Def Leppard & Poison Unite: Tour Dates!


Where can you go this summer to hear “Pour Some Sugar On Me,” “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” and “I Want You To Want Me” coming from one single stage? Plenty of places. Dates for 40-city North American romp that features Def Leppard, Poison, and Cheap Trick were just announced today. The action kicks off in Camden, New Jersey on June 23.

Def Leppard front man Joe Elliott is calling it the “rock tour of the summer,” and Poison singer Bret Michaels says each stop will be “a night of a 1000 hits.” Something tells us that there are tons of hard rock fans who are going to agree.

Live Nation produces the tour, and tickets go on sale March 6 at the Live Nation Website.

Make the jump to see all the specific cities and performance dates.

Watch a playlist of music videos that contains the best songs by Def Leppard, Poison, and Cheap Trick.


23-June Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center

25-June Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center

26-June Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

28-June Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain

30-June Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center

01-July Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center

03-July Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center

04-July Toronto, CAN – The Molson Amphitheatre

07-July Hartford, CT – Meadows Music Theater

08-July Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

10-July Burgettstown, PA – Post-Gazette Pavilion

11-July Virginia Beach, VA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

12-July Bristow, VA – Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge

15-July Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center

17-July Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

18-July Milwaukee, WI – Marcus Amphitheater

20-July Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

21-July Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center

23-July oblesville, IN – Verizon Wireless Music Center

24-July Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre

07-August Raleigh, NC – Walnut Creek Amphitheatre

08-August Charlotte, NC – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

10-August Nashville, TN – Sommet Center

11-August Pelham, AL – Verizon Wireless Music Center

13-August West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre

14-August Tampa, FL – Ford Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds

15-August Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre

18-August New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Arena

19-August The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

21-August Dallas, TX – Center

22-August Tulsa, OK – BOK Center

24-August Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

25-August Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheater

28-August Albuquerque, NM – Journal Pavilion

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  1. Tiffany says:

    Did they leave anyone out? Will Lorelei SHellist be there too? I know she’s tight with the Band Def Leppard. Seems she’s all over Brett Michaels in his movie Letter From Death Row…..whatever

  2. bobmg says:

    This looks like a good time. Anyone know what the venue’s are? I’ll be at the milwaukee show.

  3. bebe says:

    NOOO! PLEASE don’t bring hair metal back. It sucks so bad. :(

  4. Chillin2711 says:

    Only one Canadian date ? that sucks !!!!!Bring them up to western canada, just dont let Joe near the Stanley Cup again :-s

  5. andrea says:

    they wont come to mexico???
    please pleasee!!!! monterrey, nuevo leon!!!!
    or mexico D.F, please!

  6. joe dirt says:

    W T F Why not seattle or the gorg in Gorge!!!!!

  7. pak says:

    C’mon u guys!!! Need to come to Puerto Rico!!!

  8. ANDREAS says:


  9. Gail says:

    We want Def Leppard to come to San Diego, PLEASE! They’re my favorite band and they have been for over 25 years. As far as that hair metal comment, obviously this person has never attended a Def Leppard concert to see how they really ROCK!!!

  10. Christina Randall says:

    What about Phoenix, Arizona? We want to see Def Leppard and Poison too! I’m very disappointed to be skipped over. Please please reconsider stopping off at The Valley of the Sun!

  11. Theresa Canfield says:

    Will they be coming to the Grand Rapids area at all????????? I really don’t want to miss this AWESOME show!!!!!!!

  12. Joey Parsley says:

    What about either ampitheater in Washington. My 10 year old son loves these guys.I promised him we would go if they came close.

  13. Coy Mills says:

    How about Arizona i mean come on………

  14. Laura says:

    why isn’t Lepp performing on the west coast this summer? The west coast loves them too!!!!
    p.s. xo xo to Rick Allen my dream boat since I was 19 :)lol

  15. Alli says:

    Why aren’t they coming to Minnesota?! I’ve been waiting to see them and I was totally gonna go if they came here. I’m gonna hate missing this =(

  16. Kate says:

    Really? No CA??
    That’s insane.

  17. JESSICA MENDEZ says:

    Are there any more dates coming soon ??? Any possibilities for Puerto Rico ???? PLEASE!

  18. heather says:

    why no def leppard concerts in canada we love them

  19. heather says:

    my 18 year old loves thems and my 7 year old can sing most of thier songs

  20. Gus says:

    What about Miami or Ft. Lauderdale? They are regulars in South Florida @ the Hard Rock. Surpised not to see any dates posted. They rocked last year with REO Speedwagon & STYX. Looking to see them with Poison! Come on and scheduled dates!!! BTW, my wife is driving me krazy that there are no dates posted!!!

