DEF LEPPARD ANNOUNCE CANADIAN TOUR  

NEW YORK, NY (January 9, 2018)– Legendary British rock ‘n’ roll icons Def Leppard announce Canadian Summer Tour. The tour will kick off in Halifax on July 12 and end in Calgary on July 31. See full routing below. Critically acclaimed iconic Sacramento melodic hard rock quintet, TESLA will be joining the band on tour. Def Leppard fan presales will begin Friday, January 11th at 10 AM local time. Def Leppard VIP Packages will also be available beginning Friday, January 11th at 10AM local time. For more information visit http://www.DefLeppardRockBrigade.com.

It was recently announced that Def Leppard will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame®.The band will be inducted into the 2019 Performer Category alongside The Cure, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music and The Zombies. Presented by Klipsch Audio, the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame®Induction Ceremony will take place on March 29, 2019 in Brooklyn, NY at Barclays Center.

Following the close of their historic 2018 co-headline stadium and arena run in North America, Def Leppard sold a staggering 1,000,000 tickets and the tour grossed over $100,000,000.00, a massive feat in today’s touring world. As always, the group keep pushing forward with their electrifying live shows that have transcended the test of time.

Tour Dates 

July 12              Halifax Scotiabank Centre          Halifax

July 13              Avenir Centre                           Moncton

July 15              Centre Vidéotron                      Quebec City

July 17              Bell Centre                                Montreal

July 19              Canadian Tire Centre                 Ottawa

July 20              FirstOntario Centre                   Hamilton

July 22              Budweiser Gardens                   London

July 25              Bell MTS Place                          Winnipeg

July 27              SaskTel Centre                          Saskatoon

July 29              Rogers Place                             Edmonton

July 31              Scotiabank Saddledome            Calgary

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 2015 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. As they did with the original release of their records, Def Leppard dominated the worldwide charts again. Chart stats saw their albums charting in the iTunes Top 10 in more than 30 countries, including Hysteria at #3 in the US, and #5 in the UK. Def Leppard had the #1, #2 and #3 records on the US catalog albums chart.

 

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About The Author Kris Engelhart

I am a small business owner, freelance writer, and part-time piano instructor in Charlotte, NC. My musical career started at the age of five when I was forced into taking piano lessons. I played flute in the school band and added the guitar as a young teen. There is nothing I would rather do than be at a live show. My first concert was Shaun Cassidy at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo in 1978. My top five live shows ever are: 1. Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band – Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY 1984- They played for 3 ½ hours and it was awesome. 2. Carolina Rebellion- Metrolina Expo Grounds, Charlotte, NC, May, 2011 – The first ever Carolina Rebellion featured over 15 bands with Avenged Sevenfold headlining. Non-stop music for over 12 hours. 3. Chevelle- Food Lion Speed Street, Charlotte, NC, May, 2008 - The first time I ever saw Chevelle live and I was hooked! 4. Skillet with Red- Bojangle’s Coliseum, Charlotte, NC, April, 2010 – Skillet is one of my favorite bands and they totally kick it live. 5. 106.5 The End’s Weenie Roast #9- Verizon Wireless Amiptheater, Charlotte, NC , October, 2003- Featured Staind, Shinedown, Three Days Grace.