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Def Leppard 2015 US Tour Dates With Styx/Tesla Announced

Thursday, 12th February 2015

Def Leppard 2015.
US Tour 2015

The Def Leppard 2015 US tour with Styx and Tesla has been announced today starting on 23rd June.

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

This tour follows the highly successful Summer Tour 2014/Heroes Tour with KISS that consisted of 42 dates.

View all 48 shows below. Joe has also spoken about the tour with Billboard.

As already revealed the band will be joined by Styx and Tesla who have both supported the band on previous tours.

The band will be visiting some cities for the very first time - Bethel, NY, Mt. Pleasant, MI, Youngstown, OH and Grand Forks, ND.

The band will visit other cities not played for many years including - Bozeman, MT (2000), Bismarck, ND (2003), Spokane, WA/Birmingham, AL (2008) and Sedalia, MO (2000).

73 shows have now been announced for the 2015 world tour. Styx's website listed a Los Angeles show (at The Forum) for 20th September but has now removed the listing. Vivian Campbell has mentioned the date should be confirmed/announced soon in the last couple of days.

This is the first US Tour as the main headliners since the 2012 Rock Of Ages tour with Poison/Lita Ford.

A 14th show in Canada will take place in Toronto, ON in addition to the 13 dates announced for April/May in December 2014.

Def Leppard US Tour 2015 w/ Styx/Tesla - Tour Dates

Billboard - Joe Elliott Interview Quotes

"We've toured with both of these bands before," Elliott says. "Styx is a great bunch of guys and as American as mom's apple pie all the way through. And we had Tesla on board when we did the Hysteria tour back in '87; they were out for at least six or seven months with us before they went off to do their own thing. So it'll be a great time on stage and backstage, I think."

"We've always been keen on taking out bands that people know. It's done us a world of good to go out with a name on the poster that doesn't just say, 'Plus special guest...' We've tried it; We had Tripping Daisy in the '90s, who were great people to work with but nobody knew who they were, and it didn't make for a great evening of anticipation, if you like. People would go, 'Who's this lot onstage?' Nobody's going to go see Tesla and Styx and not know who they are. They're going to say, 'I know all those guys and all those songs. That's a show I want to see.'"