Veteran rockers Def Leppard, Styx and REO Speedwagon have hooked up for an 18-date joint tour that will hit the road March 27 in Greensboro, NC and wrap on April 26 in Chula Vista, CA.

“We played with Def Lep in Indianapolis, Columbus, and Pittsburgh last summer, and drew over 20,000 people at every show,” said REO’s lead singer Kevin Cronin in a statement.

Since the release of their first record in 1971, REO Speedwagon has sold more than 40 million albums, including the monumental 10 million-seller, “Hi Infidelity.” Their latest album, “Find Your Own Way Home,” was released last year.

Def Leppard is one of only five groups with two original albums selling more than 10 million copies: “Pyromania” and “Hysteria.” They will play several European rock festivals this year, and an arena tour of the UK with co-headliners Whitesnake.

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In the 1970s and 1980s, Styx had hits “Come Sail Away,” “Babe,” “Lady,” “Suite Madame Blue,” “Mr. Roboto,” and “Renegade.”

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Def Leppard/REO Speedwagon/Styx itinerary:

03/27/08 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
03/29/08 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Live
03/30/08 Estero, FL Germain Arena
04/01/08 Greenville, SC Bi-Lo Center
04/03/08 Reading, PA Sovereign Perf. Arts Center
04/04/08 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa / Event Ctr.
04/06/08 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
04/08/08 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
04/09/08 Providence, RI Dunkin’ Donuts Center
04/11/08 Quebec City, QC Quebec Colisee Pepsi
04/12/08 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place
04/13/08 Hamilton, ON Copps Coliseum
04/18/08 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
04/19/08 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
04/22/08 Nampa, ID Idaho Center
04/23/08 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
04/25/08 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl Concert Theater At Palms
04/26/08 Chula Vista, CA Coors Amphitheatre