Def Leppard Announces Summer 2007 Tour

Great Britain’s Premiere Arena Rock Band Takes to the Road for a 50-City Summer Tour Kicking Off June 27th

NEW YORK, April 16 /PRNewswire/ — Following on the heels of their massively successful 2006 concert tour, Def Leppard, one of rock’s most exciting bands, have announced a mega summer concert tour that is set to hit all corners of the United States, as well as Canada. This year’s outing will include 50 dates, kicking off on June 27th in Cincinnati and culminating on September 30th in Edmonton. Styx and Foreigner are scheduled to appear on select dates with tickets for the Chicago, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Detroit and Boston dates going on sale Saturday, April 21st. Tickets are available at The tour is being produced by Live Nation.

2006 was a watershed year for Def Leppard with the group’s summer concert tour becoming a must-see phenomenon. It was extended three times due to overwhelming demand for tickets from concert-goers and quickly became one of the year’s most successful live music events. 2006 also included a gold record for Rock Of Ages: The Definitive Collections, marking the group’s 10th album certification, as well as two critically acclaimed album releases; an exclusive limited edition version of the group’s classic Hysteria album and Yeah!, a tribute to the band’s musical heroes, that received raves from Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone and USA Today and featured the group’s now definitive cover of Rock On.

With more than 65 million albums sold worldwide, not to mention two prestigious Diamond Awards to their credit, Def Leppard — Joe Elliott (vocals), Vivian Campbell (guitar), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick “Sav” Savage (bass) and Rick Allen (drums) — continues to be one of the most important forces in rock music. The group’s spectacular live shows are filled with hit after hit from their groundbreaking discography that set the sound for generations of music fans and artists. Def Leppard’s powerful rock anthems have become synonymous with their name and it’s easy to see why rock fans keep gravitating toward their electrifying live performances. On their 2007 tour, the band is promising a highly-charged, no-nonsense set of rocking performances, packed with hits spanning its entire career.

    Dates are as follows:
    Date          City                  Venue

    Wed, Jun 27   Cincinnati, OH        Riverbend Music Center
    Fri, Jun 29   Milwaukee, WI         Summerfest
    Sat, Jun 30   Chicago, IL           First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
    Tue, Jul 03   Bonner Springs, KS    Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Kansas
    Wed, Jul 04   Maryland Heights, MO  Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
                                         St. Louis
    Fri, Jul 06   Noblesville, IN       Verizon Wireless Music Center
    Sat, Jul 07   Burgettstown, PA      Post-Gazette Pavilion
    Sun, Jul 08   Columbus, OH          Germain Amphitheater
    Wed, Jul 11   Walker, MN            Moondance Jam
    Fri, Jul 13   Cuyahoga Falls, OH    Blossom Music Center
    Sat, Jul 14   Camden, NJ            Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
    Mon, Jul 16   Toronto, ON           Molson Amphitheatre
    Tue, Jul 17   Montreal, QC          Bell Centre
    Thu, Jul 19   Uncasville, CT        Mohegan Sun Arena
    Sat, Jul 21   Sarnia, ON            Sarnia Bayfest
    Sun, Jul 22   Farwell, MI           Mountain Rock Festival
    Tue, Jul 24   Clarkston, MI         DTE Energy Music Theatre
    Thu, Jul 26   Minot, ND             North Dakota State Fair
    Sat, Jul 28   Cheyenne, WY          Frontier Days
    Sat, Aug 11   Mansfield, MA         Tweeter Center for the Performing
    Sun, Aug 12   Hershey, PA           Hershey Park Pavilion
    Tue, Aug 14   Wantagh, NY           Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
    Wed, Aug 15   Holmdel, NJ           PNC Bank Arts Center
    Fri, Aug 17   Bristow, VA           Nissan Pavilion
    Sat, Aug 18   Virginia Beach, VA    Verizon Wireless VA. Beach
    Tue, Aug 21   Raleigh, NC           Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
    Wed, Aug 22   Charlotte, NC         Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
    Fri, Aug 24   Tampa, FL             Ford Amphitheatre
    Sat, Aug 25   Atlanta, GA           HiFi Buys Amphitheatre
    Sun, Aug 26   Louisville, KY        Kentucky State Fair
    Wed, Aug 29   Selma, TX             Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
    Fri, Aug 31   Woodlands, TX         Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
    Sat, Sep 01   Dallas, TX            Smirnoff Music Centre
    Mon, Sep 03   St. Paul, MN          Minnesota State Fair
    Wed, Sep 05   Oklahoma City, OK     Zoo Amphitheatre
    Fri, Sep 07   West Valley City, UT  USANA Amphitheatre
    Sat, Sep 08   Grand Junction, CO    Rock Jam
    Sun, Sep 09   Englewood, CO         Coors Amphitheatre
    Wed, Sep 12   Ridgefield, WA        Amphitheater at Clark County
    Fri, Sep 14   Marysville, CA        Sleep Train Amphitheatre
    Sat, Sep 15   Kelseyville, CA       Konocti Harbor
    Sun, Sep 16   Reno, NV              Reno Events Center
    Tue, Sep 18   Concord, CA           Sleep Train Pavilion
    Thu, Sep 20   Phoenix, AZ           Cricket Pavilion
    Sat, Sep 22   Las Vegas, NV         Mandalay Bay Events Center
    Sun, Sep 23   Irvine, CA            Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
    Wed, Sep 26   Auburn, WA            White River Amphitheatre
    Thu, Sep 27   Vancouver, BC         General Motors Place
    Sat, Sep 29   Calgary, AB           Pengrowth Saddledome
    Sun, Sep 30   Edmonton, AB          Rexall Place

For more information on Def Leppard and updated tour news, please visit the band’s Web site at

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