Def Leppard to tour US with REO Speedwagon and Tesla

Def Leppard have announced a 55-date North American tour with REO Speedwagon and Tesla in support.

The bookings will keep them on the road from May 1 until October 10 as Joe Elliott and co continue to support the release of their self-titled 11th album.

Styx, who were involved in a number of Def Lep shows rescheduled over Elliott’s health, will appear in place of REO Speedwagon at three shows.

Elliott says: “I’m really looking forward to getting back out there and playing some great music with some great people for some of the most appreciative audiences in the world. It really is always a pleasure.”

REO Speedwagon’s Kevin Cronin adds: “We played some shows with DEF LEPPARD in 2008 and it was an amazing musical marriage, a melodic rock extravaganza. We are ready to restart that fire in 2016.”

Def Leppard, REO Speedwagon, Tesla tour

May 01: Orlando Moonstone Festival, FL(no REO Speedwagon)
May 04: Lafayette Lafayette Cajundome, LA (Styx in place of REO Speedwagon
May 05: Corpus Christi American Bank Center Arena, TX (Styx in place of REO Speedwagon)
May 07: Hidalgo State Farm Arena, TX (Styx in place of REO Speedwagon)
May 10: Bossier City CenturyLink Center, LA
May 11: Little Rock Verizon Arena, AR
May 13: Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum Complex, NC
May 15: Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena, CT
May 17: Allentown PPL Center, PA
May 18: Huntington Big Sandy Superstore Arena, WV
May 20: Orlando Amway Center, FL(no REO Speedwagon)
Jun 22: Boston Xfinity Center, MA
Jun 24: Bangor Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, ME
Jun 25: Quebec City Centre Videotron, QC
Jun 27: Syracuse Lakeview Amphtheatre, NY
Jun 29: Hershey Hershey Park Stadium, PA
Jul 01: Indianapolis Klipsch Music Center, IN
Jul 02: Chicago Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, IL
Jul 05: Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center, OH
Jul 06: Milwaukee Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI
Jul 08: Pittsburgh First Niagara Pavilion, PA
Jul 09: Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena, MI
Jul 11: Wantagh Nikon at Jones Beach, NY
Jul 13: Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center, NJ
Jul 15: Detroit DTE Energy Music Theatre, MI
Jul 16: Toronto Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, ON
Aug 06: MadisonAlliant Energy Center, WI
Aug 08: Evansille Ford Center, IN
Aug 10: Bristow Jiffy Lube Live, VA
Aug 12: Atlanta Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, GA
Aug 13: Raleigh Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, NC
Aug 17: Birmingham Oak Mountain Amphitheater, AL
Aug 19: Austin 360 Amphitheatre, TX
Aug 22: Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, TX
Aug 24: Dallas Gexa Energy Pavilion, TX
Aug 26: Kansas City Sprint Center, MO
Aug 27: ST Louis Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, MO
Aug 29: Cleveland Blossom Music Center, OH
Aug 31: Darien Center PAC, NY
Sep 14: Billings Metrapark Arena, MT
Sep 16: Salk Lake City USANA Ampitheater, UT:
Sep 17: Denver Pepsi Center, CO
Sep 19: Albuquerque Isleta Amphitheatre, NM
Sep 20: Phoenix Ak-Chin Pavilion, AZ
Sep 22: Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, CA
Sep 24: Sacramento Toyota Amphitheatre, CA (no Tesla)
Sep 25: Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre, CA
Sep 28: Boise Taco Bell Arena, ID
Sep 30: Eugene Matthew Knight Arena, OR
Oct 01: Tacoma Tacoma Dome, WA
Oct 04: Omaha CenturyLink, NE
Oct 05: Minneapolis Xcel Center, MN
Oct 07: La Crosse La Crosse Center Arena, WI
Oct 08: Toledo Huntington Center, OH
Oct 10: Cedar Rapids US Cellular Center, IA

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