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JOURNEY Bassist Reveals 2018 DEF LEPPARD Co-Headline Tour Plans

Def Leppard 2006. Mountain View 2006 By Bret

Def Leppard look set to possibly tour with Journey in 2018 according to their bassist Ross Valory in a new interview.

The news was revealed in an interview by bassist Ross Valory to The Advocate newspaper.

Def Leppard and Journey began their only previous tour in June 2006 to support the YEAH! album.

The tour was one of their most successful in the USA in terms of ticket sales since the 1992/1993 'Adrenalize' tour.

So successful that they added two legs to the initial run taking them up to November 2006.

Phil has said in the past he would love to tour with the band again at some point.

Ross is shown with Phil at the 26th August 2006 show in Mountain View, CA playing with opening act Stoll Vaughan.

The quote from the interview suggests the touring will start in either May or June.

This will likely include a co-headline run in the USA/Canada in the summer.

Phil said back in April the 2018 tour would include - "Europe, Far East, Australia, everywhere really and the US and Canada."

Journey's current line up includes singer Arnel Pineda, drummer Steve Smith, keyboardist Jonathan Cain, bassist Ross Valory and guitarist Neal Schon. Only Jonathan, Ross and Neal toured with Def Leppard in 2006.

The original members were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame on 7th April 2017 which saw them briefly reunite on stage with their most famous singer Steve Perry.

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

The Advocate - Ross Valory/Journey Interview Quotes

2018 Tour With Def Leppard

They’ll take a break from August until next May. Plans are afoot for a 2018 world tour with Def Leppard, another arena stalwart with a slew of hits of which fans never seem to tire.

"We’ve played most of our hits many, many times - we’re in our 20th year of consistently touring, so we kind of know the songs pretty good. People want to hear those songs that way, and they do."

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