Fresh off their 2012 “Rock Of Ages” tour, Great Britain’s premier arena rock band Def Leppard has announced plans for an exclusive nine show residency at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. The band’s set will feature a greatest hits segment in addition to their iconic album HYSTERIAbeing played in full. Entitled VIVA Hysteria!, the spring 2013 residency will kick off on Friday, March 22 and run through Saturday, April 12.Show time is 8 p.m.
Produced exclusively by AEG Live, VIVA Hysteria! will feature an elaborate set design created only for Def Leppard’s Las Vegas residency and will include an encore performance highlighting other classic material from throughout the band’s career. Known for legendary big-scale arena shows, Def Leppard will bring their over-the-top production to The Joint offering an up-close-and-personal experience like never before. With the furthest seat only 155 feet from the intimate venue’s stage, VIVA Hysteria! is unlike any show the band has ever done or will ever do again.
“We’ve never done anything like this before in our entire career so the opportunity to do something completely different like this, in such an iconic setting, is very exciting and something we just couldn’t say no to! It should make for a great, over-the-top rock show! Bring it on!” exclaimed Joe Elliott, lead vocalist of Def Leppard.
Over the course of their career, Def Leppard has produced a series of classic groundbreaking albums and with the release of HYSTERIA the band set the sound for a generation of music fans and artists alike. Released in August 1987, the album went on to sell over 20 million copies worldwide, and notably spawned seven hit singles including “Pour Some Sugar On Me,” “Love Bites,” “Women,” “Rocket” and the album’s classic title track. HYSTERIA was produced by Robert John "Mutt" Lange and following its release the album reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart in the U.S. and also No. 1 on the U.K. Album chart. HYSTERIA has earned critical acclaim from a number of sources including Q Magazine, who voted the release as one of the greatest albums of all time, and Rolling Stone Magazine, who included the collection on their list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Tickets, starting at $49.50 (plus applicable service fees), are available at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at www.ticketmaster.com, or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000.