Def Leppard Announce Summer Tour with Poison, 1.8 Million People Are Thrilled

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Def Leppard's Joe Elliott, 52 and rocking the mom tits off arena rock
WTF, 1.8 Million people "like" Def Leppard on Facebook? And holy shit, another 800,000+ dig Poison?

No wonder these two glam metal giants are hitting the road together again; it'll be the biggest tour ever!

That's right, MILFS, "Great Britain's premiere arena rock band" and Rock of Love heartthrob Bret Michaels have teamed up for the Rock of Ages Tour, a 19-city summer trek across the two greatest damn countries in the world, the United States and Canada. And it all wraps up in our very own backyard, Sunrise.



For every fan Def Leppard has on Facebook, the group has sold at least 100 records. Multiply the two. That's over 100 million albums sold worldwide, about 99 million more than we expected.

While "Pour Some Sugar on Me" remains a Midwestern strip club anthem, our favorite Def Leppard track is a little ditty called "Foolin'" off the 1983 gem, Pyromania.

"Is anybody out there? Anybody there? / Does anybody wonder? Anybody care?"

That's some heavy shit, man. We're not "F-f-f-fooling'" here.

And Poison? Few American bands are as important to the 1980s' power ballad movement as these Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania cats. "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" is one of the greatest love songs all time, but "Something to Believe In," now that's fucking music.

Rock of Ages Tour

6.20 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheater
6.22 - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
6.23 - Las Vegas, NV - Red Rock Amphitheatre
6.25 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
6.27 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
6.29 - Atlanta, GA - Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
6.30 - Tampa, FL - Tampa Bay Times Forum
7.02 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
7.03 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
7.06 - Cleveland, OH - Quickens Loan Arena
7.07 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
7.10 - Baltimore, MD - Merriweather Pavilion
7.11 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
7.13 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Pavilion
7.16 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
7.17 - Hamilton, ON - Copps Coliseum
7.19 - Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
7.22 - Cadott, WI - Rock Fest
8.09 - Sunrise, FL - Bank Atlantic Center
Rock of Ages Tour. With Def Leppard, Poison, and Lita Ford. Thursday, August 9 at the Bank Atlantic Center (1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise). Tickets go on sale Friday, April 20 at 10 am. Call (954) 835-7825 or visit defleppard.com.

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Location Info

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BB&T Center (formerly BankAtlantic Center)

1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise, FL

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