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Def Leppard, Poison, Lita Ford tour includes June 30 stop in Tampa



defleppard_poison_press_photo.jpgIt's not summer without a Def Leppard tour. And so 2012 has officially been anointed with news that the Brit rockers will take to a road again, this time with special guests Poison and Lita Ford. The trio will stop at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on June 30.

"We had such a good time going out with Poison in 2009 that we thought it only right to do it again," Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott said in the tour announcement.

What's not to love about this tour combo? All the bands likely will be touring on a greatest-hits-only setlist, so expect a night full of Photograph, Hysteria, Every Rose has its Thorn and Kiss Me Deadly.

Def Leppard is billing this as the tour's "first leg," so expect more dates soon.

Def Leppard and Poison 2012 Tour 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 - Baltimore, 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)

[Last modified: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 4:34pm]


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