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Def Leppard Launches VIVA Hysteria! Residency at The Joint with Epic Weekend of Sold-Out Shows, March 22-23

DEF LEPPARD LAUNCHES VIVA HYSTERIA! RESIDENCY AT THE JOINT IN HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO WITH EPIC WEEKEND OF SOLD-OUT SHOWS, MARCH 22-23
Tickets On Sale For Shows Now – April 13
 
Legendary British rock group, Def Leppard, launched their memorable VIVA Hysteria! residency at The Joint in Hard Rock Hotel & Casino with back-to-back, sold-out shows on Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23.
The weekend festivities kicked off when Mayor Carolyn Goodman declared Friday, March 22 as “Def Leppard Day” in Las Vegas. That evening, the band took over The Joint’s stage and began an unforgettable run of shows for their first-ever rock residency. The customized, elaborate stage design included a long catwalk, which extended into the crowd, to give fans an up-close-and-personal experience with the arena rock band. The stage was illuminated with custom light shows and giant LED displays.
During the first act, Def Leppard hit the stage as their own “opener.” Lead singer Joe Elliot introduced the group as their alter ego “Ded Flatbird.” The band played a list of classics including “Mirror Mirror,” “Promises,” “Let It Go” and more. To open the explosive second half of the show, a large screen dropped down displaying historical footage of the rockers. Guitarist Phil Collen was then elevated into the air on a platform at the end of the catwalk. Adoring fans cheered while Collen shredded an intense guitar solo in the heart of the venue above them. Def Leppard kept the excited crowd on its feet with hits including “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” “Women,” “Run Riot” and more. The show concluded with “Pyromania” and “Photograph,” and the band promised to change things up each night as they acknowledged many fans were planning to attend multiple shows.
 
The band continues their engagement March 27, 29, and 30 and April 3, 5, 6, 10, 12 and 13.
Produced exclusively by AEG Live, the band is performing their iconic album HYSTERIA in full as well as a selection of their greatest hits, highlighting classic material from throughout the band’s career. Known for legendary big-scale arena shows, Def Leppard brings their world-class production offering an up-close-and-personal experience like never before. With the furthest seat only 155 feet from the intimate venue’s stage, VIVA Hysteria! is unlike any show the band has ever done or will ever do again.
Tickets are available starting at $49.50 and can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, online at www.hardrockhotel.com, ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000. For groups of 12 or more call 702.693.5220 or email groupsales@hrhvegas.com.

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