Journey and Def Leppard lead the newest Hot Tours round-up (below) with the second leg of their co-headline tour. They reported 17 shows to Billboard Boxscore for a total gross of $30,384,259. The second leg of their six-month trek spanned July 1 to 28 and ranged from 8,500-seat arenas to 45,000-capacity baseball parks, the largest of which was the sold-out show at Denver’s Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies, on July 21.
The rock veterans have a combined 33 top 40-charting singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and 26 top 40 albums on the Billboard 200. Def Leppard’s Hysteria ranked as the No. 25 biggest album of all time on the Billboard 200 chart, while Journey’s Escape placed at No. 47.
As noted above, the co-headline tour has considerable range in capacity around the country. While Journey and Def Leppard are both powerful touring acts individually, they brought in some extra juice for the bigger shows on this run. Cheap Trick guested at their show at Minneapolis’ Target Field and The Pretenders supported four dates in Denver, Atlanta, Chicago, and Detroit.