  21. Barbi says:

    Would love to see them in Oregon. I know there are quite a few fans here too.

  22. Shaun says:

    why aren’t they coming to the seattle or portland area???? we still love them too!!!

  23. Sonny says:

    Where is the Minneapolis date?!?!?! Def Leppard always comes here!!! And with Poison and Cheap Trick they could sell out 3-4 shows across 2-3 days.

  24. Charlene says:

    Why not the White River Ampitheater in WA. We would love to see them come back here. I think they need more west coast show’s

  25. Mike says:

    No westcoast dates? What gives!Nothing in Calfornia or Las Vegas…? Why?

  26. Jared says:


  27. Mary Jo says:

    My daughter and I both love the bands. I’m 50 and she’s 18, and it would be great if they played in Minnesota somewhere, Minneapolis, or Mankato.

  28. fez estebilio says:

    How come no Portland OR concerts we have been waiting to see you guys forever

  29. jeremy says:

    wishing they would come washington, this would be a great concert to see

  30. Melissa says:

    I checked on the Live Nation Website. It doesn’t have a purchasing listing on July 21st for the Kansas City show. Is it happening, and where can I buy tickets?

  31. val says:

    MN woulda been nice…….. sigh…..

  32. val says:

    also, considered WI, but milwaukee has No Doubt scheduled in Marcus on that date, no Poison tix available to buy for that venue…????

  33. Art says:

    It would be cool to consider coming down to South Texas..Laredo,TX.

  34. jenn says:

    I’m in SoCal, and it really sucks that there are no shows here or even in AZ or NV!!!!

  35. Cathy H says:

    I sure do wish Def Leppard and the rest of em would come to a town closer to me here in Southern Illinois. It sucks, as I’m a huge fan of Def Leppard, and would love to see them in concert one day. I had a chance to see them in concert a few years back in Bloomington/Normal, IL., but my Father had heart problems, so I didn’t get to go.

  36. Esmeralda says:


  37. joe tackett says:

    I wish poison def leppard and cheap trick would come to lexington kentucky.i would love to see you all here.i am the biggest poison fan of all times never got to see them live deville is my idol.please come soon

  38. Crysta says:

    Man i luv these guys i want them to come to North Dakota again!!!

  39. Emilee says:

    Def Leppard hasn’t been to Oregon since i was in 4th grade….My mom wouldn’t let me go see them then and they haven’t been back since. I was so excited when i heard they were going on tour again…but alas…no Oregon!!

  40. DeAnn says:

    Def Leppard probably still has a bad taste in their mouth about Oregon – because the last time they perfomed here was 2001 at the State Fair Grounds in Salem,OR. and had a run in with the City,County,Police, regarding the Sound Ordinance Rule – that bands are not allowed to play above a certain decibel. Joe was so furious that he was tempted to not play at all, but he didn’t want to disappoint the fans and announced that would play and gave fans the option to leave and get their ticket money back…This was so messed up! Def Leppard in my mind was and still is one of Rocks Biggest Icons…Too Big of a Venue for the piss ant town of Salem…

  41. Jeffrey Brown says:

    Why are so many shows avoiding Las Vegas as if it were Kryptonite?

  42. Shania Killed Def Leppard says:

    A hundred dollars?!

  43. Ryan says:

    WTF? Why isn’t Bret Michaels coming to Seattle? Where is California on this list? Oregon???

    This SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. jamie says:


  45. pam says:

    cant wait til concert in atl… counting down the months..

  46. angie says:

    Any chance the trio will be coming to the Seattle, WA area??? Or anywhere in Oregon??? What if I say PLEASE!!!

  47. Mickey says:

    If some of you would go to the Ticket Nation Website, you’d see there are dates in Cali and 1 date in NV!!!

  48. Andrew says:

    Why isn’t Des Moines on this list!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
    Why does Iowa always miss out?

  49. G Dog says:

    COME TO OREGON!!!!!!!! COME TO OREGON!!!!!!!!!
    COME TO OREGON!!!!!!!!! COME TO OREGON!!!!!!!!!!!

  50. Dani The Great says:


  51. Amanda says:

    They need to come to So Cal, I love these guys!!!!!!!!!!

