Classic rock bands Def Leppard and Journey have announced a co-headlining North American tour for 2018.
According to Journey's website, the bands will take turns as the opening and closing act over the course of the tour. The last time Def Leppard and Journey toured together was in 2006.
The new shows are scheduled to begin on May 21 in Connecticut and extend into early October. The concerts will take place mainly in arenas, with a few stadiums as well. Def Leppard have also announced a UK run of shows where they will be playing their Hysteria album, with Cheap Trick as the opening band.
Def Leppard, Journey Tour Dates and Tickets
When do Def Leppard and Journey 2018 tickets go on sale and what is the presale code?
The general public on-sale begins as early as February 3, 2018.
Presales for Def Leppard fan club members begin on January 29. American Express cardmembers, Ticketmaster, and local venues / radio presales will follow. Click through the individual concert links for more information about the show you're interested in.
The Journey fan club presale password is JDL2018. The Facebook presale password is PHOTOGRAPH. For the American Express cardmember presale you can use the promo password INGOLD, but you'll need an American Express card to complete your purchase. The Live Nation presale offer code is SUPERSTAR and the LN Mobile App password is COVERT. Keep in mind, each date is different and details are subject to change.
It's a big day for Def Leppard, as they have also put their music catalog on streaming services for the first time. Singer Joe Elliott remarked about why now was the right time to allow their albums to be streamed in an interview with Rolling Stone:
We needed the right deal for the band... We weren't going to be victims of the industry. We signed our deal with Mercury many, many decades ago when there was no digital part of the record deal. So when [our contract ended] in 2009, we were free to do whatever we wanted to do. We were so busy touring and not worrying about the back catalogue – because people were still buying CDs – that we weren't sure about [embracing] streaming...
We didn't want certain albums on one service and others through another one... So negotiating everything with different places just takes time... It's not like a make-or-break thing, whether we do it or not... So we didn't and just went off on our own...
We were able to come to the decision that it was the right thing to do and have it all come out at once. So now you've got everything form the very first EP we did back in 1979 – which is what got us our record deal in the first place – all the way up to the last album that came out in 2015.
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