DEF LEPPARD: More Tour Dates With JOURNEY Announced

DEF LEPPARD has added more shows to its current North American tour with JOURNEY. The newly added dates are as follows:

Oct. 11 - Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
Oct. 13 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
Oct. 14 - San Bernardino, CA @ Hyundai Pavilion
Oct. 16 - Albuquerque, NM @ Journal Pavilion
Oct. 17 - Loveland, CO @ Budweiser Events Center
Oct. 19 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Ford Center
Oct. 21 - Fargo, ND @ Fargo Dome
Oct. 22 - Omaha, NE @ Qwest Center
Oct. 24 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
Oct. 25 - Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center
Oct. 27 - Moline, IL @ The Mark
Oct. 28 - Bloomington, IL @ US Cellular Coliseum
Oct. 30 - Memphis, TN @ Fed Ex Forum

DEF LEPPARD is supporting their new covers album called "Yeah!", which has sold 134,000 copies in the United States so far, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD is said to be "a heartfelt and hard-rocking tribute" to DEF LEPPARD's musical heroes of the late '60s and '70s — THE KINKS, BADFINGER, T. REX, DAVID BOWIE, SWEET, ROXY MUSIC, MOTT THE HOOPLE, FREE, FACES, and THIN LIZZY.

As previously reported, DEF LEPPARD will be releasing a "deluxe edition" of their classic album "Hysteria" (1987) before the end of the year. No further details are currently available.

"Hysteria" was recorded in 1986 at Wisseloord Studios in Hilversum, Netherlands; Windmill Lane Studio 2 in Dublin, Ireland; and Studio Des Dames in Paris, France with producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange. The LP is one of only a handful of albums (and the third in rock history) that has charted seven singles or more on the U.S. Hot 100: "Women" (#80), "Animal" (#19), "Hysteria" (#10), "Pour Some Sugar On Me" (#2), "Love Bites" (#1), "Armageddon It" (#3) and "Rocket" (#12). It remained on the charts for three years and has sold 18 million copies worldwide, according to Wikipedia.

(Thanks: Andy Heilmann)

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