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The holy grail of line up’s has finally arrived and it’s time to brush off your headbands, dig out the leopard skin spandex and give the Ozone a good kicking with a substantial amount of hair spray! This Leppard, Snake, Riders line up is enough to make any self confessed Metal head giddy with excitement!

Def Snake Riders

Rock icons Def Leppard and Whitesnake today announce a joint headline UK & Ireland arena tour including 3Arena December 6th & Odyssey Arena December 7th, with support from Black Star Riders. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Wednesday 1st April priced from €59.50/£49.50 (including booking fee) and will be available to purchase from Ticketmaster.ie, over 100 Ticketmaster outlets across the country & the Odyssey Box Office.

Speaking about the co-headline tour, Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott said: “I am very excited to be working with Whitesnake again; we had such a wonderful time when we did it back in 2008. It’s a great experience for rock fans to be able to see two great live bands on the same stage on the same night.”

Def Leppard

Formed in Sheffield, Def Leppard have been hailed as the UK’s greatest-ever arena rock band. They have sold over 100 million albums worldwide in a career that spans three decades and have a highly anticipated new self-titled studio album coming in late 2015. Def Leppard’s influential career includes countless hit singles and ground-breaking multi-platinum albums – including two of the best-selling records of all time, “Pyromania” and “Hysteria”, both of which have been given the elusive Diamond Award. These two albums alone contain 10 hit singles including the classic Leppard tracks “Rock of Ages,” “Animal,” “Pour Some Sugar On Me” and “Foolin’.” Def Leppard – Joe Elliott (vocals), Vivian Campbell (guitar), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick “Sav” Savage (bass) and Rick Allen (drums) – continue to be one of the most important forces in rock music. The group’s spectacular live shows, filled with powerful melodic rock anthems, continue to sell out venues worldwide. Def Leppard‘s epic live shows and arsenal of hits have become synonymous with their name, leading the Rock Legends to be heralded as an institution in both the music and touring industry.

“Ohh, have you got trouble…Brother Joe & The Lepps?…DC & The Snakes?… Them Black Star Riders?…On the same night???…I can’t wait!!…SEE YOU THERE!!!” said Whitesnake’s David Coverdale on the forthcoming tour.


Co-headlining the tour are the legendary Whitesnake who carry a rightful & righteous reputation as one of the world’s leading rock’n’roll bands. Founded by former Deep Purple singer David Coverdale, the band have earned multi-platinum albums and multiple top 10 hits worldwide, including 2 number 1 singles with “Here I Go Again” and “Is This Love” as well as the unforgettable hammer of “Still Of The Night”. Bombast, bravado, talent and passion have helped establish Whitesnake as the perennial platinum favourite they have become and they’re back with a vengeance in 2015. The world-renowned group featuring David Coverdale (vocals), Reb Beach (guitar), Joel Hoekstra (guitar), Michael Devin (bass) and Tommy Aldridge (drums), will release their 12th studio record “The Purple Album”, a tribute to the band and to the music Coverdale wrote and recorded with Deep Purple Mark 3 & 4, followed by a world tour, culminating with the co-headline UK & Ireland dates.

Joining both Def Leppard and Whitesnake will be none other than the Black Star Riders, who recently tore up Dublin’s Olympia on the opening night of their European tour. The bands return to Ireland will be a one that Overdrive is particulary excited about as their most recent album ” The Killer Instinct” has been on repeat every since it’s release earlier this year.


December 2015

Sunday 6 Dublin 3Arena

Monday 7 Belfast Odyssey

Wednesday 9 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena

Thursday 10 Glasgow The SSE Hydro

Saturday 12 Birmingham Genting Arena

Sunday 13 Nottingham Capital FM Arena

Tuesday 15 Manchester Arena

Wednesday 16 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

Friday 18 London The SSE Arena Wembley

Saturday 19 Sheffield Motorpoint Arena

Tickets on-sale WEDNESDAY 1st APRIL at 10am:


In person: From 100 Ticketmaster Outlets Nationwide

By Telephone (24 Hour): ROI – 0818 719 300, Northern Ireland – 0844 277 44 55

Buy Online: www.ticketmaster.ie

Odyssey Arena Box Office

Tel: 028 9073 9074

Buy Online: www.odysseyarena.com

Tickets priced from £49.50 including booking fee

Under 16s to be accompanied by parent / guardian.