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They’re hot, sticky sweet and sharp dressed men: Def Leppard and ZZ Top to rock Spokane Arena on Oct. 18

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

Legendary rockers Def Leppard are bringing their “20/20 Vision Tour” with guests ZZ Top to the Spokane Arena on Oct. 18, and tickets go on sale for the concert at 10 a.m. Feb. 21 at and The 16-city tour kicks off on Sept. 21 at Times Union Center in Albany, New York.

2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Def Leppard are one of the most successful forces in rock music. Over the last few years, the icons closed out a sold-out worldwide tour, including a North American stadium run and headlining the U.K.’s Download Festival to 90,000 fans. This new leg of dates will follow the group’s summer stadium tour with Motley Crue, which has already sold 1.1 million tickets.

Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott said of the tour in a news release, “What a year this is going to be! First, sold out stadiums, then we get to go on tour with the mighty ZZ Top! Having been an admirer of the band for a lifetime, it’s gonna be a real pleasure to finally do some shows together … maybe some of us will get to go for a spin with Billy in one of those fancy cars.”

Def Leppard has amassed 2.5 billion streams since releasing their music digitally last year. Their discography includes hit singles – “Photograph,” “Hysteria,” “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” “Love Bites” and “Armageddon It” – and multiplatinum albums, including two of the bestsellers of all time, “Pyromania” and “Hysteria,” both of which are certified Diamond (10x platinum).

ZZ Top

That “little ol’ band from Texas,” ZZ Top, has been together for more than 50 years making more music and money than bands twice their size. Over the years, one of ZZ Top’s greatest strengths has been their consistently high-standard live performances on numerous tours.

The trio is the aforementioned Billy Gibbons on guitar, Frank Beard on drums and Dusty Hill on bass. They continue to tour, and their catalog of hits includes “Gimme All Your Lovin,’ ” “Legs,” “Sleeping Bag,” “Velcro Fly” and “Sharp Dressed Man.”

“We’re excited about hitting the road with Def Leppard this fall – we’ve been fans of theirs since forever,” Gibbons said in a news release. “We’ve been at this for 50 years now, and the forthcoming run with them underscores that the good times are really just beginning.” He added, “Joe Elliott is always welcome to ride shotgun with us, and we won’t even ask him to pay for the gas.”

As of now, the Spokane date is the final stop of this “20/20 Vision” Tour leg. Tickets also are available by calling (800) 325-SEAT and at all TicketsWest box offices. The Spokane Arena on Monday announced dates for Backstreet Boys, Megadeth and Lamb of God.

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