U.S. Tour w/ Poison & Lita Ford - 1st Leg Dates Announced!

Mar 9 2012 - 17:30

Def Leppard have announced that they will make a return to the United States this June with a massive summer tour called Rock of Ages! Dates for the first leg are listed HERE.  Joining Def Leppard for this highly anticipated summer tour are Poison and Lita Ford. More dates coming soon!


“We had such a good time going out with Poison in 2009 that we thought it only right to do it again!” says singer Joe Elliott.





First Leg 2012 U.S. dates:
June 20 - Salt Lake City, UT (USANA Amphitheater)
June 22 - Irvine, CA (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
June 23 - Las Vegas, NV (Red Rock Amphitheatre)
June 25 - Denver, CO (Pepsi Center)
June 27 - Kansas City, MO (Sprint Center)
June 29 - Atlanta, GA (Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood)
June 30 - Tampa, FL (Tampa Bay Times Forum)
July 2 - Cincinnati, OH (Riverbend Music Center)    
July 3 - Nashville, TN (Bridgestone Arena)
July 6 - Cleveland, OH (Quickens Loan Arena)
July 7 - Detroit, MI (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
July 10 - Columbia, MD (Merriweather Pavilion)
July 11 - Newark, NJ (Prudential Center)
July 13 - Wantagh, NY (Nikon at Jones Beach Pavilion)
July 16 - Montreal, QC (Bell Centre)
July 17 - Hamilton, ON (Copps Coliseum)
July 19 - Chicago, IL (Allstate Arena)
July 22 - Cadott, WI (Rock Fest)


kerrin 03/09/12 2012 05:59:47 PM

Oh please add at least 1 New England date. I'm sooooo nervous that you won't be coming around. :-( I love you guys with all my Heart.

Savage SheWolf 03/09/12 2012 06:35:06 PM


kg4zlb 03/09/12 2012 07:50:16 PM

I hope this "1st Leg" gets added to! Only one show in Florida and that's at the Tampa Bay Times Forum which is an awful place! Surely they will play the 1-800 ASK GARY Amphitheater - that is one sweet place! How about Germain Arena in Estero? They were there with REO and Styxx a while back - so far really disappointed with the choice of playing the Tampa Bay toilet! More dates please!

dorindaprofitt 03/09/12 2012 08:38:24 PM

please come somewhere near dallas texas or ok city. i have been mad for 20 years cuz i missed u concert cuz i went to treatment the day before and i have never been able to see ya'll and my ex boyfriend got to use my ticket. my kids are sick of hearing me gripe.

dieterbean 03/09/12 2012 09:12:14 PM

Great that dates are popping up---hope to be able to hit a couple shows this go around! ;0)

iluvlep01 03/09/12 2012 09:34:32 PM


SandmanTS1 03/09/12 2012 09:44:39 PM


RGuevara 03/09/12 2012 10:34:06 PM


tts42572 03/10/12 2012 12:09:45 AM

Hopefully there are additional dates announced soon....Come on....Lets see Darien Center NY on that list!

Oleana 03/10/12 2012 01:13:27 AM

YEAH!!!! So glad you are coming around this summer. Hoping you can list the other dates soon. Wondering if you'll come closer to Spokane, WA then Salt Lake or Vegas. Sure hoping so. Hear you might have a new song or two. Can't wait to hear them : )

Lepheadforlife 03/10/12 2012 01:33:43 AM

Riverbend here we come!!!!

vampie1 03/10/12 2012 01:38:55 AM

Don't forget West Palm Beach, FL!

Kriss Leigh 03/10/12 2012 02:12:51 AM

I am SO happy that they're touring again <3, but I really hope the Canadian dates will be announced soon. Otherwise I'm making the trek to Montreal!

hau523 03/10/12 2012 02:16:12 AM


hau523 03/10/12 2012 02:19:22 AM

Can't wait to see you in Cincy!!!

asmodeus718 03/10/12 2012 03:08:36 AM

looks like, at one point anyway, they were tentatively scheduled to play Madison Square Garden in NY on June 16th.. if you look at the new image here on the OS, they cropped it from the original flyer, which you can see (via thumbnail) at this site:


look closely at the bottom of it and you'll see that date.. so there may very well be more dates announced on this first leg to fill in the gaps.

