Def Leppard, Poison and Cheap Trick at MGM Grand Sept. 5

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In what will be one of the biggest rock events this summer, Britain’s great arena rock band Def Leppard will join forces with Poison and special guest Cheap Trick for a 40-city North American Tour set to hit the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Sept. 5. The concert is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.

The three bands have a combined sales of 100 million albums worldwide, 65 million from Def Leppard alone, fans can expect hits like “Photograph,” “Rock Of Ages,” “C’mon C’mon,” “Pour Some Sugar On Me,” “Foolin’,” “Bringin’ On The Heartbreak, “Nine Lives,” and countless others, to create an evening of rock ‘n’ roll unlike any other this summer.

The tour, which kicks off June 23 in Camden, N.J, promises an unprecedented night for those in attendance. The show will highlight three decades of music from three of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest bands creating a four-hour interactive concert experience that will begin the moment the doors open. It will feature Bluetooth technology and delivery, text communications prior to and during performances and a host of interactive offerings. This is in addition to nearly 60 Top 40 hits including Poison’s “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” “Unskinny Bop,” “Ride the Wind,” “Somethin’ To Believe In,” and “Nothin’ But A Good Time”; as well as Cheap Trick’s “I Want You To Want Me” and “Surrender.”

“I’m very pleased that we are coming back to Las Vegas,” said Def Leppard front-man Joe Elliott. “We’re gonna be touring with some new friends and some old friends and can guarantee it will be the Rock Tour of the summer.”

Poison front-man and star of VH1’s top-rated “Rock of Love Bus” reality show Bret Michaels said, “There is nothing better than an epic summer concert and this tour is a dream come true for rock ‘n’ roll fans. It will be a night of a thousand hits with three hard-charging rock bands on the road together.”

Def Leppard (Joe Elliott – vocals, Vivian Campbell – guitar, Phil Collen – guitar, Rick “Sav” Savage – bass and Rick Allen – drums) sits at the top of an iconic class of rock ‘n’ roll bands. They are one of a handful of bands including The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and The Eagles, who have been awarded the Recording Industry Association of America’s prestigious Diamond Award, which they have received twice for their albums Pyromania and Hysteria. The band’s most recent album Songs From The Sparkle Lounge debuted last year at No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200, earning Def Leppard its highest-charting debut since the 1992 album Adrenalize.

Over the course of the band’s career, Def Leppard has produced a series of classic groundbreaking albums that set the sound for generations of music fans and artists. The group’s spectacular live shows, filled with powerful melodic rock anthems, have become synonymous with their name and are an institution in the touring industry as they continue to sell out arenas worldwide.

Poison, one of rock’s most iconic and enduring bands, has been one of the music industry’s top acts with multi-platinum album sales and sold-out tours since first bursting onto the scene in 1986. Poison’s Michaels, C.C. Deville, Bobby Dall and Rikki Rockett have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and charted 12 Top 10 hits. Throughout Poison’s career, the band’s members have enjoyed collaborative and solo successes from the stage to screen.

With more than 5,000 performances, 20 million records sold, 29 movie soundtracks and 40 gold and platinum-recording awards, Cheap Trick may be one of the most-covered bands of all time. Since the ‘70s they’ve been blending elements of pop, punk and even metal in a way that is instantly catchy and recognizable.

Tickets priced at $135, $85 and $55, not including applicable service charges and taxes, go on sale Saturday, March 14 at 10 a.m. at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800)745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

Def Leppard has teamed up with I Love All Access to offer the ultimate fan experience for the tour featuring a variety of packages. For more details go to www.iloveallaccess.com.

For more Def Leppard tour news and information go to www.defleppard.com.