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|Def Leppard Announces Summer 2007 Tour|
Great Britain's Premiere Arena Rock Band Takes to the Road for a 50-City Summer Tour Kicking Off June 27th
NEW YORK, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Following on the heels of their massively successful 2006 concert tour, Def Leppard, one of rock's most exciting bands, have announced a mega summer concert tour that is set to hit all corners of the United States, as well as Canada. This year's outing will include 50 dates, kicking off on June 27th in Cincinnati and culminating on September 30th in Edmonton. Styx and Foreigner are scheduled to appear on select dates with tickets for the Chicago, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Detroit and Boston dates going on sale Saturday, April 21st. Tickets are available at www.livenation.com. The tour is being produced by Live Nation.
2006 was a watershed year for Def Leppard with the group's summer concert tour becoming a must-see phenomenon. It was extended three times due to overwhelming demand for tickets from concert-goers and quickly became one of the year's most successful live music events. 2006 also included a gold record for Rock Of Ages: The Definitive Collections, marking the group's 10th album certification, as well as two critically acclaimed album releases; an exclusive limited edition version of the group's classic Hysteria album and Yeah!, a tribute to the band's musical heroes, that received raves from Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone and USA Today and featured the group's now definitive cover of Rock On.
With more than 65 million albums sold worldwide, not to mention two prestigious Diamond Awards to their credit, Def Leppard -- Joe Elliott (vocals), Vivian Campbell (guitar), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick "Sav" Savage (bass) and Rick Allen (drums) -- continues to be one of the most important forces in rock music. The group's spectacular live shows are filled with hit after hit from their groundbreaking discography that set the sound for generations of music fans and artists. Def Leppard's powerful rock anthems have become synonymous with their name and it's easy to see why rock fans keep gravitating toward their electrifying live performances. On their 2007 tour, the band is promising a highly-charged, no-nonsense set of rocking performances, packed with hits spanning its entire career.
Dates are as follows: Date City Venue Wed, Jun 27 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center Fri, Jun 29 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest Sat, Jun 30 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Tue, Jul 03 Bonner Springs, KS Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Kansas City Wed, Jul 04 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis Fri, Jul 06 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center Sat, Jul 07 Burgettstown, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion Sun, Jul 08 Columbus, OH Germain Amphitheater Wed, Jul 11 Walker, MN Moondance Jam Fri, Jul 13 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center Sat, Jul 14 Camden, NJ Tweeter Center at the Waterfront Mon, Jul 16 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre Tue, Jul 17 Montreal, QC Bell Centre Thu, Jul 19 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena Sat, Jul 21 Sarnia, ON Sarnia Bayfest Sun, Jul 22 Farwell, MI Mountain Rock Festival Tue, Jul 24 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre Thu, Jul 26 Minot, ND North Dakota State Fair Sat, Jul 28 Cheyenne, WY Frontier Days Sat, Aug 11 Mansfield, MA Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts Sun, Aug 12 Hershey, PA Hershey Park Pavilion Tue, Aug 14 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Wed, Aug 15 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center Fri, Aug 17 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion Sat, Aug 18 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless VA. Beach Amphitheater Tue, Aug 21 Raleigh, NC Walnut Creek Amphitheatre Wed, Aug 22 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte Fri, Aug 24 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre Sat, Aug 25 Atlanta, GA HiFi Buys Amphitheatre Sun, Aug 26 Louisville, KY Kentucky State Fair Wed, Aug 29 Selma, TX Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Fri, Aug 31 Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Sat, Sep 01 Dallas, TX Smirnoff Music Centre Mon, Sep 03 St. Paul, MN Minnesota State Fair Wed, Sep 05 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre Fri, Sep 07 West Valley City, UT USANA Amphitheatre Sat, Sep 08 Grand Junction, CO Rock Jam Sun, Sep 09 Englewood, CO Coors Amphitheatre Wed, Sep 12 Ridgefield, WA Amphitheater at Clark County Fri, Sep 14 Marysville, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre Sat, Sep 15 Kelseyville, CA Konocti Harbor Sun, Sep 16 Reno, NV Reno Events Center Tue, Sep 18 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion Thu, Sep 20 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Pavilion Sat, Sep 22 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center Sun, Sep 23 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Wed, Sep 26 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre Thu, Sep 27 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place Sat, Sep 29 Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome Sun, Sep 30 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
For more information on Def Leppard and updated tour news, please visit the band's Web site at www.defleppard.com
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