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Def Leppard Confirmed To Play SAO PAULO TRIP Festival In September

Def Leppard 2017. Sao Paulo Trip 2017

Def Leppard will return to Sao Paulo, Brazil on 24th September at the new Sao Paulo Trip festival.

The show takes place on 24th September at the 55,000 capacity Allianz Parque football stadium.

Aerosmith are the headliners on the same day as they are at Rock In Rio (see posters/video below). The Sao Paulo Trip festival takes places from 21st September to the 26th.

This news comes almost 20 years after their one and only show in the city on 23rd April 1997 at the Olympia. The second to last date of the 1996/1997 Slang world tour.

Organisers Mercury Concerts have said the following bands will also play - The Who, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Guns N' Roses, The Cult and Alice Cooper.

The festival may be linked to the recent news of a 'megafestival' in Santiago, Chile on 29th/30th September featuring Aerosmith headlining above Def Leppard and The Who/Guns N' Roses the day before.

Joe recently confirmed four shows would be played with Aerosmith and one with The Who.

The band had actually announced a show at the same venue as far back as April 2013. A brief video announcement was filmed on stage at during the VIVA! Hysteria residency. Nothing more was ever heard after the video posting.

Tickets for this festival go on sale from 26th April.

The second appearance to be announced in Brazil this year after the Rock In Rio show was announced in March for 21st September.

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

Def Leppard In South America - Confirmed 2017 Tour Date

Bands playing on other days = The Who, Alter Bridge, The Cult (21st), Bon Jovi (and special guest - 23rd), Guns N' Roses, Alice Cooper (26th).

The Joe Elliott Show - 8th April 2017 Quote

"I mentioned last week how Def Leppard are gonna play a show in South America with The Who in the Autumn. We're also doing four shows with the band that we just heard, including the Rock In Rio show in Brazil. The band of course is Aerosmith. From the album Rocks we just heard the song Back In The Saddle."

Def Leppard In South America - News Quotes (Translated)

"Mercury Concerts has announced that it will host a festival in São Paulo in September with The Who, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Guns N 'Roses, The Cult, Def Leppard and Alice Cooper.

The São Paulo Trip will happen at Allianz Parque. There is still no information on the value of the tickets. In his profile on Twitter, the band Def Leppard said it will play on September 24th. According to the post, sales start at 8am on April 26 on the website

Apart from The Cult, all the bands from the event line-up will also play in Rock in Rio 2017."

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