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Def Leppard and Journey Announce Co-Headlining 2024 Tour with Support from Cheap Trick, Heart and Steve Miller Band

The rock legends are teaming up for a summer 2024 North American tour

<p>Ross Halfin</p> Def Leppard

Ross Halfin

Def Leppard

Fans are in for a rock of ages next summer.

On Thursday, rock legends Def Leppard and Journey announced they’re hitting the road on a co-headlining stadium tour. The ‘80s favorites, who previously teamed up on a 2018 joint tour, will be setting out across North America in summer 2024 — and they’re making it a show classic rock fans will remember by bringing along fellow icons Cheap Trick, Heart and Steve Miller Band on select dates.

The 23-city tour begins on July 6 in St. Louis, Missouri and continues through Sept. 8 when they wrap up in Denver, Colorado. Along the way, the two Rock and Hall of Fame inductees will bring their show to stadiums in major cities like Chicago, Nashville, Boston, Toronto, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and more.

<p>Courtesy Journey</p> Journey

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Journey

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Cheap Trick will help kick off and close out the tour, while Steve Miller Band will play the majority of shows and Heart will join them on three dates.

The tour comes after the “Pour Some Sugar on Me” band played another nostalgic tour throughout 2023 with fellow heavy metal group Mötley Crüe.

While the band featuring frontman Joe Elliott, drummer Rick Allen, guitarist Vivian Campbell, guitarist Phil Collen and bassist Rick Savage and is set to play their fan-favorite hits, their recent run of shows follows the 2022 release of their 12th studio album Diamond Star Halos.

As for the “Don’t Stop Believin’” group, they’ll join up with Def Leppard after playing their Freedom Tour, which celebrates their 50th anniversary as a band and the recent release of 2022’s Freedom. The six-piece made up of keyboardist Jonathan Cain, drummer Deen Castronovo, keyboardist Jason Derlatka, bassist Todd Jensen, guitarist Neal Schon, vocalist Arnel Pineda first kicked off the Freedom Tour back in 2022 and they'll play its last leg across North America in 2024 from February to late April.

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The Def Leppard frontman, 64, shared a statement in a press release about the upcoming tour. “DEF LEPPARD and JOURNEY will be reuniting and hitting the road together for the Summer Stadium Tour with Steve Miller, Cheap Trick & Heart on select shows, which makes for an amazing night of music !”

The “Love Bites” singer continued, “Having just completed a sensational 18 month run promoting our Diamond Star Halos album, we shall hit the boards running with a brand-new stage show and set of songs that will celebrate specific parts of our history.  We may even have a surprise or two up our sleeves … so, wanna join us !??! … See you in the summer !”

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Journey also shared a joint statement about the 2024 shows. “We are thrilled to be back on the road in 2024 with so many good friends as part of this tour. No matter which city you come to this will be an amazing night of music!” the rockers said.

Two presales kick off the ticket sales to Def Leppard and Journey’s summer 2024 tour. An official fan presale begins on Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. ET, which fans can sign up for at www.defleppardjourney2024.com now. A presale for Citi cardmembers will then follow on Dec. 13 at 10 a.m. local time. On Dec. 15, the general on sale will launch at 10 a.m. local time.

Various VIP packages will be available on select dates.

See the full list of tour dates below. 

Jul. 6 – St Louis, MO – Busch Stadium*

Jul.10 – Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium*

Jul. 13 – Atlanta, GA – Truist Park^

Jul. 15 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field^

Jul. 18 – Detroit, MI – Comerica Park^

Jul. 20 – Nashville, TN – Nissan Stadium^

Jul. 23 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park^

Jul. 25 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium^

Jul. 27 – Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park^

Jul. 30 – Cleveland, OH – Progressive Field~

Aug. 2 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre~

Aug. 5 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park~

Aug. 7 – Flushing, NY – Citi Field^

Aug. 12 – Arlington, TX – Globe Life Field^

Aug. 14 – Houston, TX – Minute Maid Park^

Aug. 16 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodom^

Aug. 19 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Field^

Aug. 23 – Phoenix, AZ – Chase Field^

Aug. 25 – Los Angeles, CA – SoFi Stadium^

Aug. 28 – San Francisco, CA – Oracle Park^

Aug. 30 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park^

Sep. 4 – Seattle, WA – T-Mobile Park*

Sep. 8 – Denver, CO – Coors Field*

*with support from Cheap Trick

^with support from Steve Miller Band

~with support from Heart

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