  52. leslie williams says:

    WTF come to Portland,Or

  53. Tami Olson says:

    Ummm they forgot Seattle, Wa… Oregon, and Cali.!!! WTF??? The tour MANAGER NEEDS TO BE F’N FIRED!!!! I am very upset… Last time Def Leppard was here in WA. they were sold out FAST!!! WTF DEF LEP????

  54. Sara says:

    I can’t believe their not coming to New York City. I would kill to see Def Leppard live

  55. Colleen says:

    What gives? Tampa, FL is listed as a tour stop but ticketmaster knows nothing about it! Are tickets available? Where can I get them? Tour date list shows the groups in Florida in W. Palm Beach on August 13 and Tampa on the 14 but neither of these dates are listed for them with ticketmaster.

  56. Alyssa says:

    What the $$^+@*(&#@@#@~`_ no california? come on!!

  57. Ray Schultz says:

    Hey what about us over here in HAWAII! If U2 can ROCK out the ALOHA STADUIM than I know for sure these 3 Rock LEGANDS can bring it down!

  58. Chris says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! :( i love Def Leppard AND Poison, yet i cant see them cause they arn’t comin’ to California. that sucks big time :(

  59. witt says:

    no iowa date either that sucks

  60. DivaDetra says:

    What happened I swear when I first looked at the concert dates, they were coming to Cali. Now I will miss out….Boo

  61. Tiffany Milano says:

    What the hell is wrong with the WEST COAST? Are the fans here just a little too much for Poison? Seriously, 1 stop in the SOUTHWEST is the closest you will get to the actual West! The tour manager should to be shot!

  62. amy says:

    I think it sucks that they are not coming to MT. My sister and I saw Def Leppard in 2000, in Bozeman MT. COME BACK!!!

  63. missy says:

    oh yeah i will so be there

  64. eduardo tellez says:

    Quiero saber si el tour va a venir a mexico tiene 4 años que no visitan mexico no c olviden de la banda mexicana arriba DEF LEPPARD ajua ajua ajua

  65. APRIL says:


  66. Fletcher Burdine says:

    Do you have any idea how many anglo saxon 40 something fans of Def Leopard there are in Tennessee. I should not be greedy but Knoxville, TN and Memphis the home of the king should have been included. I agree with the Boseman, MT dude too. Opportunities missed. I have not gone and bought a ticket since “Slow Hand himself” and “Motley Crue” came to Knoxville. Where the heck do you get tickets for this concert?

  67. Deana says:

    Would luv it if they would come to LUBBOCK, TX! Def Leppard hasnt been here since 2000! Poison and Cheap Trick even longer ago than that!!

  68. Heather says:

    OK… I thought this tour was coming to Minnesota or North Dakota??? I’m kinda upset that I haven’t seen this yet!! Whats the deal???

  69. Jilly says:

    My husband and I are going to the Def Leappard concert in Augst down here in West Palm Beach! I can’t wait to see them and to see Poison! Never have seen these 2 bands before in concert but we have seen Cheap Trick last year they were real good!

  70. Thomas Brader says:

    I think its funny , and a shame, that Cheap Trick will be the opener for this show. They clearly have more talent and have the best music, by far, out of the three. Cheap Trick are considered legends and have influenced many and i’m sure Def Leppard and Poison. But I guess Cheap Trick just love to play and don’t care. As long as they are playing they are happy. They are quite the band to see live!

  71. ed doty says:

    it really sucks that your not coming to cali or nevada

  72. melissa j. says:

    i cant wait to see this concert ! ! i already bought my tickets for July 7th at the Meadows Music Theatre in Hartford CT ! ! I hope i am not disappointed ! ! But i probably wont be as long as they play their old junk ! ! Especially Photograph, Lets Get Rocked, Rock Brigade, Rocket, & Pour Some Sugar on Me ! ! This is gonna be the best concert yet ! !

  73. Lauryn says:

    I Love these band…but Def Leppard is my favorite…but because of me graduating this year from high school I can’t go see them in Wisconsin because my grad party is on July 18th and my birthday is the day after and i truely wish i could be there because that would be the best birthday weekend ever!

  74. Diane says:

    Please come to Oklahoma City, I can’t get up to Tulsa. Please Please!!! We really want to see you guys!

  75. YESSICA says:

    when you come to mexico poison and def leppard?

  76. YESSICA says:

    when you come to mexico poison and def leppard??

