Tickets on sale Friday, February 2 at 10:00 AM!
–By Sean Derrick
Perennial rock giants Journey and Def Leppard are ready to turn back the clock at Busch Stadium for an epic stadium show in Saint Louis August 24.
The concert has been in the rumor mill for a while now and, luckily, it has turned out to be true.
The tour will be a co-headlining tour with each band taking turns closing shows. For the Saint Louis show Journey will close out the show with their high-energy performance. Saint Louis is one of the lucky ten cities to get a stadium show, as opposed to an arena show for he tour.
Ticket information for the show, including pre-sale and VIP packages, have been announced and are listed below in the press release in bold.
JOURNEY & DEF LEPPARD ANNOUNCE NEW DETAILS FOR COLOSSAL CO-HEADLINING NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
58-City Tour Kicks-Off May 21ST
NEW YORK, NY (January 25, 2018) – Following the huge buzz surrounding last week’s announcement that two of the world’s greatest rock bands – DEF LEPPARD and JOURNEY – are teaming up for a massive co-headlining North American tour, special fan presales and VIP packages have now been announced, as well as additional on sale details.
Tickets for most dates go on sale to the general public beginning Saturday, February 3 at 10 AM local time at Ticketmaster.com. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public in select dates beginning Tuesday, January 30 at 12 PM local time. A full list of tour dates and on sale details can be found below.
Additionally, Def Leppard and Journey fan presales will begin Monday, January 29 at 12 PM local time. Def Leppard VIP Packages will also be available beginning Monday, January 29 at 12PM local time through Epic Rights, visit http://www.DefLeppardRockBrigade.com for all information. Journey VIP Packages will be available beginning Monday, January 29 at 12PM local time through VIP Nation. For more information, visit http://journeymusic.com.
Promising to be one of the top tours of the year, the North American trek will be composed of both stadium and arena concerts, with half of the shows being closed by Journey and half by Def Leppard. The tour, promoted by Live Nation, kicks off May 21st in Hartford, Connecticut, at the XL Center and will feature complete sets and all new production from both bands, and an arsenal of their hits such as “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” “Lights,” “Photograph,” “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Rock of Ages” and “Faithfully.”
The 58-city tour will hit ten stadiums – Toronto’s Rogers Centre; Atlanta’s Sun Trust Park; Detroit’s Comerica Park; Chicago’s Wrigley Field; Denver’s Coors Field; Minneapolis’ Target Field; Boston’s Fenway Park; St. Louis’ Busch Stadium; San Francisco’s AT&T Park; and San Diego’s Petco Park – as well as world-famous arenas, such as Madison Square Garden in New York and the ‘Fabulous’ Forum in Inglewood, California.
Neal Schon said, “These co-headlining Journey/Def Leppard dates will be epic classic rock shows. So many hits. It will be great to see you all, friends!”
Jonathan Cain added, “We are all anxious to share our sound with the world again and, along with Def Leppard, we are part of a world-class package to the rock stage that spans decades and represents a multi-platinum legacy.”
Added Rick Savage of Def Leppard, “12 years ago we embarked on a US tour with Journey and it was an absolute blast. Looking forward to hooking up again. Believe me, this will be even more spectacular.”
2018 DEF LEPPARD & JOURNEY 2018 TOUR DATES
|Mon May 21||Hartford, CT||XL Center**|
|Wed May 23||Albany, NY||Times Union Center|
|Fri May 25||Hershey, PA||Hersheypark Stadium|
|Sat May 26||Buffalo, NY||KeyBank Center**|
|Mon May 28||Cleveland, OH||Quicken Loans Arena|
|Wed May 30||Cincinnati, OH||U.S. Bank Arena|
|Fri Jun 01||Toronto, ON||Rogers Centre|
|Sat Jun 02||Pittsburgh, PA||PPG Paints Arena|
|Tue Jun 05||Raleigh, NC||PNC Arena|
|Wed Jun 06||Knoxville, TN||Thompson-Boling Arena|
|Fri Jun 08||Bristow, VA||Jiffy Lube Live|
|Sat Jun 09||Charlotte, NC||Spectrum Center|
|Mon Jun 11||Philadelphia, PA||Wells Fargo Center**|
|Wed Jun 13||New York, NY||Madison Square Garden|
|Fri Jun 15||Newark, NJ||Prudential Center|
|Sat Jun 16||Baltimore, MD||Royal Farms Arena|
|Sun Jul 01||Atlanta, GA||SunTrust Park|
|Tue Jul 03||Noblesville, IN||Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center|
|Wed Jul 04||Milwaukee, WI||Summerfest|
|Fri Jul 06||Memphis, TN||FedExForum|
|Sat Jul 07||North Little Rock, AR||Verizon Arena|
|Mon Jul 09||Tulsa, OK||BOK Center|
