October 1, 2009

Def Leppard With Cheap Trick At Giant Center In Hershey, PA Updated

Def Leppard With Cheap Trick At Giant Center In Hershey, PA Update:

Def Leppard Extends Summer Concert Tour
Special Guests are Cheap Trick

(HERSHEY, PA) — The hottest rock tour of the summer has just gotten hotter. More dates have just been added to the critically hailed tour of the summer starring British rock legends Def Leppard, special guests Cheap Trick and Man Raze. One of the dates added is Friday, November 20 at 7:00 p.m. when the tour pulls into Hershey, PA to perform at Giant Center. Tickets go on sale [To general public] Saturday, October 3 at 10:00 AM EDT [Pre-Sale Thursday, October 1 from 10:00 AM EDT to 10:00 PM EDT - Password: hollywood].

"We are really amazed by how well the tour has been received," said Def Leppard front man Joe Elliott. "Our fans have been absolutely fantastic. There's really no greater compliment than to be asked to keep on doing it so that's what we're going to do."

The tour highlights three decades of music from one of rock 'n' roll's greatest bands. With combined sales of 80 Million albums worldwide, fans will be treated to hits like "Photograph," "Rock Of Ages," "C'mon C'mon," "Pour Some Sugar On Me," "Foolin'," "Bringin' On The Heartbreak," "Nine Lives," as well as Cheap Trick classics "I Want You To Want Me" and "Surrender."

Def Leppard (Joe Elliott/vocals, Vivian Campbell/guitar, Phil Collen/guitar, Rick "Sav" Savage/bass and Rick Allen/drums) sits at the top of an iconic class of rock 'n' roll bands. The band's most recent album Songs From The Sparkle Lounge debuted last year at No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200.

Over the course of their career, Def Leppard has produced a series of classic groundbreaking albums that set the sound for generations of music fans and artists. The group's spectacular live shows, filled with powerful melodic rock anthems, have become synonymous with their name and are an institution in the touring industry as they continue to sell out arenas worldwide.

With more than 5,000 performances, 20 million records sold, 29 movie soundtracks and 40 gold and platinum-recording awards, Cheap Trick may be one of the most covered bands of all time. Since the 70s they've been blending elements of pop, punk and even metal in a way that is instantly catchy and recognizable.

Cheap Trick's acclaimed new album, The Latest, continues their reign as power-pop progenitors as they celebrate their 35th anniversary together. Since forming in the city of Rockford, IL in 1974, they have sold over 20 million albums and had numerous hits including "Surrender," "I Want You to Want Me" and "Dream Police." Cheap Trick features the original line-up of Robin Zander - vocals and guitar, Rick Nielsen - guitar and backing vocals, Bun E. Carlos - drums and backing vocals & Tom Petersson - bass and backing vocals.

Def Leppard has teamed up with I Love All Access to offer the ultimate fan experience for the tour featuring a variety of packages. For more details, go to http://www.iloveallaccess.com/.

For more Def Leppard tour news and information go to defleppard.com.

For more information on Cheap Trick, visit cheaptrick.com.

Tickets for this show are $99.00, $79.00, $49.00 and $29.00 (processing fees apply and twelve ticket limit) and are available at Giant Center Box Office. They can be charged by phone at 717-534-3911 or 800-745-3000, and online at HersheyEntertainment.com, Ticketmaster.com, and LiveNation.com. The wristband policy will be in effect for this concert. Fans are permitted on the Hersheypark Entertainment Complex property beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday, October 3. Two hours prior to the on-sale, fans are directed in front of Giant Center Box Office, where they are issued a numbered wristband. Wristbands are available for one hour, and at the conclusion of that hour, a selected fan will randomly select a wristband that will determine the line order. For example: if 1,000 wristbands are issued during that hour and the number 500 is selected, the person wearing wristband 500 will be the first person in line. Numbers 501 to 1,000 will proceed in line behind, followed by numbers 1 through 499. Once the line is in place, everyone arriving after the wristbands were issued will be escorted to the end of the numbered line.

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