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Def Leppard Summer Tour w/Styx and Tesla

Postby Fact Finder » Fri Feb 13, 2015 6:11 am

Def Leppard rocks the summer and fall with a June-October road trip that includes special guests Styx and Tesla. Destinations include Tampa, Toronto, Kansas City, Dallas and Denver.

Armed with albums like Pyromania and Hysteria, Def Leppard is a surefire crowd pleaser promising to ignite audiences with a cavalcade of time-honored rock favorites such as “Photograph,” “Rock Of Ages,” “Bringin’ On The Heartbreak,” “Pour Some Sugar On Me” and “Foolin.” Adding Styx and Tesla to the ticket gives you even more reasons to make a date with Joe Elliott and the boys.

And Def Leppard is giving you plenty of nights to choose from. Here’s the schedule:

June 23 – Tampa, Fla., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 25 – West Palm Beach, Fla., Cruzan Amphitheatre
June 27 – Pelham, Ala., Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
June 28 – Atlanta, Ga., Aaron's Amphitheatre At Lakewood
June 30 – Charlotte, N.C., PNC Music Pavilion
July 2 – Bristow, Va., Jiffy Lube Live
July 3 – Virginia Beach, Va., Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach
July 5 – Uncasville, Conn., Mohegan Sun Arena
July 7 – Gilford, N.H., Meadowbrook
July 9 – Mansfield, Mass., Xfinity Center
July 11 – Bethel, N.Y., Bethel Woods Center For The Arts
July 12 – Darien Center, N.Y., Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 14 – Toronto, Ontario, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 15 – Youngstown, Ohio, Covelli Centre
July 17 – Clarkston, Mich., DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 21 – Mount Pleasant, Mich., Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
July 23 – Wantagh, N.Y., Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
July 24 – Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 25 – Holmdel, N.J., PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 7 – Sturgis, S.D., Sturgis Buffalo Chip (Sturgis Rally)
Aug. 8 – Sioux Falls, S.D., Denny Sanford Premier Center
Aug. 10 – Oklahoma City, Okla., Chesapeake Energy Arena
Aug. 11 – Kansas City, Mo., Starlight Theatre
Aug. 14 – Sedalia, Mo., Missouri State Fairgrounds Grandstand (Missouri State Fair)
Aug. 15 – Des Moines, Iowa, Iowa State Fairgrounds (Iowa State Fair)
Aug. 17 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Riverbend Music Center
Aug. 18 – Nashville, Tenn., Bridgestone Arena
Aug. 21 – Dallas, Texas, Gexa Energy Pavilion
Aug. 22 – The Woodlands, Texas, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug. 23 – Austin, Texas, Austin360 Amphitheater
Aug. 27 – Saint Paul, Minn., Minn., State Fairgrounds (Minnesota State Fair)
Aug. 28 – Grand Forks, N.D., Alerus Center
Aug. 30 – Noblesville, Ind., Klipsch Music Center
Sept. 1 – Allentown, Pa., Allentown Fairgrounds (The Great Allentown Fair)
Sept. 3 –Louisville, Ky., KFC Yum! Center
Sept. 4 – Maryland Heights, Mo., Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sept. 5 – Tinley Park, Ill., First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sept. 16 – Auburn, Wash., White River Amphitheatre
Sept. 17 – Ridgefield, Wash., Amphitheater Northwest
Sept. 19 – Mountain View, Calif., Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sept. 22 – Chula Vista, Calif., Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Sept. 23 – Phoenix, Ariz., Ak-Chin Pavilion
Sept. 25 – Albuquerque, N.M., Isleta Amphitheater
Sept. 26 – Denver, Colo., Pepsi Center
Sept. 28 – Salt Lake City, Utah, Usana Amphitheatre
Sept. 30 – Spokane, Wash., Spokane Arena
Oct. 2 – Bozeman, Mont., Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
Oct. 4 – Bismarck, N.D., Bismarck Civic Ctr. Arena

A Citi presale begins Feb. 18 at 12 p.m. General onsales in most markets begin Feb. 20 at 10 a.m. All times local. Onsales for Atlanta, Charlotte, Uncasville, Bethel, Toronto, Maryland Heights, Auburn, and Ridgefield launch Feb. 21; Wantagh and Holmdel Feb. 28; and Bristow March 6. Check out DefLeppard.com for more details.
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Re: Def Leppard Summer Tour w/Styx and Tesla

