The busy 2018 concert calendar in New Orleans continues to get even more cluttered.
A co-headlining tour featuring classic rock bands Def Leppard and Journey will stop at the Smoothie King Center on Aug. 27. Tickets go on sale Feb. 3.
And modern rock band Fall Out Boy is slated to conclude a tour in support of its new "Mania" album at the Smoothie King Center on October 10. Machine Gun Kelly is also on the bill.
Tickets to Fall Out Boy go on sale to the general public on Jan. 26, following various pre-sales. Ticket prices range from $27.50 to $67.50 plus service charges. Live Nation Entertainment is promoting the show.
Hailing from Chicago, Fall Out Boy last performed in New Orleans in March 2016. "Mania" is the band's seventh album.
Journey is no stranger to the New Orleans market. The band filled the Smoothie King Center in 2009, 2011, 2015 and, mostly recently, June 2015. The upcoming date with Def Leppard in August will be Journey's fifth time headlining the arena in nine years, a run unmatched by any artist of any genre.
The version of Journey on the road again this year includes four of the five members from the band's classic "Escape"-era lineup: Guitarist Neal Schon, keyboardist Jonathan Cain, bassist Ross Valory and drummer Steve Smith. Arnel Pineda, the Philippines native who has fronted the band since 2007, will be hitting the high notes that retired singer Steve Perry once lofted.
Def Leppard mostly recently performed at the Smoothie King Center in August 2016, on a bill with REO Speedwagon and Tesla.
Journey and Def Leppard previously toured together 12 years ago. The duo's 58-date summer 2018 tour includes ten stops at baseball stadiums. The bands will alternate the closing slot throughout the tour, which is being promoted by Live Nation Entertainment.