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Monday, November 12, 2012

Def Leppard: To Play Entire "Hysteria" Album During Las Vegas Residency

According to USA Today, Def Leppard will play its 1987 album "Hysteria" in its entirety as part of a nine-show residency at the 2,950-capacity The Joint at Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, starting at the end of March.

"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 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 adds. "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," says Bobby Reynolds, vice president of booking at AEG Live.

Viva Hysteria! will begin March 22 and follows Hard Rock residencies from Mötley Crüe  and Guns N' Roses. 

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