Def Leppard announces 2018 tour with Journey
Courtesy of Def Leppard

Legendary rockers Def Leppard announced a massive U.S. tour today, teaming up once again with Journey, kicking off May 21 in Hartford, CT.  This large-scale auditory assault will also include stops at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Wrigley Field in Chicago and Fenway Park in Boston.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Def Leppard lead singer Joe Elliott sounded quite chuffed when detailing the upcoming tour.  "The fact that we're touring with Journey, and it's putting us into huge arenas like Madison Square Garden and stadiums, that is very special for us," said Elliott.

With a whopping 40 years worth of music catalog and touring under their belt, the double RIAA Diamond Award certified band knows what the crowd wants to hear - the hits (of which, thankfully there are many).  The Leps have no problem delivering the goods.  Said Elliott,  "It's not a curse, it's a blessing. ... These are the songs we nurtured, we wrote, we're proud of. They made us who we are? Why would we abandon them?"

There's another reason for Def Lep fans to rejoice.  After a very long hold out, the entire Def Leppard catalog is available to listen to on all streaming services starting today. 

Tickets for the Def Leppard/Journey 2018 tour go on sale on Feb. 3.

Def Leppard and Journey tour dates:

May 21 - Hartford, CT - XL Center
May 23 - Albany, NY - Times Union Center
May 25 - Hershey, PA - Hersheypark Stadium
May 26 - Buffalo, NY - KeyBank Center 
May 28 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
May 30 - Cincinnati, OH - U.S. Bank Arena
June 1 - Toronto, ON - Rogers Centre
June 2 - Pittsburgh, PA - PPG Paints Arena
June 5 - Raleigh, NC - PNC Arena
June 6 - Knoxville, TN - Thompson-Boling Arena
June 8 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
June 9 - Charlotte, NC - Spectrum Center
June 11 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center 
June 13 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
June 15 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
June 16 - Baltimore, MD - Royal Farms Arena
July 1 - Atlanta, GA - SunTrust Park
July 3 - Noblesville, IN - Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
July 4 - Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest
July 6 - Memphis, TN - FedExForum
July 7 - North Little Rock, AR - Verizon Arena
July 9 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center 
July 11 - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center
July 13 - Detroit, MI - Comerica Park
July 14 - Chicago, IL - Wrigley Field 
July 16 - Wichita, KS -  INTRUST Bank Arena
July 18 - Sioux Falls, SD - Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
July 19 - Lincoln, NE - Pinnacle Bank Arena
July 21 - Denver, CO - Coors Field
July 23 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena 
July 25 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center (click here for tickets)
July 27 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Field
July 28 - Fargo, ND - Fargodome 
Aug. 11 - Boston, MA - Fenway Park 
Aug. 13 - Virginia Beach, VA - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater 
Aug. 15 - Columbia, SC - Colonial Life Arena
Aug. 17 - Ft Lauderdale, FL - BB&T Center
Aug. 18 - Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena
Aug. 20 - Birmingham, AL - Legacy Arena @ The BJCC
Aug. 22 - Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center
Aug. 24 - St. Louis, MO - Busch Stadium
Aug. 25 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
Aug. 27 - New Orleans, LA - Smoothie King Center
Aug. 29 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
Aug. 31 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
Sept. 1 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center 
Sept. 5 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater
Sept. 7 - Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Resort Arena
Sept. 8 - Las Vegas, NV - T-Mobile Arena (click here for tickets)
Sept. 21 - San Francisco, CA - AT&T Park
Sept. 23 - San Diego, CA - Petco Park
Sept. 25 - Salt Lake City, UT - Vivint Smart Home Arena
Sept. 26 - Nampa, ID - Ford Idaho Center Arena 
Sept. 28 - Portland, OR - Moda Center
Sept. 29 - Seattle, WA - Gorge Amphitheatre
Oct. 1 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
Oct. 4 - Sacramento, CA - Golden 1 Center
Oct. 6 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum