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Styx Comment On Def Leppard US Tour Support Slot

Wednesday, 25th February 2015

Def Leppard 2015.
US Tour 2015

Def Leppard announced their 2015 summer tour of the US last week and Styx have commented on working with the band.

The band will start the tour on 23rd June in Tampa, FL and end on 4th October in Bismarck, ND.

Styx have spoken to AXS TV about supporting Lep in 2007 during the Downstage Thrust tour.

As mentioned by Joe recently the bands have kept in touch with each other since then.

The first 48 shows of the 2015 US tour were announced on 12th February with at least three moredates to be confirmed. Including a possible 20th September show at The Forum in Los Angeles, CA.

AXS TV - Styx Interview Quotes

"Our 2007 tour with Def Leppard forged a friendship that's never wavered," proclaims STYX singer/guitarist Tommy Shaw. "It was such an unforgettably fun experience for us. We've all been waiting for the planets to align so we could do it again. Well friends, they have indeed aligned! And this time, those soulful bad boys from Sacramento, Tesla, will be there, too. What a night of music this will be!Is summer here yet? Come on!"

"The mutual admiration society between Styx and Def Leppard began in the UK in 1978 when Joe Elliott attended Styx's first-ever performance in Def Leppard's home town of Sheffield, England," he says. "Both bands having emanated from working class beginnings, either on the South Side of Chicago, or the Steel Town of Sheffield, England, there is a natural camaraderie and synergy amongst them. I feel like these guys are long-lost brothers of mine."