Def Leppard will play its 1987 album “Hysteria” in its entirety as part of a nine-show residency at The Joint at Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The shows start at the end of March.
Singer Joe Elliott said: “We’re very happy to be part of what I call the first wave of rockers to take Vegas back from the lounge singers — Wayne Newton and his type. Things like ‘Run Riot’, ‘Don’t Shoot Shotgun’ and ‘Love And Affection’ got left by the wayside because of the popularity of other songs that, to be frank, if you don’t play them live, you don’t get out of the building alive. The oddest thing is going to be doing ‘Pour Some Sugar On Me’ fifth. In many respects, it’s like the Troggs opening with ‘Wild Thing’.”
Viva Hysteria! starts March 22nd. Tickets go on sale Friday.