestigious Diamond Awards to their credit, Def Leppard-Joe Elliott, Phil Collen, Vivian Campbell, Rick "Sav" Savage and Rick Allen-continues to stand tall in the music industry and deliver some of the most iconic rock melodies and memorable anthems of all time.

Most recently, their 2015 self-titled album featured singles "Dangerous" and "Let's Go" which premiered via and hit #1 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums Chart.

The tour also marks the first time in over 5 years that Poison will tour with all original members. Members including Bret Michaels, CC DeVille, Bobby Dall and Rikki Rockett.

Poison has sold over 40 million records and is set to perform some of its greatest hits including Nothin' but a Good Time, Every Rose has its Thorn, Talk Dirty to Me, Unskinny Bop and Something to Believe In.

Front man Bret Michaels says, "I could not be more excited. I know all of us will give one thousand percent on stage and we are looking forward to performing our hits together. I personally could not be more thankful for the three generations of fans and I love the music of Def Leppard and Tesla. This will be an amazing night of rock and roll."

Tour Dates

April 8, 2017 - Manchester, NH - SNHU Arena

April 10, 2017 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre *

April 12, 2017 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena

April 14, 2017 - Baltimore, MD - Royal Farms Arena

April 15, 2017 - Uniondale, NY - Nassau Coliseum

April 17, 2017 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena

April 19, 2017 - Green Bay, WI - Resch Center^

April 21, 2017 - St Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center

April 22, 2017 - Sioux Falls, SD - Sanford Premier Center

April 24, 2017 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena

April 26, 2017 - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center **

April 27, 2017 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena

April 29, 2017 - Ft Myers, FL - Fort Rock ***

April 30, 2017 - Jacksonville, FL - Welcome to Rockville ***

May 2, 2017 - Tuscaloosa, AL - Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre

May 3, 2017 - Atlanta, GA - Lakewood Amphitheatre

May 5, 2017 - Charlottesville, VA - John Paul Jones Arena

May 6, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Carolina Rebellion ***

May 24, 2017 - Lincoln, NE - Pinnacle Bank Arena

May 26, 2017 - Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma ***

May 27, 2017 - San Antonio, TX - River City Rockfest ***

May 29, 2017 - Colorado Springs, CO - Broadmoor World Arena

May 31, 2017 - Bozeman, MT - Brick Breeden Fieldhouse

June 2, 2017 - Edmonton, AB - Rogers Place *

June 3, 2017 - Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome *

June 6, 2017 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena *

June 7, 2017 - Spokane, WA - Spokane Arena

June 9, 2017 - Seattle, WA - White River Amph

June 10, 2017 - Portland, OR - Moda Center

June 12, 2017 - Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center

June 14, 2017 - Ontario, CA - Citizens Bank Arena

June 16, 2017 - San Diego, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre

June 17, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena

June 19, 2017 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre

June 21, 2017 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center **

June 22, 2017 - St Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

June 24, 2017 - Chicago, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre^

June 25, 2017 - Indianapolis, IN - Klipsch Music Center

*Def Leppard only **Def Leppard and Poison only, no Tesla ***Def Leppard festival dates ^Green Bay, WI and Chicago, IL on sale February 10

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