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Def Leppard to Perform Hysteria Album at Las Vegas Residency This Spring

Image courtesy of HardRockHotel.com (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of HardRockHotel.com (via ABC News Radio)

Following in the shoes of Guns N' Roses , Def Leppard will head to Las Vegas this spring for a multiple-show stint at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino that will feature the pop-metal band performing its entire classic 1987 album, Hysteria .  Def Leppard's Vegas residency, dubbed Viva Hysteria!, will include nine performances and will run from March 22 until April 10.

The concerts will feature the band playing in an intimate setting on a specially created set.  In addition to the songs from Hysteria , Def Leppard also will perform a set of its popular tunes from other albums.

"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!" says frontman Joe Elliott about the residency.  "It should make for a great, over-the-top rock show!  Bring it on!"

Hysteria reached #1 on the Billboard 200 and yielded an impressive six top 20 hits on the publication's Hot 100 tally, including the chart-topping "Love Bites."  The album has sold more than 12 million copies in the U.S. alone, according to  the Recording Industry Association of America.

Here are the dates for Def Leppard's Viva Hysteria! residency:

March 22, 23, 27, 29 and 30
April 3, 5, 6 and 10

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