DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott and JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon have released a hilarious video touting their massive upcoming co-headlining tour. The clip, titled “Mission Possible”, shows the two plotting their 60-plus-city trek this summer in a hilarious behind-the-scenes fashion.
Promising to be one of the top tours of the year, the North American trek will be composed of both stadium and arena concerts, with half of the shows being closed by JOURNEY and half by DEF LEPPARD. The tour, promoted by Live Nation, kicks off May 21 in Hartford, Connecticut, at the XL Center and will feature complete sets and 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”.
The 58-city tour will hit ten stadiums — Toronto’s Rogers Centre; Atlanta’s Sun Trust Park; Detroit’s Comerica Park; Chicago’s Wrigley Field; Denver’s Coors Field; Minneapolis’s Target Field; Boston’s Fenway Park; St. Louis’s Busch Stadium; San Francisco’s AT&T Park; and San Diego’s Petco Park — as well as world-famous arenas, such as Madison Square Garden in New York and the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, California.
Schon said: “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!”
Elliott said: “This tour is going to be a blast! We’ve toured together before and it was massive. This time it’s going to be even bigger and better!”
JOURNEY‘s 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‘s Rick Savage said: “12 years ago we embarked on a U.S. tour with JOURNEY and it was an absolute blast. Looking forward to hooking up again. Believe me, this will be even more spectacular.”