British rock ‘n’ roll icons DEF LEPPARD have announced a Canadian summer tour. The trek will kick off in Halifax on July 12 and end in Calgary on July 31. Sacramento melodic hard rock quintet TESLA will join DEF LEPPARD on tour. DEF LEPPARD fan presales will begin Friday, January 11 at 10 a.m. local time. DEF LEPPARD VIP Packages will also be available beginning Friday, January 11 at 10 a.m. local time. More information is available at

Tour dates:

July 12 – Halifax Scotiabank Centre – Halifax, NS
July 13 – Avenir Centre – Moncton, NB
July 15 – Centre Vidéotron – Quebec City, QC
July 17 – Bell Centre – Montreal, QC
July 19 – Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, ON
July 20 – FirstOntario Centre – Hamilton, ON
July 22 – Budweiser Gardens – London, ON
July 25 – Bell MTS Place – Winnipeg, MB
July 27 – SaskTel Centre – Saskatoon, SK
July 29 – Rogers Place – Edmonton, AB
July 31 – Scotiabank Saddledome – Calgary, AB

DEF LEPPARD‘s brand new greatest-hits collection titled “The Story So Far – The Best Of”, was released on November 30. It is available in multiple configurations: a 2-CD set comprised of 35 tracks, 1-CD set comprised of 17 tracks, 2-LP vinyl, and digital. Among a blockbuster tracklisting loaded with timeless smashes, all four versions feature three new songs, including “We All Need Christmas”, “Personal Jesus” and “Rock On (Remix)”. As a bonus for collectors, the first-pressing vinyl copies of “The Story So Far” feature an exclusive seven-inch single of “Personal Jesus” and “We All Need Christmas”.

As previously reported, DEF LEPPARD will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame next spring. The honor comes after the British rockers got the most votes in the Rock Hall‘s online fan poll.

One of the top-selling rock acts of of all time, DEF LEPPARD has been eligible for the Rock Hall since 2004.

The 34th annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony will be held March 29 at Brooklyn, New York’s Barclays Center. HBO will broadcast a truncated version of the ceremony later in the year.

Source: Blabbermouth