Def Leppard and Poison will reunite and hit the road together for the third time in in less than 10 years, with an extensive spring tour across North America that will hit 38 different cities across the United States and Canada. The two bands last toured together on the Rock Of Ages tour in 2012 that also featured Lita Ford.
Kicking off on April 4, at the SNHU Arena in Manchester, NH, the tour will also feature Tesla in the opening slot for most of the shows. The tour is set to close on June 25 at the Klipsch Music Center in Indianapolis, IN.
Cites in New York, and surrounding areas, that were missed during the 2016 tour will benefit from this go-around. The tour will make stops at the Bell Centre in Montreal on April 10, the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT on April 12, and at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY on April 15. Tickets go on sale on Jan. 20 and Jan. 21 through Live Nation.
Blabbermouth reports, when talking about the upcoming tour, Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliot stated:
We’re thrilled to be able to take this tour to cities we didn’t play in 2016. The demand for us to return, or rather extend the tour was phenomenal! There’s a great buzz around the band right now and we’re loving the fact that we can do this with the latest album being so well received.
Poison frontman Bret Michaels added:
I could not be more excited. I know all of us will give one thousand percent on stage and we are looking forward to performing our hits together. I personally could not be more thankful for the three generations of fans and I love the music of Def Leppard and Tesla. This will be an amazing night of rock and roll. Don’t wait because god only knows.
Def Leppard, who toured over 70 cities in 2016, will also headline some of the major rock festivals this summer including Fort Rock, Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, and River City Rockfest.
This will also mark the first time in over five years that all the original members of Poison: Bret Michaels, C.C. DeVille, Bobby Dall and Rikki Rockett, will take the stage together and perform. Rockett, who was diagnosed with oral cancer in 2015, is now cancer free.
Def Leppard, Poison & Tesla Tour:
April 8 – SNHU Arena – Manchester, NH
April 10 – Bell Centre – Montreal, QC *
April 12 – Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
April 14 – Royal Farms Arena – Baltimore, MD
April 15 – Nassau Coliseum – Uniondale, NY
April 17 – Van Andel Arena – Grand Rapids, MI
April 19 – Resch Center – Green Bay, WI
April 21 – Xcel Energy Center – St Paul, MN
April 22 – Sanford Premier Center – Sioux Falls, SD
April 24 – Wells Fargo Arena – Des Moines, IA
April 26 – KFC Yum! Center – Louisville, KY **
April 27 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
April 29 – Fort Rock – Ft Myers, FL ***
April 30 – Welcome to Rockville – Jacksonville, FL ***
May 2 – Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre – Tuscaloosa, AL
May 3 – Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
May 5 – John Paul Jones Arena – Charlottesville, VA
May 6 – Carolina Rebellion – Charlotte, NC ***
May 24 – Pinnacle Bank Arena – Lincoln, NE
May 26 – Rocklahoma – Pryor, OK ***
May 27 – River City Rockfest – San Antonio, TX ***
May 29 – Broadmoor World Arena – Colorado Springs, CO
May 31 – Brick Breeden Fieldhouse – Bozeman, MT
June 2 – Rogers Place – Edmonton, AB *
June 3 – Scotiabank Saddledome Calgary, AB *
June 6 – Rogers Arena Vancouver, BC *
June 7 – Spokane Arena – Spokane, WA
June 9 – White River Amphitheatre – Seattle, WA
June 10 – Moda Center – Portland, OR
June 12 – Save Mart Center – Fresno, CA
June 14 – Citizens Bank Arena – Ontario, CA
June 16 – Sleep Train Amphitheatre – San Diego, CA
June 17 – MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV
June 19 – ASANA Amphitheatre – Salt Lake City, UT
June 21 – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO **
June 22 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – St Louis, MO
June 24 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – Chicago, IL
June 25 – Klipsch Music Center – Indianapolis, IN
Def Leppard solo date *
Def Leppard & Poison date only**
Def Leppard festival appearances ***