Def Leppard Announce 2015 U.S. Tour Dates


Story by Anne Erickson

Def Leppard will take their ‘80s rock across the U.S. this summer

Def Leppard already announced a Canadian tour for this year, and now, it’s official: The guys are also hitting the U.S. The ‘80s rockers have announced a lengthy U.S. tour set for this summer, with Styx and Tesla kicking off the shows. The tour will set off June 23 in Tampa, Fla., and continue for nearly four months, through an Oct. 4 gig in Bismarck, N.D.

In total, Def Leppard and company will perform in almost 50 cities. The tour also sandwiches in one Canadian stop July 14 in Toronto.

Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott is stoked to go out on the road with Styx and Tesla.

“Styx is a great bunch of guys and as American as mom’s apple pie all the way through,” he told “And we had Tesla on board when we did the Hysteria tour back in ’87; they were out for at least six or seven months with us before they went off to do their own thing.  So it’ll be a great time on stage and backstage, I think.”

Tickets for most shows will go on sale to the public starting at 10 a.m. local time Feb. 20 via live Nation. For more information about concerts and how to purchase tickets, visit Def Leppard’s official website.

Def Leppard 2015 North American Tour Dates:

4/15 — Penticton, Canada, South Okanagan Events Centre*
4/17 — Victoria, Canada, Save on Foods Memorial Centre*
4/18 — Vancouver, Canada, Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena*
4/20 — Dawson Creek, Canada, EnCana Events Centre*
4/22 — Calgary, Canada, Scotiabank Saddledome*
4/23 — Edmonton, Canada, Rexall Place*
4/25 — Lethbridge, Canada, Enmax Centre*
4/26 — Regina, Canada, Brandt Centre*
4/28 — Saskatoon, Canada, SaskTel Centre*
4/29 — Winnipeg, Canada, MTS Centre*
5/2 — Montreal, Canada, Bell Centre*
5/4 — Ottawa, Canada, TD Place Arena*
5/5 — London, Canada, Budweiser Gardens*
6/23 — Tampa, Fla., MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
6/25 — West Palm Beach, Fla., Coral Sky Amphitheatre
6/27 — Birmingham, Ala., Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
6/28 — Atlanta, Ga., Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
6/30 — Charlotte, N.C., PNC Music Pavilion
7/2 — Bristow, Va., Jiffy Lube Live
7/3 — Virginia Beach, Va., Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
7/5 — Uncasville, Conn., Mohegan Sun Arena
7/7 — Gilford, Md., Bank of NH Pavilion at Meadowbrook
7/9 — Mansfield, Mass., Xfinity Center
7/11 — Bethel, N.Y., Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
7/12 — Darien Center, N.Y., Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
7/14 — Toronto, ON, Canada, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/15 — Youngstown, Ohio, Covelli Centre*
7/17 — Clarkston, Mich., DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/21 — Mt. Pleasant, Mich., Soaring Eagle Resort & Casino*
7/23 — Wantagh, N.Y., Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
7/24 — Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/25 — Holmdel, N.J., PNC Bank Arts Center
8/7 — Sturgis, S.D., Buffalo Chip Campground*
8/8 — Sioux Falls, S.D., Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
8/10 — Oklahoma City, Okla., Chesapeake Energy Arena*
8/11 — Kansas City, Mo., Starlight Theatre
8/14 — Sedalia, Mo., Missouri State Fair
8/15 — Des Moines, Iowa, Iowa State Fair
8/17 — Cincinnati, Okla., Riverbend Music Center
8/18 — Nashville, Tenn., Bridgestone Arena
8/21 — Dallas, Texas, Gexa Energy Pavilion
8/22 — Woodlands, Texas, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/23 — Austin, Texas, Austin360 Amphitheater
8/27 — St. Paul, Minn., Minnesota State Fair
8/28 — Grand Forks, N.D., Alerus Center
8/30 — Noblesville, Ind., Klipsch Music Center
9/1 — Allentown, Pa., The Great Allentown Fair
9/3 — Louisville, Ky., KFC Yum! Center
9/4 — Maryland Heights, Mo., Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
9/5 — Tinley Park, Ill., First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
9/16 — Auburn, Wash., White River Amphitheater
9/17 — Ridgefield, Wash., Amphitheater Northwest
9/19 — Mountain View, Calif., Shoreline Amphitheatre
9/22 — Chula Vista, Calif., Sleep Train Amphitheatre
9/23 — Phoenix, Ariz., Ak-Chin Pavilion
9/25 — Albuquerque, N.M., Isleta Amphitheater
9/26 — Denver, Colo., Pepsi Center
9/28 — West Valley City, Utah, USANA Amphitheater
9/30 — Spokane, Wash., Spokane Arena
10/2 — Bozeman, Mont., Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
10/4 — Bismarck, N.D., Bismarck Civic Center

* = Def Leppard only.



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