Def Leppard and Journey form a tremendous double bill
These are some of the most famous lyrics in the history of rock ’n’ roll: “So c’mon, take a bottle, shake it up / Break the bubble break it up / Pour some sugar on me.” But the question is, are they as famous as these rocking words? “Just a small town girl / livin’ in a lonely world / She took the midnight train / goin’ anywhere.” When you are in historic, record-breaking acts, you get to have arguments like this.
Def Leppard, the five-man group from Sheffield, England, created the arena rock classic “Pour Some Sugar On Me,” a favorite of strip clubs everywhere, not that this writer would know. The band has two albums that have gone diamond, Pyromania and Hysteria, meaning they’ve sold over 10 million copies—Hysteria has surpassed 25 million albums.
Meanwhile, Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” remains one of pop culture’s most present hits. It is the bestselling digital download of the 20th century, the theme song to the World Champion 2005 Chicago White Sox and a referendum of hope for lovers everywhere trying to make it.
Now they are playing together, meaning that you can be part of that rock ’n’ roll crowd.
T-Mobile Arena, 7 p.m. Sept. 8, starting at $49.50 plus tax and fee. 888.929.7849 AXS