Following the huge buzz surrounding last week's announcement that two of the world's greatest rock bands — DEF LEPPARD and JOURNEY — are teaming up for a massive co-headlining North American tour, special fan presales and VIP packages have now been announced, as well as additional on sale details.
Tickets for most dates go on sale to the general public beginning Saturday, February 3 at 10 a.m. local time at Ticketmaster.com. American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public in select dates beginning Tuesday, January 30 at 12 p.m. local time. A full list of tour dates and on sale details can be found below.
Additionally, DEF LEPPARD and JOURNEY fan presales will begin Monday, January 29 at 12 p.m. local time. DEF LEPPARD VIP Packages will also be available beginning Monday, January 29 at 12 p.m. local time through Epic Rights. Visit DefLeppardRockBrigade.com for all information. JOURNEY VIP Packages will be available beginning Monday, January 29 at 12 p.m. local time through VIP Nation. For more information, visit journeymusic.com.
Promising to be one of the top tours of the year, the North American trek will be composed of both stadium and arena concerts, with half of the shows being closed by JOURNEY and half by DEF LEPPARD. The tour, promoted by Live Nation, kicks off May 21 in Hartford, Connecticut, at the XL Center and will feature complete sets and all-new production from both bands, and an arsenal of their hits such as "Pour Some Sugar On Me", "Lights", "Photograph", "Don't Stop Believin'", "Rock Of Ages" and "Faithfully".
The 58-city tour will hit ten stadiums — Toronto's Rogers Centre; Atlanta's Sun Trust Park; Detroit's Comerica Park; Chicago's Wrigley Field; Denver's Coors Field; Minneapolis's Target Field; Boston's Fenway Park; St. Louis's Busch Stadium; San Francisco's AT&T Park; and San Diego's Petco Park — as well as world-famous arenas, such as Madison Square Garden in New York and the "Fabulous" Forum in Inglewood, California.
JOURNEY's Neal Schon said: "These co-headlining JOURNEY/DEF LEPPARD dates will be epic classic rock shows. So many hits. It will be great to see you all, friends!"
DEF LEPPARD's Joe Elliott said: "This tour is going to be a blast! We've toured together before and it was massive. This time it's going to be even bigger and better!"
JOURNEY's Jonathan Cain added: "We are all anxious to share our sound with the world again and, along with DEF LEPPARD, we are part of a world-class package to the rock stage that spans decades and represents a multi-platinum legacy."
DEF LEPPARD's Rick Savage said: "12 years ago we embarked on a U.S. tour with JOURNEY and it was an absolute blast. Looking forward to hooking up again. Believe me, this will be even more spectacular."
DEF LEPPARD and JOURNEY tour dates:
May 21 - Hartford, CT - XL Center**
May 23 - Albany, NY - Times Union Center
May 25 - Hershey, PA - Hersheypark Stadium
May 26 - Buffalo, NY - KeyBank Center**
May 28 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
May 30 - Cincinnati, OH - U.S. Bank Arena
Jun. 01 - Toronto, ON - Rogers Centre
Jun. 02 - Pittsburgh, PA - PPG Paints Arena
Jun. 05 - Raleigh, NC - PNC Arena
Jun. 06 - Knoxville, TN - Thompson-Boling Arena
Jun. 08 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
Jun. 09 - Charlotte, NC - Spectrum Center
Jun. 11 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center**
Jun. 13 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
Jun. 15 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
Jun. 16 - Baltimore, MD - Royal Farms Arena
Jul. 01 - Atlanta, GA - SunTrust Park
Jul. 03 - Indianapolis, IN - Ruoff Home Mortgage Pavilion
Jul. 04 - Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest
Jul. 06 - Memphis, TN - FedEx Forum
Jul. 07 - Little Rock, AR - Verizon Arena
Jul. 09 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
Jul. 11 - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center
Jul. 13 - Detroit, MI - Comerica Park
Jul. 14 - Chicago, IL - Wrigley Field**
Jul. 16 - Wichita, KS - INTRUST Bank Arena
Jul. 18 - Sioux Falls, SD - Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Jul. 19 - Lincoln, NE - Pinnacle Bank Arena
Jul. 21 - Denver, CO - Coors Field
Jul. 23 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena**
Jul. 25 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center**
Jul. 27 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Field
Jul. 28 - Fargo, ND - Fargodome**
Aug. 11 - Boston, MA - Fenway Park**
Aug. 13 - Virginia Beach, VA - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Aug. 15 - Columbia, SC - Colonial Life Arena
Aug. 17 - Ft Lauderdale, FL - BB&T Center
Aug. 18 - Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena
Aug. 20 - Birmingham, AL - Legacy Arena @ The BJCC
Aug. 22 - Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center
Aug. 24 - St. Louis, MO - Busch Stadium
Aug. 25 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
Aug. 27 - New Orleans, LA - Smoothie King Center
Aug. 29 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
Aug. 31 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
Sep. 01 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center**
Sep. 05 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheatre
Sep. 07 - Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Resort Arena
Sep. 08 - Las Vegas, NV - T-Mobile Arena**
Sep. 21 - San Francisco, CA - AT&T Park
Sep. 23 - San Diego, CA - Petco Park
Sep. 25 - Salt Lake City, UT - Vivint Smart Home Arena
Sep. 26 - Nampa, ID - Idaho Center Arena
Sep. 28 - Portland, OR - Moda Center
Sep. 29 - Seattle, WA - Gorge Amphitheatre
Oct. 01 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
Oct. 04 - Sacramento, CA - Golden 1 Center
Oct. 06 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum
** Not ticketed by Ticketmaster