DEF LEPPARD singer Joe Elliott has revealed that the band’s “Viva! Pyromania” residency in Las Vegas, which was originally expected to take place at the end of 2014, will now not become a reality until November 2015.
Speaking to the WKGR 98.7 radio station in West Palm Beach, Florida during DEF LEPPARD‘s current North American co-headlining tour with KISS, Elliott said about the prospect of returning to Las Vegas: “Yeah, KISS are going [to Vegas] as well in November; they’ve got nine shows. So that’s another one to add to the reasons to go back. Ourselves, GN’R, MÖTLEY CRÜE, kind of mini residencies by people like Prince and THE WHO.
“It’s become a very young town, and it’s great that it seems to be taking off and becoming a cool thing to do.”
He continued: “Yes, we are gonna go back and probably do ‘Viva! Pyromania’. But it’ll not be [until] towards the end of next year, because we’ve got a new record in the making.
“When this tour [with KISS] ends — this tour ends mid-September — and then we’ll take a couple of weeks off to just go see our families and remind them that we exist. And then we’re gonna get back on the horse and start finishing [the new DEF LEPPARD] album off. We did a month [writing and recording] in February, we did two weeks in May, and then we’re gonna spend the rest of the year when the tour is done — most of it, at least — recording this album so we can get it our for springtime. And that means, if we can do that, we’ll get back out on the road by April or so, and I think we’re gonna head off Down Under first, do Australia, Japan, maybe some more areas of the Far East, South Africa, and then come back up and do Europe and then we’ll be back in the States in the summer and then go around the rest of the world after that. So, yeah, think we’re gonna be in November 2015, back in Vegas again.”
DEF LEPPARD‘s first Las Vegas residency at the Hard Rock Hotel in the spring of 2013 saw the band playing its classic album “Hysteria” in full each night.
DEF LEPPARD‘s breakthrough 1983 album, “Pyromania”, was certified at the RIAA‘s (Recording Industry Association of America) diamond level (10 million copies shipped) in 2004. Produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange, “Pyromania” benefited greatly from MTV‘s relentless airing of the album’s first two singles, “Photograph” and “Rock of Ages”.
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