It's official: DEF LEPPARD and JOURNEY will join forces for a massive co-headlining tour of North American stadiums and arenas. The 58-city trek will kick off on May 21 in Hartford, Connecticut. All the dates can be found below.
Tickets go on sale beginning Saturday, February 3 at LiveNation.com. Stay tuned for presale and VIP ticketing information.
"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!" JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon said.
The shows will feature complete sets and an 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".
"This tour is going to be a blast! We've toured together before and it was massive," DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott said. "This time it's going to be even bigger and better!"
JOURNEY keyboardist 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 and JOURNEY previously toured together in 2006. The trek was reportedly one of LEPPARD's most successful U.S. runs since the 1992-1993 "Adrenalize" tour. The DEF LEPPARD-JOURNEY package launched in June 2006 and consisted of three legs, taking the two bands up to November of that year.
At the time, DEF LEPPARD was supporting its covers album called "Yeah!"
DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen has said in past interviews that he would love to tour with JOURNEY again.
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