Rock of Vegas: Def Leppard announces new Sin City residency

Def Leppard is headed back to Las Vegas.

The British band, who will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in March, has announced “Def Leppard Hits Vegas: The Sin City Residency,” which kicks off Wednesday, August 14, at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The 12-show engagement runs through a September 7 performance.

The rockers’ previous residency, dubbed Viva Hysteria!, took place in March and April of 2013 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

“Five years ago, we played our first ever residency in Las Vegas which was relatively new ground for a rock band giving this kind of experience…I have to say, we really enjoyed it!” Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott says in a statement. “Being in one place for the best part of a month is vastly different to our normal city to city touring routine. Breaking this cycle adds another element to the experience for both us and the audience. We look forward to seeing you at the Zappos Theater this summer!”

Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, February 22, at 10 a.m. PT, although members of the group’s Rock Brigade Fan Club will have pre-sale access starting Thursday, February 14, at 10 a.m. PT. Additional pre-sale opportunities will be available for Citi Card members beginning Monday, February 18, and for Caesars Rewards members and Ticketmaster and Live Nation customers starting Wednesday, February 20.

After Def Leppard’s induction into the Rock Hall on March 29 in Brooklyn, New York, the band will play a series of European shows in June and early July followed by a Canadian tour that runs from July 12 through July 31.

Here are the dates for the Def Leppard Hits Vegas residency:

August 14, 16, 17, 20, 23, 24, 29, 31
September 1, 4, 6, 7

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