Journey And Def Leppard Team For Co-Headlining Tour

Kevin Mazur
– Journey
Journey performs during Classic West at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles July 16.

Promising to be one of the year’s top tours, Journey and Def Leppard will venture forth on a 58-city co-headlining outing. 

Launching in Hartford, Conn., in May and wrapping in Los Angeles in October, the tour needs three seasons to encompass its massive routing.  Stops include Pittsburgh, Fargo, San Antonio, San Francisco, Denver and just about anywhere you’ll find fans of songs like “Don’t Stop Believing,” “Pour Some Sugar On Me,” “Photograph” and “Lovin’, Touchin’,” “Squeezin’.”

Ten stadiums are part of the plan, including shows at Boston’s Fenway Park, St. Louis’ Busch Stadium, and San Francisco’s AT&T Park.  Promoted by Live Nation, The tour features Journey closing half of the dates while Def Leppard will be the last band standing on other nights.  Each band will be packing a new, state-of-the-art tour production.

“These co-headlining shows will be epic classic rock shows,” Journey’s Neal Schon said.  “It will be great to see you all, friends!”

“This tour is going to be a blast!” Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott said.  “We’ve toured together before and it was massive.  This time it’s going to be even bigger and better!”

Shows reported to Pollstar for Journey and Def Leppard’s 2006 tour resulted in an average 13,308 tickets sold / $566,231 nightly gross per gig, and a total gross reaching more than $28.3 million.

Presale information is forthcoming.  General onsales start Feb. 3.

Def Leppard
Courtesy Summerfest 2016
– Def Leppard
Summerfest, Milwaukee, Wis.