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ROCK ROYALTY REUNITE: DEF LEPPARD AND JOURNEY ANNOUNCE 2024’s BIGGEST SUMMER STADIUM TOUR

ROCK ROYALTY REUNITE: DEF LEPPARD AND JOURNEY ANNOUNCE 2024’s BIGGEST SUMMER STADIUM TOUR

THE BANDS WILL BE JOINED IN VARIOUS CITIES BY ROCK LEGENDS: STEVE MILLER BAND, HEART & CHEAP TRICK 

(December 7, 2023) – Two of rock's most iconic and influential bands, JOURNEY and DEF LEPPARD, have announced next summer’s hottest co-headlining stadium tour.  The bands will join forces to conquer stadium stages across North America in 2024. This legendary collaboration promises a musical journey like no other, igniting the hearts and souls of fans and delivering a night of unforgettable rock anthems. The 23-city tour kicks off on July 6 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO, while making stops at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, TN; SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, CA; Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL; JOURNEY’s hometown of San Francisco, CA at Oracle Park and more before wrapping up in Denver, CO at Coors Field on September 8. An all-star lineup of bands will vary by city to round out an evening of rock music with performances by: Steve Miller Band, Heart and Cheap Trick. Fans can check local markets for their lineup. The tour is presented by AEG Presents.

 

Registration for access to presale tickets opens on Thursday, December 7 at 10 AM ET / 7 AM PT.  Sign up at www.defleppardjourney2024.com

 

Citi is the official card of the tour and cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Wednesday, December 13 at 10 AM Local time through the Citi Entertainment program (for complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com). 

 

General public onsale is Friday, December 15 at 10 AM Local time. 

 

DEF LEPPARD will offer a variety of VIP experiences for fans to take their concert experience to the next level.  VIP experiences vary but may include a premium seat, personal photo with the band, exclusive merchandise and more.  Check local tour listings for offerings.

A limited number of exclusive JOURNEY VIP packages will also be available. These exclusive offers can include an amazing selection of reserved seated tickets, custom merchandise and more.

 

Mark your calendars, the JOURNEY x DEF LEPPARD 2024 Stadium Tour will combine timeless classics and chart-topping hits, celebrating the enduring spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. From anthems that have stood the test of time to the latest and greatest hits, fans can expect a setlist that transcends generations, showcasing the unparalleled talent and mastery of both of these Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted bands.

Said Joe Elliott of DEF LEPPARD, "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 ! 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 !” 

“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!” said JOURNEY. 

DEF LEPPARD released their critically and commercially acclaimed 12th studio album Diamond Star Halos in 2022, which charted all over the world including a top 5 and top 10 in both North America and the U.K. They followed that release with Drastic Symphonies in May 2023, featuring Def Leppard’s greatest produced tracks dramatically reimagined, via the band teaming with London’s iconic The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Abbey Road. The album spent 15 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Current Classical Chart.  In early 2023, the band scored a U.K. No 1 Netflix film with their cameo in acclaimed movie Bank Of Dave. The band also embarked on a sold-out stadium tour across North America with Mötley Crüe in 2022, selling over 1.3 million tickets. In 2023, the tour wowed audiences throughout Central and South America, U.S., Japan, Australia and Europe including a stop at the iconic Wembley Stadium in London. 

JOURNEY features founder Neal Schon (lead guitarist/backing vocals), Jonathan Cain (keyboards, backing vocals), Arnel Pineda (lead vocals), Deen Castronovo (drums, vocals), Jason Derlatka (keyboards, vocals) and Todd Jensen (bass). Neal Schon is a 3x Hall of Fame inductee, having been inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Grammy Hall of Fame and Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Jon Cain is a recipient of two BMI songwriter awards and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of JOURNEY.  Most recently JOURNEY has been playing sold out arenas on their FREEDOM Tour and looks forward to summer-sized Stadium shows.

 

STADIUM TOUR 2024 DATES

 

DATE                           MARKET          VENUE                                    JOINED BY

July 06, 2024               St Louis, MO    Busch Stadium                        Cheap Trick

July 10, 2024               Orlando, FL     Camping World Stadium         Cheap Trick

July 13, 2024               Atlanta, GA      Truist Park                               Steve Miller Band

July 15, 2024               Chicago, IL      Wrigley Field                           Steve Miller Band

July 18, 2024               Detroit, MI        Comerica Park                         Steve Miller Band

July 20, 2024               Nashville, TN   Nissan Stadium                       Steve Miller Band

July 23, 2024               Philadelphia, PA Citizens Bank Park                  Steve Miller Band