  77. nightmare says:

    what about BOISE IDAHO!!! we rock here too. you bassically left out the entire western states !!!!! CA OR WA ID NV AZ AK HI— Oh did I include alaska and hawaii??? are those states too??????

  78. ted says:

    no cali dates, come on….

  79. Tiger says:

    These guys need to come to St Paul/Minneapolis!!! I Love all three bands!!!

  80. eric says:

    por que no bienen a mexico muero por que bengan para aca

  81. eric says:

    por que no dan aca una guita en mexico

  82. Michelle says:

    I agree with Amanda, they do need to come to California.

  83. wray219 says:

    7 Def Leppard shows in the last 4 years! Hey guys can I be on the guest list now that I am broke-loL !!!
    All the best wishes to you all with this tour!
    If I should win anything soon…I will be there!!
    Rene B.

  84. Rob says:

    Watched the band in liverpool last summer andwas still buzzing three weeks later i want that feeling bacl omg there the best.

  85. erika says:

    Life is good again-bring on the 80s

  86. Leah says:

    Hey i hope i get to go to you concert!! you guys need to come to South Dakota!! i love you Poison!! See you there!!! Stay Strong!
    Leah Anastasia Johnson

  87. Donna Reynolds says:

    What about Reno, NV?

  88. Carrie says:

    OMG! My best friend and I are the biggest Def Leppard fans (her especially) and have been since the 80′s. Her 45th birthday is in July and we wanted to go to either Milwaukee, WI or Clarkston, MI to see them. Would love to get backstage passes for either of these shows for her for her birthday!!

  89. Lyn says:

    Def Leppard and Poison…….Now that is gonna be one bad *@()#`~^_&+%%$% Show!!!!!!!!!!!

  90. Christy says:

    Too bad they won’t be in CA. But I thought they were all gonna be at the MGM in Las Vegas. What happened to that stop?

  91. Angie says:

    Yeah no joke… WTF happened to Portland and Seattle? FAIL!!!!!!!!!!

  92. Linda ODonnell says:

    I need to win some tickets for Def Leppard. I Luv those guys. PLEASE send me tickets for the Charlotte, NC concert. Peace Out.

  93. Greg O says:

    Why the hell are they not comeing to the west coast?

  94. Gregg H says:

    Wow I can not believe you guys are skipping the west coast. No oreon, Washington or cali? wth you need to have a talk with your tour manager guys.

  95. Sandy says:

    These groups are the best in concert so why aren’t they coming to Denver?????

  96. Denny says:

    Going to Post Gazeette Pavillion in Pittsburgh to see the show July 10th. I’m 55 and my daughter going with me is 25. We went two summers ago to see Def Leppard there and they were AWESOME !!!!! We are counting down the days.
    “Your momma don’t mind what your momma don’t see!!”

  97. LeppFan says:

    They are heading to the West Coast, tour dates can be found at Check it out for Cali dates!! :) For some reason, VH1 Classic does not have them listed here?!?! No way in hell would they skip you all!!

  98. summer says:

    hell i wish they would come to martinsburg wv wtf

  99. Cindy says:

    Been waitin since , can’t tell you how long to see Def Leppard, looks like my chance is finally here YEA!

  100. Martin Eckholm says:

    Def Lepp fan since “On through the Night”. Would love nothing more than too hang with the Kings. Miss Steamin’ Steve, but Viv has picked up the slack admirably! I grew up with this Band, they are our Led Zeppelin. Love Joe Elliot,got a man crush type of way!!!LOL………I want to hang with the mates. Seen the Lepps 10X plus. Lets Hang Mates.

  101. Julie Teeter says:

    Received email 2 days ago for Def Leppard Concert
    Ticket giveaway an exclusive from vh1-classic
    I can no longer find this giveaway on web

  102. musiclady9945 says:

    I can not find the giveaway tickets for Def Leppard Concert. Whatsa goin on

  103. Jolene says:

    Poison, Def Leppard, and Cheap Trick is 3 of the best rock bands.I love them all!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  104. daniel perry says:

    i love defleppard and have been to every concert that comes to my area. i wold love to win tickets to this concert.

  105. Linda says:

    I just saw the contest and I do not see the entry form on this site, where would it be?

  106. HeavenIs1982 says:

    I have to admit that Vh-1 is on top of their +)(`@!)`~_(@@*#_ This is now the second Def Lep tour in the last three years that they have offered ticket give-aways, and this is the second time that the didnt back up their offer.



  107. HeavenIs1982 says:


    There is approx. 5 Cali dates.

