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Journey & Def Leppard Announce Dates For Epic Co-Headlining North American Tour

Promising to be the Tour of the Year, two of the world’s greatest rock bands – DEF LEPPARD and JOURNEY – are teaming up for a massive co-headlining North American tour composed of both stadium and arena concerts, half 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.” Tickets go on sale beginning Saturday, February 3, at  Stay tuned for presale and VIP ticketing information.

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’ Target Field; Boston’s Fenway Park; St. Louis’ 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. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

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!”

Said Joe Elliott, “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!”

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.”

Added Rick Savage of Def Leppard, “12 years ago we embarked on a US tour with Journey and it was an absolute blast. Looking forward to hooking up again. Believe me, this will be even more spectacular.”


May 21 – Hartford, Connecticut, XL Center

May 23 – Albany, New York, Times Union Center

May 25 – Hershey, Pennsylvania, Hersheypark Stadium

May 26 – Buffalo, New York, KeyBank Center

May 28 – Cleveland, Quicken Loans Arena

May 30 – Cincinnati, U.S. Bank Arena

June 1 – Toronto, Rogers Centre

June 2 – Pittsburgh, PPG Paints Arena

June 5 – Raleigh, North Carolina, PNC Arena

June 6 – Knoxville, Tennessee, Thompson-Boling Arena

June 8 – Bristow, Virginia, Jiffy Lube Live

June 9 – Charlotte, North Carolina, Spectrum Center

June 11 – Philadelphia, Wells Fargo Center

June 13 – New York, Madison Square Garden

June 15 – Newark, New Jersey, Prudential Center

June 16 – Baltimore, Royal Farms Arena

July 1 – Atlanta, SunTrust Park

July 3 – Noblesville, Indiana, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center

July 4 – Milwaukee, Summerfest

July 6 – Memphis, Tennessee, FedExForum

July 7 – North Little Rock, Arkansas, Verizon Arena

July 9 – Tulsa, Oklahoma, BOK Center

July 11 – Louisville, Kentucky, KFC Yum! Center

July 13 – Detroit, Comerica Park

July 14 – Chicago, Wrigley Field

July 16 – Wichita, Kansas, INTRUST Bank Arena

July 18 – Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Denny Sanford PREMIER Center

July 19 – Lincoln, Nebraska, Pinnacle Bank Arena

July 21 – Denver, Coors Field

July 23 – Des Moines, Iowa, Wells Fargo Arena

July 25 – Kansas City, Missouri, Sprint Center

July 27 – Minneapolis, Target Field

July 28 – Fargo, North Dakota, Fargodome

Aug. 11 – Boston, Fenway Park

Aug. 13 – Virginia Beach, Virginia, Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater

Aug. 15 – Columbia, South Carolina, Colonial Life Arena

Aug. 17 – Fort Lauderdale, Florida, BB&T Center

Aug. 18 – Tampa, Florida, Amalie Arena

Aug. 20 – Birmingham, Alabama, Legacy Arena @ The BJCC

Aug. 22 – Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center

Aug. 24 – St. Louis, Busch Stadium

Aug. 25 – Nashville, Tennessee, Bridgestone Arena

Aug. 27 – New Orleans, Smoothie King Center

Aug. 29 – Dallas, American Airlines Center

Aug. 31 – San Antonio, AT&T Center

Sept. 1 – Houston, Toyota Center

Sept. 5 – Albuquerque, New Mexico, Isleta Amphitheater

Sept. 7 – Phoenix, Talking Stick Resort Arena

Sept. 8 – Las Vegas, T-Mobile Arena

Sept. 21 – San Francisco, AT&T Park

Sept. 23 – San Diego, Petco Park

Sept. 25 – Salt Lake City, Vivint Smart Home Arena

Sept. 26 – Nampa, Idaho, Ford Idaho Center Arena

Sept. 28 – Portland, Oregon, Moda Center

Sept. 29 – George, Washington, Gorge Amphitheatre

Oct. 1 – Vancouver, Rogers Arena

Oct. 4 – Sacramento, California, Golden 1 Center

Oct. 6 – Los Angeles, The Forum

**Not ticketed by Ticketmaster

About Journey:
JOURNEYNeal Schon (founding member and lead guitarist), Ross Valory (co-founding member and bassist), and longtime members Jonathan Cain (keyboardist), Steve Smith (drummer) and Arnel Pineda (lead singer) – is one of the most popular American rock bands of all time, creating some of the best-known songs in modern music, with iconic hits such as “Lights,” “Faithfully,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Wheel In The Sky,” “Separate Ways,” “Who’s Crying Now,” and the seminal “Don’t Stop Believin’,” which is the top-selling digital catalog track in history. Since the group’s formation in 1973, the band has earned 19 top 40 singles and 25 Gold and Platinum albums and has sold nearly 100 million albums globally.  Their Greatest Hits album is certified 15 times-Platinum, bringing Journey into the elite club of Diamond-certified award holders. The band continues to tour and record into the 21st century, performing concerts for millions of fans worldwide, and received the prestigious Billboard “Legends of Live” touring award.  Journey received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame, and is the subject of the award-winning documentary, ‘Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey.’  In 2017, Journey was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

About Def Leppard:
With more than 100 million albums sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards in the U.S., Def Leppard – Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick “Sav” Savage (bass), Vivian Campbell (guitar) and Rick Allen (drums) — continue to be one of the most important forces in rock music. Over the course of their career the band has produced a series of classic ground-breaking albums that set the bar for generations of music fans and artists alike. The group’s spectacular live shows and arsenal of hits have become synonymous with their name, leading Def Leppard to be heralded as an institution in both the music and touring industry. Def Leppard’s influential career includes numerous hit singles and ground-breaking multi-platinum albums—including two of the best-selling albums of all time, Pyromania and Hysteria, capturing the group’s legendary tracks, bringing together classic Leppard hits such as “Rock of Ages”, Pour Some Sugar on Me” and “Foolin.” The band’s most recent self-titled studio album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Top Independent Albumscharts. The album also took the #5 spot on Billboard’s Top Current Albums and #10 spot on the Top 200, as well as claiming 15 top 10 debuts around the world.  For the first time, in January 2018 Def Leppard debuted their full recording catalog worldwide via streaming and dow