1 big def leppard fan 03/10/12 2012 03:30:18 AM

I hope you make it to Buffalo, NY and Darien Lake again this year. I was there in 2009 and last year. It rocked!!!!! You guys are awesome and it would really stink if I could not get to see you again this year.

1 big def leppard fan 03/10/12 2012 03:54:46 AM

I hope there is a Buffalo, NY date for Darien Lake. I was there in 2009 and last year and it was totally awesome!! I would hate it if I did not see you again this year. You guys rock and have been my all time favorite group since the early 80's!

Cindy C 03/10/12 2012 05:08:59 AM

I want so bad to see the Leppards. I've been twitterpated since tour dates have been posted. Please try and include Knoxxville, Tennessee U.S.A. in your schedule. Pretty please with "Sugar" on top. Sugar me sweet please.

reismann 03/10/12 2012 08:46:05 AM

Of course only the USA.No European Date.Thankyou!
I have enough from the band.I saw Def Lep 2003 in Munich.2008 they cancelled their unique gig in Germany.We heart nothing since this time Germany.Great.Go to the US.Stay there.I don`t want buy any CD of Def Lep.

apklimon 03/10/12 2012 04:09:35 PM

Love them...Favorite band in the world but Poison again??? A little bummed. England got Motley Crue last December and Whitesnake prior to that. C'mon guys Crue would've been amazing.

trigrnbay 03/10/12 2012 04:54:23 PM

DTE is not Detroit!it's almost another hour north and gas prices are rising
come to Toledo to our new arena!

trigrnbay 03/10/12 2012 04:56:01 PM

toledo needs a good rock show and what better than Lep!

Lilpaws 03/10/12 2012 05:55:56 PM

Wheee! So majorly excited that you guys are coming to Florida again! I saw you last summer and the show was spectacular and totally rocked. I know you can play anywhere in the world- just wanted to say thank you for coming back! :) I am a lucky girl to see you so soon!! <3 <3 Leppard <3 <3 the superduper best band in every universe!! :)
-={@ **Razzle 'n' a dazzle 'n' a flash a little light** @}=-

Pyromaniac84 03/10/12 2012 07:48:16 PM

Hope you come to Phoenix, AZ...but only if you bring back the real killer Lepp tunes! No half-assing it, play like we know Leppard can! If not, time to head to the retirement home and call it a day.

sylviane 03/10/12 2012 08:34:19 PM

Please come to Belgium.
It's my dream so see you again.
Don't forget the european fans!!!!
You are the best band in the world.
Thanks a lot

True-Fan From The Start 03/10/12 2012 09:56:18 PM

These Guys Rock , we caught their shows at Darien Lake in 06,09 and 2011 never disappointing always on top of their game ! Come on Western New York lets pull together and let this awesome band know how much they mean to this area and their fans . At the end of the 2011 Darien Lake show Joe did promise they would come back for us because the fans from this area have been treating them right for 30 plus years. Just give us the OK guys and I'll have the tickets faster than Joe can sing Too Late For Love (my favorite).

Stinger1138 03/11/12 2012 12:03:55 AM

Why is it everytime they tour with Poison, the ticket prices are through the roof. Had to miss them last time they toured with poison, and looks like can't do this tour either.

HystericalJ 03/11/12 2012 12:06:43 AM

Chattanooga TN PLEASE!!!!!!

stevieloveslepp 03/11/12 2012 03:17:08 AM

that would be AWESOME if they played at MSG!

Margareth 03/11/12 2012 01:34:45 PM

Please! Come to ITALY in AUGUST!! It'll be great to see you there!

jeffrey66 03/11/12 2012 03:49:32 PM

Where is Connecticut were waiting for ya sells out every time Mohegan Sun or comcast awaits another rockin show by Def Leppard !!!!!!!!!

LOLITA 03/11/12 2012 03:50:27 PM

DEF LEPPARD and POISON : my 2 favorites bands !
DEF LEPPARD, please, bring POISON with you and made a tour in Europe via France and Belgium.
This is my dream to see you all 2 !
Please C'mon C'mon

parker287 03/11/12 2012 06:37:21 PM

You have to come to England, always wanted to see Poison and the Leps in a show together!!

iluvlep01 03/11/12 2012 07:27:46 PM

I 2nd "1 big def leppard fan"..Please come to Buffalo - Darien PAC - one of the best concerts ever!

