Veteran rockers Def Leppard and Journey 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."
Def Leppard and Journey 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