Def Leppard recruit ZZ Top for late 2020 U.S. Tour

Tour 17/02/2020

Def Leppard and ZZ Top will unite for a US tour this September through October. 

The 16-date run launches September 21st in Albany, New York, and wraps up October 18th in Spokane, Washington. 

"What a year this is going to be! 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," said Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott. 

ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons commented: "We're excited about hitting the road with Def Leppard this fall; 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." Responding to Elliott's "fancy car" line, he noted, "Joe Elliott is always welcome to ride 'shotgun' with us, and we won't even ask him to pay for the gas."

Def Leppard has a busy 2020 lined up - their ZZ Top run follows a recently extended summer tour with Motley Crue, Poison and Joan Jett. They're also releasing a five-disc box set - The Early Years 79-81 - on March 20th, featuring remasters of 1980's On Through the Night and 1981's High 'N' Dry, along with B-sides, rarities, radio sessions, Live From Reading and the debut appearance of an unreleased and newly mixed 1980 show.

Def Leppard and ZZ Top 2020 US tour dates:

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