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Def Leppard Tease Upcoming Las Vegas Residency, Rock Hall Speech


After extensive touring with Journey and the Pretenders during 2018, the incoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame troupe's primary shows will be Def Leppard Hits Vegas: The Sin City Residency , a 12-show run starting Aug. 14 and wrapping Sept. 7 at the Zappos Theater in the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.


run at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, during which it performed its 1987 blockbuster Hysteria album in its entirety and also opened for itself as Ded Flatbird, playing deep and obscure catalog material.


"I love the city," frontman Joe Elliott -- who boasts a net $125 in slot machine winnings from his previous visits -- tells Billboard.


You see all sorts of stuff; I remember the last time we played there we turned up at about 6 in the morning and got to the hotel and there were literally naked chicks, G-strings and no top, jumping in and out of limousines.


Def Leppard is also preparing for another major gig this year -- its March 29 induction into the Rock Hall in Brooklyn, though like the Vegas shows Elliott says the group members "have no idea" what they're going to do.


Elliott says guitarist Phil Collen spoke with Clark's mother Beryl during Def Leppard's December show in Sheffield.






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