Def Leppard to storm Grand Rapids with REO Speedwagon and Tesla on July 9

DefLeppard PR

By Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention/Arena Authority

Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, March 4 at 10:00 am for Def Leppard’s GR tour stop at Van Andel on July 9.

Thanks to overwhelming demand, Def Leppard will return to the road this summer for an extensive tour across North America. The Live Nation-promoted outing will storm through 55 cities across all parts of the U.S. and Canada. It is set to kick off on May 1st in Orlando, FL and stop in Grand Rapids, MI at Van Andel Arena on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm. Joining Def Leppard on their mighty summer outing are REO Speedwagon and Tesla.


Ticket prices are $29.50, $59.50, $79.50, $99.50 and $125.00. Tickets will be available at the Van Andel Arena and DeVos Place® box offices, all Ticketmaster ticket centers, online at, and by phone at 1.800.745.3000. A purchase limit of eight (8) tickets will apply to each order, and prices are subject to change.


Said Def Leppard front man Joe Elliott, “I’m really looking forward to getting back out there and playing some great music with some great people for some of the most appreciative audiences in the world. It really is always a pleasure.”


Def Leppard—Joe Elliott (vocals), Vivian Campbell (guitar), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick “Sav” Savage (bass) and Rick Allen (drums)—continues to be one of the most important forces in rock music. With 100 million records sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards to their credit, the group’s spectacular concerts, filled with powerful melodic rock anthems, continue to sell out venues worldwide. For the past thirty years the band’s epic live shows and arsenal of hits have become synonymous with their name, leading Def Leppard to be heralded as an institution in both the music and touring industry.


Def Leppard’s influential career includes numerous hit singles and ground-breaking multi-platinum release’s—including two of the best-selling albums of all time, Pyromania and Hysteria. The band’s 2015 US tour was one of the year’s highest grossing, hitting 70+ cities nationwide. In addition to the tour, Def Leppard debuted their self-titled new album in October 2015. The album secured the #1 slot on Billboard’s Top Rock Albumschart. It features the #1 Classic Rock chart single “Let’s Go” and their new single “Dangerous” out now.