Sunday, July 10, 2011

Def Leppard: Joe Elliott’s father dies

Sad news from the Def Leppard camp this past week as singer Joe Elliott's father, who had been ill for a number of weeks, passed away in a U.K. hospital.

The group offered a message of thanks to fans for their support.

“Thank you to everyone for your support of Joe during such a difficult time regarding the very sad passing of his father Joe Elliott, Sr. From all the band, we sincerely appreciate your condolences, sympathies, and strengthening wishes....”

A number of Def Leppard/Heart shows have been postponed and are being rescheduled:

Jul. 09 - Bristol, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
Jul. 10 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Jul. 12 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Jul. 13 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
Jul. 15 - Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Rescheduled dates so far:

Jul. 27 - Riverbend Music Center - Cincinnati, OH
Jul. 28 - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre - Tinley Park, IL

hennemusic offers its condolences to Joe’s family and friends during this time.

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