July 25, 2024               Hershey, PA    Hersheypark Stadium              Steve Miller Band

July 27, 2024               Pittsburgh, PA PNC Park                                 Steve Miller Band

July 30, 2024               Cleveland, OH Progressive Field                    Heart

Aug 02, 2024                Toronto, ON     Rogers Centre                         Heart

Aug 05, 2024                Boston, MA     Fenway Park                            Heart**

Aug 07, 2024                Flushing, NY    Citi Field                                  Steve Miller Band

Aug 12, 2024                Arlington, TX   Globe Life Field                       Steve Miller Band

Aug 14, 2024                Houston, TX    Minute Maid Park                     Steve Miller Band

Aug 16, 2024                San Antonio, TX Alamodome                             Steve Miller Band

Aug 19, 2024                Minneapolis, MN Target Field                             Steve Miller Band

Aug 23, 2024                Phoenix, AZ     Chase Field                             Steve Miller Band

Aug 25, 2024                Los Angeles, CA SoFi Stadium                           Steve Miller Band

Aug 28, 2024                San Francisco, CAOracle Park                           Steve Miller Band

Aug 30, 2024                San Diego, CA Petco Park                               Steve Miller Band

Sep 04, 2024                Seattle, WA      T-Mobile Park                          Cheap Trick

Sep 08, 2024                Denver, CO      Coors Field                              Cheap Trick

**Copromoted with Live Nation

 

ABOUT JOURNEY
Since the group's formation in 1973, JOURNEY has earned 19 top 40 singles, 25 gold and platinum albums, and has sold over 100 million albums globally. Their "Greatest Hits" album is certified 15 times-platinum, making JOURNEY one of the few bands to ever have been diamond-certified, and their song "Don't Stop Believin'" has been streamed over one billion times alone.
 
JOURNEY was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2017, and 2018's co-headlining tour with DEF LEPPARD was the band's most successful tour to date, landing them in the Top 10 year-end touring chart with more than 1 million tickets sold, and earning them the prestigious Billboard "Legends Of Live" touring award. March 2019 saw the release of "Escape & Frontiers Live In Japan", a live DVD/CD set from their concert at the Budokan in Tokyo featuring the band's first-ever performances of the albums "Escape" and "Frontiers" in their entirety. JOURNEY has also received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame and were inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall Of Fame. Additionally, the band is the subject of the award-winning documentary "Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey" about the band's resurgence upon adding Arnel Pineda as lead singer after JOURNEY Founder, Neal Schon discovered the Philippines native on YouTube.

 

ABOUT DEF LEPPARD

With more than 110 million albums sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards in the U.S., 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame® inductees Def Leppard - Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick 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 ground-breaking 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 the world’s greatest live rock band. 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.”  For the first time, in January 2018 Def Leppard debuted their full recording catalog worldwide via streaming and download platforms. As they did with the original release of their records, Def Leppard dominated the worldwide charts again, which found their albums charting in the iTunes Top 10 in more than 30 countries, including Hysteria at #3 in the US, and #5 in the UK (36 years after the album had charted at No 1 in the Billboard charts).  Def Leppard also had the #1, #2 and #3 records on the US catalog albums chart. The band have gone on to amass a staggering 5.5 billion streams since 2018, reaching a younger 18-44 demographic that now represents 58% of their fanbase. Additionally, the band have garnered an impressive 15 million followers across their social media platforms. In May 2022, Def Leppard released their twelfth studio album Diamond Star Halos. The album debuted at #1 on the Apple and Amazon Music charts. The album also scored a Top 10 debut on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart, marking the band’s eighth Top 10 album of their career, and garnered a #1 debut on Billboard’s Hard Rock chart. Diamond Star Halos had numerous Top 10 chart entries globally including a Top 5 debut in the UK. This has been followed by their 13th studio album “Drastic Symphonies” with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 2023. The album charted at no 4 in the UK album charts – their highest UK chart entry in over 32 years. Following the close of their historic 2018 co-headline stadium and arena run in North America, Def Leppard sold more than 1,000,000 tickets, a massive feat in today’s touring world. Def Leppard & Mötley Crüe topped that number yet again with another sold out North American stadium run in 2022 selling over 1.3 million tickets. As always, the group continues pushing the boundaries with their electrifying live shows. 

