Def Leppard, Poison, Tesla Announce Huge U.S. Summer Tour

Hair metal titans will embark on nearly three-month trek this April

Def Leppard, Poison and Tesla will join forces for a sprawling U.S. tour set to kick off this April. Credit: Kevin Mazur/WireImage/Getty, Rob Kim/Getty

Eighties hair metal titans Def Leppard, Poison and Tesla will unite on a sprawling, nostalgia-packed U.S. tour starting in April. 

The summertime trek begins April 8th at the SNHU Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire and wraps June 25th at the Klipsch Music Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Tickets for most shows go on sale January 20th and 21st via Live Nation (Green Bay and Chicago dates go on sale February 10th), while members of the Def Leppard Rock Brigade Concert Club will have access to presale tickets starting January 17th.

Def Leppard will play 38 shows, focusing specifically on cities they missed in 2016. The group's itinerary also includes four solo headlining shows in Canada, plus a handful of festival dates, including sets at Fort Rock, Rocklahoma and River City Rockfest. Poison and Tesla will share the bill the rest of the way, save for gigs in Louisville and Kansas City that will not feature the latter band.

As a tour teaser, Def Leppard debuted a live video of "Animal" from their upcoming concert film, And There Will Be A Next Time – Live From Detroit, out February 10th. The group's last studio effort, Def Leppard arrived in 2015.

Def Leppard, Poison, Tesla Tour Dates

April 8 – Manchester, NH @ SNHU Arena
April 10 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre *
April 12 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
April 14 – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
April 15 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
April 17 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
April 19 – Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center
April 21 – St Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
April 22 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Sanford Premier Center
April 24 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
April 26 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center **
April 27 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
April 29 – Ft Myers, FL @ Fort Rock ***
April 30 – Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome to Rockville ***
May 2 – Tuscaloosa, AL @ Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre
May 3 – Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
May 5 – Charlottesville, VA @ John Paul Jones Arena
May 6 – Charlotte, NC @ Carolina Rebellion ***
May 24 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
May 26 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma ***
May 27 – San Antonio, TX @ River City Rockfest ***
May 29 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Broadmoor World Arena
May 31 – Bozeman, MT @ Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
June 2 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place *
June 3 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome *
June 6 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena *
June 7 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
June 9 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
June 10 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
June 12 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
June 14 – Ontario, CA @ Citizens Bank Arena
June 16 – San Diego, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
June 17 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
June 19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ ASANA Amphitheatre
June 21 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center **
June 22 – St Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
June 24 – Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
June 25 – Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center

* Def Leppard only
** Def Leppard and Poison
*** Def Leppard festival dates