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1 Year Ago DEF LEPPARD Announce 11 Date HITS CANADA Tour With Tesla

Def Leppard 2018. Def Leppard 2019

Def Leppard announced 11 new dates for their Hits Canada Canadian tour on this day in 2019.

The tour was confirmed to start on 12th July in Halifax, NS and finish in Calgary, AB on 31st July.

The band had last played a full Canadian tour in April/May 2015 to start the world tour that supported the self-titled studio album released in the same year. 13 shows were played with One Bad Son and Trapper.

Since that tour shows took place in Quebec City and Toronto (2016), Montreal, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver (2017) and two shows in 2018 (Toronto and Vancouver).

Tesla were also announced as the support band once again after playing with Def Leppard for multiple tours since 2015.

These tour dates followed on from the UK/European tour which contained 15 shows in 12 countries played in June/July 2019.

The Canadian dates included cities not played for many years such as Moncton, New Brunswick which was played for the first time since in August 2003 on the X/Ten tour.

Halifax, NS was also be played for the first time since August 2003 on the same tour.

Tickets for the tour went on sale from Friday 18th January.

To date there are no Canadian dates on the The Stadium Tour in 2020 but Joe recently suggested that could change either this year or in 2021.

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

Def Leppard 2018. Def Leppard 2019

Def Leppard 2019 Canadian Tour Dates

The first show here since August 2003 on the X/Ten tour.

The first show here since August 2003 on the X/Ten tour.

The first show here since July 2012 on the Rock Of Ages tour.

  • Headliner - Def Leppard
  • Support Act - Tesla
  • Ticket On Sale - Friday 18th January.

The first major Canadian tour since April/May 2015.

Def Leppard 2019 Canadian Tour - Press Release Quotes

Legendary British rock ‘n’ roll icons Def Leppard announce Canadian Summer Tour. The tour will kick off in Halifax on July 12 and end in Calgary on July 31. See full routing below. Critically acclaimed iconic Sacramento melodic hard rock quintet, TESLA will be joining the band on tour.

It was recently announced that Def Leppard will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame®. The band will be inducted into the 2019 Performer Category alongside The Cure, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music and The Zombies. Presented by Klipsch Audio, the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame® Induction Ceremony will take place on March 29, 2019 in Brooklyn, NY at Barclays Center.

Following the close of their historic 2018 co-headline stadium and arena run in North America, Def Leppard sold a staggering 1,000,000 tickets and the tour grossed over $100,000,000.00, a massive feat in today’s touring world. As always, the group keep pushing forward with their electrifying live shows that have transcended the test of time.

Def Leppard 2019 Canadian Tour - Press Release

As part of a Canadian Summer Tour, evenko and Live Nation present legendary British rock ‘n’ roll icons Def Leppard with special guest Tesla at the at the Avenir Centre in Moncton, Saturday, July 13.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, Jan. 18 at 10 a.m.

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With more than 100 million albums sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards in the U.S., Def Leppard – Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick “Sav” Savage(bass), Vivian Campbell (guitar) and Rick Allen (drums) — continue to be one of the most important forces in rock music.

Over the course of their career the band has produced a series of classic ground-breaking albums that set the bar for generations of music fans and artists alike.

The group’s spectacular live shows and arsenal of hits have become synonymous with their name, leading Def Leppard to be heralded as an institution in both the music and touring industry.

Def Leppard’s influential career includes numerous hit singles and ground-breaking multi-platinum albums—including two of the best-selling albums of all time, Pyromania and Hysteria, capturing the group’s legendary tracks, bringing together classic Leppard hits such as “Rock of Ages”, Pour Some Sugar on Me” and “Foolin.”

The band’s 2015 self-titled studio album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Top Independent Albums charts. The album also took the #5 spot on Billboard’s Top Current Albums and #10 spot on the Top 200, as well as claiming 15 top 10 debuts around the world.

For the first time, in January 2018 Def Leppard debuted their full recording catalog worldwide via streaming and download platforms. As they did with the original release of their records, Def Leppard dominated the worldwide charts again.

Chart stats saw their albums charting in the iTunes Top 10 in more than 30 countries, including Hysteria at #3 in the US, and #5 in the UK. Def Leppard had the #1, #2 and #3 records on the US catalog albums chart.

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