DEF LEPPARD's Vivian Campbell - “I Have No Intention Of Letting Cancer Slow Me Down”
June 12, 2013, 6 years ago
In light of the forthcoming European and North American dates from DEF LEPPARD and his LAST IN LINE (DIO tribute band) commitments, guitarist Vivian Campbell felt it would be right to let the band's supporters know that he is currently in recovery from cancer.
A new update from Campbell reads: "I posted about my cancer diagnosis (Hodgkin's Lymphoma) on my personal FB page a couple of days ago. Thank you to all who have offered support; I'm very, very touched by that. Be assured, however, that the Last In Line shows will still be happening in August - I have no intention of letting cancer slow me down. I look forward to seeing you all then. Vivian."
Fresh from Def Leppard’s triumphant Las Vegas residency, the band are set to play a series of festivals and headline shows across Europe and North America in June/July 2013. For all details go here.
In addition to performing with Def Leppard, August 2013 sees Vivian debut the reunited original DIO band under the name of Last In Line: 30 years after the recording of the legendary Dio albums Holy Diver, Last In Line and Scared Heart, and without trying to replace the singular sound that was RONNIE JAMES DIO’s voice, the original band have started playing the songs they wrote and created together again. Joined by the passionate, powerful and unique voice of vocalist Andrew Freeman, Vivian Campbell, Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain and Claude Schnell have united under the name of their classic album, Last In Line, to perform and tour their original songs again.
Last In Line are set to tour the UK in August 2013 with further dates worldwide to follow. For all confirmed dates go here.