  108. Shell says:

    I, too, am looking for the contest I saw on the network. Please help. I’ve already got tickets to the show, but would LOVE to get to meet Def Lepp!

  109. Shell says:

    I, too, am looking for the contest I saw for the Def Leppard tickets on the network. I already have purchased tickets, but would LOVE to meet Def Lepp. Any help in finding the contest would be appreciated!!!

  110. Kim says:

    where do i go on this site to try to win backstage passes???

  111. briana says:

    i love def lappard

  112. Shelby says:

    I cannot believe they are coming to GA. Great b-day present for my dad. Me and hi both love them!!!!!!!!

  113. gary boultbee says:

    where’s the def leppard backstage with the band sign up?

  114. tom weltch says:

    i have never seen def leppard live . my 13yr old son and i would like to see them .

  115. Kmilo says:

    And south america and the rest of the world?

  116. Michelle says:

    Y don’t more awesome bands come to Utah. There are tons of rockers out here.
    Were is the giveaway info.
    These bands rock. I grew up with these bands.
    I think Rick Allen of Def Leppard is awesome. I’m glad your still playing drums after your accident.

  117. Michelle says:

    These bands rock!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I wish more bands would come to Utah. There are tons of rockers out here.
    Rick Allen of Def Leppard, u are an inspiration. I’m glad your still playing drums after your accident.

  118. denise says:

    i saw them in ct july 6 2009 all 3 bands were great & vh1 was there taping. i was 8 rows back view & sound awsome.

  119. bob says:

    when will vh1 air the taping of the concert in hartford ct (the meadows)? they said they were taping on the 7th but i havent seen anything on air yet

  120. luis torrado says:

    Please i wanna them in Colombia

  121. Meghan Dupree says:

    Hi VH1,
    I have been a die hard Lep fan since 1983 and I am still very much in love with them. Even though I am married and have a child, I would leave my husband for Joe or Sav (my daughter goes with me). I have been to many Def Leppard concert’s in my time, and since they are coming to Atlanta in August, I think that it would be the most wonderful 40th birthday present for me to be able to meet my band. Please make my 40th birthday a wonderful and meaningful one. You only turn 40 once.
    Thank You

  122. laura says:

    Love DEF LEPPARD. I waited years and finally got to see them 16 years ago in South Dakota. Probably the most memorable band I’ve ever listen to. I LOVE YOU GUYS

  123. Lj in So Cal says:

    LOVE DEF LEPPARD. I saw the guys in South Dakota in 1992. I waited 8 years to see them. Don’t stop rockin’. Truly the most memorable concert and band.

  124. Rebecca says:

    My niece and I were at the Cheap Trick, Poison and Def Leppard show last night. Gotta say that Poison and Cheap Trick stole the show!!!! Dep Leppard was a no show!

  125. Brenda NC. says:

    What is going on with the band Slaughter? Are they still together?

  126. Andres Rodas says:

    The concert was incredible, best show I ever attended in my life. I want to know where can i buy the video for Atlanta’s concert

  127. kkinsey says:

    enjoyed the Maryseville/Sacramento CA concert last night! Soar throat from all the screaming…but worth it.

    Loved Cheap Trick (although they had to play too early). Was not a fan of Poison, but they put on a good show. And the DEF were outstanding. Heard them several year’s back at the CA state fair, but could not see them because of standing room only. This time – center stage seating – worth every dollar!

  128. kkinsey says:

    9/04/09 enjoyed the Maryseville/Sacramento CA concert last night! Soar throat from all the screaming…but worth it.

    Loved Cheap Trick (although they had to play too early). Was not a fan of Poison, but they put on a good show. And the DEF were outstanding. Heard them several year’s back at the CA state fair, but could not see them because of standing room only. This time – center stage seating – worth every dollar!

  129. Sonya says:

    i went to go see them on july 10th at the post-gazette pavilion with my friend audrey. THEY ROCKED THE NIGHT!!!!!!!! it was THE BEST concert i EVER went to!!!!!! it was the first cheap trick, poison, and def leppard concert i went to go see. it was also my first time going to a concert with a friend. DEF LEPPARD IS THE GREATEST BAND EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!

    do you wanna get rocked?!?!?! ;D

  130. Carolyn says:

    went to the one on August 15 in Atlanta. tickets were a birthday gift from my daughter. Love Def Leppard. danced, screamed, sang until I couldn’t talk at all. Hope Def Leppard comes back to Atlanta next year.

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