Def Leppard and Motley Crue in Syracuse

Do you wanna get rocked? You’re going to have to travel to Syracuse to do it. Def Leppard and Motley Crue are bringing their tour to Syracuse’s JMA Wireless Dome on August 5th, 2023. It’s one of only six U.S. shows the band’s will be doing on this new tour, and the addition of Alice Cooper to the bill was a welcome surprise. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 16th at 10 a.m. through or As a follower of 97 Rock, we have a special presale code to get your tickets to Def Leppard and Motley Crue in Syracuse early. Use the code word “WORLD” starting at 10am on Thursday 12/15 here. Presale goes until 10pm on Thursday 12/15. Onsale for the general public is Friday 12/16 at 10 am.

OR get them for free from 97 Rock. “Kickstart” your road trip to Syracuse by listening at 8:40, 1:40 and 5:40 weekdays to win a pair of tickets. One lucky finalist gets the tickets and a limo ride to the show courtesy of Advantage Limousine. That contest runs until 12/16 at 5:40 pm.

Last summer’s Stadium Tour was one of the highest grossing tours of 2022, and both bands killed it at Highmark Stadium. You always know what you’re getting from Def Leppard with career defining songs like “Photograph”, “Pour Some Sugar on Me”, and “Hysteria”. Thier new album “Kick” is getting great reviews and has that signature Def Leppard sound.

“After finally getting back on the road this past summer, we’re beyond thrilled to bring this massive tour to a global audience including some special dates in America!” said Joe Elliott of Def Leppard.

Mick Mars of Motley Crue has retired from touring due to health issues and has been replaced by Jon 5. While the band was sad to see Mick leave, they ensure us that Jon 5 “checks all the boxes” and we are in store for a great show.

“We had an incredible time playing The Stadium Tour in North America this summer and we truly can’t wait to take the show around the globe with The WORLD Tour in 2023. Crüeheads get ready because we have a few amazing U.S. dates set for you!” Mötley Crüe said in a joint statement.

There are only six U.S. dates on this new tour and that includes this Syracuse show, which is the closest Def Leppard and Motley Crue will get to Buffalo.

Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Tuesday, December 13th at 10am local time until Thursday, December 15th at 10pm local time through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details visit

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