And they will play Nottingham’s Capital FM Arena on 13th December, with a date at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena a few days later on 19th December.
Formed in Sheffield, Def Leppard have been hailed as one of UK’s greatest-ever rock bands.
They have sold over 100 million albums worldwide in a career that spans three decades and includes recording two of the best-selling records of all time – Pyromania and Hysteria.
Meanwhile, Whitesnake also carry a reputation as one of the world’s leading rockbands.
Founded by former Deep Purple singer David Coverdale, the band have recorded multi-platinum albums and multiple top-10 hits worldwide, including two number ones with Is This Love and Here I Go Again.
Support act Black Star Riders are the latest incarnation of 70s legends Thin Lizzy and released their second album, The Killer Instinct, this year.
Speaking about the co-headline tour, Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott said: “I am very excited to be working with Whitesnake again.”
“We had such a wonderful time when we did it back in 2008.”
“It’s a great experience for rock fans to be able to see two great live bands on the same stage on the same night.”
Tickets for the Nottingham gig are £50.40 and available now on 0843 3733000 or online at www.capitalfmarena.com/online/DefLeppard
Tickets for the Sheffield gig are £49.50 and available on 0114 2565656 or www.motorpointarenasheffield.co.uk