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Def Leppard and Heart

Sunlight Supply Amphitheater (map) Elsewhere
Wed., Sept. 14 2011 All Ages

Def Leppard's relevancy expired over two decades ago, and they know it. Their most recent effort Mirrorball is a double live album featuring chart toppers from their platinum days in the mid '80s and early '90s, plus three new/unbearable studio tracks. How is it that after 20-plus years of producing drivel, they can still headline amphitheaters? "Pour Some Sugar on Me" is an infectious stripper anthem, but it's hardly worth $100. A one-armed drummer? Now that's worth a hefty ticket price! Whether you look at Rick Allen's missing limb as a joke lyric in a Bloodhound Gang song or as a symbol of the unbreakable human spirit, the spectacle of a one-armed man playing the drums is a draw. Personally, I don't think rehashing their hits is what allows Def Leppard to continue touring; its Allen's phantom limb that keeps us coming back for more. ARIS WALES

Sunlight Supply Amphitheater

17200 NE Delfel Rd., Ridgefield, WA 98642
360-816-7000
http://sleepcountryamphitheater.com

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  • Wed., Sept. 14 2011