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Def Leppard 2019. By Chele Drappel

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott was recently interviewed about the Down 'n' Outz and mentioned the recent Vegas residency.

Joe spoke to Forbes to promote the new Down 'n' Outz This Is How We Roll album.

Joe talked about iHeartRadio Music Festival, early Def Leppard days, RRHOF Ceremony, Sin City Residency, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Down 'n' Outz album/touring.

He mentions talk of taking on the Vegas Residency show format on the road but also that he does not see that happening.

Def Leppard's Sin City Residency took place between 14th August and 7th September at Zappos Theater with 28 unique played throughout the 12 shows.

A new live DVD was filmed on nights 11 and 12 with all of the 28 recorded songs to be included.

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Forbes - Joe Elliott Interview Quotes

Sin City Residency

"The Vegas shows were great fun because we did 12 and we didn't ever do the same one twice. We changed things out. We did mini High 'n' Dry sets then we did mini Pyromania sets. Then obviously it's always a pretty major Hysteria set no matter where we play. And doing the acoustic set in the middle was a really nice breather. It gave the set three dimensions — start, middle and end. And that really was what we wanted to do. That's the place to do it. So much so that we were going, "It'd be great to take it on tour." But I don't know that it would. I'm not sure it would work the same way. When you've only gone one load in and one load out you can bring all the gear you like, which is difficult to do in certain venues."

Down 'n' Outz Touring

"Here's the problem with playing live: everybody has a mother ship that's extremely busy. I'm not worried about that. I'm more happy that I'm about to give birth. It's been gestating now for six or seven years and we've literally attacked it a bit at a time whenever we've had holes in our mother ship schedule."

Marc Bolan/Sheffield City Hall

"Prime example: first gig I ever saw was T. Rex at the Sheffield City Hall in 1971 on the Electric Warrior tour. Cut nine years, we're playing there and I stood where Marc Bolan stood, looking back at where I stood watching Marc Bolan standing where I was standing. It was the life flashes before you where you're about to die moment."

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