Veteran rockers Def Leppard
are teaming up for a two-month summer tour, and tickets for many of the shows will hit the box office this weekend.
The two five-man outfits, no strangers to arenas, launch the run on the East Coast in late June, and will work their way through about 30 cities before wrapping things up in the Pacific Northwest at the end of August. Tickets for about half of those dates will roll out on Saturday (04/01), while those for a couple more are set for May 6.
Def Leppard toured extensively in 2005 to support its two-disc best-of set, "Def Leppard--Rock of Ages: The Definitive Collection.
" The group's long-delayed covers album, "Yeah
" -- which originally was scheduled for release in September of last year, but was pushed back while the group went through a management change -- is expected to surface in mid-May.
"Only six months between tours for Def Leppard...this is amazing...WOW,
" Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen
said in a statement. "I think we're getting the hang of this! Usually, we always have to redefine and reorient ourselves to touring as we are used to a three-year gap between tours because of the recording process. This time, we had the album in the can so we are good to go. We're really psyched to be hitting the road this summer and are looking forward to seeing all of our fans again.
are both members of an exclusive list of artists who have seen at least one of their albums get certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America, signifying sales of 10 million copies. Leppard accomplished that feat with 1983's "Pyromania" and 1987's "Hysteria," while Journey scored the award for its 1988 best-of set, "Journey: Greatest Hits."
Read more in Jon Zahlaway's article at liveDaily.com
. The tour dates are as follows:
06/23 - Camden, NJ - Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
06/24 - Wantagh, NY - Jones Beach Theater
06/27 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
06/28 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Casino
06/30 - Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
07/01 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Hotel & Casino
07/03 - Hershey, PA - Hershey Pavilion
07/04 - Raleigh, NC - Alltel Pavilion
07/07 - Bristow, VA - Nissan Pavilion
07/08 - Virginia Beach, VA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
07/10 - West Palm Beach, FL - Sound Advice Amphitheatre
07/11 - Tampa, FL - Ford Amphitheatre
07/13 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park Amphitheatre
07/15 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
07/16 - Antioch, TN - Starwood Amphitheatre
07/18 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
07/19 - Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
07/21 - Maryland Heights, MO - UMB Bank Pavilion
07/22 - Noblesville, IN - Verizon Wireless Music Center
07/24 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/25 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
07/28 - Selma, TX - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
07/29 - Dallas, TX - Smirnoff Music Centre
07/30 - The Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/15 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
08/18 - Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Events Center
08/19 - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
08/22 - Phoenix, AZ - Cricket Pavilion
08/23 - Chula Vista, CA - Coors Amphitheatre
08/25 - Concord, CA - Chronicle Pavilion
08/26 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
08/27 - Marysville, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre
08/30 - Ridgefield, WA - Clark County Amphitheater
08/31 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre