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I Wonder Who Will Tour with Def Leppard?

Posted on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments12 Comments

Months ago, guitarist Phil Collen confirmed that Def Leppard would hit the road again in the summer of 2011. While we don't have any dates yet, I'm fairly confident the band will be swinging through North America. When Phil confirmed the tour, he also said the dates would likely begin in May.

So, I'll ask again - who will tour with the Leps? The last time I saw them live, Billy Idol was on the package. Def Leppard has toured with just about everyone at this point. All indications are pointing that this will be a "light" summer for our bands on the road. If Motley and Poison really do tour together, that's two bands that can't travel with Def Leppard. Apparently Ann Wilson said Heart would be touring with the band. If it does happen, I think Def Leppard/Heart is a good package - but one more band would be needed to round it all out. 

At any rate, I suspect the tour will be announced within the next few weeks. Oh, and if you're ever looking for an awesome database of Def Leppard history I stumbled across a cool website that you should check out!


Reader Comments (12)

What about CINDERELLA!!!!
February 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKEVON
One of the current rumors is Kansas will tour with Def Lep and Heart this summer.
February 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGil
The new Quiet Riot line up would be nice to see! Especially if they plan to release a new album.

If not QR then I hear King Kobra has got new lineup with Johnny Rod and Paul Shortino that would be neat too!
February 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShadow
i read somewhere , they will be touring with heart and kansas.
February 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbumblefootboy
http://savannahnow.com/accent/2010-11-14/he-s-fashioning-music-his-garage

Mentions it in the "completion date" paragraph--"Greer hopes to take the guitar on a 60-day concert tour with Kansas, Heart and Def Leppard in the spring..."

who knows
February 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWill
Yes, Ann and Nancy Wilson have already confirmed their tour with Def Leppard in recent interviews. Kansas was mentioned as the third band on the bill, but that remains to be seen as Kansas have already announced summer concert dates with Jethro Tull.

FYI - Journey, Foreigner and Night Ranger will be touring together this summer per Jack Blades announcement from the stage in Denver last week.
February 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKen
I wouldn't mind seeing Heart open for the Leps. I'm just ready to see Def Leppard again. I haven't seen them since their 2006 tour with Journey.
February 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStephen
Ann and Nancy have been "confirming" it for months. But Phil nor anyone in the band know if Heart is going out. Its not going to be Kansas cause they have shows booked in Europe this spring into summer and Vivian has already said he knows for 100% fact its not going to be Kansas.

I wouldnt mind Cinderella or even Tesla or someone like that.
February 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMike
Man, I wish they coulda gotten Leppard to headline M3!

Regardless, I will go see 'em this time around.
February 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Heart has been confirmed to be touring with Def Leppard in 2011.
February 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl
Sorry, but Joe Elliot can't sing anymore. Saw some recent footage from one of the European festivals and it was kinda sad.
February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPauly
Def Leppard rocks! Love' em! Big big fan....and I'm going to see them in concert on 6/15 in west palm beach. Good place to get tickets @ is here http://tinyurl.com/425ca2b. Lots of fun!!
June 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJess

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