“Let’s get, let’s get, let’s get, let’s get rocked!”
80’s hair metal fans can rejoice: Def Leppard, Poison and Tesla have announced that they will embark on a huge U.S. tour this summer, from April to June.
The rockers will be focusing on cities that they missed during the last tour in 2016; 3 Canadian cities are being included.
This is the first time in 5 years that all the original members of Poison will be performing together.
Frontman Brett Michaels expressed his enthusiasm: “I could not be more excited. I know all of us will give one thousand percent onstage and we are looking forward to performing our hits together. I personally could not be more thankful for the three generations of fans and I love the music of Def Leppard and Tesla. This will be an amazing night of rock ‘n’ roll. Don’t wait because god only knows.”
Tesla is currently celebrating 30 years together making music. In my opinion, they are a highly underrated band. Lead singer Jeff Keith has a bit of a Steven Tyler thing goin’ on, groovin’ onstage with a classic rocker voice.
They released a video for “Save the Goodness,” a bonus track on their live reinterpretation of their 1986 debut album Mechanical Resonance. It definitely has a feel-good vibe! Check it out!
Def Leppard will headline 38 shows, which includes four solo dates and four festival appearances. Those eight shows will not feature Poison or Tesla. While Poison will join them for the remaining 30 dates, Tesla will be excluded from two more—April 26th in Louisville and June 21st in Kansas City.
This wild ride begins April 8th in Manchester, N.H. Tour dates, according to Yahoo:
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 Amphitheatre
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 @ ASANA Amphitheatre
June 21 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center **
June 22 – St Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
June 24 – Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
June 25 – Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
* Def Leppard only
** Def Leppard and Poison
*** Def Leppard festival dates
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