Postby jrnyman28 » Fri Feb 13, 2015 7:36 am

I don't like Styx for the bill. And I remember seeing Tesla open for Def Leppard on the Hysteria tour!
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Re: Def Leppard Summer Tour w/Styx and Tesla

Postby AR » Fri Feb 13, 2015 1:49 pm

Good package. Would be even better if Leppard forgot Pour Some Sugar On Me and Make Love Like A Man were ever part of their catalog let alone play them live. :shock:
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Re: Def Leppard Summer Tour w/Styx and Tesla

Postby Boomchild » Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:10 pm

AR wrote:Good package. Would be even better if Leppard forgot Pour Some Sugar On Me and Make Love Like A Man were ever part of their catalog let alone play them live. :shock:


Rumor has it that for this tour Styx will performing these two songs instead. Tommy was quoted as saying he is going "Styxify" these two awesome songs.
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Re: Def Leppard Summer Tour w/Styx and Tesla

Postby No Surprize » Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:53 pm

AR wrote:Good package. Would be even better if Leppard forgot Pour Some Sugar On Me and Make Love Like A Man were ever part of their catalog let alone play them live. :shock:



When I seen them with KISS, they MLLAM wasn't in their set. And their not going to omit PSSOM from their set. The MILF'S would storm the stage! I'm not enamored with the triple bill though unless this show starts at 6 PM. And I would have picked someone else for the openers, not a big fan of either one.
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Re: Def Leppard Summer Tour w/Styx and Tesla

Postby ebake02 » Sat Feb 14, 2015 1:57 pm

Saw Styx with Journey and REO and that was enough for me, definitely want to see Def Leppard again though
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Re: Def Leppard Summer Tour w/Styx and Tesla

Postby No Surprize » Sat Feb 14, 2015 8:53 pm

ebake02 wrote:Saw Styx with Journey and REO and that was enough for me, definitely want to see Def Leppard again though


And those 3 together are perfect match. Ballads galore in their sets. Def Leppard would have been better off going with someone other than Styx or Tesla. Fuck I actually hate the triple bill. I'd much rather see just an opener and have Lep play for 2 and a half hours. I went to see Bob Seger at the BB&T center in sunrise last saturday night. He had this chick name Claire Dunn open for him. Never heard of her and wasn't expecting much but she blew me away. Tall leggy blond who did a killer version of Zep's Rock N Roll for the last tune. Then Seger played for 2 & a half hours. The way it should be.
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Re: Def Leppard Summer Tour w/Styx and Tesla

Postby RPM » Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:51 pm

Styx is ludicrous. They are one of the few remaining bands from a great era of Arena Rock that could
have the original singer who sounds Damn near as good as the records. I wouldn't pay a penny to see them without
Dennis.
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Re: Def Leppard Summer Tour w/Styx and Tesla

Postby Boomchild » Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:36 pm

RPM wrote:Styx is ludicrous. They are one of the few remaining bands from a great era of Arena Rock that could
have the original singer who sounds Damn near as good as the records. I wouldn't pay a penny to see them without
Dennis.


Styx could have had that except they all let their egos get in the way.
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Re: Def Leppard Summer Tour w/Styx and Tesla

Postby gr8dane » Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:45 am

Look on the bright side.
They won't be playing Babe.
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Re: Def Leppard Summer Tour w/Styx and Tesla

Postby gr8dane » Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:47 am

Boomchild wrote:
RPM wrote:Styx is ludicrous. They are one of the few remaining bands from a great era of Arena Rock that could
have the original singer who sounds Damn near as good as the records. I wouldn't pay a penny to see them without
Dennis.


Styx could have had that except they all let their egos get in the way.


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Re: Def Leppard Summer Tour w/Styx and Tesla

Postby Monker » Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:31 pm

RPM wrote:Styx is ludicrous. They are one of the few remaining bands from a great era of Arena Rock that could
have the original singer who sounds Damn near as good as the records. I wouldn't pay a penny to see them without
Dennis.


When Dennis sued the band any chance of him rejoining ended. Because of that, there is more of a chance of Perry joining journey than Dennis joining Styx.
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Re: Def Leppard Summer Tour w/Styx and Tesla

Postby Boomchild » Mon Feb 16, 2015 4:16 pm

Monker wrote:When Dennis sued the band any chance of him rejoining ended. Because of that, there is more of a chance of Perry joining journey than Dennis joining Styx.


