Tonight in live music: REO Speedwagon, Def Leppard & Tesla turn nostalgia on ultra high

Def Lep is gonna tour with Poison next year!

Classic rock radio comes alive to kick off the week with what is a veritable super-bill featuring a pair of tried & true American rock & roll units (REO Speedwagon and Tesla, who’ve sold millions upon millions of records worldwide) teaming up with British heavy metal  superpower Def Leppard.

The date comes smack dab in the middle of an almost 60-date run for Def Lep frontman Joe Elliott and band, so it’ll be interesting to see how the pipes are holding up when they get to the fairgrounds. The Leppards have already all but confirmed a  2017 tour with Poison, so Bret Michaels aficionados on a budget might consider sitting this one out.

It all happens at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, and more information is available at CL's events calendar page.

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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