Def Leppard, Motley Crue to share bill at Lucas Oil Stadium

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Rock band Def Leppard will perform Aug. 16 at Lucas Oil Stadium. (Ross Halfin photo)

Hard rock bands Motley Crue and Def Leppard will perform Aug. 16 at Lucas Oil Stadium in a rare public concert at the 70,000-seat venue.

The show, which includes Poison and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts among the supporting acts, was announced Thursday as a new date on a tour that’s been postponed since the pandemic’s emergence in 2020.

Tickets are set to go on sale 10 a.m. Feb. 25 at

Despite signing a cessation-of-touring contract in 2015, the members of Motley Crue decided to reunite for road work following the success of 2019 Netflix biopic “The Dirt.”

Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars is an Indiana native who was born in Terre Haute and spent his pre-teen years in Huntington.

The Aug. 16 event will be the ninth public concert at Lucas Oil Stadium since the building opened in 2008.

Aside from special performances affiliated with conventions such as the FFA and NRA, Lucas Oil Stadium has hosted shows headlined by Kenny Chesney (2008, 2009, 2012 and 2015), One Direction (2015), U2 (2017), Taylor Swift (2018) and Guns N’ Roses (2021).

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