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Def Leppard Announces U.S. Tour With Heart

British hard rock veterans Def Leppard have announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour of the United States this summer. Joining them on the tour will be Seattle based mainstays Heart.

"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 Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott.

"Nancy [Wilson, Heart guitarist] 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 Heart singer Ann Wilson.

The tour dates are as follows:

June 15 - West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre
June 17 - Tampa, FL - 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
June 22 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
June 24 - Raleigh, NC - Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
June 26 - Philadelphia, PA - Susquehanna Bank Center
June 29 - Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion
July 2 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
July 3 - Hershey, PA - Hersheypark Stadium
July 12 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
July 13 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
July 15 - Chicago, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 20 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
July 24 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
August 10 - St. Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
August 14 - Portland, OR - Sleep Country Amphitheater
August 21 - Buffalo, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
August 27 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
August 31 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre

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1. silvermountains writes:

Heart with Def? wow, I wish I could go.

# Feb 25, 2011 @ 11:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. RTB writes:

Im assuming a so calif date will be annouced later on..
Heart is great live...as much i like def leppards high n dry days joe just cant hit those high notes anymore...
Still will always be a solid band though...

# Feb 26, 2011 @ 1:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. brandedcfh420 writes:

Im goin to try to get tickets for this. my wifes bday is june 20 and they r in charlotte june 22. so im gonna try to get her a bday present (tickets) she will love!!

# Feb 26, 2011 @ 9:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. KORNDOGG writes:

They need to just retire! Please

# Feb 26, 2011 @ 12:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Diamond Oz writes:

I saw Def Lep in 2008 and was really impressed. Definitely worth checking out live if you get the chance.

# Feb 26, 2011 @ 12:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. RTB writes:

Come on korndogg...this is an old fu@s thread...let us bask in the glory and remember the good ol days...
Your pissing on my parade here bro...
Oz, DL 08..download fest?

# Feb 26, 2011 @ 12:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Diamond Oz writes:

Nope, Graspop Metal Meeting. I also saw Judas Priest, Whitesnake, Saxon, Testament, Malmsteen, Tesla and Ministry that day. Mainland Europe is where it's at when it comes to metal festivals.

# Feb 26, 2011 @ 12:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. R Tenney writes:

The leps Saxon and Priest. Must of been quite a show. Bands I listened to on cassette in the 7th grade. Not even sure who's in Lep anymore. But it would be cool to see them perform High@ Dry and Pyromania. Never cared for their bubblegum direction in late 80s on

# Feb 26, 2011 @ 12:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Diamond Oz writes:

Def Leppard's had the same lineup since 1992 I believe. They did a really good David Essex cover when I saw them and mostly stuck to their 80s material, so it was all good.

# Feb 26, 2011 @ 1:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. hellrat writes:

am jealous...Oz sucks!! :)

seriously, if and when this thing hits So Cal....we're on RT!!

Retro Glory Days :)

# Feb 26, 2011 @ 1:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. KORNDOGG writes:

lol, sorry RTB. Ill stay out of this one :)

# Feb 26, 2011 @ 1:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. RTB writes:

KD your a good man, sense of humor is the key, good show
Oz, damn, what a line up...your just living the dream with all those eurofests at your beckoning... Bloody hell
Rat, f@ck ya cowboy, after u heard them sheep, sounds like a plan...
Glance at my profile real quick btw...

# Feb 26, 2011 @ 2:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. hellrat writes:

Gotcha RT my brother

though i gotta disagree about ol Hoolio....he is really not very good, and he is certainly not a man

:)

# Feb 26, 2011 @ 2:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. KORNDOGG writes:

wheres the love hellrat??

# Feb 26, 2011 @ 4:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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