 

ABOUT STEVE MILLER

Steve Miller has been a monumental presence on the American music scene for more than half a century. Miller’s Greatest Hits 1974-78 received the RIAA Diamond Award with sales of more than 15 million copies. It is among the 25 best-selling albums of all time. At the start of his career, Miller became a mainstay of the San Francisco music scene that upended American culture in the late 1960s. Beginning in the 1970s, Miller crafted a brand of pure pop that was polished, exciting, and irresistible — and that dominated radio in a way few artists have ever managed. Hit followed hit in what seemed like an endless flow: “The Joker,” “Take the Money and Run,” “Rock’n Me,” “Fly Like an Eagle,” “Jet Airliner,” and “Abracadabra,” among them. In recent years, Miller has fully immersed himself in the blues and its many byways. At the request of Wynton Marsalis, he is defining a blues pedagogy for Jazz at Lincoln Center where he has curated and headlined shows that explore the history of American music and the profound connections between the blues and jazz. He is also a member of the visiting committee of the Department of Musical Instruments at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. This past September, the 2016 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and 2022 Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee released J50: The Evolution of The Joker to mark the 50th anniversary of the release of multi-million seller, iconic album, and single “The Joker.” With each listen the beauty and immediacy of his work, at its most playful or most serious, is palpable. Whether he was riding the top of the charts or traveling the endless blue highways of American music, one can hear him playing and singing with conviction and precision, passion, and eloquence, and making music that is at once immediately accessible, thrillingly alive in the present, and more than able to stand the test of time.

ABOUT CHEAP TRICK

Cheap Trick, the iconic rock band hailing from Illinois, has been rocking stages and winning over fans with their timeless sound for over five decades. Known for their electrifying live performances, catchy melodies, and innovative songwriting, Cheap Trick has become a staple in rock music history. With hits like “I Want You to Want Me”, “Dream Police”, “The Flame”, and “Surrender,” this legendary band continues to inspire and entertain audiences with their signature blend of hard rock and power-pop sensibilities. Cheap Trick is part of the very fiber of American music, inspiring and delighting generations with their unique union of massive melodies and razorblade riffs, their own special brand of mischievous wit and maximum rock ‘n’ roll. The band was formed in1973 by guitarists Rick Nielsen, bassist Tom Petersson, and drummer Bun. E Carlos. One year later, Robin Zander joined the group. The current lineup consists of Nielsen, Petersson and Zander. Both Nielsen and Zander’s sons joining as guest members when the band tours. Cheap Trick released their self-titled debut album in 1977. Later that year, they found success in Japan with the release of their second album, In Color. They achieved mainstream popularity in the US in 1979 with the triple-platinum live album Budokan and a Top 10 single, a live recording of “I Want You to Want Me.” More success followed with the album Dream Police In 1979, which reached number 6ontheBillboard 200.Theband experienced another resurgence in late eighties when they topped US charts with power ballad “The Flame.” Cheap Trick maintain an almost constant touring schedule, having performed live more than 5,000 times since their formation. They have sold more than 20 million albums and built a dedicated cult following. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016, where the original four members performed.

 

ABOUT HEART

Heart, featuring Nancy Wilson, Ann Wilson, Ryan Waters, Ryan Wariner, Paul Moak, Tony Lucido, and Sean Lane, will perform a very special concert to close out 2023. In a career spanning over five decades, Heart has sold more than 35 million records and performed over 2,500 shows worldwide for millions. “Barracuda,” “Crazy On You,” and “Magic Man” are among the many songs that now reside in the pantheon of Rock’s greatest hits.

 

ABOUT AEG PRESENTS

Combining the power of the live event with a focus on true artist development, AEG Presents is a world leader in the music and entertainment industries. Operating across five continents, the company has an unparalleled commitment to artistry, creativity, and community. Its tentpole festivals and multi-day music events — which include the iconic Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and the legendary New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival alongside British Summer Time at Hyde Park, Stagecoach, Hangout Festival, Electric Forest, and Firefly — continue to set the bar for the live music experience. AEG Presents promotes global tours for artists such as The Rolling Stones, Ed Sheeran, Elton John, Taylor Swift, Celine Dion, Justin Bieber, Kenny Chesney, Paul McCartney, and Katy Perry, in addition to — through its network of clubs, theatres, arenas, stadiums and renowned partner brands such as The Bowery Presents, Concerts West, Frontier Touring, Goldenvoice, Madison House Presents, Marshall Arts, Messina Touring Group, PromoWest Productions, and Zero Mile Presents — creating and developing an unmatched infrastructure for artist development and audience reach. More information can be found at www.aegpresents.com. 

 

CONTACTS:

For the tour:  Kristen Foster Kristen.Foster@fullcov.com / Olivia Tavernier Olivia.Tavernier@fullcov.com  

For DEF LEPPARD:  Carleen Donovan / Carleen@theoriel.co

For Steve Miller Band/Cheap Trick:  Ken Weinstein / weinstein@bighassle.com

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