Def Leppard Announces Epic Tour

Legendary UK rockers, Def Leppard have just announce a huge tour that will bring the popular rockers to Orlando on two separate occasions. They embark on the tour with a headlining appearance at the inaugural Moonstone Festival at The Central Florida Fairgrounds, before embarking on a 50 city tour that finds them playing with some special guests.

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REO Speedwagon and Tesla will be joining Def Leppard for the majority of the nights on the tour, However, the makeup date for the recently postponed Def Leppard / Styx / Tesla show on May 20th at Amway Center will include neither Styx nor REO Speedwagon.  Hopefully we hear there’s a suitable replacement for the Orlando date, which does appear to be the only show without one or the other of those classic 80’s rockers.

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Def Leppard was forced to cancel a handful of shows this Winter due to a medical issue, but they are anxious to get back in front of their fans. The band’s engaging frontman, Joe Elliott shared “I’m really looking forward to getting back out there and playing some great music with some great people for some of the most appreciative audiences in the world. It really is always a pleasure.”

Kevin Cronin of REO Speedwagon said, “We played some shows with Def Leppard in 2008 and it was an amazing musical marriage, a melodic rock extravaganza. We are ready to restart that fire in 2016.”

The touring version of Def Leppard is a rarity in today’s rock world, as it features the same incendiary line-up that the band has used for decades: Joe Elliott (vocals), Vivian Campbell (guitar), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick “Sav” Savage (bass) and Rick Allen (drums). They still sound as pure as ever, and deliver a fantastic rock ‘n roll experience every night they hit the stage. Take a peek in this video:

Full tour dates are provided below.

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Tour Dates

May 1-Orlando, FL Moonstone Festival (no REO)
May 4-Lafayette, LA Lafayette Cajundome* (no REO)
May 5-Corpus Christi, TX American Bank Center Arena* (no REO)
May 7-Hidalgo, TX State Farm Arena*(no REO)
May 10-Bossier City, LA CenturyLink Center
May 11-Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
May 13-Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex
May 15-Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
May 17-Allentown, PA PPL Center
May 18-Huntington, WV Big Sandy Superstore Arena
May 20-Orlando, FL Amway Center (no REO)
June 22-Boston, MA Xfinity Center
June 24-Bangor, ME Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
June 25-Quebec City, QC Centre Videotron
June 27-Syracuse, NY Lakeview Amphitheatre
June 29-Hershey, PA Hershey Park Stadium
July 1-Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
July 2-Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 5-Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
July 6-Milwaukee, WI Summerfest in Milwaukee
July 8-Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
July 9-Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
July 11-Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach
July 13-Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 15-Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 16-Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
August 6-Madison, WI Alliant Energy Center
August 8-Evansille, IN Ford Center
August 10-Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
August 12-Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
August 13-Raleigh, NC Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
August 17-Birmingham, AL Oak Mountain Amphitheater
August 19-Austin, TX Austin 360 Amphitheatre
August 22-Houston, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
August 24-Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
August 26-Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
August 27-ST. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 29-Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
August 31-Darien Center, NY Darien PAC
Sept 14-Billings, MT Metrapark Arena
Sept 16-Salk Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Sept 17-Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Sept 19-Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
Sept 20-Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Sept 22-Irvine, CA Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
Sept 24-Sacramento, CA Toyota Amphitheatre (no Tesla)
Sept 25-Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sept 28-Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena
Sept 30-Eugene, OR Matthew Knight Arena
Oct 1-Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
Oct 4-Omaha,NE CenturyLink
Oct 5-Minneapolis, MN Xcel Center
Oct 7-La Crosse, WI La Crosse Center Arena
Oct 8-Toledo, OH Huntington Center
Oct 10-Cedar Rapids, IA U.S. Cellular Center
*Styx to appear

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