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Def Leppard, Journey Discussing Major 2018 North American Tour

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Rockers Def Leppard and Journey are planning a massive joint North American tour in 2018. The news was confirmed by Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell in an interview with North America’s Do You Know Jack? radio show.

Asked if there was any truth to the persistent rumours that Def Leppard and Journey are considering hitting the road together again next year, Campbell said : “I know that nothing is set in stone, but negotiations are going on, and one of the acts we’re talking about touring with next year could possibly be Journey. But it’s not the only thing that’s in the works. But I know we are trying to put together a big tour for next year, yeah.”

Journey bassist Ross Valory also recently hinted to The Advocate newspaper that the band’s package trek with Def Leppard could well launch in either May or June of 2018.

The two bands previously toured together in 2006. The trek was reportedly one of Leppard’s most successful U.S. runs since the 1992-‘93 Adrenalize tour. The two groups’ co-headlining package launched in June 2006 and consisted of three legs, taking the two bands up to November of that year. At the time, Def Leppard were supporting their recently-released covers album, Yeah!

The veteran Sheffield band’s guitarist Phil Collen has said in past interviews that he would certainly love to tour with Journey for a second time.

“We weren’t convinced”, Collen admitted in his autobiography Adrenalized: Life, Def Leppard, And Beyond. “But all of that changed on the first date of the tour in Camden, N.J., when all 23,000 tickets were sold — and 3,000 additional fans were unable to get in. The tour was a raging success, and Journey was awesome. They were so good, it really inspired us to raise our bar every night.”

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11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Tina Walters

    July 28, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    I have seen Def Leppard 3 times in the last 2 years. To get to see them with Journey would be the icing on the cake!

  2. Therese Creagh-Hess

    September 12, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    I pray my husband and I can see the ultimate Def Leppard next year.

  3. Rick Bliek

    September 18, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    No to the Co-headline thing! I don’t mind seeing Journey with Def Leppard, but Journey is not even on the same level as Def Leppard without Steve Perry! That’s like the 2014 were Def Leppard opened for Kiss ! I like Kiss but come on they’re not on the same level as Def Leppard either! GO see a show the concert they put on will speak for itself ! Def Leppard Rocks! End of statement !

  4. Jordan ahenakew

    November 16, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    Bring def leppard back to Montana
    Would love to see them back here again they blow the roof off the metra park
    Its time they should come to great falls Montana state fair and play here people would love that please come back to Montana

  5. Conita Kavan

    November 29, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    Would love to see DEF LEPPARD and Journey in the same concert, but I agree that Journey is not the same without Steve Perry. I saw Journey a couple of years ago in Kingston, Ontario and although the Filipino dude sounds very much like Steve Perry it’s still not the same. And they are definitely NOT on the same lever as Def Leppard…the greatest rock band ever!!!!!

  6. James Beddow

    December 4, 2017 at 5:20 am

    I would like to see the two bands together Def Leppard &Journey they are both my favorite bands. I’ve seen Def Leppard two times already they rock.

  7. James Beddow

    December 4, 2017 at 5:21 am

    I’m in the buckeye state Columbus ohio

  8. James Beddow

    December 4, 2017 at 5:22 am

    I’m in Columbus Ohio

  9. bill le blanc tupper lake ny

    December 11, 2017 at 5:11 am

    I never flow deth leppard i never played their music though they were hard rock. So never played them then one day listing to a song as my friend who is that singing i like that song he told me iam talking this year. I heard the song then more diffrent songs from them i like them all there songs and music are grate love them i listen to them over and over now wow what i miss in thows years great music great songs bill le blanc thank you thank them

  10. bill le blanc tupper lake ny

    December 11, 2017 at 5:23 am

    There songs are grate the band are to now iam a def leppard fan

  11. Joshua

    January 11, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    Oh yea i would want to go to my Def leppard fans including my real father Rick Sav Savage I bet this will be his 60 years of touring with Def leppard because he has been a good bassist

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