Def Leppard Preps North American Summer Tour

02/12/2015

- Tickets on Sale Starting Feb. 20 at LiveNation.com -
- Styx and Tesla Set to Join the Tour as Special Guests -
"…the greatest power-pop band ever to masquerade as metal." - New York Magazine

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Def Leppard returns to the road this summer for an extensive North American tour.  The Live Nation-promoted tour hitting nearly 50 cities across the U.S. and Canada will kick off on June 23 in Tampa, Fla. at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre. Joining Def Leppard on their massive summer outing are rockers Styx and Tesla. Please see full tour routing below. Citi® cardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Wednesday, Feb. 18 at noon local time through Citi's Private Pass® Program. For complete pre-sale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com. General tickets for the tour go on sale starting Friday, Feb. 20 at 10:00 a.m. on www.livenation.com. Please see below for full details and on sale information.

DEF LEPPARD ANNOUNCES 2015 SUMMER TOUR

Def Leppard's influential career includes numerous hit singles and ground-breaking multi-platinum albums—including two of the best-selling albums of all time, Pyromania and Hysteria, capturing the group's legendary tracks, bringing together classic Leppard hits such as "Rock of Ages," Pour Some Sugar on Me" and "Foolin." The upcoming tour follows on the heels of the band's massive 2014 co-headlining tour with KISS, last summer.

2015 TOUR DATES
All dates, venues and cities below subject to change.
All shows on sale Feb. 20 unless otherwise noted.

June 23

Tampa, FL

MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

June 25

West Palm Beach, FL

Coral Sky Amphitheatre

June 27

Birmingham, AL

Oak Mountain Amphitheatre

June 28

Atlanta, GA

Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood (on sale Feb. 21)

June 30

Charlotte, NC

PNC Music Pavilion (on sale Feb. 21)

July 02

Bristow, VA

Jiffy Lube Live (on sale March 6)

July 03

Virginia Beach, VA

Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach

July 05

Uncasville, CT

Mohegan Sun Arena (on sale Feb. 21)

July 07

Gilford, MD

Bank of NH Pavilion at Meadowbrook*

July 09

Mansfield, MA

Xfinity Center (on sale Feb. 21)

July 11

Bethel, NY

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (on sale Feb. 21)

July 12

Darien Center, NY

Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

July 14

Toronto, ON

Molson Canadian Amphitheatre (on sale Feb. 21)

July 15

Youngstown, OH

Covelli Centre*†

July 17

Clarkston, MI

DTE Energy Music Theatre

July 21

Mt. Pleasant, MI

Soaring Eagle Resort & Casino*†

July 23

Wantagh, NY

Nikon at Jones Beach Theater (on sale Feb. 28)

July 24

Saratoga Springs, NY

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

July 25

Holmdel, NJ

PNC Bank Arts Center (on sale Feb. 28)

August 07

Sturgis, SD

Buffalo Chip Campground*†

August 08

Sioux Falls, SD

Denny Sanford PREMIER Center

August 10

Oklahoma City, OK

Chesapeake Energy Arena*

August 11

Kansas City, MO

Starlight Theatre

August 14

Sedalia, MO

Missouri State Fair*

August 15

Des Moines, IA

Iowa State Fair*

August 17

Cincinnati, OH

Riverbend Music Center

August 18

Nashville, TN

Bridgestone Arena

August 21

Dallas, TX

Gexa Energy Pavilion

August 22

Woodlands, TX

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

August 23

Austin, TX

Austin360 Amphitheater

August 27

St. Paul, MN

Minnesota State Fair*

August 28

Grand Forks, ND

Alerus Center

August 30

Noblesville, IN

Klipsch Music Center

September 01

Allentown, PA

The Great Allentown Fair*

September 03

Louisville, KY

KFC Yum! Center*

September 04

Maryland Heights, MO

Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (on sale Feb. 21)

September 05

Tinley Park, IL

First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

September 16

Auburn, WA

White River Amphitheater (on sale Feb. 21)

September 17

Ridgefield, WA

Amphitheater Northwest (on sale Feb. 21)

September 19

Mountain View, CA

Shoreline Amphitheatre

September 22

Chula Vista, CA

Sleep Train Amphitheatre

September 23

Phoenix, AZ

Ak-Chin Pavilion

September 25

Albuquerque, NM

Isleta Amphitheater

September 26

Denver, CO

Pepsi Center

September 28

West Valley City, UT

USANA Amphitheater

September 30

Spokane, WA               

Spokane Arena*

October 2

Bozeman, MT

Brick Breeden Fieldhouse*

October 4

Bismarck, ND

Bismarck Civic Center*

* - Non Live Nation date
† - Styx not performing on this date

About Def Leppard :
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. With 100 million records sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards to their credit, the group's spectacular live shows, filled with powerful melodic rock anthems, continue to sell out venues worldwide. For the past thirty years the band's epic live shows and arsenal of hits have become synonymous with their name, leading Def Leppard to be heralded as an institution in both the music and touring industry.

For more information on Def Leppard's US tour and tickets please visit the band's web site at www.defleppard.com 
www.twitter.com/def_leppard
https://www.facebook.com/defleppard

About Styx:
Spawned from a Chicago basement in the early '70s, STYX would eventually transform into the virtual arena rock prototype by the late '70s and early '80s, due to a fondness for big rockers and soaring power ballads.  Over the course of their 38-year career they've released 15 studio albums, six best-of compilations and four live albums, garnering eight Top Ten singles. STYX has sold over 30 million albums worldwide.  Throughout their illustrious career, they've performed more live shows since 1999 than all of the previous years of its career combined.  Two Super-Bowl appearances, Pollstar box office chart-topping tours with Def Leppard , Journey, Boston, REO Speedwagon and Bad Company (to name only a few), two more studio albums and no end in sight, STYX continues to conquer the planet, one venue at a time.

www.styxworld.com 
www.facebook.com/styxtheband 
www.twitter.com/styxtheband 
www.instagram.com/styxtheband

About Tesla:
TESLA -- Jeff Keith (vocals), Frank Hannon (guitar), Brian Wheat (bass guitar), Dave Rude (guitar) and Troy Luccketta (drums)— One of Rock n Roll's most respected bands, multi-platinum sellers TESLA have remained true to their "no frills" style since the first day they hit the music scene nearly 30 years ago. Their catalog reads like a soundtrack to the lives of a generation of fans worldwide. With their latest chart topping release "SIMPLICITY" they have proven they are a band that continues to consistently deliver energetic, hard-driving, blues-based rhythms with thought-provoking lyrics that die-hard fans expect and today's generation craves.

www.facebook.com/Teslatheband 
www.twitter.com/teslalive 
www.youtube.com/teslatheband

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SOURCE Live Nation Entertainment

Carleen Donavon, carleen@pressherepublicity.com or Nina Lee, nina@pressherepublicity.com, both for Def Leppard, or Victor Trevino, for Live Nation, victortrevino@livenation.com
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