Def Leppard Announces Spring 2008 Tour


“Def Leppard is consistently one of the most exciting and successful bands we work with year in and year out,” said Live Nation Senior Vice President of Touring Bruce Kapp. “There is no better way to kick off our touring season than with Def Leppard.” Tickets go on sale beginning January 11th and are available at

2007 was another monumental year for the band, playing a 50 date arena tour across the USA. Starting June 2007 and ending in September 2007, the group’s summer concert tour became a must-see phenomenon — regularly selling out arenas to crowds of 15,000 to 20,000! The show featured stunning production and a special acoustic set, in addition to Def Leppard’s huge catalogue of global hits. 2007 was also the 20th anniversary of the band’s legendary “Hysteria” release, an album summed up by Mojo magazine in Sept 2007 as “Hard rock’s equivalent of “Thriller””.

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 2008 tour, the band is promising a highly-charged, no-nonsense set of rocking performances, packed with hits spanning its entire career. Def Leppard are one of only five rock groups who can claim two separate original 10 million plus selling albums in the US. The others are The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Van Halen.

  Dates are as follows:

  Date                 City                Venue
  Mar 27               Greensboro, NC      Greensboro Coliseum Complex
  Mar 29               Hollywood, FL       Hard Rock Live Arena
  Mar 30               Estero, FL          Germain Arena
  Apr 01               Greenville, SC      BI-LO Center
  Apr 03               Reading, PA         Sovereign Center
  Apr 04               Atlantic City, NJ   Music Box at The Borgata
  Apr 06               Manchester, NH      Verizon Wireless Arena
  Apr 08               Uncasville, CT      Mohegan Sun Arena
  Apr 09               Providence, RI      Dunkin' Donuts Center
  Apr 11               Quebec City, QC     Colisee Pepsi Arena
  Apr 12               Ottawa, ON          ScotiaBank Place
  Apr 13               Hamilton, ON        Copps Coliseum
  Apr 16               Winnipeg, MB        MTS Centre
  Apr 18               Grand Rapids, MI    Van Andel Arena
  Apr 19               Detroit, MI         Joe Louis Arena
  Apr 22               Boise, ID           The Idaho Center
  Apr 23               Spokane, WA         Spokane Arena
  Apr 25               Las Vegas, NV       The Pearl
  Apr 26               Chula Vista, CA     Coors Amphitheater

More information about the upcoming album to be released shortly. For more information on Def Leppard and updated tour news, please visit the band’s Web site at


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