Lawsuit or no lawsuit it would never happen anyway. At least as long as JY is in the band. He's going nowhere. Actually he has nowhere else to go. They can make a buck without DDY so there is no reason to reunite.
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Re: Def Leppard Summer Tour w/Styx and Tesla

Postby Monker » Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:19 pm

Boomchild wrote:
Monker wrote:When Dennis sued the band any chance of him rejoining ended. Because of that, there is more of a chance of Perry joining journey than Dennis joining Styx.


Lawsuit or no lawsuit it would never happen anyway. At least as long as JY is in the band. He's going nowhere. Actually he has nowhere else to go. They can make a buck without DDY so there is no reason to reunite.


Well, there you go writing alternate history and fiction.

You don't know if JY alone can veto Dennis coming back. The fact is the band has all said it's a democracy and that would mean that if Tommy and/or Chuck wanted Dennis back, he would be there.

The fact is also that the lawsuit left a bad taste in everybody's mouth...they have said so in interviews. So, after suing the band, Dennis made returning impossible. If he had not done that, we really don't know if the band would be feeling the same right now. If all they care about is money, which many people believe, asking Dennis to do a tour would not be a bad idea. However, asking the guy back who sued you once, demanded so much control, and has pouted for years that if he had even more control that things would have been even better....well someone's error light would be flashing if they didn't see a problem with that.

And, I'll add this...even with the similar circumstances between Perry and Journey...the fact that Perry didn't pout, didn't sue the band, they ended things gracefully...even if it was bitter at the time, enough time has passed where I doubt there would be many objections if Perry wanted to join the band to perform a song sometime....There is no way Styx would do that.
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Re: Def Leppard Summer Tour w/Styx and Tesla

Postby Boomchild » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:27 am

Monker wrote:Well, there you go writing alternate history and fiction.

You don't know if JY alone can veto Dennis coming back. The fact is the band has all said it's a democracy and that would mean that if Tommy and/or Chuck wanted Dennis back, he would be there.

The fact is also that the lawsuit left a bad taste in everybody's mouth...they have said so in interviews. So, after suing the band, Dennis made returning impossible. If he had not done that, we really don't know if the band would be feeling the same right now. If all they care about is money, which many people believe, asking Dennis to do a tour would not be a bad idea. However, asking the guy back who sued you once, demanded so much control, and has pouted for years that if he had even more control that things would have been even better....well someone's error light would be flashing if they didn't see a problem with that.

And, I'll add this...even with the similar circumstances between Perry and Journey...the fact that Perry didn't pout, didn't sue the band, they ended things gracefully...even if it was bitter at the time, enough time has passed where I doubt there would be many objections if Perry wanted to join the band to perform a song sometime....There is no way Styx would do that.


Rewriting history? Man is that a stretch. I simply was using JY as an example as to why Dennis will never be back in Styx. They got rid of him before the lawsuit. I don't think that it's a mystery it was because they did not want to deal with him anymore and that Dennis' vision of what Styx should be doing was different from theirs. As long as he was in the band, it would be difficult to do what they wanted to do. Tommy has been quoted saying he does not see a reunion in the future with DDY. Chuck has also been quoted as saying he likes they way things are now and sees no reason to reunite with DDY. That to me speaks volumes to it's not going to happen. There is no reason for them to reunite. They can do all the shows they want to, play what they want to play, which excludes DDY material that they feel doesn't belong in Styx. They have proven that they can do very well without him. I don't see where they would feel they need him back. Add to that they wouldn't have much to gain by asking him back. The chapter of DDY in Styx is closed.
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Re: Def Leppard Summer Tour w/Styx and Tesla

Postby AR » Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:11 am

Dennis DeYoung's new live DVD is really great. I go see him anytime he comes through my area and I usually see Styx as well.

I do wonder how the band feels now that DDY has August Zadra doing a great job on the Tommy Shaw tunes.
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Postby No Surprize » Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:42 pm

AR wrote:Dennis DeYoung's new live DVD is really great. I go see him anytime he comes through my area and I usually see Styx as well.

I do wonder how the band feels now that DDY has August Zadra doing a great job on the Tommy Shaw tunes.


