Def Leppard Playing Hysteria During Vegas Residency

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Man, is it a fucking slow news day!

Seriously. It’s as if nothing happened over the weekend. Nothing.

Hence, here’s some exciting news on Def Leppard.

The band’s revealed to USA Today that they’ll be playing their 1987 album Hysteria in its entirety as part of a nine-show residency at the Joint at Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, starting at the end of March.

That’s one reason to go to Vegas, I guess. I am one of these people who don’t like Vegas, because I don’t drink, don’t gamble, don’t like clubbing, and don’t pay for sex.

“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,” says Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott, who is an immense man.

“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 adds. “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.’”

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