Def Lep, Poison, Tesla kick off North American Tour April 8 at the SNHU Arena

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Step inside, walk this way - time to relive your big hair days when Def Leppard takes the SNHU stage.
Step inside, walk this way – time to relive your big hair days when Def Leppard takes the SNHU stage.

MANCHESTER, NH – Def Leppard is hitting the road for a three-month run across North America, and guess where and when it all starts? April 8 at the SNHU Arena!

Joining Def Leppard on select dates are Poison and Tesla. Tickets go on sale on January 20 and 21 at The Def Leppard Rock Brigade Concert Club presales begin on January 17, also at

Holy Aquanet, Poison!
Holy Aquanet, Poison!

“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,” said Def Leppard Front man Joe Elliott.

In conjunction with the announcement of their North American tour, Def Leppard also premieres the live video for “Animal” via Brave Words Click here to view. The live video clip is from the band’s recently announced concert film, And There Will Be A Next Time – Live From Detroit which will be released on February 10 in partnership with Eagle Rock Entertainment.

Bret Michaels
The face of Poison, Bret Michaels.

“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!,” said guitarist Phil Collen.

With two prestigious Diamond Awards to their credit, Def Leppard — Joe Elliott, Phil Collen, Vivian Campbell, Rick “Sav” Savage and Rick Allen — continues to stand tall in the music industry and deliver some of the most iconic rock melodies and memorable anthems of all time. Most recently, their 2015 self-titled album featured singles “Dangerous” and “Let’s Go” which premiered via and hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums Chart.


The tour also marks the first time in more than five years that Poison will tour with all original members. Members including Bret Michaels, CC DeVille, Bobby Dall and Rikki Rockett. Poison has sold over 40 million records and is is set to 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.”

“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,” said front man Bret Michaels. “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. Don’t wait because god only knows.”


April 8, 2017                        Manchester, NH               SNHU Arena

April 10, 2017                     Montreal, QC                     Bell Centre *

April 12, 2017                     Uncasville, CT                    Mohegan Sun Arena

April 14, 2017                     Baltimore, MD                   Royal Farms Arena

April 15, 2017                     Uniondale, NY                   Nassau Coliseum

April 17, 2017                     Grand Rapids, MI             Van Andel Arena

April 19, 2017                     Green Bay, WI                   Resch Center ^

April 21, 2017                     St Paul, MN                        Xcel Energy Center

April 22, 2017                     Sioux Falls, SD                    Sanford Premier Center

April 24, 2017                     Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena

April 26, 2017                     Louisville, KY                      KFC Yum! Center **

April 27, 2017                     Nashville, TN                      Bridgestone Arena**

April 29, 2017                     Ft Myers, FL                       Fort Rock ***

April 30, 2017                     Jacksonville, FL  Welcome to Rockville ***

May 2, 2017                        Tuscaloosa, AL                   Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre

May 3, 2017                        Atlanta, GA                         Lakewood Amphitheatre

May 5, 2017                        Charlottesville, VA           John Paul Jones Arena

May 6, 2017                        Charlotte, NC                     Carolina Rebellion ***

May 24, 2017                      Lincoln, NE                          Pinnacle Bank Arena

May 26, 2017                      Pryor, OK                             Rocklahoma ***

May 27, 2017                      San Antonio, TX                River City Rockfest ***

May 29, 2017                      Colorado Springs, CO      Broadmoor World Arena

May 31, 2017                      Bozeman, MT                    Brick Breeden Fieldhouse

June 2, 2017                       Edmonton, AB                   Rogers Place *

June 3, 2017                       Calgary, AB                         Scotiabank Saddledome *

June 6, 2017                       Vancouver, BC                  Rogers Arena *

June 7, 2017                       Spokane, WA                     Spokane Arena

June 9, 2017                       Seattle, WA                        White River Amph

June 10, 2017                     Portland, OR                      Moda Center

June 12, 2017                     Fresno, CA                          Save Mart Center

June 14, 2017                     Ontario, CA                         Citizens Bank Arena

June 16, 2017                     San Diego, CA                    Sleep Train Amphitheatre

June 17, 2017                     Las Vegas, NV                    MGM Grand Garden Arena

June 19, 2017                     Salt Lake City, UT              USANA Amphitheatre

June 21, 2017                     Kansas City, MO               Sprint Center **

June 22, 2017                     St Louis, MO                       Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre**

June 24, 2017                     Chicago, IL                           Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre^

June 25, 2017                     Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center


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