Def Leppard and Journey team up for tour

It was only a matter of time; one of America’s biggest arena rockers would eventually join up with their U.K. equivalent for a large-scale tour.  Journey and Def Leppard are poised to hit the road this summer for a three-month trek across the United States. The tour kicks June 23rd in Camden, New Jersey, and wraps August 31st in Seattle.

Disappointingly, vocalist Steve Perry will not be accompanying Journey on the upcoming tour despite an appearance with the band last year at an awards gala. Singer Steve Augeri will head up the mic duties, the position he’s held since 1998.

This summer, Def Leppard plan on releasing a new covers album, which will see the group tackle songs from such bands as Thin Lizzy, E.L.O. and Bad Finger to name a few.

Def Leppard and Journey tour dates:

6/23: Camden, NJ, Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
6/24: Wantagh, NY, Jones Beach Theater
6/27: Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
6/28: Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Casino
6/30: Scranton, PA, Toyota Pavilion at Montage
7/1: Atlantic City, NJ, Borgata Hotel and Casino
7/3: Hershey, PA, Hershey Pavilion
7/4: Raleigh, NC, Alltel Pavilion
7/7: Bristow, VA, Nissan Pavilion
7/8: Virginia Beach, VA, Virginia Beach Amp
7/10: West Palm Beach, FL, Sound Advice Amphitheatre
7/11: Tampa, FL, Ford Amphitheatre
7/13: Atlanta, Chastain Park Amphitheatre
7/15: Charlotte, NC, Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amp
7/16: Nashville, Starwood Amphitheatre
7/18: Minneapolis, Target Center
7/19: Chicago, First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/21: St. Louis, UMB Bank Pavilion
7/22: Noblesville, IN, Verizon Wireless Music Center
7/24: Detroit, DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/25: Cincinnati, Riverbend Music Center
7/28: San Antonio, TX, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/29: Dallas, Smirnoff MusicCentre
7/30: The Woodlands, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/15: Denver, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheatre
8/18: Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay Events Center
8/22: Phoenix, Cricket Pavilion
8/23: Chula Vista, CA, Coors Amphitheatre
8/25: Concord, CA, Chronicle Pavilion
8/26: Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre
8/27: Sacramento, CA, Sleep Train Amphitheatre
8/30: Portland, OR, Clark County Amphitheatre
8/31: Seattle, White River Amphitheatre

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