Def Leppard make summer plans with Heart

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Def Leppard have revealed plans to return to the United States this summer for a tour with special guests Heart. The two bands will play the Comcast Center in Mansfield on Thursday, June 30. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $25 to $125, will go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation. Evan Watson will open the show.

“After having had the last 18 months off, Leppard are ready to get back on the road! Add Heart to the bill and it truly makes for a special evening,” declared Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott in a press release.

Heart’s Ann Wilson added, “Nancy and I are really excited to be bringing Heart to the stage this summer with Def Leppard. It’s going to be a powerful, monster show. The real thing. The summer of 2011 will be amazing.”

To coincide with the upcoming tour, Def Leppard will release their first live album, Mirrorball. The album will be comprised of fan favorites recorded during the band’s 2008-09 tour in support of their most recent studio album, Songs from the Sparkle Lounge. Mirrorball, which has no official release date yet, will also contain three new studio songs: “Undefeated”, “It’s All About Believin'” and “Kings of the World”. A bonus DVD will contain live performances and backstage footage.

In addition to the album, Chronicle Books will be releasing, “Def Leppard, The Definitive Visual History”, in June. The book will feature more than 30 years of photographs by Ross Halfin.

Heart returned to the spotlight last summer with the release of thirteenth studio effort, Red Velvet Car. The album debuted at #10 on the Billboard 200 and at #3 on the Rock Albums chart, making it the most successful chart debut for a Heart album in their career, and their first top 10 hit album for 20 years since 1990’s Brigade.

Following their show in Massachusetts, Def Leppard and Heart will make their way to Connecticut for a show at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville on Saturday, July 2. Tickets for the show are now on sale through Ticketmaster for $50 and $70.

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