In the three-minute video clip below, DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen‘s drum tech Jeff gives the viewer a quick tour of Rick‘s kit during the 2012 Rock Of Ages tour in Indianapolis, Indiana.
DEF LEPPARD will play its 1987 album “Hysteria” in its entirety as part of the Las Vegas residency, which is scheduled to kick off at the end of March.
Viva Hysteria! follows Hard Rock residencies from MÖTLEY CRÜE and GUNS N’ ROSES.
Tickets are on sale now and start at $49.50, with floor seats going for $125.
“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,” said singer Joe Elliott.
“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,” Elliott added. “The oddest thing is going to be doing ‘Pur Some Sugar On Me’ fifth. In many respects, it’s like the TROGGS opening with ‘Wild Thing’.”
“In Las Vegas, you have to give people something they can’t see anywhere else,” said Bobby Reynolds, vice president of booking at AEG Live.