Def Leppard and Journey announce 58-city tour, including stop at Fenway Park



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Imagine this: It’s a cool summer night in the city of Boston, and thousands fill Fenway Park to sing the song of the people. The lights are bright on this August 11, you’re on your feet, and you join your fellow brothers and sisters in belting out the greatest karaoke song of all time, “Don’t Stop Believin’.”

“Just a city boy,” we all sing, “born and raised in South Boston.” Even the Green Monster cracks a smile.

This dream is now a reality, as Journey and Def Leppard have announced a 58-city summer tour that comes to the home of the Boston Red Sox for one night only. This union of rock and roll titans joins a guitar-heavy slate at Fenway’s concert series this summer, as Journey and Def Leppard’s August 11 tilt lines up nicely after Zac Brown Band (June 14 and 15) and Foo Fighters (July 21 and 22). Tickets for the Fenway show go on sale to the general public February 9 at 10 a.m. via

Says Journey’s Neal Schon: “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!” Adds Def Leppard’s Joe 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!”

Word to that.

In addition to Fenway Park, the co-headlining run (where the two bands will trade off closing each night) will hit nine other 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; St. Louis’ Busch Stadium; San Francisco’s AT&T Park; and San Diego’s Petco Park. They’ll also play Madison Square Garden in New York City and The Forum in Inglewood, California.

See all dates below, and start working on those “Don’t Stop Believin’” gang vocals.

2018 Journey & Def Leppard 2018 Tour Dates
May 21: Hartford, CT — XL Center**
May 23: Albany, NY — Times Union Center
May 25: Hershey, PA — Hersheypark Stadium
May 26: Buffalo, NY — KeyBank Center**
May 28: Cleveland, OH — Quicken Loans Arena
May 30: Cincinnati, OH — U.S. Bank Arena
June 01: Toronto, ON — Rogers Centre
June 02: Pittsburgh, PA — PPG Paints Arena
June 05: Raleigh, NC — PNC Arena
June 06: Knoxville, TN — Thompson-Boling Arena
June 08: Bristow, VA — Jiffy Lube Live
June 09: Charlotte, NC — Spectrum Center
June 11: Philadelphia, PA — Wells Fargo Center**
June 13: New York, NY — Madison Square Garden
June 15: Newark, NJ — Prudential Center
June 16: Baltimore, MD — Royal Farms Arena
July 01: Atlanta, GA — SunTrust Park
July 03: Noblesville, IN — Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
July 04: Milwaukee, WI — Summerfest
July 06: Memphis, TN — FedExForum
July 07: North Little Rock, AR — Verizon Arena
July 09: 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, SD — 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, ND — Fargodome**
August 11: Boston, MA — Fenway Park**
August 13: Virginia Beach, VA — Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
August 15: Columbia, SC — Colonial Life Arena
August 17: Ft Lauderdale, FL — BB&T Center
August 18: Tampa, FL — Amalie Arena
August 20: Birmingham, AL — Legacy Arena @ The BJCC
August 22: Columbus, OH — Schottenstein Center
August 24: St. Louis, MO — Busch Stadium
August 25: Nashville, TN — Bridgestone Arena
August 27: New Orleans, LA — Smoothie King Center
August 29: Dallas, TX — American Airlines Center
August 31: San Antonio, TX — AT&T Center
September 01: Houston, TX — Toyota Center**
September 05: Albuquerque, NM — Isleta Amphitheater
September 07: Phoenix, AZ — Talking Stick Resort Arena
September 08: Las Vegas, NV — T-Mobile Arena**
September 21: San Francisco, CA — AT&T Park
September 23: San Diego, CA — Petco Park
September 25: Salt Lake City, UT — Vivint Smart Home Arena
September 26: Nampa, ID — Ford Idaho Center Arena
September 28: Portland, OR — Moda Center
September 29: Seattle, WA — Gorge Amphitheatre
October 01: Vancouver, BC — Rogers Arena
October 04: Sacramento, CA — Golden 1 Center
October 06: Los Angeles, CA — The Forum
**Not ticketed by Ticketmaster

Featured Def Leppard image by Ross Halfin, via the band’s homepage.