To say that I am disappointed with the third act on the bill is a bit of an understatement. I guess since Poison/Def Leppard just toured together a few years ago, I assumed the third act would be a significant draw. I'm not slagging on Lita Ford in any way - but she's not as big a name as some other bands this tour could have attracted. Most people thought the extra band would be Twisted Sister - I think that would have made sense.
The Def Lep/Poison/Lita tour will last 32 days, and start in June.
“We had such a good time going out with Poison in 2009 that we thought it only right to do it again,” Joe Elliott said in the press release announcing the tour.
More dates are expected to be announced soon. No official info on ticketing yet, but I'm sure fanclub VIP packages will be available. There is one date (Atlanta, June 29) up on Ticketmaster already that lists prices at $31 - $131.
I gotta admit, I'm on the fence about this one. I'm trying to save money so I can get really good seats for Aerosmith, but I always get sucked in by Def Leppard and Poison. Always.
Here are the dates/venues:
Jun. 20 - Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheater
Jun. 22 - Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Jun. 23 - Las Vegas, NV @ Red Rock Amphitheatre
Jun. 25 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Jun. 27 - Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
Jun. 29 - Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Jun. 30 - Tampa, FL @ Tampa Bay Times Forum
Jul. 02 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Jul. 03 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Jul. 06 - Cleveland, OH @ Quickens Loan Arena
Jul. 07 - Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Jul. 10 - Baltimore, MD @ Merriweather Pavilion
Jul. 11 - Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
Jul. 13 - Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Pavilion
Jul. 16 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
Jul. 17 - Hamilton, ON @ Copps Coliseum
Jul. 19 - Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
Jul. 22 - Cadott, WI @ Rock Fest