Def Leppard and Heart coming to Minnesota State Fair

Def Leppard and Heart coming to Minnesota State Fair
Photo by Nikki Miller

Time to enter into the musty depths of your closet and find that old acid-washed jean jacket and tattered rock tee (or just head to Hot Topic, I guess) -- you're going to have the perfect place to wear that stuff this summer. As if the State Fair weren't already the ideal spot for it, Heart and Def Leppard are convening badass buttrock forces to play the State Fair ampitheater on Friday, August 26, according to Leppard's publicist. 

Armageddon, indeed.

Def Leppard first played the State Fair in 1994 with (brace yourselves for '90s cultural whiplash) Ugly Kid Joe.  Heart on the bill this time will undoubtedly make for a more memorable experience.

"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," Heart frontwoman Ann Wilson said in the release. "The summer of 2011 will be amazing."

We're going to start growing our mullet now, actually. And if you'd like some inspiration, check a few of our favorite jams below.

Def Leppard's US tour dates with Heart are as follows:
June 15         West Palm Beach, FL                Cruzan Amphitheatre
June 17         Tampa, FL                               ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
June 22         Charlotte, NC                            Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte
June 24         Raleigh, NC                               Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut       
June 26         Philadelphia, PA                        Susquehanna Bank Center         
June 29         Scranton, PA                            Toyota Pavilion
July 2            Uncasville, CT                           Mohegan Sun Arena
July 3            Hershey, PA                              Hersheypark Stadium
July 12          Wantagh, NY                             Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
July 13          Holmdel, NJ                              PNC Bank Arts Center
July 15          Chicago, IL                               First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 20          Dallas, TX                                 Gexa Energy Pavilion
July 24          San Antonio, TX                        AT&T Center
August 10      St. Louis, MO                            Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
August 21      Buffalo, NY                               Darien Lake Arts Center
August 26      St. Paul, MN                             Minnesota State Fair
August 27      Kansas City, MO                       Sprint Center     
August 31      Salt Lake City, UT                      USANA Amphitheatre
September 14    Portland, OR                             Sleep Country Amphitheater

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