foolingirl 03/11/12 2012 09:01:38 PM

You know I have to say, I don't like the way this website is now set up. where is the fan page on how to get presales for the shows?

ponkine 03/12/12 2012 12:34:00 AM

Really hope you're coming to South America late this year!
Please mind you have a loyal audience in Chile! =)
And forget about that rather ugly city called Santiago. Come to Viña del Mar instead. A nice 25,000 stadium is waiting for you ;)

ponkine 03/12/12 2012 12:35:07 AM

Really hope you're coming to South America late this year!
Please mind you have a loyal audience in Chile! =)
And forget about that rather ugly city called Santiago. Come to Viña del Mar instead. A nice 25,000 stadium is waiting for you ;)

jamie 03/12/12 2012 01:51:24 AM

Saratoga Springs New York will be on this list I hope!!!!! we didn't forget you, so I know you won't forget us!!!!!!!

williamsd400 03/12/12 2012 04:47:06 AM

Please come to Alberta Canada, u guys are the best!!

Kirbside 03/12/12 2012 04:02:05 PM

Your june 22nd date at Irvine wasnt well thought out. Scorpion tickets went on sale two weeks ago for june 22nd at staples center. Had you set up the concert for the 23rd I would be going, but I already have scorpion tickets....

Not a great plan to divide metal fans when you could have switched around a few dates.

bmc10sec50 03/12/12 2012 06:17:01 PM

They are going to sound awesome at the Rock in NJ!! Can't wait!!!!!!!

Lori Van Waes 03/12/12 2012 06:55:05 PM

I hope there's a date scheduled this time for Calgary, Alberta Canada!! Haven't seen you here since 2007....please come back!!

catnip1826 03/12/12 2012 07:14:03 PM

CAN'T WAIT! My very first concert experience was Def Leppard. Will never forget it. Can take a girl out of the eighties, but you can't take the eighties out of the girl.

dulce27amore 03/12/12 2012 09:41:40 PM

Ohhh am so happy I will se my favorite band live!!! NY is waiting for u guys!!! it will be memorable am pretty sure of that!

Def leppard777 03/12/12 2012 10:27:35 PM

COME to houston you guys rocked last year and we would love to have u back

Popsy 03/12/12 2012 11:12:04 PM

Please come to Israel.I'm dreaming to see you here=) Love you guys!!!

rookyrat 03/12/12 2012 11:29:31 PM

looks like some dates have a pre-sale happening. Any idea what the password is going to be? Or do we need to sign up for fanclub?

rookyrat 03/12/12 2012 11:39:22 PM

Rock on Def Lep

rookyrat 03/12/12 2012 11:57:32 PM

I see some dates have pre-sale. Any one know if their is a password or do you have to sign up for a fan club

amieha72 03/13/12 2012 01:57:24 AM

I am so excited you are coming to Salt Lake City Utah, love you guys!!!

jackie1492 03/13/12 2012 03:10:29 AM

Please come back to the New England area!!

Diplomat 03/13/12 2012 06:28:47 AM

No European dates? Again.
Stay in America and make money.
European fans don't care anymore.
Now Def Leppard IS nostalgia act.

Thank you very much

deflepparddiehardfan4ever 03/14/12 2012 11:57:55 AM


rockdave73 03/14/12 2012 12:07:10 PM

I had the pleaseure of seeing Def Leppard live twice in the UK in the last year , at Download Festival and Notts Ice Arena. Awesome. I hope this tours comes over here too. x

carlitoz16 03/14/12 2012 01:37:27 PM

WICHITA, KANSAS!!!! Last time you played here was like in 2002 or 2003 and my dad got to see you but I didn't. :/ come back!

deflepfanatic 03/14/12 2012 03:11:59 PM

Hi Guys, please come back to New England.. Mass, Conn. RI or all three would be even better, Haven't missed a Def Lep concert in 28 years. Love you guys -:)

pjeuphoria 03/14/12 2012 10:45:58 PM

Does anyone know how we can get the pre-sale code for the July 11th show in Newark, NJ? The pre-sale is tomorrow!

