For the “Rock Brigade,” “It Don’t Matter.” Def Leppard continues to go “On Through The Night,” saying “Hello America” and hello to the rest of the world.
If Def Leppard is not on the road, it is only to refuel for their next string of gigs. The legendary band played a series of shows in the U.K. through December of 2011 with Motley Crue and Steel Panther. A few months later, in the Summer of 2012, they were on the road with Lita Ford and Poison throughout the U.S. for over 40 dates. Most recently, Def Leppard played a residency at The Joint in Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to celebrate their hit album Hysteria. Fans had the opportunity to relive mega-hits such as “Love Bites,” “Animal” and “Pour Some Sugar On Me.” The “Viva! Hysteria” concert series ran from March 22nd to April 13th and was a huge success.
To commemorate the series, Def Leppard has released an exclusive live album/movie pack by the same name. The film was shot during one of the concert performances, and was screened in select theaters around the world. The whole thing is quite an experience, and to back it up, the record killed it on the charts, making it the band’s 16th charting album:
- #24 on the Billboard Top 200
- #24 on the Billboard Current Albums chart
- #3 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart
- #4 on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart
- #9 on the Billboard Rock Albums chart
Enjoy the show, my friends, and Viva! Hysteria.