Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Def Leppard postpone US tour launch due to illness

Def Leppard have postponed Wednesday’s launch of their US tour due to illness within the group.

“The Def Leppard concert scheduled to take place at the Greensboro Coliseum on Wednesday January 27 has been postponed due to illness,” announced the band. “A new date will be announced soon.

“Please continue to hold on to your tickets as tickets purchased for the January concert will be honored on the new date – no exchange necessary.”

While the group did not provide further details regarding the health issue, frontman Joe Elliott was recently forced to sit out part of the band's inaugural "Hysteria On The High Seas" cruise after coming down with "severe laryngitis."

Unable to perform a January 23 show on the trip, several rockers filled in for Elliott – including Last In Line's Andrew Freeman, Mr. Big's Eric Martin and Winger’s Kip Winger – with some additional help from Def Leppard guitarists Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell.

The next date on the band's month-long US tour with Styx and Tesla is scheduled for January 29 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Def Leppard are touring in support of their recently-released self-titled album.

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