Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will host a memorabilia display dedication with Great Britain’s premier arena rock band Def Leppard, in honor of their upcoming residency VIVA Hysteria! at The Joint.
On Thursday, March 21, Def Leppard band members Joe Elliott, Vivian Campbell, Rick Savage, Phil Collen and Rick Allen will join Paul Davis of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Bobby Reynolds of AEG Live Las Vegas to unveil a memorabilia exhibit at the main entrance of the property, near valet, featuring the original drum kit Allen used following a near fatal car accident.
The drum kit was custom designed by Allen so he could continue to play the drums after the loss of his arm. The elaborate display is an important piece of Def Leppard and rock ‘n’ roll history. Three additional exhibits will be available for viewing on property including a display of the band’s gold records, guitars and costumes.
On hand will be Def Leppard band members Joe Elliott, Vivian Campbell, Rick Savage, Phil Collen and Rick Allen, Paul Davis (vice president of entertainment at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas) and Bobby Reynolds (vice president of booking for AEG Live Las Vegas).
WHEN: Thursday, March 21
12:30 – 1 p.m. Memorabilia unveiling, next to the bell desk and main valet entrance **public invited to watch**
WHERE: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
4455 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169
Produced exclusively by AEG Live, Def Leppard will perform their iconic album HYSTERIA in full as well as a selection of their greatest hits, highlighting classic material from throughout the band’s career. VIVA Hysteria! will feature an elaborate set design created only for Def Leppard’s Las Vegas residency. Known for legendary big-scale arena shows, Def Leppard will bring their world-class production to The Joint 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.
Over the course of its career, Def Leppard has produced a series of classic groundbreaking albums and with the release of HYSTERIA the band set the sound for a generation of music fans and artists alike. Released in August 1987, the album went on to sell over 20 million copies worldwide, and notably spawned seven hit singles including “Pour Some Sugar On Me,” “Love Bites,” “Women,” “Rocket” and the album’s classic title track. HYSTERIA was produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange and following its release the album reached No. 1 on Billboard’s “Top 200” chart in the U.S. and also No. 1 on the U.K. Album chart. HYSTERIA has earned critical acclaim from a number of sources including Q Magazine, who voted the release as one of the greatest albums of all time, and Rolling Stone, who included the collection on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.”