Who gives a fuck. I really hope Tesla plays for 15 minutes and Styx for 30 minutes. Leppard needs 2 & a half hours on stage for me to feel like I got my money's worth. Tickets go on sale this friday here although if you are a memebr of the Rock Brigade Fan Club, they went on sale for you yesterday lol. As much as I pull Leppards Dick and think their great, I would never in my life buy into a fan club for $49.99 or some bullshit like that. I gotta check on some of their tour dates and see how long their playing before I buy.
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Re: Def Leppard Summer Tour w/Styx and Tesla

Postby Monker » Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:57 am

Boomchild wrote:Rewriting history? Man is that a stretch.


Yeah, it is...since that is not what I said. I said you are writing an alternate history.

They got rid of him before the lawsuit.


which is irrelevant...because the lawsuit STILL HAPPENED. There was an interview with Tommy a few years after where he said being drug into court put it at a different level...a whole new finality to it. You don't simply "get over" those situations when your partner sues you.

I don't think that it's a mystery it was because they did not want to deal with him anymore and that Dennis' vision of what Styx should be doing was different from theirs.


At that time, it was a difference of "Whah, I can't tour...please wait for me." And, the band (and label, probably) saying, "We have a new album, we HAVE to tour. So, they replaced him and started touring. In the middle of that, Dennis sued the band. and started doing these interviews about being such a victim....including the BTM. Prior to Dennis taking them to court, there was not much talk at all about the difference in direction, Hunchback, broadway musicals, etc. Dennis dug his own grave when he did that.

As long as he was in the band, it would be difficult to do what they wanted to do.


Well, yeah, if he kept refusing to tour and put Hunchback at such a high priority. Even during Dennis orchestra tour he was still promoting Hunchback as some type of possible PBS special. So, there was that, complaining he didn't have enough control over BNW, that if he were involved more "I Will Be Your Wittiness" would have been a huge hit, that he alone was responsible for the Styx sound, even whining about who Styx toured with and how often - when he wasn't even in the band any longer.

He sued the band, started constantly whining and complaining about EVERYTHING. Dennis dug his own grave, made his own coffin, and had his Robotos nail him in and bury him.

My point is, if he had not sued the band, and shut the fuck up, maybe he would have been able to re-enter the band at some point, even for Cyclorama. The fact that he said and did all of this other crap insures that he will never join the band ever again.

Again, I'll compare to Journey and Steve Perry. Perry and Journey came to terms for his exit...no lawsuit required. Then he shut the hell up and hardly ever talked about it. Everybody knows I'm not the biggest fan of Perry re-joining Journey, but HE left the door open by not being a complete ass towards his old band. Dennis did the exact opposite.

Tommy has been quoted saying he does not see a reunion in the future with DDY. Chuck has also been quoted as saying he likes they way things are now and sees no reason to reunite with DDY. That to me speaks volumes to it's not going to happen.


And, what were they all saying prior to Dennis talking about Tommy's bathwater?

There is no reason for them to reunite.


Sure there is: Popularity and money. Again, people say all that matters to Styx is money. Well, they would be making more money with less effort if Dennis were in the band. And, reuniting could mend the fan base to increase their popularity. This would have especially been true if it had happened around the time of Cyclorama. I'm sure everybody involved with Styx knows this.

However, at this point, it's obvious the band feels they are better off as they are instead of putting up with all of Dennis' crap.
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Re: Def Leppard Summer Tour w/Styx and Tesla

Postby Boomchild » Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:20 am

Monker wrote:However, at this point, it's obvious the band feels they are better off as they are instead of putting up with all of Dennis' crap.


Which is what they felt from the get go. That is why I said, lawsuit or no lawsuit it doesn't matter. No matter what Tommy has said post the lawsuit. Their intentions from when they gave him the boot was to do what they wanted to do and not have to deal with compromising with DDY. That was the hole point of doing it. It doesn't make sense or benefit for them to reunite with him. Even if they did, I doubt it would make them more money. They would have less tour dates because DDY would never commit to the type of schedule they do now. I doubt just having DDY back in with less tour dates is going to bring in more money. At any rate, there is no point in rehashing a topic that has been discussed a thousand times before.
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Re: Def Leppard Summer Tour w/Styx and Tesla

Postby AR » Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:51 am

I really think this tour is a nice package deal. Should do well.
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