With combined sales of 100 Million albums worldwide, 65 million from Leppard alone, fans can expect hits like “Photograph,” “Rock Of Ages,” “C’mon C’mon,” “Pour Some Sugar On Me,” “Foolin’,” “Bringin’ On The Heartbreak,” “Nine Lives,” and countless others creating an evening of rock ‘n’ roll unlike any other this summer.
The tour, which kicks off on June 23rd in Camden, N.J., promises an unprecedented night for those in attendance. The show will highlight three decades of music from three of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest bands for a four-hour interactive concert experience that will begin the moment that the doors open. It will feature Bluetooth technology and delivery, text communications prior to and during performances and a host of interactive offerings. This in addition to an arsenal of nearly 60 Top 40 hits including Poison’s “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” “Unskinny Bop,” “Ride the Wind,” “Somethin’ To Believe In,” and “Nothin’ But A Good Time,” as well as Cheap Trick’s “I Want You To Want Me” and “Surrender.”
“I’m very pleased that we are coming back to North America,” said Def Leppard front man Joe Elliott. “We’re gonna be touring with some new friends and some old friends and can guarantee it will be the Rock Tour of the summer.”
“There is nothing better than an epic summer concert and this tour is a dream come true for rock ‘n’ roll fans. It will be a night of a thousand hits with three hard-charging rock bands on the road together,” said Poison front man and star of VH1’s top-rated “Rock of Love Bus” reality show Bret Michaels.
Def Leppard (Joe Elliott – vocals, Vivian Campbell – guitar, Phil Collen – guitar, Rick “Sav” Savage -bass and Rick Allen – drums) sits at the top of an iconic class of rock ‘n’ roll bands. In fact, they are one of a handful of select groups, including the likes of The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and The Eagles, who have been awarded the R.I.A.A.’s prestigious Diamond Award more than once (Pyromania and Hysteria). The band’s most recent album Songs From The Sparkle Lounge debuted last year at #5 on the Billboard Top 200; earning Def Leppard their highest-charting debut since their 1992 album Adrenalize.
Over the course of their career, Def Leppard has produced a series of classic groundbreaking albums that set the sound for generations of music fans and artists. The group’s spectacular live shows, filled with powerful melodic rock anthems, have become synonymous with their name and are an institution in the touring industry as they continue to sell out arenas worldwide.
Poison, one of rock’s most iconic and enduring bands, has been one of the music industry’s top acts, with multi-platinum album sales and sold out tours since first bursting onto the scene in 1986. Poison’s Bret Michaels, C.C. Deville, Bobby Dall and Rikki Rockett have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and charted twelve Top 10 hits. Throughout Poison’s career, the band’s members have enjoyed collaborative and solo successes from the stage to screen. Bret Michaels currently stars in the #1 viewed reality show on cable, VH1’s “Rock of Love Bus.”
With more than 5,000 performances, 20 million records sold, 29 movie soundtracks and 40 gold and platinum-recording awards, Cheap Trick may be one of the most covered bands of all time. Since the 70s they’ve been blending elements of pop, punk and even metal in a way that is instantly catchy and recognizable.
Live Nation will produce the tour nationally.
Def Leppard has teamed up with I Love All Access to offer the ultimate fan experience for the tour featuring a variety of packages. For more details go to www.iloveallaccess.com.
For more Def Leppard tour news and information go to www.defleppard.com. DEF LEPPARD TOUR DATES 23-June Camden, NJ 25-June Cuyahoga Falls, OH 26-June Darien Center, NY 28-June Scranton, PA 30-June Mansfield, MA 01-July Holmdel, NJ 03-July Saratoga Springs, NY 04-July Toronto, CAN 07-July Hartford, CT 08-July Wantagh, NY 10-July Burgettstown, PA 11-July Virginia Beach, VA 12-July Bristow, VA 15-July Cincinnati, OH 17-July Tinley Park, IL 18-July Milwaukee, WI 20-July Maryland Heights, MO 21-July Kansas City, MO 23-July Noblesville, IN 24-July Clarkston, MI 07-August Raleigh, NC 08-August Charlotte, NC 10-August Nashville, TN 11-August Birmingham, AL 13-August West Palm Beach, FL 14-August Tampa, FL 15-August Atlanta, GA 18-August New Orleans, LA 19-August Houston, TX 21-August Dallas, TX 22-August Tulsa, OK 24-August Englewood, CO 25-August Salt Lake City, UT 28-August Albuquerque, NM 29-August Phoenix, AZ 30-August Irvine, CA 02-September Mountain View, CA 03-September Sacramento, CA 05-September Las Vegas, NV 06-September San Bernadino, CA
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SOURCE: PFA Media
CONTACT: FOR DEF LEPPARD: Keith Hagan, PFA, +1-212-334-6116,
[email protected], or Paul Freundlich, PFA, +1-212-334-6116,
[email protected]; or FOR POISON: Laurie Gorman, HK Management,
+1-310-550-5256, [email protected]; or FOR CHEAP TRICK: Carla Dragotti,