DEF LEPPARD is going to do a residency in Las Vegas next spring at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The show is called "Viva Hysteria!" . . . and it will be focused on their "Hysteria" album, which came out in 1987, 25 years ago!
For now, nine dates have been announced, between March 22nd and April 10th. Tickets go on sale this Friday. (--For more info, hit up DefLeppard.com. And here's a promo video for the show.)
Singer JOE ELLIOTT says, quote, "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." (PS: the ultimate package is $750.00!!!)
Hey Joe, you're very happy!? Really; I'm not! Why you ask, simple: because somewhere hidden in the hype and "hysteria" of the announcement was a dark message... you're getting older, fast!
It's no big deal I suppose, but I say: when the music you loved as a high school kid becomes a "Vegas act" you may want to start counting the rings and consider an additional vitamin in the morning.