Def Leppard and Journey announce lengthy joint tour, including Petco Park concert

Def Leppard is shown performing at London’s Wembley Stadium prior to the start of an NFL football game between the Oakland Raiders and the Miami Dolphins. Def Leppard and Journey will do an extensive 2018 joint North American tour that includes a show at San Diego’s Petco Park.
(Photo by Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters)

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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