​Def Leppard, Styx, Tesla Hit Road For North American Tour

Author: Kara GilmourBy:
Staff Reporter
Feb. 12, 2015

There’s no stopping Def Leppard this summer as they join Styx for a 48-city North America Tour that kicks off on June 23 in Tampa, Florida. The tour will end on Oct. 4 in Bismarck, N.D. as they bring Tesla along for the ride, according to New York Daily News. Frontman Joe Elliott said he’s looking forward to the concerts.

“We’ve toured with both of these bands before,” Elliott told Billboard. “Styx is a great bunch of guys and as American as mom’s apple pie all the way through. 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.”

Fans will get a taste of the biggest hits from all three bands from Def Leppard’s signature “Pour Some Sugar On Me” and “Photograph”; Styx’s “Mr. Roboto” and “Renegade”; and Tesla’s “Love Song” and “Signs.”

Elliott also teases that a new Def Leppard record will be out “absolutely this year,” though the band is still “weeding through” offers from various labels who want to release the still-untitled album.

“The important thing is we make a good record,” he says. “I don’t think people are queuing around the block to buy a Def Leppard release right now…But for us it’s really important that we keep the high quality we’ve always tried to deliver and we don’t let ourselves down.”

Tickets for all shows go on sale Feb. 20 on www.livenation.com:

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
June 30, Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion
July 2, Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
July 3, Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
July 5, Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
July 7, Gilford, MD - Bank of NH Pavilion at Meadowbrook*
July 9, Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
July 11, Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
July 12, Darien, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 14, Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
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, Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 24, Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
July 25, Holmdel, NJ - PNC Banks Art Center
August 7, Sturgis, SD - Buffalo Chip Campground*
August 8, Sioux Falls, SD - Sioux Falls Arena
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 1, Allentown, PA - The Great Allentown Fair*
September 3, Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center*
September 4, Maryland Heights, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
September 5, Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
September 16, Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre
September 17, Ridgefield, WA - Amphitheater Northwest
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 Amphitheatre
September 30, Spokane, WA - Spokane Arena*
October 2, Bozeman, MT - Brick Breeden Fieldhouse*
October 4, Bismarck, ND - Bismarck Civic Center*

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