Hard rock fans, rejoice! Your dreams are about to come true.

Def Leppard have announced a gig at Dublin's 3Arena later this year - and what's more, they'll be joined by none other than Whitesnake as co-headliners.

It's not the first time that they've toured together, as Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott recalls: "I am very excited to be working with Whitesnake again; we had such a wonderful time when we did it back in 2008," he said. "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."

Support will come from Black Star Riders when they play the 3Arena on December 6th and Belfast's Odyssey Arena on December 7th.

Tickets are from €59.50/£49.50 including booking fee, and they're on sale for both gigs next Wednesday, April 1st at 10am from usual outlets.