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Def Leppard will perform June 16 at Sleep Train Amphitheatre for their 2017 tour with Poison and Tesla. (Maryanne Bilham)

The hard-rocking English band Def Leppard will hit the road for a three-month North American tour that kicks off April 8 in Manchester, New Hampshire, and concludes June 25 in Indianapolis.

The tour, which also features the American bands Poison and Tesla, includes a June 16 date at San Diego’s Sleep Train Amphitheatre. All dates and cities appear below, along with ticket information.

The tour will follow the Feb. 10 release of the Def Leppard concert film “And There Will Be A Next Time - Live From Detroit.”


“We’re thrilled to be able to take this tour to cities we didn’t play in 2016,” said Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott, in a statement released Thursday.

“There’s a great buzz around the band right now and we’re loving the fact that we can do this with the latest album being so well received.”

Tickets for Def Leppard fan club members begins Tuesday. Tickets for the general public go on sale Jan. 20 and 21, depending on the city, through

Ticket for the San Diego concert go on sale Jan. 20 at 10 a.m. and are priced from $29.50 to $125 each, plus service charges.

Def Leppard 2017 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 Amph

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              USANA Amphitheatre

June 21                 Kansas City MO                Sprint Center **

June 22                 St Louis MO                      Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

June 24                 Chicago IL                         Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre^

June 25                 Indianapolis IN                   Klipsch Music Center

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