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Def Leppard coming to Tulsa's BOK Center

by Brandy McDonnell Modified: May 17, 2013 at 4:57 pm •  Published: February 26, 2009

Def Leppard 

British arena rock band Def Leppard will join forces with Poison and special guest Cheap Trick for a 40-city North American Tour set to stop in Tulsa’s BOK Center on Aug. 22.

Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. March 7; prices are to be announced. They will be available online at, area Reasor’s and Homeland stores, Arby’s Box Office or by calling(866) 7BOKCTR.

Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning March 4 at 10 a.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass Program. For complete presale details, go to

With combined sales of 100 million albums worldwide, and 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 many others.

The tour, which kicks off June 23 in Camden, N.J., will highlight three decades of music from three great rock ‘n’ roll bands for a four-hour interactive concert experience that will begin the moment that the doors open. It will feature Bluetooth technology and delivery, text communications prior to and during performances and a host of interactive offerings. This in addition to an arsenal of 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 Tulsa” Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott said in a news release. “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.”

“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,” said Poison frontman and star of VH1′s top-rated “Rock of Love Bus” reality show Bret Michaels in the release.

Def Leppard (Joe Elliott – vocals, Vivian Campbell – guitar, Phil Collen – guitar, Rick “Sav” Savage -bass and Rick Allen – drums) is one of few a few select groups, including the likes of the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and the Eagles, who have been awarded the RIAA’s prestigious Diamond Award more than once (for “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 their highest-charting debut since their 1992 album “Adrenalize.”

Poison 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 Bret 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. Bret Michaels currently stars in the No. 1 viewed reality show on cable, VH1′s “Rock of Love Bus.”

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.

Live Nation will produce the tour nationally. 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


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by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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