Def Leppard, Poison, & Lita Ford Team Up For Tour, Coming To Quicken Loans Arena

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[photogallerylink id=52499 align=left]Great Britain’s premiere arena rock band Def Leppard have announced that they will make a return to the United States with a massive summer tour, including a show at Quicken Loans Arena on Friday, July 6th at 7:00 p.m.! Joining Def Leppard for this highly anticipated summer tour are rockers Poison and Lita Ford.

Tickets for Def Leppard will go on sale this Friday, March 16th at 10:00 a.m. at www.theQarena.com, charge by phone at 1-888-894-9424, at the Quicken Loans Arena Box Office, and at one of Discount Drug Mart’s 58 northern Ohio locations. Tickets are priced at $49.00, $69.00, $89.00 and $149.00 plus a $3.00 facility fee.

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. Most recently, the band released their first live album Mirror Ball: Live & More last summer, which rose to the Top 20 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart. The album captures the group’s legendary concert experience, bringing together live versions of classic Leppard hits such as “Rock of Ages,” Pour Some Sugar on Me” and “Foolin” and will feature their soon to be released single, “It’s All About Believin’.”

“We had such a good time going out with Poison in 2009 that we thought it only right to do it again!” says singer Joe Elliott.

With 100 million records sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards to their credit, Def Leppard-Joe Elliott (vocals), Vivian Campbell (guitar), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick “Sav” Savage (bass) and Rick Allen (drums)—continues 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 sound for generations of music fans and artists alike. The group’s spectacular live shows, filled with powerful melodic rock anthems, have become synonymous with their name. For the past 30 years the band’s concerts have become must-see events and have quickly made them an institution in the touring industry, as they continue to sell out arenas worldwide.

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Poison at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica 7.27.11 (Photo: Carl Harp / 98.5 WNCX)

[photogallerylink id=48799 align=right]Poison, one of rock’s most iconic and enduring bands, has been one of the music industry’s top acts, with multi-platinum album sales and sold out tours since first bursting onto the scene in 1986. The success of the band’s recent album releases and tours shows that Poison is as potent 26 years after the release of their debut album, Look What The Cat Dragged In, as ever. Poison’s Bret Michaels (lead vocals, guitar), C.C. Deville (lead guitar, vocals), Bobby Dall (bass) and Rikki Rockett (drums), have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and charted twelve Top 10 hits.

Throughout Poison’s career, the band’s members have enjoyed collaborative and solo successes from the stage to screen. Bret has branched out as a solo artist, a successful run as a reality star, businessman, and activist. His most recent solo release, “Custom Built” shot to Number One on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Album chart. A lifelong diabetic with a serious commitment to the cause, Bret donated his $250,000 “Celebrity Apprentice” prize to diabetes research, earning him the honor of being a spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association.


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