Lilpaws 03/15/12 2012 02:50:36 AM

Yay!!! I just bought 2 VIP package tickets from VIP Nation for the Tampa gig in Florida. So excited!! They come with an online site host. That sounds pretty cool! <3 <3 Leppard <3 <3
♥ We were born to rule the earth
Defenders of the universe
Keepers of the flame forevermore... ♥

def 03/15/12 2012 08:48:59 AM

True Believer for decades now:

1992 Bonn, Biskuit Arena Germany
1993 Würzburg, Carl-Diem-Halle, Germany "7 Day Weekend-Tour"
1996 Cologne, Germany E-Werk, Slang- Tour
2003 Cologne, Germany Palladium, X-Tour
2006 Oberhausen, Germany, Rock The Nation Festival

I don´t think the band has been in Germany since then, but toured every shopping mall in the U.S. at least twice. Considering the ever same set list, it is the right decision to stay there, because in Germany those touring politics would not work out. Earning money with touring is legit. Neglecting a continent burns money and - from a fan's perspective - destroys the last remnants of what has once been an at least solid fanbase.

jscott030 03/15/12 2012 01:41:01 PM

I agree withe Kirbside. I'm in LA and already have Scorpions tickets. I hope another LA show is added on a different date. Hate to miss the show.

jscott030 03/15/12 2012 01:46:07 PM

Def Leppard is a great show but scheduled in LA the same day as the Scorpions. Please add another date in LA!!!!

amygidley 03/15/12 2012 03:35:21 PM

please someone tell me how to get the passcode or word to buy internet pre-sale tickets

def 03/15/12 2012 04:22:20 PM

I am a true believer for decades now and have seen them several times:

1992 Bonn, Biskuit Arena Germany - "In the club - In your Face"-Tour
1993 Würzburg, Carl-Diem-Halle, Germany - "7 Day Weekend-Tour"
1996 Cologne, Germany E-Werk - Slang- Tour
2003 Cologne, Germany Palladium - X-Tour
2006 Oberhausen, Germany - Rock The Nation Festival

I guess since 2006 they have not been here and toured instead every shopping mall in the US at least twice. What has been there as a fanbase in the 80ties is gone and will never be recovered, especially not with the ever same set list they present. Earning money with touring is legit, neglecting a continent, where other bands of the same genre are still successful, burns money and makes fans turn away from a - once world class - band

What a pity...

tonitunes 03/16/12 2012 12:12:24 AM

Oh PLEASE don't forget that you have major fans in the Arkansas/Oklahoma area. We would so love it if you could come see us too!!

bbop 03/16/12 2012 02:42:16 AM

Please come to Dallas, Texas! You always rock the crowd and you've got a great following of huge fans here! Hope to see you soon!

lurike 03/19/12 2012 01:04:09 PM

i hope see you soon,plese come to Madrid

trisha 03/19/12 2012 05:35:08 PM

please,please come to dallas texas i saw the show back in 2009 and ready to see yall again,it was the best

trisha 03/19/12 2012 05:37:39 PM


bob 03/20/12 2012 05:51:30 PM

headin to newark to see the guys all the way from omagh in ireland cant wait!

CarlettaKay 03/20/12 2012 11:42:21 PM

I hope you guys come back to Albuquerque...Denver is just too far to go...I really want to see you guys this year...but nevertheless I hope you guys have a great tour and have fun!!!

rockgod28 03/21/12 2012 03:08:17 PM

You guys always do amazing at Mohegan Sun!! Make it back this year!

smlbad 03/21/12 2012 03:31:39 PM

please consider Hersey or Montage this year. we are excited to see you Again.

schultzcml 03/22/12 2012 01:35:14 AM

PLEASE come back to VIRGINIA BEACH, we have been to see you the past few times you came and are sooooooooo excited to see you guys again! You put on the BEST show EVER!

Kaikani7 03/29/12 2012 10:43:34 PM

the Gorge Amplitheater in Quincy, WA has been voted the best Amplitheater in America numerous times...just throwing that out there...

demokjt 04/01/12 2012 06:40:27 PM

I love both of those bands!! PLEASE PLEASE come to WASHINGTON STATE
My husband and I have never been able to see you guys in concert!!!

shellzbellz911 04/04/12 2012 08:00:39 PM

Will you please come to BOSTON on this tour!!?? I saw you guys last year and you rocked!! I also saw Poison and Motley Crue (Poison was way better!!) so I would love to see the both of you together!! (And Lita Ford would be fun, too!!) COME ON, LET'S GET ROCKED!!

ktmcquillan 04/18/12 2012 12:10:25 PM

Presale code for Bangor Maine? I never got one?

passionfeast 07/26/12 2012 12:23:27 AM