DEF LEPPARD Plots Viva Pyromania Residency In Las Vegas; New Studio Album In View

December 18, 2013, 3 years ago

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DEF LEPPARD is planning a Viva Pyromania residency in Las Vegas in 2014 while also preparing to record an album of new material in Dublin, reports Billboard's Phil Gallo.

"The Vegas thing was amazing," guitarist Phil Collen told Billboard, referencing their Viva Hysteria residency at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. "We're also going to be doing Viva Pyromania at some point at the end of next year."

Pyromania, the 1983 release certified 10 times platinum in 2004, was the Sheffield, England hard rock band's breakthrough album, predating Hysteria by four years.

Def Leppard gave 11 Hysteria concerts in Las Vegas in March and April before heading to Europe where they played Hysteria in full at Hellfest in France and continued to have revelations about the album that contained 'Pour Some Sugar On Me', 'Love Bites' and 'Armageddon It'.

"When we were rehearsing we realized how much went into that," Collen said on the red carpet after the finale of The Voice. "It's a rich and expensive sounding record. It doesn't sound like it now, but it was very experimental. Guitar parts that you only did once, you had to revisit. And you have to get into it."

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