Preview HBO’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Broadcast with Some Behind-The-Scenes Footage of Def Leppard

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On April 27, HBO will premiere its official Rock and Roll Hall of Fame broadcast capturing the big day on March 29, which was shared with 2019 inductees Stevie Nicks, Janet Jackson, The Cure, Radiohead, Roxy Music, The Zombies, and Def Leppard. The doc will feature special appearances by those who inducted the artists listed above, including Harry Styles, Janelle Monae, Don Henley, Brian May, David Byrne, Simon Le Bon & John Taylor, Trent Reznor, Stevie Van Zandt, Ian Hunter, and Susanna Hoffs.

Arena rockers Def Leppard recently shared a glimpse of their own behind-the-scenes footage of their big day in a video that you can watch below:

The band’s induction comes during a particularly triumphant era for the group, which is gearing up for a Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood this summer. The scheduled dates:

Wednesday, August 14
Friday, August 16
Saturday, August 17
Tuesday, August 20
Friday, August 23
Saturday, August 24
Thursday, August 29
Saturday, August 31
Sunday, September 1
Wednesday, September 4
Friday, September 6
Saturday, September 7

More, via the band’s official announcement:

Joe Elliott says, “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!”

“Planet Hollywood transformed the entertainment landscape in Las Vegas with the first pop residency,” said Jason Gastwirth, president of entertainment at Caesars Entertainment. “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.”

Said guitarist Phil Collen in a chat with Rock Cellar in 2017:

“During our last tour, a lot fans were saying, “We’ve see you guys for the last 30 years and this is the best we’ve ever seen.” That’s why we recorded a show in Detroit and are putting it out on DVD (And There Will Be A Next Time – Live From Detroit). That came about because everyone was saying the same thing about how good the last tour was so we decided, “OK, then we’ll share it with you.” So it all comes down to our ambitious commitment and that keeps us going. It’s exciting.”

Also exciting is this upcoming Vegas residency, which is sure to appeal to Def Leppard fans from all over the world. For more, visit the band’s site.

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