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Rock legends Journey and Def Leppard play Hersheypark Stadium together on May 25

Rock legends Journey and Def Leppard play Hersheypark Stadium together on May 25
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From a press release:

Fans of classic ’80s music can relive the glory days when legendary rock bands Journey and Def Leppard team up once again for a nationwide tour that stops at Hersheypark Stadium on Friday, May 25 at 7 p.m.

The tour will feature complete sets and an all-new production from both bands, with an arsenal of their biggest hits, such as “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” “Lights,” “Photograph,” “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Rock of Ages,” and “Faithfully.”

Tickets, which are $38.60, $58.60, $78.60, $98.60, and $168.60 (processing fees apply), go on sale on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Hersheypark Stadium box office (100 W. Hersheypark Dr., Hershey), online at and, and by phone at 717-534-3911 or 800-745-3000.

Journey – Neal Schon (founding member and lead guitarist), Ross Valory (co-founding member and bassist), and longtime members Jonathan Cain (keyboardist), Steve Smith (drummer), and Arnel Pineda (lead singer) – is one of the most popular American rock bands of all time, creating some of the best-known songs in modern music, like iconic hits “Lights,” “Faithfully,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Wheel in the Sky,” “Separate Ways,” “Who’s Crying Now,” and the seminal “Don’t Stop Believin’,” which is the top-selling digital catalog track in history.

Since the group’s formation in 1973, the band has earned 19 Top 40 singles, made 25 gold and platinum albums, and has sold nearly 100 million albums globally. Their “Greatest Hits” album is certified 15-times platinum, bringing Journey into the elite club of diamond-certified award holders.

The band continues to tour and record into the 21st century, performing concerts for millions of fans worldwide and receiving the prestigious Billboard Legends of Live touring award. Journey received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame, and is the subject of the award-winning documentary “Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey.” In 2017, Journey was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Def Leppard, with more than 100 million albums sold worldwide and two prestigious diamond awards in the United States, continues to be one of the most important forces in rock music. Over the course of their career, the band – Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick Savage (bass), Vivian Campbell (guitar), and Rick Allen (drums) – has produced a series of classic groundbreaking albums that set the bar for generations of music fans and artists alike.

The group’s spectacular live shows and arsenal of hits have become synonymous with their name, leading Def Leppard to be heralded as an institution in both the music and touring industry. Def Leppard’s influential career includes numerous hit singles and groundbreaking multi-platinum albums, including two of the best-selling albums of all time, “Pyromania” and “Hysteria,” capturing the group’s legendary tracks “Rock of Ages,” “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” and “Foolin’.” The band’s most recent self-titled studio album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Top Independent Albums charts. The album also took the No. 5 spot on Billboard’s Top Current Albums and the No. 10 spot on the Top 200, as well as claiming 15 Top 10 debuts around the world.

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 Feb. 3. Two hours prior to the on-sale, fans will be directed in front of the Hersheypark Stadium box office, where they will be issued a numbered wristband. Wristbands are available for one hour and, at the conclusion of that hour, a selected fan will randomly choose a wristband that will determine the line order. Once the line is in place, fans arriving after the wristbands were issued will be escorted to the end of the numbered line.