DEF LEPPARD, MTLEY CRE and STEEL PANTHER will join forces for a six-show U.K. tour in December.

The dates are as follows:

Dec. 06 - Birmingham, UK @ LG Arena
Dec. 08 - Nottingham, UK @ FM Arena
Dec. 09 - Glasgow, UK @ SECC Hall 4
Dec. 11 - Manchester, UK @ MEN Arena
Dec. 13 - Sheffield, UK @ Arena
Dec. 14 - London, UK @ Wembley Arena

Tickets go on sale on Friday, September 2 at 9:00 a.m. They cost 47.50 in London and 45 regionally. Buy them from

DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott said: "I can't tell you enough how thrilled I am to announce this tour! We always strive to make our shows an event and to have MTLEY CRE and STEEL PANTHER along for the ride makes this an event that just can't be missed for rock fans across the U.K.!! Come join us on what will be the event of the year!"

Added MTLEY CRE bassist Nikki Sixx: "MTLEY CRE is excited to do some destruction with longtime peers DEF LEPPARD on tour this holiday season. We have never toured together so hopefully there will be some de-virginizing of each-other's fans and in the end one fucking wild party together."

Out now is DEF LEPPARD's CD/DVD set, "Mirror Ball: Live And More". The concert collection which is the band's first was recorded during DEF LEPPARD's 2009 tour.

MTLEY CRE's summer trek landed the group on the Billboard "Hot Tours" chart six times, marking it as one of the legendary rock group's most successful tours to date. The 48-city trek tour which launched on June 24 and wrapped last week was one of the summer's highest grossing, packing amphitheaters and arenas all summer long, drawing half a million fans.

STEEL PANTHER will release its new album, "Balls Out", on October 18. The CD's first U.K. single will be "If You Really, Really Love Me". (Note: The first single in the U.S. will be "17 Girls In A Row".)


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