Def Leppard Tap ZZ Top for Fall US Tour

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Def Leppard and ZZ Top will team up this fall for the US '20/20 Vision' tour. 

The 16-date trek kicks off on Sept. 21 in Albany, N.Y., and comes to a close Oct. 18 in Spokane, Wash. General tickets will go on sale starting Feb. 21 at 10AM local time via Live Nation. Citi card members can access pre-sale tickets beginning Feb. 18 at 10AM local time through Feb. 20 at 10PM local time.

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“What a year this is going to be!" Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott shared in a statement. "First, sold out stadiums, then we get to go on tour with the mighty ZZ Top! Having been an admirer of the band for a lifetime, it's gonna be a real pleasure to finally do some shows together. ... Maybe some of us will get to go for a spin with Billy in one of those fancy cars."

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"We're excited about hitting the road with Def Leppard this fall," added ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons. "We've been fans of theirs since forever. We've been at this for 50 years now, and the forthcoming run with them underscores that the good times are really just beginning. "And Joe Elliott is always welcome to ride 'shotgun' with us, and we won't even ask him to pay for the gas," Gibbons joked.

Heralding a momentous year for 80's rockers, their announcement with ZZ Top comes hot on the heels of their summer showdown with Motley Crue, Poison and Joan Jett. The band is also preparing to unveil The Early Years box set, featuring remastered renditions of their 1980 debut "On Through the Night," in addition to 1981's High 'n' Dry with bonus material.

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Def Leppard and ZZ Top 2020 U.S. Tour
September 21 - Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
September 23 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Veteran United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
September 25 - Knoxville, TN @ Thompson Boling Arena
September 26 - Brandon, MS @ Brandon Amphitheater
September 28 - Orange Beach, AL @ The Wharf Amphitheater
September 30 - Bossier City, LA @ CenturyLink Center
October 2 - North Little Rock, AR @ Simmons Bank Arena
October 3 - Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
October 5 - Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena
October 7 - Omaha, NE @ CHI Health Center Omaha
October 9 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
October 10 - Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
October 12 - Grand Forks, ND @ Alerus Center
October 15 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
October 17 - Portland, OR @ Moda Center
October 18 - Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena

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