Def Leppard have announced a 2019 Las Vegas residency. They will be playing 12 nights at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino between August 14 and September 7. Here’s the dates:
August 14, 16, 17, 20, 23, 24, 29, and 31
September 1, 4, 6, and 7
Singer Joe Elliott commented:
“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! 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!”
Jason Gastwirth, president of entertainment at Caesars Entertainment, added:
“Planet Hollywood transformed the entertainment landscape in Las Vegas with the first pop residency. We are proud to be at the forefront of rock residencies as well and treat the city’s visitors to a new type of experience with Def Leppard.”
Aldi have announced a new line of limited edition cheeses with names inspired by various 80’s tracks. Among the artists featured are Guns N’ Roses, whose cheese is called “Sweet Cheddar Of Mine” and Def Leppard, whose cheese is called “Pour Some Gouda On Me.” Other artists featured in the line include: Cyndi Lauper (“Girls Just Wanna Have Fontina”), Michael Jackson (“Billie Goat Is My Lover”), Bonnie Tyler (“Total Eclipse Of The Havarti”), and Wham! (“Wake Me Up Before You Goat-Goat”).
Def Leppard have announced a headlining Canadian tour. Tesla will serve as support.
07/12 Halifax, NS – Halifax Scotiabank Centre
07/13 Moncton, NB – Avenir Centre
07/15 Quebec City, QC – Centre Vidéotron
07/17 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
07/19 Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
07/20 Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Centre
07/22 London, ON – Budweiser Gardens
07/25 Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
07/27 Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre
07/29 Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
07/31 Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
Def Leppard have premiered a new video for their Christmas track “We All Need Christmas.” That song is one of the bonus tracks on the band’s new greatest hits compilation, “The Story So Far – The Best Of,” which is available now.
Def Leppard have premiered a new video for their cover of Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus,” via Billboard. That song will be one of the bonus tracks on the band’s new greatest hits compilation, “The Story So Far – The Best Of,” which is set to be released on November 30. Vivian Campbell commented:
“‘Jesus’ is the sort of classic song that can be interpreted in many ways, and as Def Leppard has always been the kind of band that can blend genres, it was an easy choice for us. It was that or ABBA!”
In other news, the group have also shared episode one of their “Stories So Far” video series. This one finds Joe Elliott discussing “Pour Some Sugar On Me.”
During Billy Joel’s August 10 show at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, Joe Elliott took the stage for a performance of Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar On Me.” You can see some fan-filmed footage of that below:
Def Leppard recorded two songs for Spotify’s “Spotify Singles” series, including their track “Hysteria” and a cover of Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus.” The tracks were recorded live at the Spotify studio in New York on May 16.