July 12, 2012
Def Leppard's "Rock of Ages" tour is a 25th anniversary celebration of the band's "Hysteria" album. The set list covers most of the biggies from "Pour Some Sugar on Me" and "Armageddon It" to "Women" and "Gods of War." Poison, another hair metal favorite from the '80s, opens.
Why go: It'll be nothing but a good time and you don't want to be two steps behind and miss it.
Reconsider: You prefer Tom Cruise as a rock star in the movie "Rock of Ages."
7 p.m. Thursday at Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont; $29.50-$95; 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.