Def Leppard, one of the world’s dominating powerhouses of rock, commence their massive summer tour of the USA tomorrow in Tampa, Florida, ahead of their Australian shows in November.
On the eve of their US tour, the news could not be better for Def Leppard guitarist, Vivian Campbell, who announced on Saturday that his cancer had returned. Just a few hours ago, Vivian said ‘So, so happy to report that I've dodged the bullet of radiation. I was due to start a course that would have sidelined me for most of the first leg of the US tour, but my brilliant doctors have steered me towards an alternative course of treatment that will enable me to re-join the tour this Saturday night in Birmingham, Alabama. Furthermore, they've tailored future treatments to accommodate the tour schedule so I won't have to miss any more shows. I'm so happy and so indebted to the wonderful physicians who have worked so hard on my behalf to make this happen.’
Messages from fans across the globe have been pouring in for Vivian Campbell and continue to do so via social media. Promoter for the Australian tour, Andrew McManus, from One World Entertainment says ‘we are sending all our love and support to Vivian after the news that his cancer has resurfaced. Our thoughts and best wishes go to the band and especially to Vivian for a speedy recovery. We look forward to seeing Vivian live on stage in Australia in November and playing to packed audiences.’
No shows will be missed or cancelled in Australia and for the USA, Trixter guitarist, Steve Brown, will fill in for Vivian until Saturday’s performance in Alabama. Vivian will then rejoin the band and forge ahead for the rest of their world tour.
Def Leppard will be supported in Australia by special guests Live.
Baby Animals will also join Def Leppard and Live for the Sydney and Perth show
and Electric Mary will appear with them both in Melbourne.
Get ready to quench your rock thirst - this tour is a must see event of rock music!
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