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.
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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