It was a special lunchtime for several hundreds fans at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, Calif. on Tuesday as Def Leppard played a rare (and free) club gig to contest winners, patient fans that waited on line and specially invited guests.

It's all part of a rocking media blitz the band is in the midst of as they prepare for both their big summer tour and the upcoming release of a film that bares the name of the song the lunch concert kicked off with - "Rock of Ages."

As Phil Collen told Noisecreep recently, "We're looking forward to this gig because obviously we don't get a chance to play smaller venues anymore. It's fun to look people in the eye, slap hands and feel the crowd surge in in front of the stage."

Charles Epting

The band played, among other hits, "Hysteria," "Foolin'" and "Pour Some Sugar on Me" before sitting down for a Q/A session with well-known Los Angeles radio personality Bob Coburn.

The full mini-concert airs on YouTube starting Thursday, June 8.

Watch Def Leppard at House of Blues

Charles Epting

Def Leppard, Poison and Lita Ford tour dates:

Jun. 20 - Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheater

Jun. 22 - Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Jun. 23 - Las Vegas, NV @ Red Rock Amphitheatre

Jun. 25 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center

Jun. 27 - Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center

Jun. 29 - Atlanta, GA @ Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood

Jun. 30 - Tampa, FL @ Tampa Bay Times Forum

Jul. 02 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center

Jul. 03 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena

Jul. 06 - Cleveland, OH @ Quickens Loan Arena

Jul. 07 - Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre

Jul. 10 - Baltimore, MD @ Merriweather Pavilion

Jul. 11 - Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center

Jul. 13 - Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Pavilion

Jul. 16 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre

Jul. 17 - Hamilton, ON @ Copps Coliseum

Jul. 19 - Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena

Jul. 22 - Cadott, WI @ Rock Fest