Hard rock bands of the '80s unite
The ’80s. The decade of decadence featured big hair, big personalities and big music. The spandex-clad, glammed-up music makers of the time seemed to have more fun than anybody. In short, the ’80s rocked! Three of the biggest hair metal bands of the ’80s have teamed up for a guitar-laden trip down memory lane. Def Leppard, Poison and Tesla were all arena rock mainstays back then and now look to revisit those glory days.
Def Leppard will no doubt bring Hysteria, both the album and the feeling, to the crowd. The 1987 record features the group’s probably best-known song, “Pour Some Sugar On Me,” a crowd favorite.
Perhaps no other band better personifies the ’80s than Poison, the pretty boys with perms and makeup who captured the hearts (and more) of women throughout the world. The current lineup is classic Poison, with Bret Michaels, Rikki Rockett, C.C. DeVille and Bobby Dall still proving that “Every Rose Has Its Thorn.” And Tesla has retained the bulk of its lineup since reuniting in 2000—“Love Song” still pulls on the heart strings of fans.
Thirty years down the road. Three party bands. One tubular decade.
MGM Grand, 7 p.m. June 17, $29-$139.50 plus tax and fee. 800.745.3000 Ticketmaster