Def Leppard: Live from Las Vegas
This week on Live in Concert, we've got Def Leppard form their 2019 residence at Planet Hollywood in Sin City. Let's get rocked on Saturday night.
I first saw Def Leppard at Castle Farms ("the Castle") in Charlevoix. It had to be 1988. Europe ("The Final Countdown") was the opening act, and I remember working my way to about the third row with one of the guys I came with and almost being blinded by how white Joey Tempest's teeth were. When security came by and asked to see our tickets, we split up and managed to not get thrown out. By the time Del Leppard hit the stage, I realized I couldn't find any of my friends. I watched the show by myself, completely enjoying it, as I had been a fan since High 'n' Dry. This was the Hysteria tour, and by this time, everyone had found out about how great they were. By the time the show ended I had sobered up a little bit (did I mention the beers?) but not enough to remember where we had parked. Thankfully, I have great friends, and they waited until they found me wandering around the parking lot before making the three hour drive home. I saw the band again in 2005 at Oldsmobile Park in Lansing when they toured baseball stadiums with Bryan Adams on the Rock & Roll Double-Header tour. Most recently, I saw the Van Andel show with Journey in 2018. Def Leppard always delivers.
This Saturday night, you get to her Def Leppard recorded live in Las Vegas in 2019. The British band set up off the strip at Zappos Theater inside Planet Hollywood casino for an unforgettable string of shows. We've got the soundboard recording captured live on the 8th night of the run, August 31st, 2019, with eleven of the bands biggest songs.
Bonus cuts from classic Judas Priest with "Livin' After Midnight" and "You've Got Another Thing Comin'" from a 1982 concert, and AC/DC from Glasgow in '78. Rush rounds out the killer lineup this week, with four songs recorded in Manchester, England in 1980. Don't miss Live in Concert, Saturday night at 8 on RKR.
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