Def Leppard, Great Britain's premiere arena rock band, have announced that they will make their triumphant return to the US with a summer tour kicking off on June 15 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Joining Def Leppard for this highly anticipated tour are Seattle rock legends Heart.
The tour will visit Los Angeles on September 7th, with a special Gibson Amphitheatre performance. Tickets will go on sale Friday, March 25th at 10 AM. They will be available at LiveNation.com, at select Live Nation and Ticketmaster retail outlets and via Charge-By-Phone (800.745.3000).
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. The anthemic rock megastars have earned their stripes as one of the most enduring and successful touring acts in history. Heart showed the world that women can rock when they stormed the charts with hits like "Crazy on You," "Magic Man," "Barracuda," “Alone” and many more, a stream of hits showcasing the sisters’ enormous talents as both musicians and singers, selling more than 30 million records.
"After having had the last 18 months off, Leppard are ready to get back on the road! Add Heart to the bill and it truly makes for a special evening," says singer Joe Elliott.
" Nancy and I are really excited to be bringing Heart to the stage this summer with Def Leppard. It's going to be a powerful, monster show. The real thing. The summer of 2011 will be amazing," says singer Ann Wilson.
With more than 65 million albums sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards to their credit, Def Leppard--Joe Elliott (vocals), Vivian Campbell (guitar), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick "Sav" Savage (bass) and Rick Allen (drums)-continues 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 groundbreaking albums that set the bar for generations of music fans and artists alike. The group's spectacular live shows, filled with powerful melodic rock anthems, have become synonymous with their name. The band's colossal live performances have become must-see events and have made them an institution in the music and touring industry as they continue to sell out arenas worldwide.