Def Leppard and Motley Crue announce The World Tour

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Def Leppard and Motley Crue have announced five shows across the UK and Ireland on their 2023 co-headlining stadium run The World Tour, including a massive homecoming show for Def Leppard in Sheffield, a night at London's Wembley Stadium and a July 4/US Independence Day show in Dublin.

Having sold an impressive 1.3 million tickets on their North American tour with Poison and Joan Jett in tow, the hard rock legends will play the following dates in the UK and Ireland.

May 22: Sheffield Bramall Lane, UK
Jul 01: London Wembley Stadium, UK
Jul 02: Lytham Festival, UK
Jul 04: Dublin Marlay Park, Ireland
Jul 06: Glasgow Hampden Park, UK 

Def Leppard's Joe Elliott says, “After finally getting back on the road and having a monumental summer tour in the US & Canada this year, we’re beyond thrilled to be bringing this massive stadium tour to major cities all over the world, and kicking off Europe in Sheffield where it all started for us 45 years ago. We’re looking to forward to seeing you out there, somewhere soon!”

Motley Crue say, "We had an incredible time playing The Stadium Tour in North America this summer and we truly can't wait to take the show around the globe with The WORLD Tour in 2023. Crüeheads in Latin America and Europe: Get ready! We're coming for you next and can't wait to finally see all of you out there again next year!"

Produced by Live Nation, The World Tour will kick off on Saturday, February 18 at Foro Sol in Mexico City. 

The full list of dates is:

Feb 18: Mexico City Foro Sol, Mexico
Feb 21: Monterrey Estadio Banorte, Mexico
Feb 25: Bogota Parque Simon Bolivar, Colombia
Feb 28: Lima Estadio Nacional, Peru

Mar 03: Santiago Estadio Bicentenario de La Florida, Chile
Mar 07: Sao Paulo Allianz Parque, Brazil
Mar 09: Curitiba Estádio Couto Pereira, Brazil
Mar 11: Porto Alegre Arena do Grêmio, Brazil

May 22: Sheffield Bramall Lane, UK
May 25: Mönchengladbach SparkassenPark, Germany
May 27: Munich Koenigsplatz, Germany
May 29: Budapest MVM Dome, Hungary
May 31: Krakow TAURON Arena Kraków, Poland

Jun 02: Prague Rocks, Czech Republic
Jun 03: Hannover Expo Plaza, Germany
Jun 07: Solvesborg, Sweden Rock Festival, Sweden
Jun 09: Helsinki RockFest, Finland
Jun 11: Trondheim Rocks, Norway
Jun 14: Copenhagen Copenhell, Denmark
Jun 18: Dessel Graspop Metal Meeting, Belgium
Jun 20: Milan Ippodromo SNAI San Siro, Italy
Jun 23: Lisbon Passeio Maritimo de Alges, Portugal
Jun 24: Rivas-Vaciamadrid Auditorio Miguel Ríos, Spain
Jun 27: Thun Stockhorn Arena, Switzerland

Jul 01: London Wembley Stadium, UK
Jul 02: Lytham Festival, UK
Jul 04: Dublin Marlay Park, Ireland
Jul 06: Glasgow Hampden Park, UK

Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Born in the North of Ireland, Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.