DEF LEPPARD's new album, "Songs from the Sparkle Lounge", has registered the following first-week chart positions:USA: #5
United Kindom: #10
New Zealand: #26
France: #118 DEF LEPPARD kicked off the European leg of its 2008 Sparkle Lounge tour on Wednesday, May 21. Starting at the Classic Rock Festival in Sandnes, Norway, the band will play in almost 20 European countries (including some where they have never been before) over the next two months. For the third leg of the tour (North America), all support acts/guests have now been finalized. During the 16-date leg, there will be no less than five acts opening for DEF LEPPARD: JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS (July 30 Aug. 3)
BILLY IDOL (Aug. 6-15 and Aug. 17-21)
EVERCLEAR (Aug. 16)
STYX/REO SPEEDWAGON (Aug. 23) The final date of this leg is billed as "an evening with DEF LEPPARD." For a complete list of DEF LEPPARD tour dates, click here.