Def Leppard and Journey announce lengthy joint tour, including Petco Park concert
Def Leppard and Journey, two hard-rocking bands that between them have sold nearly 150 million albums worldwide, are teaming up for an extensive spring and summer tour of the U.S. and Canada. This will mark the first time the two veteran groups have toured together in more than a decade.
The 58-city concert trek runs from May to October and includes 10 stadium dates. One of them is a Sept. 23 show at San Diego’s Petco Park, where the two bands will perform one day after the Sept. 22 Petco concert by the Eagles, Zac Brown Band and Doobie Brothers.
This will mark the first time that two multiple-act rock concerts have been held at Petco Park on two consecutive days.
Both tours are being produced by Live Nation, which will save time and money by using the same stage and most of the same lighting and sound systems at Petco Park for the Eagles’ concert and the Def Leppard/Journey show the next day.
The other stadium shows on the Def Leppard/Journey tour will be at Toronto’s Rogers Centre; Atlanta’s Sun Trust Park; Detroit’s Comerica Park; Chicago’s Wrigley Field; Denver’s Coors Field; Minneapolis’ Target Field; Boston’s Fenway Park; St. Louis’ Busch Stadium; and San Francisco’s AT&T Park.
All 58 tour dates and cities appear below. Ticket prices and on-sale dates will be announced at a later date.
“I really love playing stadiums and massive places,” Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen said in a recent Union-Tribune interview. “We kick off a huge Def Leppard tour in May and are already booking dates for 2019. We’ll try and record new stuff in the meantime.”
By coincidence, Collen performs in San Diego Saturday at the Balboa Theater as part of the 2018 G3 tour with Joe Satriani and Dream Theater’s John Petrucci.
Def Leppard & Journey 2018 tour dates
Mon May 21 Hartford, CT XL Center**
Wed May 23 Albany, NY Times Union Center
Fri May 25 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
Sat May 26 Buffalo, NY KeyBank Center**
Mon May 28 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
Wed May 30 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
Fri Jun 01 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre
Sat Jun 02 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
Tue Jun 05 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
Wed Jun 06 Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boling Arena
Fri Jun 08 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Sat Jun 09 Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center
Mon Jun 11 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center**
Wed Jun 13 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Fri Jun 15 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
Sat Jun 16 Baltimore, MD Royal Farms Arena
Sun Jul 01 Atlanta, GA SunTrust Park
Tue Jul 03 Noblesville, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Wed Jul 04 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
Fri Jul 06 Memphis, TN FedExForum
Sat Jul 07 North Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
Mon Jul 09 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
Wed Jul 11 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
Fri Jul 13 Detroit, MI Comerica Park
Sat Jul 14 Chicago, IL Wrigley Field**
Mon Jul 16 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
Wed Jul 18 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Thu Jul 19 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
Sat Jul 21 Denver, CO Coors Field
Mon Jul 23 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena**
Wed Jul 25 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center**
Fri Jul 27 Minneapolis, MN Target Field
Sat Jul 28 Fargo, ND Fargodome**
Sat Aug 11 Boston, MA Fenway Park**
Mon Aug 13 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Wed Aug 15 Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena
Fri Aug 17 Ft Lauderdale, FL BB&T Center
Sat Aug 18 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
Mon Aug 20 Birmingham, AL Legacy Arena @ The BJCC
Wed Aug 22 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
Fri Aug 24 St. Louis, MO Busch Stadium
Sat Aug 25 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Mon Aug 27 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
Wed Aug 29 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Fri Aug 31 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Sat Sep 01 Houston, TX Toyota Center**
Wed Sep 05 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
Fri Sep 07 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
Sat Sep 08 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena**
Fri Sep 21 San Francisco, CA AT&T Park
Sun Sep 23 San Diego, CA Petco Park
Tue Sep 25 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena
Wed Sep 26 Nampa, ID Ford Idaho Center Arena
Fri Sep 28 Portland, OR Moda Center
Sat Sep 29 Seattle, WA Gorge Amphitheatre
Mon Oct 01 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
Thu Oct 04 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
Sat Oct 06 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
**Not ticketed by Ticketmaster
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