03/28/2005 1:04 PM - KANSAS CITY This summer, Def Leppard and Bryan Adams will give the phrase Take Me Out To The Ball Game a whole new meaning as they co-headline the Rock N Roll Double-Header Tour. Two of the most popular rock acts to ever take the stage, they will team up for the first time and perform at 26 minor league baseball stadiums, including our own CommunityAmerica Ballpark, home of the T-Bones! The concert will take place on August 3, with gates to open at 5:30 pm and the show to begin one hour later. The stage will be set up in the outfield and fans can either bring a blanket to sit on the field or take a seat in the stands. All concerts take place on non-game days. Tickets are already on sale to T-Bone season ticket holders and will go on sale to the general public on April 2 at noon.
Bryan Adams and Def Leppard, combined, have sold more than 100,000,000 albums worldwide. Each made their album debut in 1980--and 25 years later they are still hitting home runs as each releases a new album in 2005.
Def Leppards place in music history? Only five rock groups can claim two original albums selling 10,000,000+ copies each in the U.S.: The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Van Halen and Def Leppard. The British bands blockbuster Pyromania hit #2 and 10 times platinum; Hysteria soared even higher--#1 and 13 times platinum--led by the #1 single Love Bites. The retrospective Vault has sold more than 7,000,000 copies worldwide. Now Def Leppard - Rock Of Ages: The Definitive Collection (Mercury/UMe), to be released May 17, 2005, marks the bands biggest-ever best of album and the first two-CD set in the groups phenomenal career featuring the newly recorded single, No Matter What (originally recorded by Badfinger).
Bryan Adams is Canada's most highly acclaimed musician whose career has spanned more than three decades. This spring will see the release of Adams' most recent CD, Room Service, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard European Top 100 Album Chart! An accomplished photographer, his current body of work will be soon be seen in his new book, Calvin Klein - American Women, also scheduled to debut this spring.
Adams' meteoric rise on the charts began with his 3rd album, Cuts Like A Knife that landed in the Top 10 and was soon followed by the No. 1 charted Reckless! In addition to his album, Adams film credits include (Everything I Do) I Do It For You which topped the U.S. charts for 7 weeks and became the longest running #1 in the history of the British charts. His other #1s include--Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?, Heaven and All For Love (with Rod Stewart and Sting). The Grammy award winning artist has been nominated for 3 Oscars and 3 Golden Globe Awards for music, he has received 18 Juno Awards (Grammy equivalent in Canada), an American Music Award, Five ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards for Most Performed Song from a Motion Picture
The base ticket price is $48 (plus applicable service charges). For each paid adult, one child under 12 will be admitted for free. There is no T-Bones game that day; therefore, T-Bones vouchers will not be accepted for admission on the date of the concert, nor will T-Bones rainchecks be accepted. As well, the concert will take place rain or shine; there are no refunds or exchanges; and cameras, chairs, and outside food and beverage are not permitted. As well, outside recordings of the concert are not permitted.
Tickets may be purchased at the CommunityAmerica Ballpark ticket office during regular office hours, via phone (913-328-2255) or on the TicketMaster web site.