Def Leppard Announce New 2016 U.S. Tour Dates with Styx and Tesla
It's become an annual tradition for classic rockers to switch up package tour partners, but Def Leppard isn't in any rush to get off the road with Styx and Tesla. After playing dates together throughout the summer and fall, the three bands will pick up where they left off early next year.
Citing "overwhelming demand," Def Leppard's website has announced the extension of the triple-bill tour starting Jan. 27, 2016, two days after the Def Leppard Cruise returns to port in Miami, Fla. The new dates, which currently run through mid-February, begin in Greensboro, N.C. and conclude in Allentown, Pa.; take a look at the complete itinerary below.
Members of the band's Rock Brigade Concert Club will have access to a special pre-sale starting Oct. 20, with tickets being made available to the public on Oct. 23.
The new dates will see Def Leppard promoting their upcoming self-titled album, which is scheduled to arrive Oct. 30 and has already been preceded by the record's first single, "Let's Go." As guitarist Phil Collen told Ultimate Classic Rock, Def Leppard reflects exactly the type of music the band wants to make, and was created without any label interference or commercial concessions whatsoever.
"We went in to record a single and wrote 12 songs. There was no pressure from record executives or anyone. Every song was inspired and it’s something we haven’t done before," said Collen. "It’s the reason that you get into a band in the first place, to make music that you enjoy. It wasn’t for the fans, it wasn’t for a record company and it wasn’t for the industry — it was for us."
Def Leppard, Styx and Tesla 2016 U.S. Tour
Jan. 27 - Greensboro, N.C.
Jan. 29 - Ft.Lauderdale, Fla.
Jan. 30 - Orlando, Fla.
Feb. 2 - San Antonio, Texas
Feb. 3 - Lafayette, La.
Feb. 5 - Corpus Christi, Texas
Feb. 6 - Hidalgo, Texas
Feb. 9 - Little Rock, Ark.
Feb. 10 - Bossier City, La.
Feb. 13 - Uncasville, Ct.
Feb. 14 - Atlantic City, N.J.
Feb. 16 - Brooklyn, N.Y.
Feb. 17 - Allentown, Pa.
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