The 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is a little over a month away. Little is known about Def Leppard’s portion of the ceremony, but one thing fans can expect from Joe Elliott is a very concise acceptance speech.
Elliott recently spoke to Billboard about the upcoming induction and he made it clear he’ll keep things short and sweet.
“The one thing I’m definitely not going to do is over-indulge,” said Elliott. “I’ve seen some of these acceptance speeches that make War and Peace look like a two-page novel. I watched the Mike Love one where he trashed Jagger and stuff like that, and I’m like, ‘Why are you doing that, picking a fight? It’s not necessary. It’s supposed to be a celebration!’ Really, you just thank a few people, you acknowledge the good folks that have helped you get where you are and move on.”
Elliott mentioned the Rock Hall got in contact with original drummer Pete Willis, who is expected to be in attendance. The frontman, however, couldn’t confirm whether a family member of late guitarist Steve Clark will be there saying, “His brothers and his mum, they’re very private people…even when they were around when Steve was alive they were deer in the headlights in that kind of respect…but as far as I know they have been asked.”
In the leadup to the Rock Hall ceremony, Def Leppard also announced a new batch of Las Vegas Residency dates.
“Def Leppard Hits Vegas: The Sin City Residency” will be taking place at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino beginning August 14. (See full list of tour dates below.)
Tickets go on sale to the general public on February 22 at 10 AM PST/1 PM EST at Ticketmaster.com.
Def Leppard – 2019 Las Vegas Residency 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
Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.