|Wed Jul 11||Louisville, KY||KFC Yum! Center|
|Fri Jul 13||Detroit, MI||Comerica Park|
|Sat Jul 14||Chicago, IL||Wrigley Field**|
|Mon Jul 16||Wichita, KS||INTRUST Bank Arena|
|Wed Jul 18||Sioux Falls, SD||Denny Sanford PREMIER Center|
|Thu Jul 19||Lincoln, NE||Pinnacle Bank Arena|
|Sat Jul 21||Denver, CO||Coors Field|
|Mon Jul 23||Des Moines, IA||Wells Fargo Arena**|
|Wed Jul 25||Kansas City, MO||Sprint Center**|
|Fri Jul 27||Minneapolis, MN||Target Field|
|Sat Jul 28||Fargo, ND||Fargodome**|
|Sat Aug 11||Boston, MA||Fenway Park**|
|Mon Aug 13||Virginia Beach, VA||Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater|
|Wed Aug 15||Columbia, SC||Colonial Life Arena|
|Fri Aug 17||Ft Lauderdale, FL||BB&T Center|
|Sat Aug 18||Tampa, FL||Amalie Arena|
|Mon Aug 20||Birmingham, AL||Legacy Arena @ The BJCC|
|Wed Aug 22||Columbus, OH||Schottenstein Center|
|Fri Aug 24||St. Louis, MO||Busch Stadium**|
|Sat Aug 25||Nashville, TN||Bridgestone Arena|
|Mon Aug 27||New Orleans, LA||Smoothie King Center|
|Wed Aug 29||Dallas, TX||American Airlines Center|
|Fri Aug 31||San Antonio, TX||AT&T Center|
|Sat Sep 01||Houston, TX||Toyota Center**|
|Wed Sep 05||Albuquerque, NM||Isleta Amphitheater|
|Fri Sep 07||Phoenix, AZ||Talking Stick Resort Arena|
|Sat Sep 08||Las Vegas, NV||T-Mobile Arena**|
|Fri Sep 21||San Francisco, CA||AT&T Park|
|Sun Sep 23||San Diego, CA||Petco Park|
|Tue Sep 25||Salt Lake City, UT||Vivint Smart Home Arena|
|Wed Sep 26||Nampa, ID||Ford Idaho Center Arena|
|Fri Sep 28||Portland, OR||Moda Center|
|Sat Sep 29||Seattle, WA||Gorge Amphitheatre|
|Mon Oct 01||Vancouver, BC||Rogers Arena|
|Thu Oct 04||Sacramento, CA||Golden 1 Center|
|Sat Oct 06||Los Angeles, CA||The Forum|
**Not ticketed by Ticketmaster
About Journey: JOURNEY – Neal Schon (founding member and lead guitarist), Ross Valory (co-founding member and bassist), and longtime members Jonathan Cain (keyboardist), Steve Smith (drummer) and Arnel Pineda (lead singer) – is one of the most popular American rock bands of all time, creating some of the best-known songs in modern music, with iconic hits such as “Lights,” “Faithfully,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Wheel In The Sky,” “Separate Ways,” “Who’s Crying Now,” and the seminal “Don’t Stop Believin’,” which is the top-selling digital catalog track in history. Since the group’s formation in 1973, the band has earned 19 top 40 singles and 25 Gold and Platinum albums and has sold nearly 100 million albums globally. Their Greatest Hits album is certified 15 times-Platinum, bringing Journey into the elite club of Diamond-certified award holders. The band continues to tour and record into the 21st century, performing concerts for millions of fans worldwide, and received the prestigious Billboard “Legends of Live” touring award. Journey received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame, and is the subject of the award-winning documentary, ‘Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey.’ In 2017, Journey was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
About Def Leppard: With more than 100 million albums sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards in the U.S., Def Leppard – Joe Elliott(vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick “Sav” Savage (bass), Vivian Campbell (guitar) and Rick Allen (drums) — continue to be one of the most important forces in rock music. Over the course of their career the band has produced a series of classic ground-breaking albums that set the bar for generations of music fans and artists alike. The group’s spectacular live shows and arsenal of hits have become synonymous with their name, leading Def Leppard to be heralded as an institution in both the music and touring industry.Def Leppard’s influential career includes numerous hit singles and ground-breaking multi-platinum albums—including two of the best-selling albums of all time, Pyromania and Hysteria, capturing the group’s legendary tracks, bringing together classic Leppard hits such as “Rock of Ages”, Pour Some Sugar on Me” and “Foolin.” The band’s most recent self-titled studio album debuted at #1on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Top Independent Albums charts. The album also took the #5 spot on Billboard’s Top Current Albums and #10 spot on the Top 200, as well as claiming 15 top 10 debuts around the world. For the first time, in January 2018 Def Leppard debuted their full recording catalog worldwide via streaming and download platforms, and their music is already in the Top Ten on the Billboard Charts in over 20 countries.