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 3-month run across North America. This new leg of dates follows the group’s 70+ city 2016 tour, and is set to kick off on April 8 in Manchester, New Hampshire and wrap on June 25 in Indianapolis.
Joining Def Leppard on select dates are Poison and Tesla. Tickets will go on sale on January 20 and 21 at LiveNation.com. (Def Leppard Rock Brigade Concert Club presales begin on January 17, also at LiveNation.com.)
In conjunction with the announcement of their North American tour, Def Leppard — vocalist Joe Elliott, guitarist Phil Collen, guitarist Vivian Campbell, bassist Rick “Sav” Savage, and drummer Rick Allen — have also premiered the live video for “Animal,” which you can view right here. This live videoclip 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 10 in partnership with Eagle Rock Entertainment.
Frontman 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.”
Guitarist Phil Collen adds, “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!”
The tour also marks the first time in over 5 years that Poison will tour with all-original members: vocalist Bret Michaels, guitarist CC DeVille, bassist Bobby Dall, and drummer 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.”
Poision frontman Bret Michaels says, “I could not be more excited. I know all of us will give one thousand percent onstage, 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. Don’t wait, because God only knows.”
Tour dates and locales are as follows:
April 10, 2017 Montreal, QC Bell Centre *