Journey and Def Leppard to co-headline KFC Yum! Center on July 11

NEW YORK (Jan. 19, 2018) – Two of the world’s greatest rock bands, Def Leppard and Journey, are teaming up for a massive co-headlining North American tour composed of both stadium and arena concerts, including a July 11 stop to Louisville’s KFC Yum! Center. Half the shows on the tour will be closed by Journey and half by Def Leppard. The tour, promoted by Live Nation, kicks off May 21st in Hartford, Ct., at the XL Center and will feature complete sets and all-new production from both bands, and an arsenal of their hits such as “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” “Lights,” “Photograph,” “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Rock of Ages” and “Faithfully.” Tickets go on sale beginning Saturday, Feb. 3, at Stay tuned for presale and VIP ticketing information.

The 58-city tour will hit ten stadiums – Toronto’s Rogers Centre; Atlanta’s Sun Trust Park; Detroit’s Comerica Park; Chicago’s Wrigley Field; Denver’s Coors Field; Minneapolis’ Target Field; Boston’s Fenway Park; St. Louis’ Busch Stadium; San Francisco’s AT&T Park; and San Diego’s Petco Park – as well as world-famous arenas, such as Madison Square Garden in New York and the ‘Fabulous’ Forum in Inglewood, California. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

Journey is 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). The band 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.

With more than 100 million albums sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards in the U.S., Def Leppard, which is 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 groundbreaking 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 onBillboard’s Top Current Albums and #10 spot on the Top 200, as well as claiming 15 top 10 debuts around the world.

Schon said, “These co-headlining Journey/Def Leppard dates will be epic classic rock shows. So many hits. It will be great to see you all, friends!”

Added Elliott, “This tour is going to be a blast! We’ve toured together before and it was massive. This time it’s going to be even bigger and better!”

Cain said, “We are all anxious to share our sound with the world again and, along with Def Leppard, we are part of a world-class package to the rock stage that spans decades and represents a multi-platinum legacy.”

Added Savage, “12 years ago we embarked on a US tour with Journey and it was an absolute blast. Looking forward to hooking up again. Believe me, this will be even more spectacular.”


  • May 21 Hartford, Ct. XL Center**
  • May 23 Albany, N.Y. Times Union Center
  • May 25 Hershey, Pa. Hersheypark Stadium
  • May 26 Buffalo, N.Y. KeyBank Center**
  • May 28 Cleveland, Oh. Quicken Loans Arena
  • May 30 Cincinnati, Oh. U.S. Bank Arena
  • June 1 Toronto, On. Rogers Centre
  • June 2 Pittsburgh, Pa. PPG Paints Arena
  • June 5 Raleigh, N.C. PNC Arena
  • June 6 Knoxville, Tn. Thompson-Boling Arena
  • June 8 Bristow, Va. Jiffy Lube Live
  • June 9 Charlotte, N.C. Spectrum Center
  • June 11 Philadelphia, Pa. Wells Fargo Center**
  • June 13 New York, N.Y. Madison Square Garden
  • June 15 Newark, N.J. Prudential Center
  • June 16 Baltimore, Md. Royal Farms Arena
  • July 1 Atlanta, Ga. SunTrust Park
  • July 3 Noblesville, In. Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
  • July 4 Milwaukee, Wi. Summerfest
  • July 6 Memphis, Tn. FedExForum
  • July 7 North Little Rock, Ar. Verizon Arena
  • July 9 Tulsa, Ok. BOK Center
  • July 11 Louisville, Ky. KFC Yum! Center
  • July 13 Detroit, Mi. Comerica Park
  • July 14 Chicago, Il. Wrigley Field**
  • July 16 Wichita, Ks. INTRUST Bank Arena
  • July 18 Sioux Falls, S.D. Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
  • July 19 Lincoln, Ne. Pinnacle Bank Arena
  • July 21 Denver, Co. Coors Field
  • July 23 Des Moines, Ia. Wells Fargo Arena**
  • July 25 Kansas City, Mo. Sprint Center**
  • July 27 Minneapolis, Mn. Target Field
  • July 28 Fargo, N.D. Fargodome**
  • Aug. 11 Boston, Ma. Fenway Park**
  • Aug 13 Virginia Beach, Va. Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
  • Aug. 15 Columbia, S.C. Colonial Life Arena
  • Aug. 17 Ft Lauderdale, Fl. BB&T Center
  • Aug. 18 Tampa, Fl. Amalie Arena
  • Aug. 20 Birmingham, Al. Legacy Arena @ The BJCC
  • Aug. 22 Columbus, Oh. Schottenstein Center
  • Aug. 24 St. Louis, Mo. Busch Stadium
  • Aug. 25 Nashville, Tn. Bridgestone Arena
  • Aug. 27 New Orleans, La. Smoothie King Center
  • Aug. 29 Dallas, Tx. American Airlines Center
  • Aug. 31 San Antonio, Tx. AT&T Center
  • Sept. 1 Houston, Tx. Toyota Center**
  • Sept. 5 Albuquerque, N.M. Isleta Amphitheater
  • Sept. 7 Phoenix, Az. Talking Stick Resort Arena
  • Sept. 8 Las Vegas, Nv. T-Mobile Arena**
  • Sept. 21 San Francisco, Ca. AT&T Park
  • Sept. 23 San Diego, Ca. Petco Park
  • Sept. 25 Salt Lake City, Ut. Vivint Smart Home Arena
  • Sept. 26 Nampa, Id. Ford Idaho Center Arena
  • Sept. 28 Portland, Or. Moda Center
  • Sept. 29 Seattle, Wa. Gorge Amphitheatre
  • Oct. 1 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
  • Oct. 4 Sacramento, Ca. Golden 1 Center
  • Oct. 6 Los Angeles, Ca. The Forum

**Not ticketed by Ticketmaster


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