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4 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD Announce Summer Tour 2016 With REO SPEEDWAGON/TESLA

Def Leppard 2016. Def Leppard 2016

Def Leppard announced 45 dates for the Summer Tour 2016 with Reo Speedwagon and Tesla on this day in 2016.

45 dates were confirmed for the tour which was due to start on 22nd June and run until 10th October through the USA and Canada.

The first date was in Mansfield, MA at the Xfinity Center on 22nd June and the last in Cedar Rapids, IA at U.S. Cellular Center on 10th October.

Among the new dates was an extra show added to the May tour leg in Huntington, WV.

The tour dates included a return to the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, WA for the first time since 27th October 1988. The last show of the Hysteria world tour and last with Steve Clark. A number of other cities were also due to be played for the first time in many years.

At this time 55 shows had been confirmed for the rest of 2016 after the three shows played in January.

The first major tour since Joe recovered from his vocal problems in January 2016 that were caused by severe laryngitis. For this reason there were more spaces between dates and no three-nights-in-a-row as on recent tours.

The band played 59 shows in the USA in 2015 from 23rd June in Tampa, FL to 17th October in Jacksonville, FL with Styx and Tesla.

They continued to support the self-titled Def Leppard studio album released on 30th October 2015 at these shows.

Two songs from the album had been played in North America before the 2016 tour - 'Let's Go' (x8) and 'Dangerous' (x1) - the only new songs to have been played from the album at the time of the annoucement.

REO Speedwagon and Tesla were confirmed to continue as support acts after they were already confirmed to play the last six shows of the nine that were rescheduled to May.

View all tour dates below and visit the 2016 tour section for all the setlists, reviews, photos and videos from this tour.

Visit the Tour News section. For more news on future tour plans.

Visit the Album News section for more news on new music (based on band member quotes).

Def Leppard 2016.

Def Leppard 2016 Summer Tour - w/ REO Speedwagon/Tesla


  • 18th May, 2016 - Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Huntington, WV, USA


  • 22nd June, 2016 - Xfinity Center, Boston/Mansfield, MA, USA
  • 24th June, 2016 - Darling's Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, ME, USA
  • 25th June, 2016 - Centre Videotron, Quebec City, QC, CANADA
  • 27th June, 2016 - Lakeview Amphitheater, Syracuse, NY, USA
  • 29th June, 2016 - Hershey Park Stadium, Hershey, PA, USA


  • 1st July, 2016 - Klipsch Music Center, Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • 2nd July, 2016 - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL, USA
  • 5th July, 2016 - Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • 6th July, 2016 - Summeriest/Marcus Amphitheater, Milwaukee, WI, USA
  • 8th July, 2016 - First Niagara Pavillion, Pittsburgh/Burgettstown, PA, USA
  • 9th July, 2016 - Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI, USA
  • 11th July, 2016 - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY, USA
  • 13th July, 2016 - PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ, USA
  • 15th July, 2016 - DTE Energy Music Theatre, Detroit/Clarkston, MI, USA
  • 16th July, 2016 - Molson Canadian Amphitheater, Toronto, ON, CANADA


  • 6th August, 2016 – Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI, USA
  • 8th August, 2016 – Ford Center, Evansille, IN, USA
  • 10th August, 2016 – Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA, USA
  • 12th August, 2016 – Lakewood Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA, USA
  • 13th August, 2016 – Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, Raleigh, NC, USA
  • 17th August, 2016 – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, Birmingham, AL, USA
  • 19th August, 2016 – Austin 360 Amphitheater, Austin, TX, USA
  • 22nd August, 2016 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TX, USA
  • 24th August, 2016 – Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas, TX, USA
  • 26th August, 2016 – Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO, USA
  • 27th August, 2016 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, ST. Louis/Maryland Heights, MO, USA
  • 29th August, 2016 – Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, OH, USA
  • 31st August, 2016 – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center/Buffalo, NY, USA


  • 14th September, 2016 - MetraPark Rimrock Auto Arena, Billings, MT, USA
  • 16th September, 2016 - USANA Amphitheater, Salk Lake City, UT, USA
  • 17th September, 2016 - Pepsi Center, Denver, CO, USA
  • 19th September, 2016 - Isleta Amphitheater, Albuquerque, NM, USA
  • 20th September, 2016 - Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • 22nd September, 2016 - Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA, USA
  • 24th September, 2016 - Toyota Amphitheatre, Sacramento/Wheatland, CA, USA
  • 25th September, 2016 - Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA, USA
  • 28th September, 2016 - Taco Bell Arena, Boise, ID, USA
  • 30th September, 2016 - Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, OR, USA


  • 1st October, 2016 - Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA, USA
  • 4th October, 2016 - CenturyLink Center Omaha, Omaha, NE, USA
  • 5th October, 2016 - Xcel Energy Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • 7th October, 2016 - La Crosse Center Arena, La Crosse, WI, USA
  • 8th October, 2016 - Huntington Center, Toledo, OH, USA
  • 10th October, 2016 - U.S. Cellular Center, Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

Special Guests - REO Speedwagon

Current band members - Kevin Cronin (lead vocals), Dave Amato (guitars), Bruce Hall (bass), Bryan Hyatt (drums), Neal Doughty (keyboards).

Latest (original) studio album - 'Find Your Own Way Home' which was released on 3rd April 2007.

The band played 3 shows with Def Leppard in 2007 on the Downstage Thrust tour. They returned in 2008 alongside Styx to play the first 13 shows of the Songs From The Sparkle Lounge tour.

Support Act - Tesla

Current band members - Jeff Keith (lead vocals), Frank Hannon (guitars), Dave Rude (guitars), Brian Wheat (bass), Troy Luccketta (drums).

Latest studio album - 'Simplicity' which was released on 6th June 2014. #24 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.

First toured with DL on the 1987/1988 Hysteria tour for over 100 shows and again in 2005 (9 shows), 2011 (2 shows) and 2015 (58 shows). This tour will continue Tesla's position as the band to have supported Def Leppard at more shows than any other band in their 38 year live history. Taking the total to well over 200.

Def Leppard 2016 Summer Tour - Press Release Quotes

"Def Leppard have just announced they will return to the road this summer for an extensive tour across North America due to overwhelming demand. The Live Nation promoted outing will storm through 55 cities across all parts of the U.S. and Canada. It is set to kick off on May 1st in Orlando, FL and wrap on October 10th in Cedar Rapids, IA. Joining Def Leppard on their mighty summer outing are REO Speedwagon and Tesla. Tickets will go on sale starting on March 4th at"

"Said Def Leppard front man Joe Elliott, "I'm really looking forward to getting back out there and playing some great music with some great people for some of the most appreciative audiences in the world. It really is always a pleasure."

"Adds REO Speedwagon singer Kevin Cronin, "We played some shows with Def Leppard in 2008 and it was an amazing musical marriage, a melodic rock extravaganza. We are ready to restart that fire in 2016."

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