Rock of Ages Tour 2012- Def Leppard, Poison, Lita Ford
Waterfront Concerts has added another date to it’s schedule for the Rock of Ages Tour 2012. 22nd August will see the likes of Def Leppard, Poison, Lita Ford hit Bangor, Maine, USA.
Rock of Ages Tour 2012
Waterfront Concerts has added an Aug. 22 concert date to its 2012 schedule for the Rock of Ages tour featuring Def Leppard, Poison and Lita Ford.
“I would say 30 percent of the requests we get overall involve Def Leppard and Motley Crue,” said Old Town native Alex Gray, Waterfront Concerts promoter. “We haven’t really had a single ’80s heavy metal hair band yet, but we’re constantly asked for this type of show.”
The major factor has been cost, according to Gray.
“Motley Crue and Def Leppard have been very expensive to book in the past, but this particular bill is so good it made it more cost effective for us to do it, especially when agents offered it to us on this particular date,” said Gray.
Def Leppard, which began a career spanning four decades in Sheffield, England in 1977, will headline the 40-plus-dates tour beginning in June with the same member lineup it has kept intact for more than 20 years: Joe Elliott, Rick Savage, Rick Allen, Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell.
The British band has come one of the world’s best-selling bands with an estimated 100 million albums sold worldwide. They have a pair of RIAA “diamond-certified” albums — “Pyromania” and “Hysteria” — with more than 10 million copies sold, making them one of only five rock bands to accomplish that feat in the U.S. Surprisingly, the band has only one No. 1 Billboard single to its credit with “Love Bites” in 1987.
“Pour Some Sugar on Me,” widely regarded as one of the band’s all-time most popular hits, peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard charts in 1988. The two hits combined spent 47 weeks on the Top 100 charts.
Poison started up in 1983 and has gone on to sell 30 million albums — half of those in the U.S. — worldwide. The quartet — featuring Bret Michaels, Rikki Rocket, Bobby Dall and C.C. DeVille — formed in Pennsylvania and went on to chart 10 top 40 hits, six of those climbing into the top 10, in the Billboard Top 100. The band’s most successful song, “Every Rose Has its Thorn,” spent three weeks as the No. 1 song in the U.S. in 1988.
The tickets go on sale April 20th for the Rock of Ages Tour 2012 date 22nd August. Check out the above post for full details.
If you were going to pay to see a metal band of this calibre would you rather pay for one band or prefer to see several? What if you were a fan of one group but hated the other? Personally I would rather see more than one but what do you think?