Def Leppard’s Upcoming 2018 US Tour with Journey

Back in April 2016, I blogged about rock group’s Def Leppard’s famous phrase “gunter glieben glauchen globen”. I thought nothing of it. The words just popped up into my head one day. Then, I decided to write a blog post about them.

For two years, that has been one of my blog’s top ten most read posts.

Recently, media promoters contacted me about Def Leppard’s upcoming 2018 US tour with Journey. This is a 58-city tour starting May 21.

First, borrowing words from the e-mail sent to me, let me school you about Def Leppard:


“With more than 100 million albums sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards in the U.S., Def Leppard – Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick “Sav” Savage (bass), Vivian Campbell (guitar) and Rick Allen (drums) — continue to be one of the most important forces in rock music. Over the course of their career the band has produced a series of classic ground-breaking albums that set the bar for generations of music fans and artists alike. The group’s spectacular live shows and arsenal of hits have become synonymous with their name, leading Def Leppard to be heralded as an institution in both the music and touring industry. Def Leppard’s influential career includes numerous hit singles and ground-breaking multi-platinum albums—including two of the best-selling albums of all time, Pyromania and Hysteria, capturing the group’s legendary tracks, bringing together classic Leppard hits such as “Rock of Ages”, Pour Some Sugar on Me” and “Foolin.” The band’s most recent self-titled studio album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Top Independent Albums charts. The album also took the #5 spot on Billboard’s Top Current Albums and #10 spot on the Top 200, as well as claiming 15 top 10 debuts around the world.”

Their music can be streamed and purchased here.

For the record, I wasn’t paid to post that.

Here’s Journey’s bio:
“JOURNEY – Neal Schon (founding member and lead guitarist), Ross Valory (co-founding member and bassist), and longtime members Jonathan Cain (keyboardist), Steve Smith (drummer) and Arnel Pineda (lead singer) – is one of the most popular American rock bands of all time, creating some of the best-known songs in modern music, with iconic hits such as “Lights,” “Faithfully,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Wheel In The Sky,” “Separate Ways,” “Who’s Crying Now,” and the seminal “Don’t Stop Believin’,” which is the top-selling digital catalog track in history. Since the group’s formation in 1973, the band has earned 19 top 40 singles and 25 Gold and Platinum albums and has sold nearly 100 million albums globally. Their Greatest Hits album is certified 15 times-Platinum, bringing Journey into the elite club of Diamond-certified award holders. The band continues to tour and record into the 21st century, performing concerts for millions of fans worldwide, and received the prestigious Billboard “Legends of Live” touring award. Journey received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame, and is the subject of the award-winning documentary, ‘Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey.’ In 2017, Journey was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”

Now for the tour date schedule:

Mon May 21 Hartford, CT         XL Center**
Wed May 23 Albany, NY            Times Union Center
Fri May 25 Hershey, PA             Hersheypark Stadium
Sat May 26 Buffalo, NY              KeyBank Center**
Mon May 28 Cleveland, OH      Quicken Loans Arena
Wed May 30 Cincinnati, OH     U.S. Bank Arena
Fri Jun 01 Toronto, ON              Rogers Centre
Sat Jun 02 Pittsburgh, PA          PPG Paints Arena
Tue Jun 05 Raleigh, NC              PNC Arena
Wed Jun 06 Knoxville, TN         Thompson-Boling Arena
Fri Jun 08 Bristow, VA                Jiffy Lube Live
Sat Jun 09 Charlotte, NC           Spectrum Center
Mon Jun 11 Philadelphia, PA    Wells Fargo Center**
Wed Jun 13 New York, NY        Madison Square Garden
Fri Jun 15 Newark, NJ              Prudential Center
Sat Jun 16 Baltimore, MD          Royal Farms Arena
Sun Jul 01 Atlanta, GA              SunTrust Park
Tue Jul 03 Noblesville, IN         Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Wed Jul 04 Milwaukee, WI      Summerfest
Fri Jul 06 Memphis, TN            FedExForum
Sat Jul 07 North Little Rock, AR    Verizon Arena
Mon Jul 09 Tulsa, OK                  BOK Center
Wed Jul 11 Louisville, KY           KFC Yum! Center
Fri Jul 13 Detroit, MI                 Comerica Park
Sat Jul 14 Chicago, IL                 Wrigley Field**
Mon Jul 16 Wichita, KS             INTRUST Bank Arena
Wed Jul 18 Sioux Falls, SD        Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Thu Jul 19 Lincoln, NE              Pinnacle Bank Arena
Sat Jul 21 Denver, CO               Coors Field
Mon Jul 23 Des Moines, IA       Wells Fargo Arena**
Wed Jul 25 Kansas City, MO     Sprint Center**
Fri Jul 27 Minneapolis, MN       Target Field
Sat Jul 28 Fargo, ND                  Fargodome**
Sat Aug 11 Boston, MA             Fenway Park**
Mon Aug 13 Virginia Beach, VA         Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Wed Aug 15 Columbia, SC          Colonial Life Arena
Fri Aug 17 Ft Lauderdale, FL      BB&T Center
Sat Aug 18 Tampa, FL             Amalie Arena
Mon Aug 20 Birmingham, AL       Legacy Arena @ The BJCC
Wed Aug 22 Columbus, OH     Schottenstein Center
Fri Aug 24 St. Louis, MO          Busch Stadium
Sat Aug 25 Nashville, TN         Bridgestone Arena
Mon Aug 27 New Orleans, LA     Smoothie King Center
Wed Aug 29 Dallas, TX American     Airlines Center
Fri Aug 31 San Antonio, TX       AT&T Center
Sat Sep 01 Houston, TX            Toyota Center**
Wed Sep 05 Albuquerque, NM           Isleta Amphitheater
Fri Sep 07 Phoenix, AZ              Talking Stick Resort Arena
Sat Sep 08 Las Vegas, NV           T-Mobile Arena**
Fri Sep 21 San Francisco, CA        AT&T Park
Sun Sep 23 San Diego, CA            Petco Park
Tue Sep 25 Salt Lake City, UT       Vivint Smart Home Arena
Wed Sep 26 Nampa, ID               Ford Idaho Center Arena
Fri Sep 28 Portland, OR             Moda Center
Sat Sep 29 Seattle, WA               Gorge Amphitheatre
Mon Oct 01 Vancouver, BC       Rogers Arena
Thu Oct 04 Sacramento, CA      Golden 1 Center
Sat Oct 06 Los Angeles, CA        The Forum

**Not ticketed by Ticketmaster



About Patrick Scott Barnes

Most of Central Florida knows Stone Crazy (Patrick Scott Barnes) as a poet. Yet, he also photographs, DJ and blogs. The rest of the time, the now sober blogger guzzles Diet Coke in Central Florida nightspots.
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