Def Leppard tours have become a right of summer with the band teaming up with fellow hard rock hitmakers for the past several years and 2012 will be no different with Def Leppard once again teaming up with Poison for a summer trek with Lita Ford opening.
The first leg of the North American tour is set to kick off on June 20th in Salt Lake City and 18 dates have been announced which will wrap up on July 22 in Cadott, Wisconsin. Def Leppard is billing this as the first leg of the tour, so more dates are expected.
"We had such a good time going out with Poison in 2009 that we thought it only right to do it again," said Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott.
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)