Archive for the ‘Tour information’ Category

Def Leppard returns to the road this summer, but Joe Elliott says it may be time to take break

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Def Leppard has become a fixture on the touring circuit over the last few summers, and this year is no different. The classic rock group plans to go out on the road again, this time with Poison and Cheap Trick.

But frontman Joe Elliott says the tour, which kicks off June 23 in Camden, N.J., could be the last chance for fans to catch them for a while.

"This will be our fifth year in a row where we've toured the summer in the states, and I seriously do think that it's time for us to not do it next year, because I'm a firm believer in you don't want to do it too much – people start taking you for granted," Elliott said in an interview Wednesday.

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Def Leppard Admit "If You Play New Songs, The Audience Walks Out"

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

For the first time in six years, Def Leppard are hitting the road armed with new tunes, and guitarist Phil Collen is pragmatic about how people treat new work from a veteran band. "You'd really like to go out there and play all your new shit off the new record, but you can't do that, because they'd walk out," he says. "It's like when you go and see the Stones and Keith Richards starts doing a couple of songs, and everyone goes and buys a T-shirt."

The tour, which kicks off this week, will serve to warm up audiences for the forthcoming Songs from the Sparkle Lounge, the band's tenth studio album. Collen acknowledges that the album's title – derived from the band's backstage rehearsal area, where the songs were hashed out – doesn't quite have the pop of Pyromania or Hysteria, but it gets the job done. "[The title is] not very rock & roll, but for some reason, we don't really care anymore about that. 'Oh, it has to be cool, this has to be a strong title.' Fuck it. This is very relevant for what it is, and that's why we've done it."

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First 2008 tour dates announced

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

The first tour dates for 2008 have been announced. They are as follows:

  • 5/21 -Sandness, Norway – Classic Rock Festival
  • 5/23 -Halden, Norway – Fredriksten Festning
  • 5/24 – Trondheim, Norway – Market Place
  • 6/6 – Solvesborg, Sweeden – Sweeden Rock Festival
  • 6/8 – Kalingrad, Russia – City Airport
  • 6/14 – Middlefart, Denmark – Rock Under Bridge Festival

Finalized and archived 2007 dates

Sunday, October 14th, 2007

I've finalized and archived the listing of the 2007 Downstage Thrust tour dates to match the reality of what dates happened and didn't happen. There is no information available for any possible 2008 dates at this time.

Def Leppard looks to cause hysteria at Bayfest

Friday, June 29th, 2007

This is an old article from earlier this year regarding the upcoming summer tour:

The summer concert season just got a little more hot and sticky sweet.

Def Leppard, which sold more albums in the 1980s than any other rock group, is the latest blockbuster name added to the lineup for Rogers Sarnia Bayfest. The English pop-metal band will headline the concert July 21 in Sarnia's Centennial Park.

Tickets for Def Leppard – along with the previously announced Aerosmith show on July 19 and three-day passes to the festival – go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday.

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2007 tour dates posted

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

After a long hiatus due to many busy events in my personal life, I've started posting updates again. First thing is listing the tour dates for the 2007 Yeah! tour, including venue information and supporting acts.

More tour dates

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006

I finally added the tour dates for the early June European festival round, and also added new tour dates for the September continuation of the United States leg of the Yeah! tour.

Summer 2006 dates

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

Some tour dates for the summer of 2006 have been announced and posted. Some extra dates in which Def Leppard will be performing as part of a musical festival are missing and will be added soon.

Def Leppard will play at Sweden Rock Festival

Monday, March 6th, 2006

Def Leppard will be playing at the Sweden Rock music festival. The festival is Sölvesborg, Sweden and takes place on June 8-10, 2006. Among the other bands playing are Queensryche, George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Deep Purple, Porcupine Tree, and The Sweet.

Def Leppard and Journey to tour together in 2006

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

Def Leppard and Journey will be touring together in 2006. The length of the tour and other details regarding Journey's presence hasn't been made official yet. But look for dates starting about June 3, 2006.

October and November tour dates

Saturday, September 24th, 2005

New October and November 2005 dates for the Rock Of Ages tour have been announced.

Canadian dates announced

Thursday, May 19th, 2005

New Canadian dates for the Rock Of Ages tour have been announced. These shows feature The Tea Party opening for Def Leppard.

Even more tour dates

Thursday, April 21st, 2005

More dates for the 2005 Rock Of Ages tour have been announced. These shows feature Tesla opening for Def Leppard.

New tour dates announced

Wednesday, April 13th, 2005

New dates for the 2005 Rock Of Ages ballpark tour with Bryan Adams have been announced.

No tour dates yet

Tuesday, January 11th, 2005

No tour dates have been announced in support of the upcoming Best Of album. Expect them soon, however.