Watch: Schon, Elliott Plug Journey/Def Leppard Tour

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It promises to be one of the year’s major rock tours: Def Leppard and Journey are playing together in North America this year, beginning May 21 in Hartford, Conn., and winding up Oct. 6 at the L.A. Forum. The two bands are sharing headline status and will alternate opening and closing spots on the shows. In the joint tour announcement, it ‘s noted that the tour “will feature complete sets and all-new production from both bands.”

The tour, promoted by Live Nation, was originally revealed on Jan. 21. In the days following the announcement, the bands added Cheap Trick, Peter Frampton, Pretenders and Foreigner, for selected dates. (See below.)

Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.

On Feb. 21, the bands released a video featuring Journey’s Neal Schon and Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott plotting the tour from Live Nation’s offices. “Let’s do this!”

Watch Schon and Elliott… “Let’s play everywhere!”

Journey’s Neal Schon said, “These co-headlining Journey/Def Leppard dates will be epic classic rock shows. So many hits. It will be great to see you all, friends!”

Said Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott, “This tour is going to be a blast! We’ve toured together before and it was massive. This time it’s going to be even bigger and better!”

Related: Def Leppard’s Joe Elliot talks about one of his biggest influences

In addition, beginning Jan. 19, Def Leppard has debuted their full recording catalog worldwide via streaming and download platforms. For the complete list of albums now available, scroll to the bottom of the page.

Journey members past and present backstage at their 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction

Journey-Def Leppard 2018 North American Tour
May 21 – Hartford, CT – XL Center
May 23 – Albany, NY – Times Union Center
May 25 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
May 26 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
May 28 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
May 30 – Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena
June 1 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre (with Peter Frampton)
June 2 – Pittsburgh, PA -PPG Paints Arena
June 5 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
June 6 – Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena
June 8 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
June 9 – Charlotte, NC -Spectrum Center
June 11 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
June 13 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
June 15 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
June 16 – Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
July 1 – Atlanta, GA – SunTrust Park (with Pretenders)
July 3 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
July 4 – Milwaukee, WI -Summerfest
July 6 – Memphis, TN – FedEx Forum
July 7 – North Little Rock, AK – Verizon Arena
July 9 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
July 11 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
July 13 – Detroit, MI -Comerica Park (with Pretenders)
July 14 – Chicago, IL -Wrigley Field (with Pretenders)
July 16 – Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena
July 18 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
July 19 – Lincoln, NB – Pinnacle Bank Arena
July 21 – Denver, Coors Field (with Pretenders)
July 23 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
July 25 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
July 27 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Field (with Cheap Trick)
July 28 – Fargo, ND – Fargodome
Aug. 11 – Boston, MA -Fenway Park (with Cheap Trick)
Aug. 13 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Aug. 15 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
Aug. 17 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center
Aug. 18 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
Aug. 20 – Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena @ The BJCC
Aug. 22 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
Aug. 24 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium
Aug. 25 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Aug. 27 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
Aug. 29 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Aug. 31 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
Sept. 1 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Sept. 3 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Sept. 5 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
Sept. 7 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
Sept. 8 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
Sept. 21 – San Francisco, CA – AT&T Park (with Foreigner)
Sept. 23 – San Diego, SD – Petco Park (with Cheap Trick, Peter Frampton)
Sept. 25 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
Sept. 26 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center Arena
Sept. 28 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
Sept. 29 – Seattle, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre
Oct. 1 – Vancouver. BC – Rogers Arena
Oct. 4 – Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
Oct. 6 – Los Angeles, CA -The Forum

Related: Journey and that final scene of The Sopranos

Def Leppard (photo from their website)

Def Leppard albums now available for streaming and download
The Def Leppard EP (1979)
On Through The Night (1980)
High ‘N’ Dry (1981)
Pyromania (1983)
Hysteria (1987)
Adrenalize (1992)
Retro Active (1993)
Vault (1995)
Slang (1996)
Euphoria (1999)
X (2002)
Yeah! (2006)
Songs From The Sparkle Lounge (2008)
Mirror Ball – Live & More (2011)
Def Leppard (2015)

Watch: Journey and Def Leppard have played together before. Here’s a vintage promo from that tour.

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