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Journey & Def Leppard Set Colossal Co-Headlining North American Tour

NEW YORK, NY (January 19, 2018) –  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 21st 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 tour stops at INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita, Kan. on July 16 and tickets will go on sale on February 9 at 10:00 a.m. 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."

2018 DEF LEPPARD & JOURNEY 2018 TOUR DATES

Mon May 21        Hartford, CT                      XL Center**
Wed May 23        Albany, NY                        Times Union Center
Fri May 25          Hershey, PA                       Hersheypark Stadium
Sat May 26         Buffalo, NY                        KeyBank Center**
Mon May 28        Cleveland, OH                   Quicken Loans Arena
Wed May 30        Cincinnati, OH                   U.S. Bank Arena
Fri Jun 01           Toronto, ON                       Rogers Centre
Sat Jun 02          Pittsburgh, PA                    PPG Paints Arena
Tue Jun 05          Raleigh, NC                       PNC Arena
Wed Jun 06         Knoxville, TN                     Thompson-Boling Arena
Fri Jun 08           Bristow, VA                        Jiffy Lube Live
Sat Jun 09          Charlotte, NC                    Spectrum Center
Mon Jun 11         Philadelphia, PA                Wells Fargo Center**
Wed Jun 13         New York, NY                   Madison Square Garden
Fri Jun 15            Newark, NJ                     Prudential Center
Sat Jun 16           Baltimore, MD                 Royal Farms Arena
Sun Jul 01           Atlanta, GA                     SunTrust Park
Tue Jul 03           Noblesville, IN                 Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Wed Jul 04          Milwaukee, WI                Summerfest
Fri Jul 06             Memphis, TN                  FedExForum
Sat Jul 07            North Little Rock, AR       Verizon Arena
Mon Jul 09           Tulsa, OK                       BOK Center
Wed Jul 11          Louisville, KY                  KFC Yum! Center
Fri Jul 13             Detroit, MI                     Comerica Park
Sat Jul 14            Chicago, IL                    Wrigley Field**
Mon Jul 16         Wichita, KS                   INTRUST Bank Arena
Wed Jul 18          Sioux Falls, SD                Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Thu Jul 19           Lincoln, NE                     Pinnacle Bank Arena
Sat Jul 21           Denver, CO                     Coors Field
Mon Jul 23          Des Moines, IA                Wells Fargo Arena**
Wed Jul 25          Kansas City, MO              Sprint Center**
Fri Jul 27            Minneapolis, MN               Target Field
Sat Jul 28           Fargo, ND                        Fargodome**
Sat Aug 11         Boston, MA                      Fenway Park**
Mon Aug 13        Virginia Beach, VA            Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Wed Aug 15        Columbia, SC                   Colonial Life Arena
Fri Aug 17          Ft Lauderdale, FL              BB&T Center
Sat Aug 18         Tampa, FL                        Amalie Arena
Mon Aug 20        Birmingham, AL                Legacy Arena @ The BJCC
Wed Aug 22        Columbus, OH                  Schottenstein Center
Fri Aug 24          St. Louis, MO                    Busch Stadium
Sat Aug 25         Nashville, TN                    Bridgestone Arena
Mon Aug 27        New Orleans, LA               Smoothie King Center
Wed Aug 29        Dallas, TX                        American Airlines Center
Fri Aug 31           San Antonio, TX               AT&T Center
Sat Sep 01          Houston, TX                    Toyota Center**
Wed Sep 05        Albuquerque, NM              Isleta Amphitheater
Fri Sep 07          Phoenix, AZ                      Talking Stick Resort Arena
Sat Sep 08         Las Vegas, NV                   T-Mobile Arena**
Fri Sep 21          San Francisco, CA              AT&T Park
Sun Sep 23        San Diego, CA                   Petco Park
Tue Sep 25         Salt Lake City, UT              Vivint Smart Home Arena
Wed Sep 26        Nampa, ID                        Ford Idaho Center Arena
Fri Sep 28           Portland, OR                     Moda Center
Sat Sep 29          Seattle, WA                      Gorge Amphitheatre
Mon Oct 01         Vancouver, BC                   Rogers Arena
Thu Oct 04         Sacramento, CA                 Golden 1 Center
Sat Oct 06          Los Angeles, CA                 The Forum           

**Not ticketed by Ticketmaster

About Journey:
JOURNEY
Neal 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 Albums charts. 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 download platforms, listen HERE.

About Live Nation Entertainment:
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship. For additional information, visitwww.livenationentertainment.com.

FOLLOW DEF LEPPARD
www.defleppard.com
www.facebook.com/defleppard
www.twitter.com/DefLeppard
www.instagram.com/DefLeppard
www.youtube.com/DefLeppard

FOLLOW JOURNEY
http://www.journeymusic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/journey
https://twitter.com/journeyofficial
https://www.instagram.com/journeyofficial/

For Def Leppard, contact:
Carleen Donovan, carleen@donovanpublicrelations.com
Elisa Kupelian, elisa@donovanpublicrelations.com
Dariel Abramowitz, dariel@donovanpublicrelations.com

For Journey, contact:
Anna Loynes, aloynes@solters.com
Vanessa Sahawi, vsahawi@solters.com

For Live Nation, contact:
Emily Bender, emilybender@livenation.com

 

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