It’s official: DEF LEPPARD and JOURNEY will join forces for a massive co-headlining tour of North American stadiums and arenas. The 58-city trek will kick off on May 21 in Hartford, Connecticut.
Tickets go on sale beginning Saturday, February 3 at LiveNation.com. Stay tuned for presale and VIP ticketing information.
“These co-headlining JOURNEY/DEF LEPPARD dates will be epic classic rock shows. So many hits. It will be great to see you all, friends!” JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon said.
The shows will feature complete sets and an all-new production from both bands, and an arsenal of their hits such as “Pour Some Sugar on Me”, “Lights”, “Photograph”, “Don’t Stop Believin'”, “Rock Of Ages” and “Faithfully”.
“This tour is going to be a blast! We’ve toured together before and it was massive,” DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott said. “This time it’s going to be even bigger and better!”
JOURNEY keyboardist Jonathan Cain added: “We are all anxious to share our sound with the world again and, along with DEF LEPPARD, we are part of a world-class package to the rock stage that spans decades and represents a multi-platinum legacy.”
DEF LEPPARD and JOURNEY previously toured together in 2006. The trek was reportedly one of LEPPARD‘s most successful U.S. runs since the 1992-1993 “Adrenalize” tour. The DEF LEPPARD–JOURNEY package launched in June 2006 and consisted of three legs, taking the two bands up to November of that year.
At the time, DEF LEPPARD was supporting its covers album called “Yeah!”
DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen has said in past interviews that he would love to tour with JOURNEY again.