DEF LEPPARD Guitarist VIVIAN CAMPBELL's Cancer Returns; TRIXTER Guitarist STEVE BROWN Rumoured As Temporary Replacement For Upcoming Tour

June 20, 2015, 4 years ago

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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist VIVIAN CAMPBELL's Cancer Returns; TRIXTER Guitarist STEVE BROWN Rumoured As Temporary Replacement For Upcoming Tour

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell, who has been recovering from cancer treatment, has checked in with the following update:

"I'm saddened by the fact that my cancer has returned. However, I'm beyond consolation that its return will prevent me from being able to do my job for a while.

I’m still working on a schedule of treatment with my doctors, but I will see you all very soon.

My apologies."

It was rumouzred that Trixter guitarist Steve Brown would be filling in for Campbell, and Brown did post a schedule link here, but it has since been removed from the page. Stay tuned for updates.

Brown previously filled in for Vivian Campbell when the band performed the pre-game show at the first of last year’s three NFL International Series games on Sunday, September 28th at Wembley Stadium, when the Oakland Raiders host the Miami Dolphins. Video is available below:

Def Leppard will be touring this summer with Styx and Tesla. The 48-date outing will kick off in Tampa, Florida., on June 23rd and will wrap in Jacksonville, Florida on October 17th.

Tour dates:

June
23 - Tampa - FL - MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
25 - West Palm Beach - FL - Coral Sky Amphitheatre
27 - Birmingham - AL - Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
28 - Atlanta - GA - Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
30 - Charlotte - NC - PNC Music Pavilion

July
2 - Bristow - VA - Jiffy Lube Live
3 - Virginia Beach - VA - Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
5 - Uncasville - CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
7 - Gilford - MD - Bank of NH Pavilion at Meadowbrook
9 - Mansfield - MA - Xfinity Center
11 - Bethel - NY - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
12 - Darien - NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
14 - Toronto - ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
15 - Youngstown - OH - Covelli Centre
17 - Clarkston - MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
21 - Mt. Pleasant - MI - Soaring eagle Resort & Casino
23 - Saratoga Springs - NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
24 - Wantagh - NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
25 - Holmdel - NJ - PNC Banks Art Center

August
7 - Sturgis - SD - Buffalo Chip Campground
8 - Sioux Falls - SD - Sioux Falls Arena
10 - Oklahoma City - OK - Chesapeake Energy Arena
11 - Kansas City - MO - Starlight Theatre
14 - Sedalia - MO - Missouri State Fair
15 - Des Moines - IA - Iowa State Fair
17 - Cincinnati - OH - Riverbend Music Center
18 - Nashville - TN - Bridgestone Arena
21 - Dallas - TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
22 - Woodlands - TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
23 - Austin - TX - Austin360 Amphitheater
27 - St. Paul - MN - Minnesota State Fair
28 - Grand Forks - ND - Alerus Center
30 - Noblesville - IN - Klipsch Music Center

September
1 - Allentown - PA - The Great Allentown Fair
3 - Louisville - KY - KFC Yum! Center
4 - Maryland Heights - MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
5 - Tinley Park - IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
16 - Auburn - WA - White River Amphitheatre
17 - Ridgefield - WA - Amphitheater Northwest
19 - Mountain View - CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
22 - Chula Vista - CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre
23 - Phoenix - AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion
25 - Albuquerque - NM - Isleta Amphitheater
26 - Denver - CO - Pepsi Center
28 - West Valley City - UT - USANA Amphitheatre
30 - Spokane - WA - Spokane Arena

October
2 - Bozeman - MT - Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
4 - Bismarck - ND - Bismarck Civic Center



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