by Tommy Mann - The Orange Leader

photo also by Tommy Mann

The hottest tour of the season is one most may not have suspected but is one which has been consistently selling out across the country this summer.

Def Leppard and Styx bring the one of the most popular tours of the summer to Texas this week and arrive in Spring for a performance at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion on Saturday, Aug. 22. Opening the show is well known rockers Tesla. Tickets are on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at and charge by phone at 800-745-3000.

Although the tour may not seem like a perfect match on paper, in reality it has been one of the hottest tickets of the summer. Just ask Styx bassist Ricky Phillips.

“The tour has been just great,” Phillips said in a telephone interview. “This tour is selling lots of tickets and selling out lots of venues. There are a lot of great tours out there this summer, but this has been a sleeper tour, you know, kind of flying under most peoples radar.

“We’ve had great crowds, and the weather has even been great at most shows,” he continued. “Tesla rocks, plain and simple, Def Leppard is just amazing. It’s one hell of a show.”

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