Billy Idol Joins Def Leppard Tour

(antiMusic) That "Rebel Yell" you just heard was the reaction of some 80s rock fans when they heard the news that Def Leppard have tapped Billy Idol to support them on a string of summer dates.

Def Leppard is in the midst of a world tour and have already crossed North America twice and they return this summer for another leg of the tour. This time in support of their new album "Songs from the Sparkle Lounge".

The good news is that Billy Idol will support them on seven of those dates. The bad news, at least for U.S. fans, is five of those dates are in Canada. But it may give diehards an excuse for a road trip. Support acts for the first two dates of the outing have not been announced yet, so there may still be hope.

They have also lined up one date with Styx/Reo Speedwagon. All of the dates are below:

Def Leppard have announced that they will receive support from Billy Idol some of their upcoming North American dates.

Def Leppard's North American dates include:

08/1 - Nashville, TN - Sommet Center
08/2 - Birmingham, AL - Verizon Wireless Center
08/6 - Hamilton, ON - Copps Coliseum (with Billy Idol)
08/7 - London, ON - John Labatt Centre (with Billy Idol)
08/9 - Quebec City, QC - Colisee Pepsi (with Billy Idol)
08/10 - Ottawa, ON - Scotiabank Place (with Billy Idol)
08/13 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre (with Billy Idol)
08/15 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena (with Billy Idol)
08/20 - Ft. Wayne, IN - Memorial Coliseum (with Billy Idol)
08/23 - Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena (with Styx/Reo Speedwagon)

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