Def Leppard Coming to AXS TV; On Tour With Poison, Tesla

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Def Leppard’s three-month North America tour began April 8 and wraps on June 25 in Indianapolis, IN. Joining Def Leppard on select dates are Poison and Tesla. (See full tour below.)

Def Leppard… And There Will Be a Next Time: Live From Detroit will premiere on AXS TV next Sunday, April 23, at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.

Filmed at the DTE Energy Music Theatre, Def Leppard… And There Will Be a Next Time: Live From Detroit boasts high-octane stage effects, as the British classic rock legends perform a blend of signature hits and modern favorites. Highlights include “Pour Some Sugar On Me,” “Photograph,” “Let’s Get Rocked,” “Rock Of Ages,” “Animal,” “Foolin’,” “Let’s Go” and more. The recently released concert experience hit #1 in North America on the DVD sales charts.

Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott says: “We’re thrilled to be able to take this tour to cities we didn’t play in 2016. The demand for us to return, or rather extend the tour was phenomenal! There’s a great buzz around the band right now and we’re loving the fact that we can do this with the latest album being so well received.”

Related: Our interview with Joe Elliott

Guitarist Phil Collen adds: “Our last full concert DVD, excluding Viva! Hysteria, was 1987’s in the round in your face which was shot on video. We felt an updated version was way overdue so here it is, the brand new Def Leppard concert experience!”

With two prestigious Diamond Awards to their credit, Def Leppard—Elliott, Collen, Vivian Campbell, Rick “Sav” Savage and Rick Allen—have delivered some of the most memorable classic rock anthems of all time.

The tour also marks the first time in over five years that Poison are touring with all original members: Bret Michaels, CC DeVille, Bobby Dall and Rikki Rockett. Poison has sold over 40 million records and will perform some of its greatest hits including “Nothin’ but a Good Time,” “Every Rose has its Thorn,” “Talk Dirty to Me,” “Unskinny Bop” and “Something to Believe In.”

Bret Michaels says, “I could not be more excited. I know all of us will give one thousand percent on stage 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 and roll.”

Def Leppard 2017 North American Tour (Tickets are available here and here)

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 Amphitheater
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 – USANA Amphitheatre
June 21 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center **
June 22 – St Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
June 24 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre^
June 25 – Indianapolis, IN – Klipsch Music Center

* Def Leppard only
** Def Leppard and Poison only, no Tesla
*** Def Leppard festival dates

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