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Def Leppard and Poison Summer Tour

Posted on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments12 Comments

Drummer Rikki Rockett announced via Facebook a few hours ago that his band Poison will hit the road with Def Leppard this summer. Of course, there's been no official press release and thus no dates have been announced.

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited for this. I hope this tour hits Ohio - most specifically Riverbend in Cincinnati. I love seeing Poison there - that's always a fun summer memory for me.

To be a true package, this tour needs a solid third band, too. In a perfect world that would be Kix, but I highly doubt that will happen. I did hear Twisted Sister as the rumored opener... and that is cool too! What do you think?


Reader Comments (12)

We just had Poison and Def Leppard a couple of years ago, and neither has done anything to make me want to see them again since. Cheap Trick was with them last time around.

That said, if Twisted Sister is opening, I'll be there. If it's Ratt or Dokken, count me out. (Unless I score free tix somehow)
February 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJT
That's HUGE! I'm there if they play Baltimore or D.C. and/or Florida or Jones Beach!
February 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
If Kix opens, I am there!
February 7, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterricksav65
I'm with JT on this. Just saw them a couple of years ago and have seen each of them a ton of times. I want something new. Like maybe Mr. Big and Europe. Or Iron Maiden and Dream Theatre (stupid me, missed them last time)

But Poison and Def Leppart??? Been there, done that.
February 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRita
Can someone please tell my why these bands don't take KIX out on the road with them as an opening act? The kill it and are not the expensive to book,
February 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKixRules
KIX didn't have the hits of Def Leppard or Poison, but they would blow both of them off the stage, which is probably why they wouldn't be offered an opening slot on this bill. It would be nice though.......
I would like to see Cinderella with RATT and KIX, that would be a show.
February 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRob Rocker
I can't wait to see the tour schedule so I can make plans to take my family. My wife has never seen Def Leppard and my daughter needs the music history lesson!
February 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShawn
It's a matter of economics. As 3rd on the bill, & without label support, I don't think KIX would make enough per gig to pay for the diesel to run a tour bus. Sad, because they're a great live band, (& pretty much where Poison "borrowed" a lot of their original stage show from.) I for one, would rather see Twisted Sister on the bill. Or, for that matter, a Def Lep/Twisted Sister/Kix show. Poison's done the same show & set list for like, the last 10 years. Yawn.
February 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
Theres no way in hell Twisted Sister would sign on for this. This tour will be a big *yawn*. I'll ONLY go if I score free tix.
February 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
Kix would blow them ogg the stage. Still, I'm there if I got the bux.
February 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Ogg? Hey, there's a Prog band name if I ever heard one. Of course, I meant "Off". Dangin' auto correct!
February 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
kix and twisted sister are my favorites i'm pretty sure steel panther announced several weeks ago they were touring with poison and def leppard
February 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteracdcgeorge

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