DEF LEPPARD: Summer Tour Dates Announced

Following on the heels of their massively successful 2006 concert tour, DEF LEPPARD, one of rock's most exciting bands, have announced a mega summer concert tour that is set to hit all corners of the United States, as well as Canada. This year's outing will include 50 dates, kicking off on June 27 in Cincinnati and culminating on September 30 in Edmonton. STYX and FOREIGNER are scheduled to appear on select dates with tickets for the Chicago, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Detroit and Boston dates going on sale Saturday, April 21. The tour is being produced by Live Nation.

2006 was a watershed year for DEF LEPPARD with the group's summer concert tour becoming a must-see phenomenon. It was extended three times due to overwhelming demand for tickets from concert-goers and quickly became one of the year's most successful live music events. 2006 also included a gold record for "Rock Of Ages: The Definitive Collection", marking the group's 10th album certification, as well as two critically acclaim album releases; an exclusive limited edition version of the group's classic "Hysteria" album and "Yeah!", a tribute to the band's musical heroes, that received raves from Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone and USA Today and featured the group's now definitive cover of "Rock On".

With more than 65 million albums sold worldwide, not to mention two prestigious Diamond Awards to their credit, DEF LEPPARDJoe 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. The group's spectacular live shows are filled with hit after hit from their groundbreaking discography that set the sound for generations of music fans and artists. DEF LEPPARD's powerful rock anthems have become synonymous with their name and it' easy to see why rock fans keep gravitating toward their electrifying live performances. On their 2007 tour, the band is promising a highly-charged, no-nonsense set of rocking performances, packed with hits spanning its entire career.

Dates are as follows:

Jun. 27 - Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Jun. 29 - Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
Jun 30 - Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Jul. 03 - Bonner Springs, KS Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Kansas City
Jul. 04 - Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis
Jul. 06 - Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
Jul. 07 - Burgettstown, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion
Jul. 08 - Columbus, OH Germain Amphitheater
Jul. 11 - Walker, MN Moondance Jam
Jul. 13 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
Jul. 14 - Camden, NJ Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
Jul. 16 - Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
Jul. 17 - Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Jul. 19 - Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Jul. 21 - Sarnia, ON Sarnia Bayfest
Jul. 22 - Farwell, MI Mountain Rock Festival
Jul. 24 - Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Jul. 26 - Minot, ND North Dakota State Fair
Jul. 28 - Cheyenne, WY Frontier Days
Aug. 11 - Mansfield, MA Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
Aug. 12 - Hershey, PA Hershey Park Pavilion
Aug. 14 - Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 15 - Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 17 - Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion
Aug. 18 - Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless VA. Beach Amphitheater
Aug. 21 - Raleigh, NC Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
Aug. 22 - Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte
Aug. 24 - Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
Aug. 25 - Atlanta, GA HiFi Buys Amphitheatre
Aug. 26 - Louisville, KY Kentucky State Fair
Aug. 29 - Selma, TX Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Aug. 31 - Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sep. 01 - Dallas, TX Smirnoff Music Centre
Sep. 03 - St. Paul, MN Minnesota State Fair
Sep. 05 - Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre
Sep. 07 - West Valley City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Sep. 08 - Grand Junction, CO Rock Jam
Sep. 09 - Englewood, CO Coors Amphitheatre
Sep. 12 - Ridgefield, WA Amphitheater at Clark County
Sep. 14 - Marysville, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Sep. 15 - Kelseyville, CA Konocti Harbor
Sep. 16 - Reno, NV Reno Events Center
Sep. 18 - Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion
Sep. 20 - Phoenix, AZ Cricket Pavilion
Sep. 22 - Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center
Sep. 23 - Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Sep. 26 - Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
Sep. 27 - Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
Sep. 29 - Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome
Sep. 30 - Edmonton, AB Rexall Place

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