Def Leppard fans are going to be in Hysteria.
The 80’s hairband announced dates for a stadium tour show in 2020 with Mötley Crüe, Poison and special guest Joan Jett & the Blackhearts on the bill.
The 22-date tour will kick off in Miami, Florida in July and ends in Los Angeles in September. The tour will come to the New York area on Sunday, August 23 at Citi Field in Flushing, Queens.
Tickets will go on sale on Friday, December 13 at 10 a.m. for the general public on Live Nation’s website but Citi cardmembers can score pre-sale tickets as early as Tuesday, December 10 at 12 p.m. through Citi EntertainmentSM.
Def Leppard was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year, 42 years after the band’s inception in Sheffield, England and hits like “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” “Love Bites” and “Bringin’ on the Heartbreak.”
The band has had the same lineup since 1992, which is Joe Elliott (singer, 60), Rick Savage (bass guitarist, 59), Rick Allen (drummer, 56), Phil Collen (guitarist, 61) and Vivian Campbell (guitarist, 57).
This marks the first tour for fellow 80’s metal band Mötley Crüe since the band’s 2014-2015 “Final Tour,” reports Rolling Stone, after they signed a “cessation of touring agreement.” The band is comprised of bassist Nikki Sixx (60), guitarist Mick Mars (68), vocalist Vince Neil (58) and drummer Tommy Lee (57).
“Legally, we can’t play again,” Sixx told Rolling Stone in 2014. “The only loophole is if all four band members agreed to do it, we could override our own contract. But we know that will never happen. There are people in this band who will refuse to ever do it again, and you’re talking to one of them. There is no amount of money that would ever make me do it again because I have such pride in how we’re ending it.”
Apparently, they changed their tune, though. According to Mötley Crüe’s website, the agreement was thrown out the window thanks to their appearance in a popular Netflix biopic, “The Dirt,” based on the group’s book of the same name.
“Almost 6 years after signing a Cessation of Touring agreement, the contract is off the table because a whole new generation of Crüeheads are relentlessly demanding for the band to come back together,” the band wrote. “The band best known for breaking the rules has destroyed their cessation of touring contract in true Mötley Crüe-fashion, by literally blowing it up.”
The band also wrote that the biopic is what ultimately brought the foursome, responsible for hits like “Dr. Feelgood” and “Girls, Girls, Girls,” together again.
“After 35 years together on stage … the members of Mötley Crüe parted ways without speaking to each other after their Final Show on December 31, 2015,” they wrote. “Vince, Nikki, Mick and Tommy didn’t come together again until 2018 to participate in the making of ‘The Dirt’ movie, which unexpectedly brought them closer together again including seeing them head back into the recording studio after having gone in their own directions for several years. The fuse was lit.”
Here’s the full list of tour dates:
- Tuesday, July 7: Miami, Florida at Hard Rock Stadium
- Thursday, July 9L Orlando, Florida at Camping World Stadium
- Saturday, July 11: Charlotte, North Carolina at Bank of America Stadium
- Tuesday, July 14: Arlington, Texas at Globe Life Field
- Wednesday, July 15: Houston, Texas at Minute Maid Park
- Sunday, July 19: San Francisco, California at Oracle Park
- Thursday, July 23: San Diego, California at Petco Park
- Saturday, July 25: Phoenix, Arizona at State Farm Stadium
- Sunday, August 9: Atlanta, Georgia at SunTrust Park
- Tuesday, August 11: Hersey, Pennsylvania at Hersheypark Stadium
- Thursday, August 13: Buffalo, New York at New Era Field
- Saturday, August 15: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at C itizens Bank Park
- Sunday, August 16: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at PNC Park
- Tuesday, August 18: Milwaukee, Wisconsin at Miller Park
- Thursday, August 20: Detroit, Michigan at Comerica Park
- Saturday, August 22: Washington, DC at Nationals Park
- Sunday, August 23: Flushing, New York at Citi Field
- Tuesday, August 25: Boston, Massachusettes at Fenway Park
- Friday, August 28: Chicago, Illinois at Wrigley Field
- Sunday, August 30: Denver, Colorado at Coors Field
- Wednesday, September 2: Seattle, Washington at T-Mobile Park
- Saturday, September 5: Los Angeles, California at SoFi Stadium